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What Insulation Options are Available for Your Home?

As summer rapidly draws to a close and winter’s chill is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your home during the winter months. One of the most important tools you have as a homeowner when it comes to reducing energy costs and keeping your home warm is your insulation.

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Top Residential Roof Misconceptions Made by Homeowners

When it comes to the roof that protects a home and the family that lives there, most homeowners don’t know very much about theirs. There is also a good deal of misinformation surrounding roofing materials and roof repair. Unfortunately, all of the bad info out there can lead to poor decisionmaking when a roof is in need of repair or maintenance.

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How to Prepare for Your Roof Replacement Project

With fall just around the corner, now is the ideal time of year to get your roof in shape for the coming winter months. One of the most important investments you can make in your home is making sure your roof is in good shape to adequately protect your home’s interior from water and air leaks. When your roof is working at its peak performance level, you can expect lower energy costs year-round and more comfortable internal temperatures in your home. Even in the frozen winter months, a well-insulated home will protect you much better when your roof is working well.

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How the Condition of Your Roof Affects Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Homeowner’s insurance is one of those mandatory expenses that all homeowners must budget for alongside property taxes. But your homeowner’s insurance also serves an important purpose: to protect your home and family in case there’s a serious emergency that causes property damage. Your homeowner’s insurance protects what’s inside your home, but it also protects your home and roof in cases of structural damage due to a natural disaster or fire.

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Everything You Should Know About Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Minnesota roofs have to withstand some pretty extreme temperatures during the winter. They also need to stand up to thick snow and ice as well as spring’s thaw and freeze cycles. That need for powerful durability is why asphalt is one of the most common roofing materials in Minnesota.

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Creating a Cohesive Design for Your Home’s Exterior

At The Construction Group, we talk about some of the ways you can enhance your home’s curb appeal when you’re making decisions that affect your home’s exterior.

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Why It’s Important to Hire a Contractor that Understands Building Codes

When you’re hiring contractors to handle a home improvement job, you face several important decisions. One of the key considerations to weigh is whether to hire a professional and licensed contracting team or to hire a handyman to try and cut costs. Many homeowners looking to trim their budget by hiring someone under the table end up paying someone without any license or certifications. Too often, these discount contractors have very limited knowledge of building codes.

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What Projects Add the Most Value to Your Home?

With fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to start thinking about fall home remodeling projects. If you’re looking for home remodeling ideas that significantly add to your home’s value, it can be hard to know where to begin. With all of the fantastic home remodeling programs on streaming video these days, you can get plenty of great ideas from adding skylights to creating a grand entrance.

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What Does an 18-Point Storm Inspection Include?

Summer is in full swing, and here in Minnesota, that can mean beautiful sunny days as well as the occasional heavy storm. When the strong winds blow and the hard rains fall, high-performance siding, windows, and roofing work to protect your home and everyone inside of it. But even the most durable home construction materials can be impacted by the strongest of summer storms. Impact damage from hail and debris and water infiltration can lead to further damage down the road if not immediately addressed.

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Simple Summer Projects That Add Value to Your Home

It’s summertime, and that means fun in the sun with your kids, parties on the back patio with friends and neighbors, and long, sunny days to enjoy time with the people you love. Both those long days are also great for something else: home improvement projects! That’s why summertime is the ideal time to make upgrades to your home and address any home repair issues you’ve been putting off during the cold winter months.

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