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Repairing Winter Weather Damage in Time for Spring

The harsh winters in Minnesota can cause damage to a home with storms, ice, and downed limbs. Fortunately, houses are designed to withstand most typical weather in the area, but it is important to remember the design also calls for ongoing maintenance. It's usually a good idea to talk with a contractor in the spring and the home inspected for any damage which may have occurred so it can be repaired before it becomes worse.

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Remodeling: Winter Work or Planning for Spring

Homeowners who don't work in the construction trade often think of remodeling projects and home renovations as something to do in the spring or summer. Part of the reason for this is how the longer days allow the job to be finished faster, along with the fact most people are more active during the summer and actually think about how a project can add value to their house and improve their daily life. The fact of the matter is, a contractor is prepared to work during the winter months and even if you decide to wait until spring to start the project you can start planning ahead of time.

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4 Home Improvement Ideas to Kickoff the New Year

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time for new beginnings. As a homeowner, you can transform the world around you and positively impact your disposition each day. Keep reading to learn four home improvement ideas to kick-start your 2017.

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4 Factors to Consider When Renovating Your Fireplace

Upgrading your fireplace may seem like a small project. It’s a very small space, and it’s not used often. However, when you consider the safety implications of a failed fireplace update, then you realize renovating your fireplace is a big deal. Fortunately, by considering the four factors listed below, you’ll have no regrets when it’s time to unwind in front of your new fireplace.

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Why You Need Gutters on Your Home

Have you ever paid attention to your gutters? Do you know why you have gutters on your home? Many homeowners understand gutters are important, but few know why gutters are important. Unfortunately, when homeowners don’t understand the importance of one of the many systems in their homes, they tend to let maintenance go down the drain. Fortunately, you don’t have to do the same. Keep reading to understand the importance of your gutters.

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3 Signs You Need a New Roof

Your roof is central to having a home that can withstand Mother Nature. It’s also one of the most expensive components of your home to repair. As such, many homeowners delay roof repairs in an effort to save money. Unfortunately, delaying roofing repairs is a game you can’t afford to take. Instead, consider prioritizing your roofing repairs and get the major problems fixed immediately. If you notice any of the following three scenarios on your rooftop, hire a professional immediately.

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Dealing with Winter Storm Damage

Some people enjoy the warm summer weather and wearing bathing suits while suntanning, others prefer the brisk frost of a cold winter morning. Regardless of your personal preference, there are things you can do to prepare for potential storm damage to your home which inevitably occurs when the winter storms blow through. Ideally, you repair potential problems before they become disastrous, but some types of damage simply cannot be foreseen and have to be addressed as it happens. The solution comes in the form of preparation, and part of such preparation is to have a good standing relationship with a contractor who is ready to conduct repairs as they come up and are needed.

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The Problems Caused by a Frozen Gutter

In the northern portions of the United States, winter weather causes a particular type of problem in the form of frozen water in the gutters of a home or building. Although it is an unfortunate problem, it is also quite common and there is an easy solution. To rephrase that statement, there is an easy resolution if the problem is addressed immediately before it causes further damage.

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Can You Remodel during Winter Weather?

Building and remodeling of homes is a job typically conducted during warm summer weather, and is therefore often overlooked as a potential winter job. You would be correct to assume the work is easier to do during nice weather, but that doesn't mean it can't be done in the cold. The disadvantage is the work may take longer than usual because there are some days when winter weather prevents your contractor from safely conducting the job. The upside is your contractor needs the work and is less pressed for time during winter months when less work is happening as a general state of affairs.

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Ice Dams: What to expect from your home insurance

Ice dams are problematic for homeowners. Created by the accumulation of melting ice and snow, ice dams can wreak havoc on your roof. Ice dams can lead to water leaks and damage your roof, which could leave you at the mercy of your insurance company.

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