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Important Minnesota Home Improvement Projects That Will Pay off Over Time
While it’s nice to fix up a home after you buy it, many changes and improvements that you make to your space simply won’t pay off when you go to sell in the end. It’s important to consider whether you’ll get your investment back when it comes time to sell and also if you’ll get your investment back through energy savings or other savings over time, even if you don’t decide to sell your home. There are ...
Recent Minneapolis Hail Storms & Exterior Home Damage
Yesterday Mother Nature unleashed her fury on the Midwest, and the severe storms that passed through the Twin Cities dropped massive amount of hail in areas like Coon Rapids and Blaine.  Trees were uprooted and the hail piled up to the extent that in some neighborhoods the snow plows were out to remove it. But a storm like that produces a lot more than extra work for street maintenance crews and landscapers.  The potential for storm ...
Ask These Questions of Your Home Remodeling Contractor Before Signing
A good product only performs well when the installation is done right and done well.  That's the same with things like appliances, car parts, and more.  And it's especially important for home improvement and remodeling.  If you're planning a project this year, asking a number of questions of potential contractors should help you avoid problems.  So before you sign that contract and hand over the deposit money, get answers to these questions first. Is Your Work ...
How to Clean Your Windows Like the Pros Do – Part 2
In last Wednesday's blog post, we covered the basics of DIY window cleaning and the tools you'll need.  In this post we review the process as well as some specifics relative to window styles. The Window Cleaning Process Before you get out the water, first loosen any debris in the window tracks and sills with a stiff brush.  Use a hand vac or a hose with brush attachment to suck out any loose dirt, dust, etc. An old ...
How to Bring Charm to Your Minneapolis Home’s Exterior
Here in the Minneapolis area - just like other places across the country - most homeowners want their houses to look the best they can.  If yours could use a little help, it doesn't have to be a major exterior remodeling project. Just small additions can make a difference when you're trying to add a bit of charm to it. When it comes to enhancing the way the outside of your home looks, it is important to ...
Know How to Care for the Exterior of Your Minnesota Home Against Damage
Here in the Minneapolis area one of the most crucial things protecting our homes against the severe weather Minnesota gets is your siding. Sure, there are things you can skimp on when it comes to home remodeling, but siding isn't one of them.  The siding of your home is one of the most important protective coverings. It’s tasked with the job of protecting all your exterior walls, while also helping to insulate your home. What kind of shape ...

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