Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These 5 Deck Trends in 2021

Spring is here! April showers are greening up lawns and perennials are popping up in gardens all across the Twin Cities.  This can only mean one thing. Summer and deck season are just around the corner!  In no time, you’ll be dining al fresco with loved ones over grilled goodness, summer salads and refreshing cocktails. Because who doesn’t want to … Read More

A Property Manager’s Comprehensive Guide to Flat Roofing

Flat roofs can get a bad rap but unnecessarily so. When you choose the right product for your building and hire an experienced roofing team, you set yourself up for a great roof that will last you for 25 or even 30 years with little maintenance! What constitutes a flat roof? A flat roof is a roof with a pitch … Read More

Year-Round Home Maintenance: What You Need to Know

Home maintenance can be overwhelming, even for the most seasoned homeowner. It seems like, year-round, there is a never-ending list of maintenance items to attend to and the list of deferred tasks grows by the week. One way to make home maintenance more manageable and yes, even stay ahead of the game, is by following a yearly maintenance schedule. We … Read More

Tips and Tricks for Preventing Ice Dams

Tips and tricks for preventing ice dams

Winter has a lot of great things to offer us–winter sports, beautiful snowfalls and cozy days hunkered down with loved ones. Unfortunately, it can also wreak havoc on our roofs, causing damage to structural components and leaving us with a hefty bill and a huge headache to deal with in the spring. What are we referring to? In this post, … Read More

How to Make Exterior Decisions That Will Withstand a Minnesota Winter

Minnesota winters are fierce. If it’s not freezing rain, heavy snow, and blowing winds it’s subzero temps for weeks on end…and most winters it’s all of the above. Consequently, we need to make sure our homes, businesses and multifamily residences are equipped to face the elements. While the roof is a building’s first line of defense, there are many other … Read More

How to Choose Windows for your Home

Window replacement is bound to cross the mind of most home owners. Windows are one of the hardest-working components of your house, and they do wear out. As the years go by, you may find that your windows are no longer functioning smoothly, aren’t as weather-tight as you would like, or just look a little shabby. Maybe they were replaced … Read More

What are the pro’s and con’s of commercial roofing types?

There are many different types of roofs. Regardless of which type of roof you have on your commercial building, you have many options when it comes to roofing materials. Let’s explore the pros and cons of each type of roofing material so you can determine which one is best suited for your commercial building.  Flat roofs and low-slope roofs  Many … Read More

The Benefits of Low-e Windows For Your Multifamily Complex

With high heating and cooling costs and a significant demand on both HVAC systems, particularly in extreme climates, energy efficiency is one of a property manager’s top priorities. Energy-efficient windows are an excellent way to save energy on any property.  What are low-e windows? Low emissivity or low-e windows are window panes coated with a metallic oxide layer. This invisible … Read More

Is it Time to Re-Roof your Multifamily Complex?

A new roof is always an investment and an excellent way to protect the integrity of your units. However, just like everything else, a new roof comes at a cost and as a savvy townhome manager, you want to be sure you time this financial decision wisely. Here are five indicators that it’s probably time to put a new roof … Read More

Tips for Storm Damage Insurance Claims

From high winds and torrential rain to hail and heavy snow, your roof is your building’s first line of defense against the elements. This means that your roof takes the brunt of all inclement weather. Consequently, storm damage happens and when it does, the claims process can be overwhelming. Here are a few pointers to help simplify the process and … Read More