What is the Best Exterior Paint for Your Home?

The most important decision you’ll make when painting the outside of your home is choosing which type of paint to apply. The process requires more than selecting the right color. There are numerous factors to consider, all of which we will discuss here. If you are unsure about what type of paint is right for your home, the wisest course of action is to consult with a seasoned paint professional. He or she can guide you through the process and help you select the right products. Below are some practical guidelines to get you started.

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How to Perform a Self-Inspection on Your Home Roof

You should have your home roof inspected by a professional contractor at least once a year. In the meantime, you can perform a self-inspection if you know what to look for. In most cases, the symptoms of a roof that needs maintenance are easy to identify. Below are some tips to help get you started.

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6 Deck Trends You'll Wish You Had

The deck that you choose for your home is more than a spectacular place for you to relax and entertain. It also adds value to your property and is a feature point for buyers in the event that you want to sell it in the future. The following deck trends will make it stand out from the others in your neighborhood.

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Why You Should Have Your Home Inspected During the Spring

Intelligent Design offers comprehensive roofing repair, roofing installation, and roofing replacement for home and business owners in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We also repair roofs that have been damaged by ice over the winter.

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Locate the Hidden Signs of Roof Damage

Your roof might be big, but it can pack hidden dangers. Sometimes, it isn’t enough to look for blatant holes and big leaks. By understanding the subtle signs of roof damage, you can protect your home from ongoing problems. Check out the hidden signs of roof damage below, and save your home from big damages and expenses.

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10 Radical Ideas for Remodeling Your Kitchen

Are you getting ready to remodel your old kitchen into the one you’ve always wanted? Then why not go all the way with some radical ideas from Intelligent Design? We work with homeowners every day and have seen amazing transformations take place in kitchens across Minnesota. If you’re having trouble coming up with a concept for your kitchen, below are ten ideas to help spark your creativity.

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Upgrading a Deck to Suit Your Needs

Decks are a wonderful addition to your home whether they incorporate daily activities with your family or offer a luxurious spot to entertain guests. Unfortunately, many new homes are built with a fairly small, generic, deck to complete the house rather than incorporate the needs of your home. There are solutions in that a deck can be expanded, customized, or upgraded to suit your needs.

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The Differences Between Residential and Commercial Roofing

Although residential homes can incorporate flat roofs and commercial buildings often have pitched roofs with traditional asphalt shingles, there are architectural paradigms as to what roof suits the needs of a particular building. In general terms, homes can accommodate a more appealing style which suits the taste of the homeowner while a commercial building requires function over form with a practical design that is proven to hold up under the most dire of weather. There are some more subtle differences in roofing design which distinguish how a roof is built for a house or a commercial building.

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Roofing and Restoration

Roofing isn't always a part of damage restoration, but it often is when a storm is the cause of the damage or when a disaster situation causes extended damage which in turn compromises the structural integrity of a roof. Ideally, a company you hire for restoration services will be able to handle the entire job both on the interior and exterior of your home rather than having different contractors conduct different aspects of each repair.

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How to Choose the Perfect Deck for Your Home

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to add a new deck. The weather is perfect, and everyone is looking forward to a great bar-b-que. If you are in the market for a new deck, then there are a few things you should consider when it comes to getting the perfect deck for your household.

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