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Attic Insulation: Is Yours Doing its Job?

Your attic space isn’t an empty void. Aside from its obvious storage capabilities, it contains insulation—a substance that pulls its own weight and more in terms of helping to maintain your home’s internal temperature. By providing a barrier between your home’s interior and exterior, it keeps your interior comfortable no matter the season, not to mention lowers your energy bills.

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All you Need to Know About James Hardie Siding

When working with a siding contractor to spruce up your home, all the brands at your disposal can be a little overwhelming. While your preferred pro will help you in the right direction, you still want to play an active role in deciding what goes onto the side of your home—but how can you do that when all siding brands sound like the perfect fit?

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Smart Ways to Remodel an Attic

If your attic is a currently uninhabited space filled with fluffy insulation and not much else, you are not alone. Tons of Minnesotna families put this space under the “unusable” category—but it doesn’t need to be this way! With a little bit of TLC from the home remodeling pros, you too can make your attic space into one that’s a pleasure to be in.

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How to Prevent Burst Pipes This Winter

As snow settles in and the temperatures begin to fall, an insidious threat might just lurk inside your walls—burst pipes! Once you’ve awoken to one of these, you’ll never forget it, and neither will your home if you don’t seek immediate water damage restoration services. Without the proper cleanup, you’re not only left with a soggy mess, but the potential for mold growth—which can happen in under 48 hours, according to the US Department of Homeland Security.

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Winter Home Fire Hazards to Watch Out For

It seems strange to think of winter as a time that’s known for fires; summer, with its blazing heat and dry grasses, seems the much better “fire season” candidate. Though winter may be cold and snowy, the American Red Cross rates January and December “the peak months” when it comes to home fires.

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Three Ways to Make Sure Your Deck Withstands the Winter Weather

Decks are one of the best ways to get out and enjoy the short-lived fall colors. Mild temperatures, the season's last shreds of sunlight—and hey, no bugs! Indeed, you love your deck, and that’s why it’s critical you take precautions before the cold sets in to ensure you’ll see it in good shape in the spring.

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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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