New siding and windows will completely transform the look of your home and boost its energy efficiency. They will increase your curb appeal and weather protection while improving indoor comfort. Sometimes, you can’t replace both exterior components simultaneously, and you have to choose one.read more
Does Siding and Window Replacement Increase Property Value?
Your siding and windows are critical components of your home. They enhance curb appeal and offer protection against the elements. Your siding shields you from the rain and prevents outdoor humidity from affecting your indoor comfort. Meanwhile, your windows offer natural lighting and passive ventilation – which are also crucial to your comfort.read more
4 Issues You May Experience With a Poorly Ventilated Attic
Proper attic ventilation is a must for your home to prevent a wide array of problems that can compromise your roof’s longevity and your home’s structural integrity. Here are four issues you can expect from poor attic ventilation.read more
What Home Inspectors Look for During Home Inspections
Home inspectors are almost certain to find problems with any house, no matter how old or how well-maintained it is. Inspectors usually look for safety-related problems as well as high-ticket items, including the following.
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Roofs get a lot of attention from home inspectors. Normal wear and tear, and aging are common roof problems as are missing or damaged flashing. Flashing covers joints at roof transitions and protrusions, such as pipes or skylights. Missing or damaged flashing is often a sign of leaks.
Most foundations consist of poured concrete or concrete block. The downside to this is that concrete often cracks. Serious cracks cause the foundation to move or shift, and doors and windows to be out of whack and hard to open. Significant cracks in drywall or plaster walls and ceilings can appear. Foundation walls that bow inward also can mean serious issues. If a contractor sees these signs, an inspector may ask an engineer to assess the foundation.
Roof problems can let water from the outside get inside the house. Plumbing leaks signal water damage occurring inside the house. Even small leaks can create big problems for nearby materials and even a home’s structure. Signs of leaks, past or present, usually go on inspection reports.
Galvanized steel water pipes in an old home will need replacement sooner or later. Low water pressure can also mean the pipes are getting smaller due to corrosion on the inside.
Your roofer can do a whole-home inspection of your property. Homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul can turn to us for exterior improvements. Give us a call at (651) 688-6368, or fill out our contact form to set up your free in-home consultation.
How to Secure Your Home During a Renovation
Renovation projects can get chaotic. And, with people constantly entering and exiting your home, you’ll find it hard to keep an eye on all your belongings. There’s always a risk some might be misplaced or even go missing. Here are some tips on protecting your home and belongings during renovations.
5 Qualities of a Healthy Home
Having a healthy home is essential to one’s quality of living. Whether it’s to a child or an adult, the physical environment can have an impact on a person’s comfort and physical health. Here are five qualities that you can find in a healthy home.
5 Summer Home Maintenance Mistakes You Could Be Making
Summer is for planning getaways or lazily lounging in your own home. Before you head out on your vacations, you have to make sure that your home is ready for summer.
Features and Benefits of Certainteed® Stonefacade™ Veneer
Stone veneer is one of the most popular ways to accentuate the exterior of your property. And, at CertainTeed®, their experts know how to perfectly combine material performance and design. Their Stonefacade veneer is an easy-to-install product that replicates the look and feel of real stone. Here are some of the reasons why you should ask your roofing and siding expert about this material.
The Impact of Siding on Your Home
Choose the Best Color for Your Home Exterior
Do you find it hard to decide on the best color for the exterior of your home? This is probably one of the most common problems that every homeowner faces. It can be an intimidating process because there’s always the possibility of choosing the wrong color for your roofing, or the colors that you choose might not look good with your overall scheme.