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Simple Steps You Can Take to Reduce Fire Risk

As a homeowner, you want to do everything you can to protect your property as well as your family. No one wants to imagine the worst, but it’s important to plan for every scenario if you want to protect your home and family. If your home catches fire, the last thing you want is to have that fire spread quickly throughout your home. Fortunately, today’s construction materials are built with every potential disaster in mind.

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Follow this Roof Remodeling Checklist

One of the most significant investments you can make for your home is a brand new roof. A new roof can help regulate your home’s temperature more efficiently, making it more comfortable for everyone who loves in it throughout the year. It can also give your home value a boost. But one of the biggest reasons to consider remodeling your roof is how great a new roof looks. Replacing the roof on your home can dramatically improve the overall look of your home, especially when roof replacement is strategically designed to match your siding.

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Getting Your Roof Ready for Summer

It wasn’t that long ago that days were cold and dreary, but with every day getting longer, summer’s heat is right around the corner. While summer means you no longer have to worry about the weight of snow or ice dams pushing your roof’s structural limits, warm weather presents its own set of problems.

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Why You Should Add Roof Repair to Your Spring Cleaning List

After a long, cold winter, the birds are returning and blue skies are here at last. As the weather warms up and snow clouds are replaced with sunny days, millions of homeowners are ready to take on spring cleaning projects. From organized closets to overlooked household repairs, springtime is an ideal time to tick off items on your annual chore list. While you’re putting together your spring cleaning maintenance list, don’t overlook one of the most important areas: your home’s roof.

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Does Your Roof Have Water Damage?

Here in Minnesota, we put our residential roofs to the test every year. During the winter, our roofs are covered in heavy snow and ice. Ice dams that form can create problems for your roof, especially if your gutters need maintenance. Once winter’s chill has passed, spring brings its own share of problems with water damage from April rains, hail, and strong winds.

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Do You Need a Winter Storm Inspection?

The roofing contractors at The Construction Group in Minnesota talk about winter storm damage and your roof. We offer some key signs that your roof is in need of an inspection after winter storms. 

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How Snow Affects Your Roof

Your roof performs a vital function when it comes to protecting your home and its occupants. Not only does it keep your family warm and comfortable all year long, but it also keeps water and cold air from entering your home and damaging your home’s interior. Many homeowners aren’t completely prepared for the impact on their roof when the heavy snows hit each year. Minor damage can quickly become significant under the weight of snow or ice dams.

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Choosing Your Roof Material

If you do a good job keeping up with regular repairs and roofing maintenance, your Twin Cities roof will last for many years. But eventually, all roofing systems need to be replaced no matter how well they’ve been cared for. Choosing the right roofing material can be a difficult choice, but it’s important to know you have options when you’re having your roof replaced.

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When a Roof Repair is Too Costly

When your roof is in need of repair, the problems can add up fast. Eventually, you can end up reaching a point where the continued expenses become a money pit. When this happens, your roof most likely needs to be replaced. Once you reach the point where constant repairs don’t seem to solve the problem, it’s time to think about starting over with a new roof.

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What Are the Most Common Roof Shapes?

A beautiful and functional roof does more than just add to your home’s overall value and keep everyone inside dry. It’s also a key component of your home’s thermal envelope or the invisible bubble of thermal protection that keeps your home climate controlled and energy-efficient. How each roof accomplishes that can vary widely. Some roofs are incredibly complex, while others are simple in design. Understanding how each roof design and slope works with specific roofing materials is a key part of helping to build a roof that functions and keeps everyone inside comfy year-round.

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