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3 Reasons to Choose The Window Store for Your Next Home Improvement Project

At the Window Store, we've been satisfying our customers in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota areas for 17 years. We call the Upper Midwest region our home too so we know the challenges homes face in regards to the weather. The products and services we offer are the same ones that we use in our own homes -- and probably the homes of your neighbors, friends and coworkers as well. Need more convincing that we're the right home improvement company for you? Here are four more reasons that set us apart:

Siding Vs. Roof Replacement: Knowing When it's Time for an Upgrade

Replacing your home’s roof, or even its siding is a big decision to make. Fortunately, The Window Store makes it easy to assure your home’s energy efficiency and long-term reliability. If you’re experiencing a higher energy bill, leaks or some extra heat, it might be time for a project. Determining which project you need, however, can make all of the difference. Below, we’re covering the best tips to determine which Window Store project is best for you.

3 Reasons Refacing is Better Than Remodeling

Your kitchen cabinets get a great deal of wear over the years. Not only are they opened and closed numerous times over the course of the average day, they are often the backdrop for food splatters and spills that can make them wear more quickly. Replacing the cabinets is often a highlight of any kitchen remodeling project.

How Damage To Your Soffits and Fascia Boards Affects the Entire Home

Most homeowners are well aware of the basics of a roof's structure, but the terms soffits and fascia boards are still unfamiliar to many. These terms refer to the boards used to finish out and seal up the edges of the roof where the rafter tails would other be exposed. Fascia boards face outward and run horizontally around the roof's edge right under the shingles, while the soffits are tucked underneath the overhang of the roof and cover the bottoms of the rafter tails. When either of these parts of your become damaged, they can threaten the roofing and the entire structure.

4 Signs That Your Roof Needs Professional Attention

Many homeowners are aware that a leaking roof signifies they need to call in a professional company. At The Window Store, we recommend getting your roof inspected at least once a year. If any of the items listed below have been an issue in your home, then we recommend you give us a call to schedule an inspection as soon as possible. But first, let's take a look at what some signs are that you should give us call!

Why Your Windows Are Leaking

Few things are as annoying as a leaky window because they'll often appear dry for months or years and then suddenly start dripping yet again. Many window leaks go undetected for years until your walls become saggy and discolored. Without windows, you can't have beautiful natural light and a view of your landscaping efforts. If you're currently fighting with older windows that keep leaking, look out for these four common causes.

How to Tell if Your Asphalt Roof Has Hail Damage

If your home has been hit by a major hailstorm, the likelihood of damage is higher than a regular storm. Inspecting your roof for damage after a hailstorm can help you catch issues before they become bigger problems. Check out a few of our recommended steps for inspecting your roof below!

5 Elements of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing You Need to Know

As the room that is the very heart of your home, your kitchen and its features are a major focal point. Because they get so much use and wear, your kitchen cabinets are likely to age more quickly than other features. While your first thought might be that you'll have to replace your kitchen cabinets in order to freshen and update the kitchen, there are other alternatives.

4 Ways to Storm Proof Your Home

Though the skies might be sunny and the temperatures warm now, it won't be too long before the weather cools down substantially. With this change comes the increased possibility of winter storms, which could take a toll on your house. The following tips are designed for you to proactively protect your home and minimize the possibility of it being damaged by winter storms.

Why You Want to Hire a Licensed and Certified Window Contractor

To be fair, just because a window installer is licensed in the state Wisconsin and Minnesota does not guarantee that you will avoid poor quality installation, bad customer service, or outright scams. What it does create, however, is a strong sense of accountability between the contractor and you, the customer. Below we give a brief description of licensing and certification and then list a few benefits of each from the customer’s perspective.

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