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Statistics Show Attic Insulation Makes A Difference

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Roof, Wall, and Attic Insulation

You have probably heard that installing insulation into your home is an excellent way to reduce your energy bill. But how much will this actually save? According to the Department of Energy (DOE), an average of 44% of all of your energy usage comes from your Maple Grove home’s heating and cooling system. With this draw, knowing if this power and energy is being utilized properly is an important factor to be aware of. To help homeowners in the Twin Cities area gain a better understanding of the importance of insulation, we are going to take a look at some statistics that illustrate how door, wall, and attic insulation will impact your home.

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How to Keep Your Home Safe During A Minnesota Winter

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As another Minnesota winter arrives, you will want to make sure that your home is able to withstand the snow and low temperatures.

Handling the maintenance steps below can prevent the need for expensive roof repair and other fixes during the winter months. Exterior repairs in the depths of winter can be stressful as weather and cold temperatures sweep through Minnesota. Continue reading “How to Keep Your Home Safe During A Minnesota Winter”

2016 Home Design Trends to Watch For

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Winter has fully arrived – and now is the perfect time to settle down to the work of the year ahead.

Preparing for spring and summer home improvement projects while the weather outside is frightful actually makes a lot of sense.

You have plenty of indoor time to decide what must change, and you can begin budgeting and designing for the most desirable projects.  Continue reading “2016 Home Design Trends to Watch For”

5 Steps to a Shingle Roof Repair

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All roof types require consistent repairs and maintenance in order to stay in top condition. If you have a roof with many years left in its lifespan that is looking a little worse for wear, investing in shingle roof repair may be a wise decision. Here are some of the basic steps that are covered in any shingle roof repair: Continue reading “5 Steps to a Shingle Roof Repair”

5 Elements of Nature to Incorporate in Your Home

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The decor that is in, or around our home can obviously affect the ambiance. As going into nature can positively affect your levels of happiness too! By including earthy hues on your walls, wood shingles, stone and plants in your living rooms, you can bring these good feelings of nature right to you. Continue reading “5 Elements of Nature to Incorporate in Your Home”

8 Last Minute Home Repairs to Complete Before Winter

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The approach of winter sets squirrels scurrying to cache nuts against oncoming hardship. Likewise, many homeowners feel the pressure of undone roof repair as the days grow shorter and temperatures drop. Here are eight repairs and chores that should not be forgotten in the last few weeks of warm weather. Continue reading “8 Last Minute Home Repairs to Complete Before Winter”

Winter Preparation Checklist for Minnesota Homeowners

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Another winter is fast approaching – and preparing for winter means more than buying a pair of mittens. Autumn is the perfect time to prepare your home for winter, and we at Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows are available to help you brace yourself for another Halloween blizzard like the one in ’91. Hopefully, it doesn’t come to that! Continue reading “Winter Preparation Checklist for Minnesota Homeowners”

Attic Insulation and How it Affects Your Home

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Ice dams on Maple Grove homes are caused by snow melting from heat through the roof, turning to liquid but refreezing to form an ever-growing, heavy ice block at your roof’s edge. The cure for ice dams? Keeping the attic temperature as close as possible to outside temperatures. The way to do achieve that? Adequate insulation. Having enough attic insulation in your Maple Grove home will not only reduce energy bills, but preserve home value, too, by preventing damage from water infiltration.  Continue reading “Attic Insulation and How it Affects Your Home”