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Does Your HOA Need New Roofing, Siding, & Gutters?

Homeowner associations (HOAs) have special requirements when it comes to exteriors like roofing, siding, and gutters. Typically, conformity is required according to the existing community rules and regulations, making it important to have a plan for adhering to the guidelines before starting a roofing replacement, gutter installation, or new siding. Additionally, HOA renovation projects need to be planned well in advance to receive the board’s approval and acquire the funds allocated from the HOA’s budget. 

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Do You Need a Roof Replacement After a Storm?

After a major storm blows through, it’s important to take into account any damage caused by wind, rain, hail, or other flying debris. If there is indeed damage to the roof and it is in need of immediate, emergency repair, your insurance may cover it. You’ll need to document the damage and file your roofing claim in a timely manner.

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How to Protect Your Roof From Hail Damage

At Midwest Exteriors MN, we’re well aware of that sinking feeling you get when balls of ice start falling from the sky. Hail is a destructive weather phenomenon, pelting your home and potentially damaging the roof.

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How to Prepare Your Roof for Spring

Spring will be here before we know it, and an important part of home maintenance is to make sure your roof is ready. After weathering the Minnesota winter, your roof could have sustained damage from excess snow, ice dams, or heavy winds. The best thing you can do for your roof is to prepare it for the rain and warmer weather to come!

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How Does Attic Insulation Affect Your Roof?

You may think that attic insulation’s only purpose is to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But attic insulation does more than that. It is a key part of your home’s livelihood. Living in Minnesota means we’re all familiar with the weather changes, but how does your attic insulation affect the other parts of your home?

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Everything You Need to Know About Roofing Shingles

Your roof is one of the most expensive elements of your home to replace. Because of this, it’s important to know the ins and outs of shingles and how to help your roof maintain a long life span.

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Minnesota Home Exterior Trends for 2023

Looking toward the new year is an exciting opportunity to start fresh and move forward with goals. Having your home’s exterior in mind is a great way to get ahead of any needed renovation or installations that can expand your exterior’s longevity!

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Signs your Roof is Stressed from Winter Cold and Snow

With winter in full swing, many Minnesotans spend a great deal of time hunkered down in their homes trying to stay warm. For us, the cold is certainly unpleasant, but with the proper clothing and protection, we’ll all come out in the spring fresh as daisies and ready to tackle the upcoming year.

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What is Home Winterization, and Why is it Necessary?

Minnesota natives are used to the bone-chilling, negative fifty-degree temperatures winter in their state brings. They don’t bat an eye at the weeklong periods in which they can’t even leave the house! Buckling down and preparing well ahead of time for the cold is somewhat of a cultural norm.

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4 Winter Threats Your Roof Must Stand Up To

Icy roads, freezing temperatures, even the occasional falling icicle—winter is dangerous enough for people, but your roof must contend with its fair share of seasonal hazards too. While these hazards are unlikely to be dangerous to your health if you’ve properly attended to roofing maintenance, if preventative action isn’t taken, they can lead to anything from leaks to isolated mold infestations to higher energy bills.

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