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3 Tips to Protect Your Home from Spring Storm Damage

May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Everyone knows that spring in Minnesota can be a little unpredictable, to say the least. It can be 70 degrees one day then the next it will be 30 degrees with a chance of hail. Imagine what those drastic changes in weather can do to the roof, siding, windows, or other parts of your home. Luckily Signature Home Services has been serving the twin cities for 20 years, and in that time we have picked up some great tips on what you can do to prepare.   Whether it’s the shifting temperatures or hailstorms, it is vital to be proactive. [...]

Bombarded by Roofing Companies?

April 26th, 2022|Categories: Contractor|

Bombarded by Roofing Companies After a Storm? You Are Not the Only One. What to Look Out For Have you noticed after a severe hail storm there are 20-30 roofing companies swarming into town trying to find roofs to fix? Well, there’s a reason for this. The roofing business in the United States is a 52.2 billion dollar industry, and many people think they can get a quick and easy piece of the pie. Some businesses even resort to sketchy selling practices such as scare tactics. They may even offer to pay your deductible in order to earn your [...]

How to Shop for Replacement Windows

March 24th, 2022|Categories: Windows|

How to Save Time, Worry, and Money When Shopping for Replacement Windows   Your home’s windows are a source of light, security, and energy savings until they are not. Not only are old worn-out windows an eyesore, but they also reduce your home’s value and increase your energy bills. If your windows are becoming a pain, then replacing them is going to be high on your list. Following is information that will help take the stress out of shopping for replacement windows.   When selecting replacement windows there are three things you want to carefully consider: The construction of the [...]

How Much Snow Is Too Much for a Roof?

January 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Minnesota winters can be beautiful with fresh snowfall but can wreak havoc on your home. Neglected roof snow can create considerable damage. How much snow is too much for your roof to handle? Here is everything you need to know on how to tell if you have too much snow and what you can do about it. How Much Snow Can a Roof Hold? Most roofs in Minnesota can support a snow load of 35 pounds per square foot. How much snow this equates to can vary because fluffy snow weighs far less than dense wet snow. To give you [...]

Does Your Home’s Exterior Need a Facelift?

December 8th, 2021|Categories: Home Maintenance, Remodel, Roofing|

Maybe you’re considering a fixer-upper in a great neighborhood around Minneapolis-St. Paul like Maple Grove, Apple Valley or Spring Valley, but the exterior looks like it hasn’t had an upgrade since the ‘70s. What’s more concerning is that the roof and siding do not protect the home as intended. So, when you see water damage on ceilings and walls, it is apparent that one or the other is not doing its job. Sure, siding should make your home look great, but more importantly, it should protect your home from the weather. If there’s water damage on the ceilings and walls, [...]

Is Your Home’s Insulation Enough for Minnesota Winters?

November 8th, 2021|Categories: Insulation|

If you have lived in Minnesota for any length of time, you know that winters can be brutal. Unfortunately, if your home lacks proper insulation, you could be suffering from high heating costs and an overworked heating system. Fortunately, you can enjoy a more comfortable winter with insulation solutions from Signature Home Services. Here are some ways to know if your home is adequately insulated. Inconsistent Temperatures If you find yourself adjusting your thermostat often, you could have low insulation. Another sign is if you experience varying temperatures in different rooms of your home. For example, if your bedrooms are [...]

Time to Button Up & Get Ready for Winter

October 8th, 2021|Categories: Home Maintenance|

Is your home ready for winter? If you let the professionals at Signature Home Services inspect your home’s protective systems, you know the answer to that question. Our technicians can check your roof, gutters and downspouts, insulation, HVAC, windows and doors to ensure you won’t spend a lot more than is necessary for heating this winter. Roof, Gutter & Attic Inspection Before the winter winds start whipping those trees and branches around, which could damage your roof, you should get them cut back if necessary. Our technicians can do that, replace caulking and sealant around flashing, chimneys and ventilation pipes. [...]

Are You Paying Too Much for Your Home Warranty Service?

September 8th, 2021|Categories: Contractor, Storm Damage|

Maybe a better question would be, should you be, does the one you’re using provide adequate coverage? Many homeowners, looking back, realize they didn’t use their home warranty service nearly enough to warrant the monthly fee. Especially when they call and find out what they need to be fixed is not covered by their plan. The average homeowner pays $39.99 a month for a home warranty. That’s not too bad when you look at it monthly, but over one year, that’s almost $500, or $479.88 annually.  Please, don’t take this as advice to stop your home warranty service. However, you [...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Windows

August 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Replacing your old windows with new energy-efficient ones is a great home upgrade that pays for itself within just a few seasons. They look fantastic and immediately transform the feel of your most valued asset. In addition, you might consider getting replacement windows if you want to update the style of your house. For example, with fewer grids, like only a top row or going completely gridless, you can replace a grid-lined window. Casement, awning and picture windows are popular window styles that are growing trends. There are so many advantages to upgrading your windows but here are just a [...]

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 [...]