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What Siding Styles are Available from Mastic?

Siding is one of those things we don’t really put much thought into if it’s doing its job. But even if your siding is still performing adequately, it might be time for a change. After all, your home’s siding can completely change the look of your home.

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Top Reasons to Hire a Professional Contractor

There’s nothing like fixing up your house with a few upgrades. Whether you live in a charming little Sears Craftsman bungalow or you’re flipping a delightful old Queen Anne, it can be a lot of fun changing up your home. From adding bay or bow windows to creating a gorgeous kitchen space you’ll love to entertain friends and family with, home improvement possibilities are practically endless.

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How Does Master Elite Certification Protect My Roof?

Your roof is the cornerstone of your home’s protection against the elements. It provides a waterproof protective cover against all kinds of weather, from rain to snow and sleet to debris flung by high winds. It also keeps moisture from getting into your attic, where it can cause any number of problems from mold and mildew damage to rot.

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Checking for Damage After a Winter Storm

Winters in Minnesota can be beautiful, turning the world into a winter wonderland. They can also bring their share of wild weather and can be pretty tough on your home. At The Window Store in Minnesota, we offer quality storm damage repair for your home's roofing, windows, and siding. We can get your home back on track and restore it to its original beauty. We’ve put together this helpful information to guide you through how you should go about checking for damage around your home after the big winter storm hits.

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Inspecting Your Windows After a Storm

Few things are more frightening than the thunder, wind, and lightning of a big storm. When a storm hits, the wild weather can do wreak havoc on your house, causing all kinds of damage. If the storm includes hail, the damage can be serious.

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Top Kitchen Refacing Ideas

Creating a new look for your kitchen can get costly fast. Many homeowners don’t realize they could have the exciting look of a total renovation at a fraction of the cost. It can also mean much less downtime in your home. If your kitchen cabinets and counters are structurally in good shape but need a new cosmetic look, you may be able to transform your kitchen through refacing.

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Storm Damage and Your Home: What You Need to Know

The weather in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Twin Cities area of Minnesota can be described as unpredictable in many cases. Chances are, your home will be able to weather most storms that blow through your neighborhood. The truth is though, that even if you don't see major damage -- such as a tree that's fallen over on a portion of your house or your guttering system that's ripped off -- there are still other types of storm damage that can compromise the integrity of your home, and you might not even be aware of them.

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The Five Signs of a Remodeling Need

As the saying goes: When it’s time, it’s time. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to replace a home’s windows before it’s too late. Your household’s windows play several roles, and well-designed windows are always a great option compared to sticking to your pre-installed, worn-out windows. So, when is it time to get a remodeling job done? Check out these telltale signs which indicate the need for new windows.

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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.

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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.

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