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The Damage of Ice Storms

January 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

This winter, Minnesota is facing the same tumultuous weather patterns as the rest of the country. This year has had a lack of snow, too much snow, and if the temperatures warm up just enough as a weather event comes through, the snow can change to freezing rain and quickly become an ice storm. What is an Ice Storm? Ice storms happen when a warm layer of air rests above a freezing layer of air at ground level. When a winter storm moves through, the warm air melts the falling snow into rain. This rain freezes as soon as it [...]

How to Protect Your Home from Windstorm Damage

October 14th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fall and winter storms can make your home more susceptible to damage. The financial burden can be tremendous, especially when coupled with personal injury from flying debris. However, you can take a few preventative steps to mitigate this risk. Here are three tips to help you protect your home from windstorm damage. Clear Surrounding  Much of the windstorm damage to your home can occur from surrounding debris. Before a storm hits your area, remove any rotting trees or branches on your property that can dislodge with high winds. Cover loose gravel that can kick up and break windows.  Reinforce Vulnerable [...]

A Tree Lands on Your Home… Now What?

September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Storms pass through Minneapolis regularly. The trees on and near your property have stood through them. But, unfortunately, after one too many storms, a tree loses the fight and falls over onto your home. What now? Safety First Assure that everyone is safe. Call 911 immediately if; the tree has trapped or hurt someone, you smell smoke, see sparks or fire. Evacuate the area where the tree has fallen. Secure your pets. As soon as it is safe, evacuate all (including pets) in the house to a better location if the damage is severe. If you have small valuables and [...]

New High-Quality Exterior Doors Can Benefit You Significantly

August 10th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

If your old door is warped, leaking air, or getting stuck, replace it. The inadequate seal is costing you money on energy bills, and the unsightliness of an old door is lowering your home's value.  A new door will stop air transfer and boost your curb appeal. So even if your doors are not noticeably damaged but old, replacing them will benefit you significantly. High-Quality Doors Will Provide Peace of Mind Doors are frequently ignored in the effort to bring a home up to date, and high-quality doors are undervalued. Yet, exterior doors of high quality are crucial for our [...]

3 Immediate Steps to Take After Storm Damage

June 20th, 2022|Categories: Roofing, Storm Damage, Uncategorized|

Storms can cause an immense amount of expensive damage to your home and health and safety hazards. However, a strategy to quickly deal with the aftermath can help you minimize your risks. Here are three steps you should take immediately after experiencing storm damage to your home.  Take Safety Precautions Physical hazards from storm damage can occur like standing water, collapsed roofing and shattered glass. In addition, moisture can soak into furniture or carpeting and create mold growth. If you experience extensive damage, you may want to contact a property restoration company to make repairs to make your home safe [...]

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, [...]