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”

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”

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”

6 Steps to Winterizing Your Roof

With winter almost basically here, all homeowners need to take precautions to help the longevity and condition of their roofs during the cold and snowy season. Inspect and Repair Yes, some roof damage can be seen from the ground level, but the best way to find and assess potential damage is by actually getting upContinue reading “6 Steps to Winterizing Your Roof”

5 Steps for Preparing Your Gutters for Fall

We have seen the last summer days, and fall is just around the corner. With the beautiful Minnesota fall colors comes colder temperatures and falling leaves that create more work for you in your home and yard. To prepare your home for the fall and winter elements, one crucial task is cleaning and inspecting yourContinue reading “5 Steps for Preparing Your Gutters for Fall”