Types of Siding

Your home should be one of your sources of joy, satisfaction, and pride. One way to boost your home’s market value and exterior curb appeal is to install new siding. Also, new and good siding can improve your home’s insulation and lower your monthly utility bills.

Whether you want to replace your old siding or install new siding on your new home, you’ll find many options in the market. The many options can confuse you if you don’t have adequate information about various types of siding.

To help you make the right choice, explore detailed information about the types of siding you choose from.

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4 Popular Flat Roof Material Options

A flat roof is a structure with a mostly flat surface with no pitch or slope. Flat roofs are standard for commercial as well as many residential buildings.

Flat roofs come in several material options. Each material is ideal for different situations and has its benefits and drawbacks. Additionally, water pooling is a major problem with flat roofs and is one of the key areas of consideration. Other critical factors include life expectancy, energy ratings, and ease of repair.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Roofing Materials

Your home’s roofing complements most of the other design attributes of the building. It also plays a vital protective role by shielding you from rain, snow, extreme temperatures, and wind. As the construction industry continuously improves roofing products, you have a variety of materials that you can use for your next project. This piece discusses several factors that should determine your choice of roofing materials. (more…)

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What You Need to Know About Winter Roof Prep in Minnesota

Roof with a Snow — Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.How should you prepare your home for the next Minnesota winter? As the autumn leaves fall off the trees and the temperature drops, you need to start thinking about cold-weather prep. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at what you need to know about Minnesota winters, your roof, and home maintenance.

How Can Winter Impact Your Roof?

Each season comes with different potential roofing issues. The flooding rains of the spring can leak through a roof that has missing shingles, significant wear and tear, or damage. Summer storms and whipping winds can tear shingles off your roof, and hail can puncture or dent the roof’s outer layer. Autumn leaves can fill gutters, causing clogs and backups that leak into your home. (more…)

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Best Practices for Roof Maintenance

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Maintaining your roof will help you prevent frequent damages, maintain its energy efficiency, and prolong its lifespan. However, you have to approach maintenance the right way to reap the maximum benefits. Below are some best practices for maintaining your roof.

Combine DIY and Professional Maintenance

Roof maintenance requires both DIY and professional approaches. Conduct the DIY inspections and maintenance as regularly as you can. Some maintenance practices you can do without a professional’s input include:
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4 Elements That Might Be Damaging Your Roof

Brown Roof — Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.Many homeowners are unaware of the damage their roofs could be sustaining week in and week out.

Many seemingly innocuous elements have the potential to contribute to the deterioration of your roof. The more you understand these elements, the better prepared you will be to protect your roof against permanent damage in the future.

  1. Moisture

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How to Better Protect Your Home From Water Damage

White and Brown House — Minneapolis, MN - D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc.Water damage is a common problem for homeowners because so many sources of water can threaten your home. If ignored, water can lead to rotting materials that weaken the structure of the home. Moisture and rotting wood may also attract pests.

Mold and mildew may also start to grow, creating unpleasant odors, horrible stains, and unhealthy mold spores. Luckily, you have many ways you can defend your home from moisture. To learn more, check out these three tips for protecting your home from water damage.

  1. Inspect Your Gutters

Without gutters, rainwater hitting the roof would run right off the edge of the house. This exposes the fascia and siding to more moisture than they should have to handle. The damage depends on the type of siding you have. Wood siding may start to rot, especially if you neglect to stain and protect the wood. Cement siding may experience divots where the water eroded the material. (more…)

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Benefits of Asphalt Shingles

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Asphalt shingles are commonly used in commercial and residential roofing primarily because of durability. A new roof is a substantial investment for any home or business. Thus, it helps to think about the lifespan of potential roofing materials. Explore the benefits of asphalt shingles below.

Durability

Asphalt shingles are incredibly durable and last for about 15 to 30 years. Moreover, the roofing is resistant to many kinds of damage, which means you get value for your money. However, don’t get the cheapest shingles even if you’re on a tight budget. (more…)

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Mixing Roofing Materials: Benefits and Tips

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You don’t have to use the same roofing material on your entire roof. You can use different roofing materials over the same house. In fact, some people consider mixing roofing materials trendy. Below are some of the benefits of and ideas for mixing roofing materials.

Benefits

Mixing roofing materials has multiple benefits. Below are some of them.

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