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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Our COVID-19 Protocol

April 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

In light of current events and COVID-19, all of us at Signature Home Services are taking all precautions necessary to keep our customers, employees, and communities safe during these uncertain times. We know that this is a time of concern for you and your family and we want to assure our community that we are committed to closely monitoring the Federal, State, and Local health authorities' instructions for safe practice. All of our employees understand the importance of social distancing, use of face masks, and staying home when sick. We also ask that you take precautions to keep our team [...]