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How To Prepare Your Windows For The Winter

Living in the Upper Midwest, you know that preparing your home for winter is crucial to saving on energy costs and your comfort during the long winter months. However, trying to conserve energy in your home does not mean you have to break the bank to save. While investing in energy-efficient windows comes with a price, it will inevitably save you money in the long run. Additionally, there are some simple things you can do on your own to reinforce the strength of your energy-efficient windows when there is extreme weather. Here, our certified and licensed experts at C&T Siding will discuss the best ways to prepare your windows for the harsh Minnesota winter.

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Is a Slate Roof Right For You?

Slate roof tiles are becoming a popular roofing option. While there are many benefits associated with slate roofing, this material is not ideal for everyone. If you are in need of a new roof, you may find yourself wondering if slate is right for you. Here are three questions to ask yourself to help you determine whether slate may be a good option for your home:

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The Benefits of EMCO Steel Siding

If you are looking to install siding on a home, commercial building, warehouse, or outdoor structure, such as a barn or garage, there are many siding options you have to select from. Taking the time to learn about the benefits associated with various materials can help you make an informed decision as to which material is best suited for your needs. EMCO steel siding is a strong, durable material that you might find yourself considering. Read on to learn some of the benefits associated with this siding material.

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How A Screened Porch Benefits Your Home

Adding a screen to your porch can open a wide variety of options for you and your family. Whether it be barbecues, enjoying drinks in the sun, or simply looking at the stars at night, a screened porch can offer so much opportunity to enjoy the outside (without the hassle that generally comes with being in the great outdoors). Here's a look at some of the many benefits that come with a screened porch.

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4 Signs You Should Replace Your Windows This Spring

Have you been using the upcoming spring season as a way to distract yourself from this winter's bone-chilling temperatures? If so, then you're not alone! While your thoughts might drift to installing a new porch or adding some landscaping fixtures to your yard, the spring is also a good time to consider replacing your windows. In fact, if you notice any of the following four signs, then you should move such a project to the top of your list, and contact C&T Siding now for a free estimate.

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Four Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

Whether you are looking to side a new home, or replace the siding on your existing home, you have a big decision to make. There are many different types of siding you can place on your home, and each type has its own unique look, aesthetic, and benefits. Learning the benefits of various materials can help you determine which siding material makes the most sense for you. Here are four benefits associated with fiber cement siding, in particular:

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Windows This Year

The investment in new windows is one most homeowners need to make every 15 to 20 years. New windows can be great if you purchase the right types of products for your home. If your windows are no longer airtight, durable, or weatherproof, it is time to look for replacements. Consider the benefit of replacing your windows now.

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Easy Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Deck

The deck is added living space to your home. It's a place to connect with the outdoors. You eat, relax, and enjoy your deck with friends and family. Decks can be expensive to replace or repair, so it only makes sense to want to preserve your deck for as long as possible. With a few easy maintenance tips, it is entirely possible to prolong the life of your deck for years of enjoyment.

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Choosing the Right Exterior Door for your Home

Exterior doors have a big role in the function and appearance of your home. Not only do they provide an entrance and exit to the home, but they are an expression of what lies beyond the door within. Exterior doors give functionality to your home while allowing the homeowner to express their own style and taste. There are many factors to consider when selecting a new exterior door. Below, let's take a look at a few considerations:

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Your Tax Refund and Your Home: The Perfect Match

With the holiday season in full swing, it won't be long before 2019 arrives! Along with the festivities of the new year, comes the inevitability of doing your taxes. If you're one of the millions of Americans who are due to receive a refund for the taxes you paid in 2018, it's not too early to start thinking about the best ways to put it to good use.

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