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How Insulated Wall Systems Keep Your Home Warm During Winter

Reinforcing your home during the Minnesota winters is always a good idea.

Read here to learn how insulated wall systems keep your home warm during the MInnesota winters.

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4 French Doors Ideas For Your Home

Homeowners in Minneapolis love French doors because of their style, flexibility, and functionality. Below are four French door trends that are sure to spark your creativity.

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Why Vinyl Siding Outperforms All Other Types of Exterior Wall Siding

Thirty percent of all homeowners in America choose vinyl siding to protect their home from wind, rain, UV rays, and sub-freezing Minnesota winters. Vinyl siding is also the wall covering that Window World contractors prefer over all other types of covering. Let’s explore all the reasons why.

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Modern versus Traditional Options with Vinyl Siding

When compared to older home siding systems, modern vinyl designs offer many advantages over asbestos, aluminum, or even older versions of vinyl siding. The technologies used to produce vinyl siding has improved over the past decades, and the cosmetic features it has to offer has risen to the demands homeowners have requested. There are a few considerations to make when your house needs a new exterior and you begin to plan how to upgrade the home.

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Door Styles for the Modern Home

Choosing a new door for your home can be an overwhelming experience because if you're like most people, there are several design styles you really like and realize you have to pick one and live with it for years to come. The first step is to determine the use of the door, whether as the front entry, a side door which you may use on a daily basis or stand alone. , and extra back door which is rarely used, or patio access doors. At that point, you'll need to decide whether security or cosmetic appeal is more important, and how you need the door to function and whether it is going to include a screen or storm door. There are a few basic types of door which most homes tend to have, and the home design may determine which options you have to choose from.

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A Beautiful Home Exterior

A beautiful home exterior is something everyone wants, and can obtain with proper planning and design skills. Whether you're renovating an older home or upgrading a relatively new house, there are proven means to make your house have curb appeal and offer an inviting welcome when you have company. Certain aspects of the house are noticeable from the street or as someone pulls into your driveway, other parts of the house become obvious as a guest walks along the sidewalk from the driveway to your door. Once you understand what's important, you can design your home in a way that will make all your friends want to come visit.

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Why You May Want New Siding

Siding on a home, and especially vinyl siding, is expected to last forever outside of a disaster situation of fire or a fallen tree. In general terms and practical consideration, if the vinyl siding is cleaned annually and repaired when problem arise after storms or other physical damage occurs, it will last “forever” regarding the homeowner's lifetime. However, everything on Earth has a breaking point, and even siding can reach a point at which it needs to be replaced to maintain your home's appearance and continue to provide the function for which the siding was designed of protecting the rest of your home from the weather.

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Does Siding Ever Need to Be Replaced?

Vinyl siding is sold as a lifetime solution to a home's exterior. Whether it covers or replaces an existing siding system on an older home, or if it is in fact the outer covering of a new home, vinyl siding is the most efficient system available in today's building systems for efficiency and permanency. However, sometimes siding needs to be replaced. It may be due to storm damage, it may be due to repeated damage over the years, or you may simply want a different style of appeal applied to the outside of your home. Although siding is designed to maintain its structural integrity and protect your home, there are situations in which you may want to replace it.

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Should You Buy Grid Windows?

When buying new windows, it’s a good idea to determine your home’s needs. A lot of homeowners consider grid windows, contacting their provider for a quick, professional installations. Also referred to as grilles or muntins, grids are window strips—made from vinyl, wood, aluminum or PVC—which divide a pane’s glass into smaller panes. If you’re considering buying grid windows, or if you want to know more about them, read on.

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How Long Does Insulation Last?

If your energy bills keep going up, you might have an insulation problem. Over time, insulation wears down. Weather, critters and general age can degrade your home’s temperature protection. That said, you can find out how long your insulation will last before a swap-out is needed. Depending on your home’s insulation type, you’ll be protected for a few decades. That said, a few factors can greatly reduce your insulation’s lifespan.

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