Whole House Fans

-  Newer ones are smaller, quieter, non-threatening, and come with self-closing dampers to help reduce air leakage and energy loss.  They look pretty sweet, and every homeowner I’ve ever talked to that had a whole-house fan absolutely loved it. . If you love the idea of a whole house fan and you’d like to install one in your own home, take a look at some of the newer ones available and read more about them ..More

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How to Prevent Basement Water Intrusion

- After all of the rain we’ve had this weekend and with more rain coming today and tomorrow, there are going to be a lot of houses throughout the Twin Cities with wet basements. .  The most common question we get when it comes to wet basements is “how can I fix it?” ..More

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Roof Replacement Part 1: Should Contractors Use GAF, Owens Corning, or IKO?

- Despite your many attempts at doing hail dances around your house in the hopes that your insurance company may have to foot the bill, you are stuck with having to pay out of pocket since Mother Nature has not cooperated. . Once that bitter pill is swallowed, its time to get serious and do some research on the best shingles and contractors out there ..More

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Top 20 Home Inspection Photos from 2014

- . Not a Loop Vent – island vents are used at island sinks, and they’re perfectly legal.  The Family Handyman web site has an excellent cutaway photo showing how an island vent is supposed to be installed: Island Vent Photo.  Because the vent makes a loop to the underside of the countertop, sometimes people call them loop vents.  Someone must have heard that term and then took a stab at it, but this doesn’t come close ..More

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Siding Replacement Wars: James Hardie vs. LP SmartSide in a Battle for Contractors, Builders, and You

- Could the reason for this be that a certain competitor has been taking large bites out of its market share? Enter LP SmartSide. . While contractors had complained about Hardie’s service with certain warranty issues, they were in no position to switch to anything else. Also, I have heard that the reps have been more receptive and helpful with warranty claims than they once were. As a response to some of the delamination issues that came up in high moisture areas or as a result of it being installed incorrectly, Hardie re-formulated their product a few years back for the northern climate and named it HZ5. It has improved the overall performance of the product ..More

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