How to Prioritize Your Exterior Home Improvements

Priorities for home improvements start with repairs. You should check several areas of your home’s exterior for areas that need repairs or replacement.

This includes:

  • Roof damage, possibly from storms
  • Broken windows or frames
  • Decks, steps and railing
  • Siding

Repairing or replacing damage is necessary to maintain and possibly increase the value of your property.

Roof damage

Since the roof covers you and protects your home, it should have top priority. You may have loose or broken shingles that need to be replaced. Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, home improvement contractors in the Twin Cities, will inspect your roof anytime and give you an accurate estimate on repairs. We work with insurance companies for covered damages.

Roof repairs can also involve replacing flashing and rain gutters to allow for better drainage of melting snow and rain. You may also want to add a skylight to the roof.

Replacing a roof is a major job. It will add to the value of your home if the roof is beyond repairing.


Windows give you light and a view. They must be in good condition and close completely to prevent air leaks when your heater or air conditioner is used.

Broken windows should be replaced immediately. Broken glass is dangerous and it should not be taped. Many windows in the Twin Cities area are double and tripled pane. A cracked or broken outer pane can lead to warm air leaks.

Windows and sliding glass doors can crack and break from accidents such as a falling tree branch or hailstones. Frames can crack from old age. New energy-saving windows will always add to your home’s value.


Your patio or deck may need repairs or you may want to add a new one to your front or back yard. Steps, railings and decks should always be inspected and kept in good condition for safety.

New fences and decks are another way to add to your home’s value.


Siding can be damaged from wind, hail, snow and rain. Your siding may need partial replacement or just a new paint job. New siding in wood, vinyl or fiber cement boards will modernize your home.
Contact us at Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows in Maple Grove, home improvement contractors in the Twin Cities, for a free consultation on repairing and remodeling your home’s exterior. We serve Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and neighboring communities.

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