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Are Triple Pane Windows Worth The Extra Money?
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Are Triple Pane Windows Worth The Extra Money?

Staying warm on those cold nights is high on the priority list for many homeowners in the Midwest area.  One of the primary ways you lose heat from your home is through old, leaky windows. New energy-efficient windows can restore the cozy feel you are expecting while in your home. You will see a reduction …

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Can You Replace Old Leaking Windows And Not The Siding?

Replacing old windows helps protect your home from leaks while also improving energy efficiency. When you have new windows put in, should you also have new siding installed at the same time? Knowing more about replacing windows and siding efficiently can help you make this decision.

What A Gutter Warranty Covers & Why You Should Care
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 What A Gutter Warranty Covers & Why You Should Care

As one of the Twin Cities’ best roofers, we can say with certainty: never replace your Twin Cities home’s roof without getting a strong warranty. But can you get a warranty for new seamless gutters, too? Sure! A gutter warranty is valuable insurance offered by select gutter installation services. 

6 Things You Should Know About Gutter Leaf Protection Systems
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6 Things You Should Know About Gutter Leaf Protection Systems

Good: seamless gutters. Better: seamless gutters with gutter covers. Best: Seamless gutters with leaf guard systems. For Twin Cities homeowners—especially homeowners on wooded lots—the right gutter leaf protection systems can mean the difference between healthy homes and degraded foundations.

3 Steps To Take When You Need Emergency Roof & Gutter Repairs
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3 Steps To Take When You Need Emergency Roof & Gutter Repairs

Minnesota weather can force any homeowner into needing emergency roof and gutter repairs. Autumn weather can turn gutters into leaf traps. Winter storms can create ice dams that ruin the lower edges of roofs. Three steps you can take in the face of emergency roof and gutter repairs are fast and easy. 

6 Causes Of Gutter Leaks And How They Shorten Your Gutter's Life
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6 Causes Of Gutter Leaks And How They Shorten Your Gutter’s Life

Owning a home keeps you busy, that’s for sure. You sit comfortably in your favorite chair and then you hear plink, plink, plink. Rain is falling. And then your mind races: the roof is in good shape, the siding is sound, but what about the gutters? What causes gutters to leak? 

Behind The Scenes Of How Your Seamless Gutters Are Made
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Behind The Scenes Of How Your Seamless Gutters Are Made

New, seamless gutters expertly installed on your Twin Cities home will protect your home’s foundations from water infiltration and damage. But most homeowners do not buy gutters simply for practical reasons; the new gutters have to look good, too. Maybe that makes you wonder, how are seamless gutters made? Will they look good on my …

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What Options Are There For Getting Financing For New Siding?
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What Options Are There For Getting Financing For New Siding?

Owning a Twin Cities-area home is like one of those Choose Your Own Adventure games, where you are constantly on the lookout for answers to problems. How come the toilet is backed up, and my toddler is missing her socks? Why does the central air conditioner make that noise? Where can I get financing for …

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3 Ways To Maintain Your Siding For A Long Life
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3 Ways To Maintain Your Siding For A Long Life

The changing seasons bring us outside in all kinds of weather, and each time, you probably glance at your Twin Cities home’s siding and wonder, “Does siding require any maintenance? Does my new siding need a little TLC?” Like everything else related to your home, maintaining the siding rewards you with years of great service …

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How & When To Best Clean Your Vinyl Siding To Extend Its Life
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How & When To Best Clean Your Vinyl Siding To Extend Its Life

When do you clean vinyl siding? If your Twin Cities home is graced with dependable, economical vinyl siding, you probably know it needs cleaning every now and then. But exactly how to clean vinyl siding may be a mystery. We can show you how and when to best clean your vinyl siding. Do it right …

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Why Vinyl Siding Fades And What To Do About It

Our wonderful sun is a nuclear furnace. From 93 million miles away, we are mostly safe from nuclear radiation. Yet we benefit from solar radiation that includes visible light, ultraviolet light, infrared, radio waves, X-rays, and gamma rays. Unfortunately, our homes’ vinyl siding does not benefit from ultraviolet light. That is part of the answer …

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What Should Be Included In My Roof Replacement Costs?

Way back in 1896 American author Stephen Crane wrote, “I knew this was the way it would be. They got cold feet.” It’s probably the first printed appearance of that phrase about having second thoughts. Crane was not talking about homeowners signing contracts for new roofs, though he could have been. Before you sign a …

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How Roof Financing Works For Your New Roof
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How Roof Financing Works For Your New Roof

Based on Google’s search trends for 2021, we Americans are an insecure lot. Popular searches included “How to be more attractive” and “How to be happy alone.” Practical Twin Cities homeowners might have been overlooked with their more helpful question, “How does roof financing work?” The good news is, it works easily and quickly to …

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4 Differences Between Needing A Roof Replacement Or Repair
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4 Differences Between Needing A Roof Replacement Or Repair

Your home’s roof was probably there when you bought your house. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) pegs the ratio of existing home sales to new construction sales at around seven to one. You had no input with that roof, not its materials, installer, care, or warranty. How can you know if you inherited …

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15 Questions To Ask Roofing Contractors Before Hiring Them
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15 Questions To Ask Roofing Contractors Before Hiring Them

Etiquette seems to be a dying art. Who is introduced first, the higher-ranking person or the lower-ranking person? How do you ask questions of a new acquaintance without sounding like a detective grilling a suspect? And what are you to ask a roofing contractor? Don’t worry — we have answers to all your questions. 

The Job Of Downspouts On Your Roof & How To Keep Them Clean
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The Job Of Downspouts On Your Roof & How To Keep Them Clean

Ah, downspouts! Of all your roofing system’s parts, the lowly downspouts are possibly the most overlooked. Twin Cities homeowners probably give their roofing systems no more than a fleeting thought every few years, so those downspouts get no love, do they? Yet a clogged downspout can ruin your home!

How Roof Ice Dams Form & How To Help Prevent Them
Residential Roofing

How Roof Ice Dams Form & How To Help Prevent Them

You’ve probably driven past homes with large icicles cascading over the edge of the roof. As beautiful as these ice formations may be, they are not a good thing. Known as ice dams, they can wreak havoc on your roof structure. The ice can work its way under shingles, prying them off the roof deck. …

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How To Winterize Your Home With This 14 Point Checklist
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How To Winterize Your Home With This 14 Point Checklist

Before the snow starts falling, it is essential to begin winterizing your home to keep it secure and safe. Winterizing refers to the tasks you take toward preparing your home for winter. Proper preparation keeps the cold out and protects your home from damage due to harsh weather conditions – freezing rain, snow, and sleet.

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How To Quickly Tell If Your Windows Are Bad & What To Do

Properly installed windows will last several years with minimal maintenance. However, your windows will ultimately succumb to the elements, calling for a new installation. So how do you know if your windows are bad? More importantly, how do to stop the damage and get the most from them? Homeowners and businesses looking to maintain the …

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How To Pick The Best Energy-Efficient Windows For Your Home
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How To Pick The Best Energy-Efficient Windows For Your Home

Windows account for up to 30% of residential energy use (heating and cooling). Therefore, energy-efficient windows are an essential consideration for your home. What’s more, taking steps to reduce energy loss through your existing windows makes your home comfortable. It will also save you money on energy bills.

How Often Old Insulation Should Be Replaced - If Ever
Residential Roofing

How Often Old Insulation Should Be Replaced – If Ever

Reduce, reuse, recycle. These three Rs of conservation work great to cut down on waste. What about attic insulation? We know we should never reduce the amount we have, but should old insulation be replaced? If so, how often should insulation be replaced? Find answers fast, right here! 

3 Disasters That Happen When You Ignore A Leaky Roof
Residential Roofing

3 Disasters That Happen When You Ignore A Leaky Roof

Bad news: your roof is leaking. Worse news: you are not sure what to do about it. Many people respond to a leaky roof in the short term by sticking a bucket where the water is coming from, hoping it goes away soon. You may not even know who to call for a leaky roof …

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4 Things To Consider When Making Your Roof Emergency Action Plan

No matter what time of year it is, it’s normal to want your home to be safe, warm, and cozy. Seasonal storms are intense and cause a lot of wear to any outdoor section of your home (but especially your roof). Whether it’s heavy rain, wind, or hail damage, it’s essential to have a roofing …

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Why Some Roofs Are Blown Off During A Wind Storm

Severe weather events like wind storms can cause serious roof damage. In some cases, the wind is strong enough to cause the roof to separate from the rest of the home entirely. If you’re concerned about the integrity of your roof or are considering roof replacement, it’s advised to contact a roofing professional for guidance. …

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Is Storm Damage To Your Roof Considered An Act Of God?
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Is Storm Damage To Your Roof Considered An Act Of God?

“Acts of God” refer to sudden, unexpected events which cannot be humanly controlled or protected against. With homeowner’s insurance, you are protected against certain acts of God, such as hail, wind, snow, and other adverse weather events. Damage caused by one of these could result in a full roof replacement, for example. However, some acts …

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4 Steps To Take After Storm Damage To Your Roof
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4 Steps To Take After Storm Damage To Your Roof

After storm damage to your roof, taking the right steps can make a huge difference in what occurs afterward. Storm damage can impact everything in your home, including furniture, floors, walls, and other valuables. Regardless of the extent of damage, it is crucial to restore things to normal as quickly as possible to prevent further …

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When Does Insurance Cover Storm Damage To My Roof?

Most homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for roof damage occasioned by unpreventable incidents such as vandalism or fire. Emergency “acts of God” such as hail, wind, tornadoes, and hurricanes are also usually covered. It is essential to know the specifics of your homeowners’ insurance policy by reading through the fine prints or contacting your insurance …

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Can You Repair Leaks In Your Siding?

Water leaks into your home’s siding can occur for a variety of reasons. In some cases, improperly sealed flashing will allow water to enter the house through vents, doors, and windows. Clogged gutters can also cause water to spill over onto the flashing, causing buckling and warping over time. If you believe there’s a leak …

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10 Things That Will Alter Your Window Replacement Cost

There are a variety of factors which go into determining the price of window replacement for your home. Replacing windows can be a big investment, so it makes sense to try to get an accurate cost estimate before committing to anything. If you’re wondering how much it costs to replace windows in your house, take …

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How To Compare Gutter Costs So You Can Make The Best Choice

If the gutters on your home are old and deteriorating, you may be thinking about replacing them. It’s important to consider all the factors involved in the total cost of this project. Before you commit to a new gutter install, take a few moments to review some details concerning the cost analysis of materials, labor, …

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Behind The Scenes Of The Cost To Replace Your Siding

One popular way homeowners are improving the comfort and curb appeal of their home is by installing new siding. Over time, your home’s siding will show signs of cracking or warping, allowing gaps to form which can reduce your home’s insulating abilities. These gaps can allow for water to potentially enter and create an environment …

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How To Prolong The Life Of Your Flat Roof With Maintenance
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How To Prolong The Life Of Your Flat Roof With Maintenance

Here in Minnesota, commercial roofs take a lot of punishment. Scorching heat in summer, frigid cold and heavy snowfall in winter—it’s a lot for any roof to handle. A quality commercial roof can last 40 years or more, but it requires diligent maintenance and care to stay healthy for it’s full lifetime.

What You Need To Know About Insulation Life Expectancy
Residential Roofing

What You Need To Know About Insulation Life Expectancy

There may be no region in the U.S. where insulation is as important as it is in the Midwest. From scorching summer heat to bitter Arctic wind chills, your home must withstand a lot of extremes. At Midwest Roofing Siding & Windows, we understand a well-insulated home can keep you and your family safe and …

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6 Things You Need To Know About Your Attic Insulation
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6 Things You Need To Know About Your Attic Insulation

You all know your house needs insulation because it helps keep the temperature stable. But how much do you really know about your insulation? It’s important to know why you need insulation and how it helps. Before you invest in new insulation for your attic, make sure you know these six things: 

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Attic Insulation: 3 Ways It Boosts Your Energy Efficiency

With freezing cold temperatures in winter and hot temperatures in summer in the Twin Cities area, your energy bills can be high at times. The amount of insulation your attic has can have an impact on how much energy your home uses on a regular basis. How does attic insulation affect energy efficiency?

5 Telltale Signs You Need To Replace Your Windows
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5 Telltale Signs You Need To Replace Your Windows

Nothing brings instant curb appeal, energy efficiency, and added home value like replacement windows. If your existing windows are old and drafty, they can begin to leak, stick, and fail to work properly. Rotten sills and broken seals are the most common problems with old windows, and they can make your house look dated. Installing …

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How To Update The Windows In Your Home
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How To Update The Windows In Your Home

If you’re looking to update your home, replacing old windows may be the perfect option. However, finding the ideal windows for your home may not be as simple as it seems. There are several different types of windows and options available to choose from, which can be quite overwhelming for many homeowners. You’re not going …

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How To Tell When You Need To Replace Your Windows
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How To Tell When You Need To Replace Your Windows

Storms can get bad in the Midwest. You need to protect your home and family with the right kind of windows to insulate from moisture, temperatures, and potential damage caused by extreme weather and other external elements. When your windows are in good condition, you can be confident in your home is protected from storms.

Siding In MN: How To Choose The Best One For You
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Siding In MN: How To Choose The Best One For You

Siding is a critical component of any home. It adds curb appeal, reduces maintenance costs, enhances energy efficiency, and adds value to your home. There is a wide variety of siding solutions for residential homes, including vinyl, cement board, and engineered wood. Depending on your specific needs and preference, you can opt for the maintenance-free …

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What Are The Most Common Types Of Siding?
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What Are The Most Common Types Of Siding?

There is a wide variety of sliding solutions for Minneapolis homeowners to choose from. Whether you’re looking for the maintenance-free convenience of vinyl, the warm beauty of engineered wood, or the endurance of cement board siding, you can have it done for your MN home. In this article, we shall highlight the features of vinyl, …

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How To Understand The Lifespan Of Your MN Siding
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How To Understand The Lifespan Of Your MN Siding

Your home’s exterior siding plays an important role in its curb appeal. Loose or missing bricks, dirty wood surfaces, or chipped vinyl siding can give the wrong impression of your home. It’s important to carefully choose the right siding material and keep up with any maintenance it might require.

How To Avoid The Agony Of A Leaky Roof
Residential Roofing

How To Avoid The Agony Of A Leaky Roof

You made an unwritten promise to your family to keep their home warm, dry, and cozy. A leaky roof shatters that promise. You feel helpless: mold and mildew begin to produce their distinct, unpleasant smells. Possessions and family heirlooms become heavy with moisture. Your children’s health suffers. Avoiding the agony of a leaky roof begins …

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3 Reasons Roofs Leak & How Insurance Helps You Out
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3 Reasons Roofs Leak & How Insurance Helps You Out

A leaky roof can cause significant damages if the underlying cause isn’t discovered early. Without proper and timely repairs, you may be forced to replace the entire roof. The cost of labor and roofing materials is expected to continue its upward trend in 2019. Fortunately for you, homeowner insurance can help you bear the burden …

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How to Make Sure Roof Replacement Doesn’t Blow Your Budget
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How to Make Sure Roof Replacement Doesn’t Blow Your Budget

Having a reliable roof on your home is important in order to protect your home from water damage and other types of damage. A timely roof replacement when needed can go a long way toward keeping your home safe. If you’re concerned about cost, keep the following information in mind. 

How to Ask the Best Questions About Home Steel Siding
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How to Ask the Best Questions About Home Steel Siding

There are a lot of different types of materials to choose from when it comes to exterior siding. When comparing different types of siding, you’ll want to look for certain things, including durability, resistance to certain types of damage, and the overall aesthetic. A high-quality siding is well worth investing in since the siding you …

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What You Need to Know About Excellent Roof Replacement
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What You Need to Know About Excellent Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is no easy job. It’s also not cheap. As such, it’s important that you find a reputable contractor that’s up to the task. A poor roof replacement will leave your roof vulnerable to future damage and can shorten the expected lifespan as a result. Unfortunately, identifying whether a roof replacement was done properly …

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For The Love Of Your Home, Don’t Delay Roof Replacement
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For The Love Of Your Home, Don’t Delay Roof Replacement

Your home is undeniably one of your biggest and most cherished investments. You love your family’s haven of security and you want to keep the family warm and dry. So, don’t wait for a leak to cause you to think about the roof overhead. Preventive maintenance, inspection, and roof replacement at the right time saves …

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Everything You Need To Know About Shingle Roof Replacement
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Everything You Need To Know About Shingle Roof Replacement

Roofs seem simple at first. However, closer examination shows them to be far more dynamic than many imagine. Shingle roofs, the most common type in use today, have been carefully refined over the years to provide excellent reliability and stability. When it’s time for a shingle roof replacement in the Twin Cities, MN, area, knowing …

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How To Understand The Costs Of New Vinyl Siding
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How To Understand The Costs Of New Vinyl Siding

When you are ready to replace the siding on your home, one of the first concerns is going to be how much will it cost. The exact cost for replacing the siding on your home is determined by a few factors. Let’s look at the three key factors and how they can impact the price …

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4 Ways To Know If New Siding  Is A Good Investment
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4 Ways To Know If New Siding Is A Good Investment

Updating the siding on your home is a major undertaking. It isn’t going to be cheap and your home will be a construction zone for a while. In most cases, it will not increase the value of your home. So, how do you know if installing new siding is a good investment? Let’s look at …

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3 Reasons Why Steel Siding Is Best For Your Home
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3 Reasons Why Steel Siding Is Best For Your Home

Choosing the right material for your home is critical, and there are plenty of options for siding available. Although it’s a less conventional option, steel siding has a number of advantages in the Midwest, and all home and business owners should take a look to find out if it’s right for them. Here are three …

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How To Clean Your Steel Siding
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How To Clean Your Steel Siding

Steel siding offers excellent durability, and owners can expect it to last 50 years or even longer. Although it requires relatively little maintenance, periodic cleaning can help extend the lifespan of your siding and keep it looking great. Fortunately, steel siding is fairly easy to clean, but it’s important to avoid damaging the paint or …

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Rainy Roofing: Why The Felt Can Be Wet
Residential Roofing

Rainy Roofing: Why The Felt Can Be Wet

Roofing felt is used as a base over wood rafters and then shingles are laid upon it. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) includes roofing felt in its recommendations for roofing and waterproofing. Building codes also commonly require this material as a layer between the roof deck and shingles. Here are some things you may …

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How Often Should You Get A New Roof
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How Often Should You Get A New Roof

Most roofs will last a long time, especially if homeowners schedule regular maintenance with a professional roofing contractor and keep a close eye on their roof’s condition. All roofs need to be replaced eventually, however. Especially when repairs become cost prohibitive and it’s clear a new roof is necessary. The question is, how long should …

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To Replace Or Not To Replace, That Is The Question
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To Replace Or Not To Replace, That Is The Question

The decision to have a new roof installed on your home isn’t one you should take lightly. If you’re like most homeowners, you understand the importance of having a good roof but also know a new one is a sizable investment. So, what to do? Should you buy some more time with your current roof …

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Is Your Home Protected by an Ice & Water Barrier?

The first hints of autumn chill has hit many parts of Minnesota.  Although winter is still a month or two away, the team at Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows is preparing for colder weather by raising awareness about ice & water barriers. Whether you live in Eden Prairie, St. Paul, or Fairbanks, having a secondary water …

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Take Care Of The One Thing Holding Your House Together
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Take Care Of The One Thing Holding Your House Together

People who live in the Minneapolis area understand the importance of a good roof, especially when you consider the region’s harsh winters. But having a sound roof is essential for any season and for wherever you live. It holds everything underneath it together and protects against the weather and other potentially serious issues. That said, …

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Experience Matters: Choosing The Best Roof Replacement Contractor
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Experience Matters: Choosing The Best Roof Replacement Contractor

No homeowner wants to have their roof replaced, but there will come a time when every house needs it. If you are looking into roof replacement options, the best thing you can do for your home is to choose the best roof replacement contractor. How do you find the right company for the job? Look …

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Choosing a Platinum Preferred Roofer like Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows
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Choosing a Platinum Preferred Roofer like Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows

When you need work done on your roof, nothing but the best will do. Your roof is your first line of defense against a number of elements that Minnesota brings your way every year. You need that protection to be sound and certified. How can you choose the right roofer? Go with a business that …

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Prorated & Non-Prorated Warranties Explained
Residential Roofing

Prorated & Non-Prorated Warranties Explained

Warranties for your roof vary significantly. It is important that you have an understanding of the roofing materials you choose, the warranties that go along with those roofing materials, and the difference between prorated and non-prorated warranties. For reasons involving the advancement of technology pertaining to new shingle manufacturing, now shingle roofing can last up …

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Why Minnesota Homes Need A Seamless Gutter System
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Why Minnesota Homes Need A Seamless Gutter System

At one time, gutters were sold just in sections, which is why traditional systems have seams. Sectional gutters still exist, as sections are connected with sealant. While this system helped manufacturers to mass produce gutters, a more modern, efficient and leak-resistant seamless system using one piece of aluminum has become the most reliable type of …

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What to Expect with Roofing Insurance Claims
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What to Expect with Roofing Insurance Claims

Filing a claim with your homeowners’ insurance policy for roof damage can be an intimidating task. Especially for homeowners who’ve never dealt with their insurance company on a claim, it can be overwhelming and more than a little daunting. Fortunately, this is one of those situations where a bit of education can make the process …

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Clad your Home in a Sophisticated Brown
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Clad your Home in a Sophisticated Brown

Neutral siding colors rule the suburbs—they’re safe and sophisticated at the same time. When selecting your home’s exterior hue, it’s important to look around and playoff your surroundings. Are other homes on the block neutral? Do tall trees surround your home? You should connect your siding and trim selections with the look of your environment, …

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Why Owens Corning Contractors Bring Big Roofing Results
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Why Owens Corning Contractors Bring Big Roofing Results

Your roof is more than just the design element that tops your home, it’s the key building component that shields the entire structure, your family and belongings from all kinds of weather. This makes it paramount that you pick a skilled, dependable installer and a durable, high-quality material to get big results when your roof …

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Why You Need a Total Protection Roofing System
Residential Roofing

Why You Need a Total Protection Roofing System

When the roof on your home needs replacement, it’s easy to get caught up comparing all your shingle options. Although choosing the right shingle is important, your shingles are just the most visible element of a complex system that’s comprised of multiple, equally-important components. If you want to give your home total protection, what you …

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Get the Most from Your Home Insulation
Residential Roofing

Get the Most from Your Home Insulation

When it comes to maximizing home comfort and energy efficiency, attic insulation is quite literally “tops” among your home energy systems. Moreover, good attic insulation helps ease the burden on your furnace—more long-term savings. If you suspect you’re not getting the most from your home’s insulation, keep reading to learn how to tackle the problem …

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Winter Upgrades for Your Minnesota Home
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Winter Upgrades for Your Minnesota Home

Even though the outdoor temperatures are dropping and winter is coming soon, there are still upgrades you can make around your home that will bring you greater comfort, better energy efficiency, added enjoyment and an increase in value. As experienced home improvement contractors in the Twin Cities, here are some winter season projects that we …

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How to Change Your Thinking about Home Improvements
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How to Change Your Thinking about Home Improvements

Many Twin Cities homeowners live for years in a get-by, make-do home, and suddenly decide to tackle home improvements to boost home value for resale. Then the new buyers enjoy all the benefits, while the previous homeowners simply move on without ever luxuriating in an upgraded kitchen, fresh siding or other home improvements. At Midwest …

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Why You Need to Have a Certified Window Installer
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Why You Need to Have a Certified Window Installer

Which will give less trouble, an extremely expensive new window installed by an untrained carpenter, or a moderately priced window installed by a certified window installer? The lower-priced window, in the hands of the right technician, will provide much more satisfactory service than even the most expensive custom-made window in the hands of an inexperienced …

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Best Ways to Finance a New Roof
Residential Roofing

Best Ways to Finance a New Roof

The experts at Home Advisor advise us that a new fiberglass-asphalt shingle roof in the Twin Cities area costs around $7,761, with a range of prices from a low $5,458 to a whopping $10,135. Financing a new roof is a major headache for some Minnesota homeowners. Yet such a worthwhile investment should not be put …

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What You Need to Know about Energy Efficient Windows
Exterior Services

What You Need to Know about Energy Efficient Windows

People are essentially the opposite of windows. People, we all say, are basically the same on the inside, despite superficial differences of being tall or short, fat or thin, pink or brown. Windows, on the other hand, are often the same in appearance on the outside, but inside lies a vast world of differences. Energy-efficient …

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Home Siding and Trim that Resist Pest Damage
Exterior Services

Home Siding and Trim that Resist Pest Damage

Wildlife, hiking, the great outdoors—nature is important to us, Midwesterners, but there are a few local pests and critters we want to keep away from our home’s exterior (think mice, carpenter ants, and termites, to name a few). Siding your home with James Hardie® siding and trim means that your home’s cladding will help protect …

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How to Choose the Best Siding for a Minnesota Home
Exterior Services

How to Choose the Best Siding for a Minnesota Home

What is the best siding for Minnesota home buyers or homeowners? That depends, since the best siding for a Minnesota home relates directly to what is most important to you, the Minnesota homeowner. Perhaps you are raising a young family and need siding that saves you headaches and heartaches about cracks or hits. Perhaps you …

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How to Choose the Best Gutters for Your Home
Exterior Services

How to Choose the Best Gutters for Your Home

Well-functioning gutters are essential; they capture rain and melting snow that runs off the roof and redirect it a safe distance away from your home’s perimeter. If it’s time to replace your gutter system, you need to choose one that’s durably-built and have it properly installed to provide peace of mind that your home and …

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Save Time on Home Maintenance with These Tips
Exterior Services

Save Time on Home Maintenance with These Tips

Keeping your home in the best possible condition not only enhances your pride of ownership, it’s important because this valuable asset requires regular maintenance to preserve its value. If all those maintenance chores on your list are starting to get overwhelming, it’s worth talking to trustworthy home improvement contractors in the Twin Cities about different …

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How to Pick the Best Windows for Your Commercial Building
Commercial

How to Pick the Best Windows for Your Commercial Building

  Replacing the windows in your commercial property is a costly capital investment, but new windows can increase the building’s value, improve its overall energy efficiency and enhance its appearance. If you pick windows built by a well-known manufacturer like Anderson, Pella, Alside or Marvin, you’ll know you’re getting a quality product and worry-free access …

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How Hail Can Ruin Your Roof and Your Home
Storm Damage

How Hail Can Ruin Your Roof and Your Home

The June 11 hailstorm that swept across the Twin Cities, dropping temperatures 15 degrees in two hours, brought “hail in sheets,” according to the Star Tribune, and “hail so thick that it resembled several inches of snow.” What did it do to Minneapolis homeowners’ roofs? Twin Cities roofers can answer that: it wreaked havoc with …

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How to Shop Small and Make a BIG Impact
Roofers

How to Shop Small and Make a BIG Impact

Shopping small is a trend that’s gaining traction in communities all across the country. The term “shopping small” simply means that you choose to support local businesses rather than larger outfits that are based outside the community you live in. Here’s how you’ll make a big impact by choosing locally-based enterprises like Midwest Roofing, Siding …

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Smart and Simple Strategies to Make Your House Look Stunning
Exterior Services

Smart and Simple Strategies to Make Your House Look Stunning

What makes a home look stunning? We often use the word to describe a handsome man or beautiful woman, but a house? Houses of all sizes and types can look stunning, including your own Twin Cities home, with the right touches by home improvement contractors. Small House? Keep landscaping in scale with your home, and …

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3 Smart Home Improvements to Make NOW
Residential Roofing

3 Smart Home Improvements to Make NOW

If you’ve been on the fence about making improvements to your home, now is the ideal time to get key projects underway to take full advantage of the warmer outdoor temperatures. Here are three smart improvements that can make your home more livable, improve its energy efficiency and boost its value over the long term.

Why Roof Replacement Might Be the Best Home Improvement
Residential Roofing

Why Roof Replacement Might Be the Best Home Improvement

When it comes to home improvements, you probably have a list of projects you’d like to tackle, such as updating the siding or windows, or remodeling the kitchen. A new roof may not even be on your list, but if yours is aging or in poor condition, replacing it should be a priority and here’s …

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Help Your Home Make the Best of the Short Minnesota Summer
Residential Roofing

Help Your Home Make the Best of the Short Minnesota Summer

As the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources puts it, our state is at a “climate crossroads.” Says the DNR, “drought and flood are as much a part of the state’s climate as “normal” weather.” Surviving a Minnesota winter yields the special prize of a Minnesota summer, with its brief warm (and often soggy) days. Getting …

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What You Need to Know about Stellar Windows
Exterior Services

What You Need to Know about Stellar Windows

In the Twin Cities area, many dealers sell and install new windows. The range of replacement windows Minneapolis homeowners can tap for their own homes is wide: big-box home improvement store windows; cheap, mass-produced vinyl windows; custom-made wood frame windows. Replacement windows Minneapolis homeowners enjoy most are identifiable by a few stellar qualities.

How to Pick the Siding that Best Sets Off Your Home
Exterior Services

How to Pick the Siding that Best Sets Off Your Home

Most siding contractors working in the Twin Cities area know that house. The neighborhood house where eager homeowners did not quite get it right. Something about the selection of roofing, siding, maybe a paint color — it does not add up to an attractive whole. The quality of installation and materials can be very high, …

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How to Create a Simple Checklist to Make Your Roof Last Forever
Residential Roofing

How to Create a Simple Checklist to Make Your Roof Last Forever

Unless your roof is made of diamonds, it’s probably not going to last forever. However, you can significantly extend the service life of your roof by making a simple roof inspection checklist, and sticking to it. Here are some tips from your professional roofers in the Twin Cities area.

3 Big Ways to Find Out if a Roofer is Trustworthy
Roofers

3 Big Ways to Find Out if a Roofer is Trustworthy

Taking care of your roof is a lofty responsibility for you and your Twin Cities roofers. After all, if you don’t take the best care of your roof, it won’t take the best care of your home. So, which roofing company do you trust to call for roof maintenance, repairs, replacement or emergency service? That’s …

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What You Need to Know About Platinum Preferred Credentials
Roofers

What You Need to Know About Platinum Preferred Credentials

Doing all the research necessary to find a truly trustworthy roofer can be a stressful, lengthy process. You can compare reviews from various online sources, and ask family, friends or neighbors for the names of contractors they recommend, but that’s still not a guarantee that you’ll end up with a dependable, skilled roofer. One way …

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