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Building Decks 101- What you Need to Know

Whether you’re having a new house built or remodeling an older home to meet modern standards, you’ve likely considered how the deck is going to function. It may be a place for entertaining and grilling, or it might essentially be an extra room where you like to spend your free time when the weather permits. The intended purpose is likely going to dictate whether you want a large or small deck and whether you incorporate customized features or a basic generic style design.

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Gutters Aren't Just Decorative

Every homeowner understands how gutters serve a function, but few understand exactly how important that function is. Gutters do look nice, they serve as a line between the roof and the body of your house, but they are more than decorative. As you realize the convenience of how they keep rain from pouring directly over the edge of the roof you begin to understand the real purpose of the gutters. They direct rainwater and assure it goes where you want it to be.

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Garage: An Important Space in your Home

Garaged space is important for every homeowner. It’s a place where you keep your “stuff,” the things that are too important to leave outside but don’t require an indoor space. In some cases, the very nature and design of your garage may dictate how you can use it. Better yet, you can design your garage as appropriate to suit your needs if you put a bit of foresight and planning into the garage.

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Roof Maintenance

If you’re like most people, you assume your roof is in good working order. There are no apparent leaks and the roof looks nice from the street. As far as you know or could be expected to know, nothing is wrong with the roof. However, the early stages of a potential problem don’t present with visible signs, which is why regular roof inspections and maintenance are important. You want to catch any issues before they become a larger problem which requires more extensive repairs to the water damage caused.

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Which Roofing Material Is Right for You?

These days there are more roofing options than ever, and researching materials can be overwhelming. How can you possibly choose? For starters, it's important to understand the pros and cons of each.

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Anatomy of an Ice Dam

Minnesota's biting winds, freezing rain and piles of heavy snow all can do a number on your roof. The number one problem? Ice dams. These tend to pop up during short thaws and early spring, as snow begins its cycle of melting and refreezing.

But what exactly is an ice dam, and why is it so hazardous to your house? Let's take a closer look.

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KeyPrime Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

KeyPrime has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.


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Considerations When Installing a New Roof

When you bought your house, you had an inspection completed to assure everything was structurally sound and in good working order. Since that time, you’ve probably painted to match room colors to your tastes, maybe put in new flooring, kitchen cabinetry or bathroom vanities. You likely haven’t given the roof a second thought. Not all roofs are the same, there are style and design options available you may have never considered.

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Why Gutters Are Important to Your Roofing System

Unless you’ve worked in the construction trade, you’ve probably never considered just how intricate a system your roof actually is. It’s not just a bundle of shingles placed across plywood but instead is well thought out to protect your home. A well planned roof doesn’t just keep your home secure against the weather, but directs the flow of rainwater away from the structural aspects of your walls and foundation so you can rest assured the house will stand over the course of multiple generations.

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Customized Decking Systems

A deck is a nice feature for any home in that it provides an outdoor haven where  you relax alone or entertain guests. A standard deck is great in and of itself, but you should also consider the customized options available. Customization is not just limited to built-in tables and seating, but actually turns a deck platform into a deck system with specific functional areas providing an interesting architectural detail to the home.

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