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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 [...]

Rising Energy Costs are Difficult to Pin Down Without an Inspection

August 26th, 2020|Categories: Insulation, Roofing, Windows|

If you have noticed your energy bills going through the roof, it is not unusual to assume you know the reason. It is your home, after all, and you know the general condition of structures such as windows and doors.  However, before you hire a contractor to repair or replace the offending feature, it makes sense to have the property fully inspected. You may find that heat is escaping from an entirely different place or a combination of places.  The Roof The roof is the go-to suspect when there is no clear problem with windows or doors. You can’t fully [...]

5 Tips for Minnesota Homeowners with Storm Damage

July 28th, 2020|Categories: Contractor, Gutters, Installation, Insulation, Remodel, Roofing, Siding, Storm Damage, Windows|

Minnesota weather is nothing if not unpredictable. Minnesotans know that a sunny day can quickly change into a hail, wind, or thunderstorm that can cause all types of damage to homes, buildings, vehicles, and properties. While most storms roll through quickly and may not damage property, there is always a handful that results in branches or trees falling or hail damage to property. For Minnesota homeowners who have dented roofs from hail or broken windows from falling branches, here are five tips to ensure your damage is quickly repaired. Assess Damage for Emergency Repair The first concern for homeowners should [...]

Four Tips for Choosing the Best Roofing Contractor

June 17th, 2020|Categories: Roofing|

Repairing or replacing your roof is one of the most expensive investments you’ll make for your home. Choosing the best roofing contractor is crucial to get the job done right. With so many roofing companies available, how do you know which one to choose? Here are four tips for selecting the best roofing contractor for your home. Check Roofing References and Reviews Reviews and references from past clients are the best way to determine the reliability and experience of a roofing contractor. A roofing contractor should be able to provide you with references when asked. Call these references and ask [...]

Is Heat Leaking out of Your Roof?

May 28th, 2020|Categories: Roofing|

The roof is one of the most important structures when it comes to heat retention. During the winter months, Minnesota homeowners often resort to blasting the heat in order to combat plummeting temperatures. However, if there are problems with the roof, that could mean throwing good money after bad.  Just because it is cold outside does not mean there should be a need to significantly increase your thermostat. While the colder months may provide a convenient excuse, the real issue could stem from problems with your roof.  Roof Damage Now that the weather is improving, a home that does not [...]

Home Maintenance During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

While Minnesotan homeowners stay at home to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, time can pass very slowly. Once you have binge-watched every show in existence, you may want to focus on more productive activities. Home maintenance during a lockdown is not impossible, but there are greater challenges.  Needed tools and materials essential for DIY projects may be hard to come by because many of the businesses that provide them have closed up shop while the crisis is on-going. That does not mean attempting maintenance is pointless.  Home Inspection & Checklist Before you dive right in, come up with a [...]

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