Storm Damage Articles

Still Time to File 2013 Hail Damage Claims

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Minnesota insurance officials expect the tail of hail damage claims to hit this spring from the August 2013 storms that already have tallied $850 million in property losses across the state. If your property experienced hail and high winds last summer, you owe it to yourself to have your roof, siding, gutters and windows professionally […]

Ice Dam Relief

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Ice dams don’t just happen. Attics warm from air leaks, poor ventilation and inadequate insulation while the area over soffits and gutters stay cold. As rooftop snow melts, it refreezes along the eaves and can back up under shingles and cause costly water damage below. http://mn.gov/commerce/energy/images/IceDamFacts.pdf The real solution is to fix the attic and […]

It’s High Time to Upgrade Attic Insulation

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Winter is the best time to increase and improve attic insulation because problems are easiest to spot and benefits begin as soon as the project is completed.  It starts with having enough insulation. But sealing air leaks and ensuring proper ventilation are equally important. How much insulation do you need? The residential energy code for […]

Important Safety Tips for
Holiday Lighting and Heat Cables

Monday, December 9th, 2013

If you are among the many homeowners who install holiday lighting or rooftop heat cables, we hope you got the high stuff up before the winter cold set in. This is no time to be on a ladder stringing lights up high gables and trees or clipping heat cable to steep valleys and across long […]

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