Hail’s Impact on Your Roof

These summer storms have taken their toll on roofs in the Twin Cities. The latest storm was even reported to have caused the most widespread damage in years. From ping pong ball size to significantly larger baseball size hail, our homes really took a beating. Hail can have various effects on your roof, depending onContinue reading “Hail’s Impact on Your Roof”

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”

What Makes 22nd Century Roofing Stand Out?

When it comes to having a new roof, siding, or gutter system installed or repaired on your home, you want to ensure it is done right and done right the first time. This starts and ends with finding the best contractor to do the job. Of course, it is essential to use quality products, butContinue reading “What Makes 22nd Century Roofing Stand Out?”

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. The Construction Codes and Licensing DivisionContinue 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 necessary for preparing for the coming seasons. Performing routine maintenance also helps prolong the lifeContinue reading “6 Common Spring Gutter Problems”

Vinyl Siding Maintenance and Care

Vinyl siding doesn’t only look great on your house; it brings great value. It is a reliable and stunning type of exterior siding offering the lowest life cycle cost over a home’s life. And, while vinyl siding is designed to reduce the need for upkeep, minimal maintenance does need to be done to ensure itContinue reading “Vinyl Siding Maintenance and Care”

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”