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Why New Windows Can Make Your Winters Warmer

July 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

You may not be thinking about staying warm in July, but winter is only a few months away. When the harsh Minnesota winter weather arrives, you want to be sure your home is ready for battling the cold. Unfortunately, windows can be a weak point in your home's armor, allowing heat to escape and cold air to seep inside. To keep your home warm and reduce your heating costs, consider the benefits of installing new windows before winter arrives.  Signs Your Windows Need Replacement Whether you have an older home or a new home, there may be signs that your [...]

Signature Home Services: Your Emergency Response Team

June 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have you ever thought about what you would do in case of a home catastrophe? Fire and storm damage does not wait for a convenient time to strike.  A severe windstorm could tear a portion of your roof off in the middle of the night. It could also break windows or knock a door off its hinges. It would help if you had an emergency response team on speed dial.  Signature Home Services can be that team for you. Regardless of the hour, your team will come and button things up until we can get with your insurance adjuster, if [...]

Leaking Roof Raining on Your Parade?

May 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

When was the last time you were in your attic? Did you happen to check out the ceiling for those tell-tale brown patches? Yep, for many people, that spreading brownish stain on the ceiling is the first indication that you have a leak in your roof. Another very noticeable sign of a leaking roof is mold growing near the insulation or other ceiling areas. However, these spots of damage are not necessarily the point of the leak in the roof. What are the best steps to follow to find the source of the problem with your leaking roof?  Follow the [...]

What To Do When the Winter Snow Melts

April 25th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

After the harsh winter in Minnesota, trust the experts at Signature Home Services for all your roofing needs. After the snow has melted, check your doors and windows to make sure water has not seeped in. Outside you can check your gutters and downspouts also. Never go onto your roof after snow or a rainstorm; it can be extremely dangerous. If you suspect any destruction to your structures, do not hesitate to call the professionals. The seasons’ change is upon us, and all that snow will be in the distant past, now you can contact the friendly staff at Signature [...]

Roofing Needs Replacement?

March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Home Maintenance, Installation, Roofing|

Your home’s roof is exposed to harsh elements all the time; that is its job! Natural conditions like sun, wind, dirt, ultraviolet rays, insects, birds –not to mention things like acid rain, smoke, pollutants, and car exhaust – regularly take a beating on your roof and contribute to its soiling discoloration and damage.  How do you know if you need to replace your roof? Here are some tell-tale signs that your roof may be expiring. Are your asphalt roofing shingles curled, cupped, or cracked? There may be visible signs of aging on a 3-tab asphalt shingle roof showing algae or [...]

Do You Need to Replace Your Home’s Windows?

February 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Do you know when it's time to upgrade your windows? While some signs may be obvious, others may not. Let's take a good hard look at them. Condensation If you have double- or triple-pane windows already and there is condensation between the panes, it's a sure sign that the seals have failed. The seals naturally break over time due to the constant fluctuations in temperatures over many years.  Hot or Cold to the Touch The space between panes offers insulation, and once the seal is broken, it's usually time for new windows. Condensation is not the only sign that your [...]

What has Winter Taught You About Your Home Maintenance?

January 25th, 2021|Categories: Contractor, Home Maintenance|

Winter is a rough time of year for several reasons – not least among them, the need for seasonal maintenance. Most home structures are built to last for a significant time, but none are immune from damage or wear and tear. If you want to add value to your property, regular inspection and repairs are a must.  When the weather gets colder, and storms start blowing in, it is almost guaranteed that some areas of your home will fare better than others. If you don’t see significant structural damage, that doesn’t mean that there is no need to worry. Some [...]

7 Steps to Winterize Your Home

December 7th, 2020|Categories: Gutters, Insulation, Roofing, Windows|

Winter is here, but it isn’t too late to take a few steps to winterize your home and make it comfortable before the Minnesota winds and winter storms ravage your home heating system. These seven essential, yet straightforward steps will help ensure your castle is a warm and comfortable home.  #1 — Clean Out the Gutters Now that most of the leaves have fallen, get your gutters cleaned to ensure debris and leaves don’t clog your downspouts. When your downspouts get clogged, the rain cannot drain off, and the winter cold will freeze it in the gutters. Before you know [...]

What Does Your Home’s Siding Say about You?

November 30th, 2020|Categories: Siding|

Whether you are doing a significant renovation, adding on a room, or sprucing up to add curb appeal, your choice to put on new siding or patch up the old could say a lot about you.   When you add on, you don’t necessarily have to rip off all the old siding and add new. You could choose a contrasting look for the new space. If you’re tearing out the attic and adding a mother-in-law suite on the second floor, you could add vertical or slanted siding to that space. You shouldn’t get the idea you must match the old siding [...]

Could Adding Insulation Save You Money?

October 5th, 2020|Categories: Insulation|

Have you ever wondered if your insulation was adequate? Many homes and businesses do not have enough insulation and could save thousands per year in energy costs simply by adding insulation. The Department of Energy at energy.gov recommends a home energy assessment. Call the professional insulation and energy technicians at Signature Home Services to get a free and comprehensive energy assessment. You may be surprised to learn how porous your home is and how much energy is flowing out.  After we do an energy assessment of your home, we will suggest methods to strengthen your home’s energy-saving system. Several methods [...]

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