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All About Gutter Protection Products: What They Are and When to Use Them

Lots of gutter installers tout the benefits of gutter guards these days, but are they a good fit for your gutter installation?

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I’m Getting a New Roof. What Should I Expect?

You say goodbye, hang up the phone, and it’s official: you’re getting a new roof! While it might take a few appointments from the first chat to the last shingle, it certainly is a thrilling time nonetheless. How often is it that you get to make such a drastic, standout change to your home’s exterior?

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Did Your Gutters Come Out of Summer Storm Season Unscathed?

As August rolls by and the months amble closer to autumn, Minnesotans everywhere breathe a sigh of relief. Storm season is drawing to a close, finally! No more worrying about when to call hail damage roofing contractors, or if that stray tree branch really did as much damage to your siding as you dread it might have.

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I’ve Got Pests in my Gutters! What Do I Do?

A while back on our seamless gutters blog, we talked about “Making Your Roof Unappealing to Winter Attic Inhabitants.” While it's no longer cold (hello summer!), it sure doesn’t mean nature takes a break! Nature would love to intrude on your home at any time of year, summer included, and nowhere is this more evident than in your gutter system.

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Can Summer Heat Damage my Roof?

Your roof, however, doesn’t have this luxury. Day in and day out, it must protect what lies beneath it from scorching temperatures, never getting relief save for nightfall. While of course roofing isn’t sentient—it can’t feel this heat—the question does remain if prolonged or excessively hot temperatures harm the structure in any way. If you’ve touched a shingle on a warm day before, you know how toasty it can be!

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How to Find the Source of a Roof Leak

There’s nothing like the pitter-patter of rain on the roof and a quiet afternoon—until, of course, that rain starts to seep in through your ceiling! From mold infestations to soggy insulation and home-wide moisture damage, the havoc they can wreak is widespread and various. If severe and neglected enough, they can even mean you’ll need outright roof replacement.

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Are New Gutters a Worthwhile Investment for Your HOA?

If you run an HOA, you’ve got a lot on your plate. From maintaining community amenities and common buildings to managing neighborhood finances, this volunteer position comes with a fair share of duties—one of which, of course, is maintaining a high standard of living for those who pay association dues.

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Three Care Tips for Your Summer Cabin’s Gutters

Picture this: You’ve just driven a full two hours for a much anticipated visit to your summer cabin. You head downstairs to turn the electricity back on, and there’s a sploosh. You’re up to your cuffs in water—reeking water, water that’s been standing for goodness knows how long.

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All About Asphalt Shingles

If you’re considering hiring a roofing contractor to make a new asphalt roof for you, you certainly aren’t alone. Countless U.S. homeowners have made the same choice. In fact, asphalt shingles are arguably the most popular roof material nationwide—and for good reason. Learn more about the jack-of-all-trades of the roofing world below.

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What are Storm Chasers and Why you Should Hire Local Instead

It’s springtime in the Midwest! The songbirds are back, the slush is melting, and you’re probably getting outside to both enjoy yourself and check up on your home’s exterior.

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