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Three Ways to Make Sure Your Deck Withstands the Winter Weather

Deck builders always make their products strong, but to avoid water damage and winter woes, preventative measures never hurt.

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Three Creative Ways to Make Use of a Finished Basement

The floors have been laid, the interior painting finished—your basement is now officially a habitable space! Fraught with decorative possibilities, your finished basement can be used for all sorts of things, so where do you even begin?

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Downspouts: Are Yours Secretly Sabotaging Your Home?

Few things help your home manage moisture better than its gutter system. By directing rainwater from your roof safely away from your siding and foundation, it makes sure that each and every inch of your property stays as dry as it needs to for optimal longevity.

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What to Know About Adding a Bedroom to an Unfinished Basement

Unfinished basements sure tend to have lots of space; we don’t blame you for wanting to fill yours. And if you have youngsters or older family members coming to stay with you, no wonder you’d want to add a new bedroom!

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Prepare for Winter Storms With This Roofing Checklist

Though roofs have a reputation for being strong—and they sure are!—wintertime here is enough to do in any home’s exterior if it isn’t prepared. From chaotic freeze-thaw cycles to heavy snow and frigid wind chills, your roof is up against quite a bit in the colder months.

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Fall Maintenance Tips to Prevent Ice Dams This Winter

Ice dams: They’re a Minnesotan menace. Caused by uneven temperatures and heat loss through your roof according to The Spruce, they cause water to back up underneath your shingles and seep into your attic space, dampening insulation, causing water damage, and setting the stage for mold growth.

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Water Mitigation Methods After a Fire

It may come to your surprise that the water used to control a house fire can do just as much damage as the fire itself. While it contains and eventually defeats the disaster, it can leave your treasured belongings soaked—and soaked is better than burned beyond measure, but it still can lead to mold and staining down the line.

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The Benefits of Replacing Your Front Door

Front doors—they’re as much a statement of style as they are a practical household entrance. Combined with your landscaping, driveway, and other yard decor, yours hammers home the vibe you’re going for, as well as providing a convenient route to your driveway.

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Best Remodeling Projects to Increase Home Value

Home remodeling if you’re selling is a smart investment, but some projects are better bets than others. Learn more from a home remodeling service near you. 

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What to Know Before Starting Your Deck Remodel

If you’re lucky enough to have space on your property for a deck, then you may find yourself tasked with the responsibility of creating a design. However, knowing how to design a deck isn’t always clear. Because you’ll want to personalize your deck to your specific preferences, there are several steps you’ll want to take beforehand. Follow these tips for designing and remodeling the deck you’ve always wanted.

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