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Three Things to Know Before Remodeling Your Attic

Doing some home remodeling this summer? You’ll want the help of an insulation contractor and an attic expert if you want to tackle that space!

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Aluminum, Steel, or Copper Gutters: Which Is Right for Me?

Gutters are the backbone of a home’s moisture management system. By funneling away the water your roof shrugs off, they ensure it drains at a safe distance from your foundation, greatly minimizing your chances of household water damage. So when it comes time to get new ones, it’s a big decision indeed!

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What Color Should my New Roof Be?

A new roof, courtesy of your favorite residential roofing pros, is certainly an exciting purchase! Not only will it protect your home and insulation, potentially lower your energy bills, and make your HVAC system’s life easier, but it can also revolutionize the way your exterior looks.

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Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

When you hire a professional roofing contractor to take on a roofing job for your home, it’s important to ensure you understand exactly what the contractor plans to do. Because of this, you should feel confident asking your contractor any questions you may have throughout the process. At Intelligent Design Corp, we provide our customers with thorough communication to enhance their confidence in our work.

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Three Common Cause of House Fires and How to Prevent Them

At Intelligent Design Corporation, we’re fire damage restoration experts—which means we see our fair share of household disasters. Though we’re always there to help you recover afterwards, we’d also love to see fewer of these disasters happen in the first place. Fires are devastating, needless to say, and the water damage that follows after putting them out can be equally so.

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Storm Damage Insurance: How to Make Sure you Get the Coverage You Deserve

Dealing with a severe storm is hard enough—you’ve got the extra planning to do beforehand to make sure you stay safe, the anxiety of knowing if the roads will be drivable soon, worrying if your loved ones are safe…the list of stressors is endless. But one thing can make all of that pale in the level of tension it causes: storm damage insurance.

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What’s the Best Flooring for Your Home Renovation?

Whether you’re doing a bathroom facelift or fixing up your entryway, if you’re working with a contractor to do a home remodel you’re likely to encounter one common factor: flooring. As good brands can last for decades, it’s also a significant investment for most remodels. Both of these combined means that it’s not at all uncommon for homeowners to struggle when choosing flooring for their projects—even those who have multiple remodels under their belts!

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Storm Chasers: What to Know About Fraudulent Roofing Contractors

After severe weather, when you’re looking into storm restoration, it might seem like a merciful twist of fate when that alleged roofing contractor shows up at your door, asking to take a look at your hail damage—but you may want to think twice. After such conditions, it’s all too common for skeevy, borderline fraudulent contractors to prowl the streets, soliciting business from unaware homeowners.

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5 Home Maintenance Tips for a Strong, Comfortable Home This Summer

It’s no secret that summer is a long-awaited season in Minnesota. After months of enduring freezing temperatures and harsh winds, we can finally get outside and enjoy the warm sunshine. However, despite how good the summer weather might feel to us, these warmer months can have some damaging effects on your home, both in terms of structural integrity and comfort.

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What’s the Difference Between Commercial and Residential Roofing?

Commercial roofing is for businesses, and residential roofing is for homes—the difference is right there in their names! While their purposes might seem like the sole difference between these two roofing types, putting a lid on a commercial building is quite different from doing so on a home. Knowing a bit of what goes into each particular roofing task can help you better select a contractor for your needs, as the two require very different skill sets and priorities.

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