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Wood Siding is For the Birds

Wood and wood composite siding and trim give homes a traditional charm. There’s no denying their attractive looks. But, after a short honeymoon period, there’s no question they attract more than their share of trouble. The problem lies in the fact that wood has many natural predators. Weather ages it. Water warps it. And untreated wood is like a steak dinner to a colony of insatiable termites, carpenter ants and the woodpeckers that feast on them. Continue reading “Wood Siding is For the Birds”

6 Fall Projects for Your Home

fall home improvement projects including roof repair and roof replacement

As summer ends, we feel ever more compelled to enjoy the warm weather that we have left. This also includes taking care of any exterior repair projects around the house. The mild weather is perfect for handling both interior and exterior projects that may prove problematic in winter. Here are a few tasks to take on during fall: Continue reading “6 Fall Projects for Your Home”

Tips to Protect Your Home’s Exteriors from Cold Weather

fall home improvement and roof repair

It’s time to prepare your home and roof for winter. Minnesota homeowners are eager to take advantage of the crisp fall days before the  not the day the weatherman tells you that there will be snow on the ground! Investing time now on these steps for winter roof preparation can prevent a lot of roofing headaches as the fall season progresses. Continue reading “Tips to Protect Your Home’s Exteriors from Cold Weather”

5 Incredible Benefits with New Siding Products

fiber cement siding for Twin Cities homeowners

There are many incredible home improvement options available in today’s market.  One of the most valuable investments comes in the form of the siding on your home.  Whether you live in urban Minnesota or out in the country, the siding that you choose affects the quality of your living – as well as the overall value of your home.   Today’s home owners have more options for improvements than ever before. It can be confusing when deciding on alternatives that will last and provide long term performance. One product that our team at Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows has used and been continually impressed with is fiber cement siding.  Continue reading “5 Incredible Benefits with New Siding Products”

6 Ways to Improve Your Lawn

roof repair

There are many ways that you can improve the appearance of your home. From roof repair to interior painting, facelifting options are many and varied.  One factor that is very easy to work with is the lawn. Like roof repair and a paint job, a good-looking lawn can make your yard more enjoyable while also raising the value of your property. Continue reading “6 Ways to Improve Your Lawn”

Tips for Back to School Home Improvement Projects

home improvement projects Maple Grove, MN

As the dog days of summer come to a close, parents with school-aged children are experiencing once again the rush of buying supplies, getting schedules in order, or finding a new route as an eldest child promotes up to a new high school or middle school. Starting a home improvement project that finishes before school starts could also lead to a fresh outlook for your family, especially in an older home, so keep in mind the benefits of togetherness and quality time, not only the cost of taking on a new project. Continue reading “Tips for Back to School Home Improvement Projects”

Fall Maintenance for Your Gutters

gutters and maintenance for fall

Reports are slowly trickling in from residents of the Twin Cities with northern cabins and vacation getaways: fall is just around the corner!  Although we would all like to enjoy these last warm days of summer, it is important to look forward to the next month to schedule out important home maintenance tasks.  Today, we would like to focus on the importance of maintaining the gutters on your home.   Continue reading “Fall Maintenance for Your Gutters”

Roof Inspections Help Identify Damage

roof repair in minneapolis, mn

In the Twin Cities metro area, there is a temperature fluctuation of over 100 degrees between July and January.  This thermal variation can really test the quality of the materials and workmanship on your roof. When heavy wind and rain is added to the mixture, each homeowner should take preventative measures to protect their homes from damage. Continue reading “Roof Inspections Help Identify Damage”