Getting Your Home Ready for Winter: a Fall Home Maintenance Checklist [UPDATED]

Originally published September 2018. Updated September 2023. Harsh winter weather can take a toll on your home. Keeping up with home maintenance is key to making sure your home can stand up to everything a Minnesota winter can throw at it.  So, alongside your pumpkin carving and leaf-peeping this fall, make time to prepare your home for the cooler weather … Read More

Roof and Insulation Inspection 101: What To Look for This Fall

Your roof and insulation are your home’s first line of defense against severe weather, extreme temperatures, pests, and other environmental threats. A well-cared-for roof and proper insulation helps to create a barrier that protects your home from damage and regulates its indoor temperature and humidity. This means a more comfortable home for you, not to mention fewer expensive repairs! Both … Read More

Summer Storm Damage: How To File a Claim With Your Homeowners Insurance Company

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Summer storms can pack a punch. High winds, heavy rain, and hail can do serious damage to your home. Your homeowners insurance policy should cover the cost of repairs, but the insurance claims process can be time-consuming, confusing, and overwhelming. And the last thing you need when summer storm damage hits is more stress. To help make the process go … Read More

What Makes Hoyt Exteriors Different? An Interview With Paul and Levi Hoyt

For more than twenty years, the Hoyt family has relied on hard work, integrity, and a wealth of experience to build their family business. Led by father-son duo Paul and Levi Hoyt, Hoyt Exteriors has become a premier source for residential and commercial building exteriors in the Twin Cities area.  Read on to learn from them what makes Hoyt Exteriors … Read More

Want To Update Your Exterior This Summer? Make Your Game Plan Now

Stuck inside and dreaming about the updates you want to make to your home or business this summer? Whether you’re envisioning a fresh look with new siding, hoping to improve energy efficiency with new windows, or eager to finally build the deck you’ve always dreamed of, now is the time to start planning. Start Planning Now — Get a Jump … Read More

Featured Project: Roof Inspection and Installation for Century Ridge

We recently completed a roof inspection and installation project for Century Ridge in Lakeville. This project involved: inspecting 26 buildings throughout the complex to examine the extent of hail damage incurred, determining the best course of action for roof repair or replacement, assisting with the insurance claim, and ultimately installing new roofing. Hail Damage Inspection and Insurance Claim Assistance The … Read More

Prevent Ice Dams and Protect Your Commercial Building This Winter

The snow, ice, and freezing temperatures of winter can be hard on your building and its roof. Among the hazards winter brings, ice dams have the potential to not only damage your roof and your building, but also to create safety risks for the people who use your building, opening you up to liabilities. Here’s what every business owner should … Read More

Top Home Exterior Trends For 2022

As we near the end of 2021 and look forward to 2022, we’re taking a moment to look at the trends we expect to see in home exterior design in the new year. The overarching trend in home design for 2022 will be focused on creative expression and individuality, rooted in timeless style…and home exteriors are no exception. Consider the … Read More

Your Fall Home Maintenance Guide: Tasks To Take Care of Before Winter

It’s hard to believe it, but fall is just around the corner! That means it’s time to prepare your home, yard, and gardens for the colder weather to come. Taking the time now to do a bit of fall home maintenance will help ensure your home stays warm, dry, and cozy all winter long. Exterior Fall Home Maintenance Clean Out … Read More

Energy-Efficient Windows, Exterior Doors and Roofs Yield Huge Gains for Homeowners

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Most homeowners probably agree—the list of house projects never ends. As soon as you cross one item off your list, another item magically appears at the bottom. Some projects, by necessity, require your attention. Leaky faucets need to be repaired, broken deck boards need to be replaced and chipping exterior paint needs to be scraped and painted over. But where … Read More