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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]