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Is your ceiling cracked or sagging, or are there water stains on it? These are all signs of a leaky roof.

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As you inspect the exterior of your home, it’s easy to focus just on the roof and siding. But, it’s important to look a little closer to make sure that all exterior components of your home are in good condition and functioning properly. This includes the fascia, soffits, windows, doors, gutters, and downspouts.

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April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also cause issues if your gutters aren’t cleaned and maintained properly.

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Winter weather can be tough on roofs. Ice dams, the freeze-thaw cycle, and the sheer weight of snow all pose risks.

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Imagine a Minnesota winter without snow and ice. There would be no snowmobiling, sledding, snowmen, or snowball fights. Ice skating and ice fishing would not be possible. It’s a pretty bleak picture. Snow and ice certainly have their positives, but they can also combine to create a very real, bleak situation: ice dams on your roof.

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Winter in Minnesota gets a bad rap. What are the pros and cons of installing siding in the colder months?

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You don’t tend to notice the insulating abilities of your windows—until it’s cold outside and that cold seeps inside. We give some tips on testing your windows for drafts, choosing proper windows for winter weather, and more.

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Not all roofs are created equal. Every roofing material has advantages and disadvantages. Metal roofs are ideal for homes in Minnesota, especially during the winter months.

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Do you know the key differences between vinyl and steel siding? If you're considering some improvements to your home's exterior, getting up to speed on common low-maintenance siding materials is a smart move.

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Do you know the difference between a gable roof and a hip roof? How about the difference between a dormer and an eave? Does it matter?

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Every winter, Minnesotans contend with the harsh realities of snow and ice and the impacts they can have on a house. We’ve put together our top three winter hazards that homeowners must watch out for.

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Asphalt shingles are a popular choice for roofing materials, but they can be prone to damage—especially in Minnesota's snowy climate. In this article, we cover the telltale visual cues that indicate your asphalt roof is in need of some professional attention.

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When shopping for windows, there are five main considerations: How they look, how much they cost, how they hold up to the elements, how much maintenance they require, and how energy efficient they are. Clad windows perform well in all these areas. What is cladding and how does it provide these benefits?

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For hundreds of years, metal roofs have been dotting landscapes. While that used to be the case only in rural regions, metal roofs have been gaining popularity in urban and suburban areas. There are many reasons why that is happening. We’ll take a look at the pros and cons, popular metal roof materials, and how metal roofing is made.

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What comes to mind when you think of uses for cement? Driveways? Sidewalks? What about siding? It might not be the first thought that comes to mind, but it is a good thought that many homeowners are now considering.

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