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”

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 of the 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 to do on your home and in your yard. One important task to prepare your home for the fall and winterContinue reading “5 Steps for Preparing Your Gutters for Fall”