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What Window Replacement Frame is Right For You?

Fiberglass windows, replacement wood windows, and replacement vinyl windows all have unique characteristics. Which one is right for you?

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Vinyl Siding

A siding contractor and siding installation company will discuss a versatile, well-loved siding type: vinyl siding.

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Ice on Windows: What Homeowners Need to Know

Welcome to January! As the cold weather rages on, snow and ice are becoming more of a nuisance here in Minnesota and Wisconsin. From lengthening our morning commutes to gunking up our gutters, the effects of this sort of weather are never to be underestimated. This line of thinking especially applies to your windows.

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Do I Need to Worry about Siding Rot in the Winter?

No matter if you have wood siding or not, you’re most likely all too familiar with its ultimate menaces: mold and wood rot. Many siding brands today, such as LP Siding, have been innovated and manufactured to be tough on wood rot. However, for those with older siding types, mold and rot still bring concerns, simply due to the inherent properties of wood itself. Rot is caused by fungi, and fungi feed on organic materials, a category in which wood belongs. In addition, man-made siding types, such as seamless siding and steel siding, might not be able to rot, but no siding is completely immune to mold formation. Fungi are a hazard for homeowners everywhere.

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Signs You’ll Need Siding Replacement in the Spring

Minnesota and Wisconsin winters sure are hard! Subzero temperatures, slushy roads, and higher heating bills all make this a difficult season for many. However, have you ever thought about how your siding is weathering the intense winter weather? If not, maybe it’s time you start!

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Lead Paint and Windows: When Do You Need Replacement?

You’re probably already vaguely aware of the dangers of lead exposure. After all, you probably know that the U.S. government has instituted regulations regarding its use, and in some circumstances, banning the use of lead paint altogether. You might even know that exposure to lead paint can have some degree of health consequences. On the other hand, you might not know one of the biggest places where lead paint can be hiding: your windows.

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The History of American Siding

Have you ever wondered why siding is made the way it is today? Probably not, but innovations like seamless siding, steel siding, and LP siding didn’t spring up out of the blue. The siding industry has certainly been through its ups and downs, but one thing always holds true: innovation with a touch of sensibility puts certain products and materials ahead of the others in the market.

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Keeping Your Windows Clean for Longer

We all know the joy of freshly cleaned windows. Sparkling panes of glass really let the light into the room, not to mention, they make your home the envy of your neighbors and extended family. With the holidays coming up and the typical cleaning rush that precedes them, that second part becomes more prominent in the conscientious homeowner’s mind; After all, if you’re hosting family for the holidays, everything must be spotless!

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Proper Winterization Techniques for Your Siding

Warm colors, hot drinks, and a whole lot of leaf-raking—fall is officially here! People across Minnesota and Wisconsin are reveling in the gentle temperatures and the gorgeous scenery, savoring their last opportunities to enjoy the outdoors before winter strikes.

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Are Your Windows Hiking Up Your Energy Bills?

Minnesotans and Wisconsinites certainly do ask a lot of their heating and cooling systems. In fact, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s home energy guide, heating and cooling accounts for slightly above half of all energy expenditure in any given Minnesota home. As for Wisconsin, the statistics are closer to 60 percent, as per data collected in 2009 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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