Your Gutter Spring Cleaning Checklist

An important yet often overlooked spring cleaning task for the exterior of your home is inspecting your gutter system for the upcoming seasons and their elements and making sure it is in proper working order. A properly functioning gutter system protects your home’s roof, walls, foundation, and landscape from water damage. Water can back upContinue reading “Your Gutter Spring Cleaning Checklist”

Your Roof Spring Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning and examining your roof is necessary for your home’s exterior maintenance and should be done each year. The elements, especially in the fall and winter months, can take a toll on your roof, exterior walls, and gutters. Still, with regular maintenance, you can help extend the lifespan of your roof by following this checklist.Continue reading “Your Roof Spring Cleaning Checklist”

Best Type of Siding for Minnesota’s Climate

As the U.S. has many unique climactic qualities, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all option for siding. However, whether you live in the humid weather of Florida, the dry heat of Arizona, or below zero temps in Minnesota, there is an optimal siding option for your home. So, what is the best, most effective, and efficient sidingContinue reading “Best Type of Siding for Minnesota’s Climate”

Contractors Cannot Offer to Pay Your Deductible

In 2010, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law prohibiting residential building contractors and remodelers from offering to pay all or part of a homeowner’s insurance deductible or offer anything of value to convince a homeowner to enter into a contract (Minn. Stat. § 325E.66). The law has since changed, and the Construction Codes and LicensingContinue reading “Contractors Cannot Offer to Pay Your Deductible”

Spring Cleaning the Roof – 9 Point Checklist

Now that spring is here, it is time to get outside, start your exterior spring cleaning, and evaluate what the cold weather months may have done to your home. Cleaning your roof is an essential part of exterior maintenance and should be done each year. The elements, especially of the fall and winter months, canContinue reading “Spring Cleaning the Roof – 9 Point Checklist”

6 Common Spring Gutter Problems

When it comes to spring cleaning your house and yard, it is important to remember to add ‘clean gutters’ to your list. Since a properly functioning gutter system protects your home and its foundation from water damage, his chore is a necessary part of preparing for the coming seasons. Performing routine maintenance also helps prolongContinue reading “6 Common Spring Gutter Problems”

How Snow and Ice Impact Your Roof

Winter is here, and with it comes snow and ice that can cause severe damage to your roof. One of the best ways to help prevent the following damages is to perform self-inspections before and after the winter season. This includes winterizing your roof and preparing your gutters. In addition to these necessary preventive measures,Continue reading “How Snow and Ice Impact Your Roof”

When Is It Time to Replace Your Siding?

The average lifespan of siding is dependent on the type of material, the installation process, and its surrounding climate and its elements. But, you can keep your siding in its best shape over the years by performing annual inspections (simply walking around your home to look closely, from multiple angles, for anything that may needContinue reading “When Is It Time to Replace Your Siding?”