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How Winter Weather Affects Your Vinyl Siding

Western Wisconsin is no stranger to freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall, but the season can take a toll on your home in many ways. As winter kicks into high gear, it’s worth noting how your home’s vinyl siding will handle whatever the season throws at it. Once you have an understanding of how it performs under extreme winter weather, you can take steps to prevent problems that could affect your home’s looks and energy efficiency.

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The Many Benefits of Fiberglass Windows

When it comes to the outstanding insulative properties and durability of windows, fiberglass windows are a great choice for your home. Fiberglass windows offer many benefits for the homeowner and excellent protection from the cold climate of Midwestern winters.

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Is Mold Still a Threat During the Dry Season?

Nobody likes mold. Unfortunately, too few homeowners know when it'll show up. Mold grows in households, on food, in wet bathrooms, and in humid attics. Understandably, it's all too easy to assume you know when and where it'll grow.

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Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal with Metal Roofing

Your home’s roof and siding are typically the first things people see when visiting or driving by your home. Updating your home’s roofing not only raises its curb appeal, it can improve its resale value, as well.

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How to Check Your Windows for Storm Damage

Windows do a lot more for your home than create great curb appeal. Windows allow occupants to connect visually with the beauties of nature and the outdoors, and to enjoy the fresh air. Windows also illuminate a home with natural sunlight, which can save you money on electric costs.

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5 Tips for Choosing an Exterior Door You Will Love

Your front door greets the world outside of your home and provides a barrier of security for you and your family. But with the plethora of design choices out there, how do you know how to pick the right one? Here's how to pick the best exterior door for the entry to your home.

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3 Signs That It's Not Too Late to Replace Your Exterior Doors

Fall is almost over entrenched in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, so it's likely that you're starting to think about how high your electric bill will get during this year's colder months. It's not too late to replace your exterior doors in an effort to improve your home's energy efficiency and your personal comfort level. Here are a few signs that indicate you should have this done sooner rather than wait until it gets any colder outside:

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What is Fiber Cement Siding?

What is Fiber Cement Siding?

Fiber cement siding is often referred to as Hardie plank because of the popularity of a particular manufacturer: James Hardie. This siding is made by forming wood pulp that's been combined with Portland cement and sand. Because of this, fiber cement siding has the look of authentic wood siding without the issues associated with it. Much like wood siding and lapboard siding, fiber cement siding is nailed right onto your home's exterior.

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Is Wood or Composite Decking Best for You?

When the time comes to build a new deck on your home, you may wonder which construction materials are the best choice for your particular location. Before making your final decision, consider the following information:

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Choosing the Best Patio Doors for Your Home

Patio doors can add value to your home by opening up a dark interior and flooding it with beautiful natural light. Warm sunlight has a therapeutic effect on the human mind and body by helping to lighten your mood and providing a healthy dose of Vitamin D.

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