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Exploring the Different Types of Vinyl Siding for Your Home

Vinyl siding has become a popular choice for homeowners looking to improve the appearance and durability of their homes. With a wide range of options available, from classic to contemporary styles, vinyl siding can transform the look of your house. In this blog post, your expert team at Garlock-French will explore the different types of…

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Wind Damage to Roof: 7 Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Over the last decade, unforeseen weather events have wreaked havoc across the United States, resulting in more than $1 trillion in property damage. Among the states most affected by these costly weather occurrences is Minnesota, a state where severe storms are common. Minnesota ranks 21st among all U.S. states in terms of the costliest weather events since…

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shingle roof maintenance

Shingle Roof Maintenance 101: The Ultimate Guide to Preserve Your Roof’s Health

Did you know that the average American spends around $3000 on home renovation and maintenance per year? As a homeowner, you know how important proper shingle roof maintenance is. Repairing and replacing roof shingles when they get damaged ensures you stay warm and dry, while also defending against expensive issues down the line. In this guide, we’ll…

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can a roof be repaired instead of replaced

When Can a Roof Be Repaired Instead of Replaced?

Your home’s roof is its first line of defense against the elements, safeguarding your family and belongings. Over time, however, roofs can sustain damage due to wear and tear, weather conditions, or unforeseen accidents. When faced with roof issues, homeowners often wonder if repair is sufficient or if a complete replacement is necessary. If this blog post,…

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benefits of gutter guards

5 Benefits of Gutter Guards and How They Can Help

Would you like to make sure the gutters that hang on the side of your home last as long as they possibly can? Under normal circumstances, you should be able to get at least 20 years out of them. But your home’s gutters may begin to break down on you ahead of schedule if you don’t work…

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storm damage

Bracing for Impact: Tips to Minimize Storm Damage and Keep Your Home Safe

In 2021, there were 20 separate weather and climate disasters that caused over $1 billion in storm damage. Storms can be incredibly destructive, so you want to take precautions to protect your home as best you can. A storm can damage roofing, windows, doors, and more. Minimizing damage can keep your family safe while saving you money…

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Slate and Tile Spring Roof Maintenance Tips

What comes to mind when spring arrives? Wildflowers sprouting up from the bare ground, fresh green grass, little buds of leaves on the trees – and spring roof maintenance. Do you think the last point’s out of place on the list? Well, if you are the owner of a slate roof, you will need to ensure that…

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what is included in a roof replacement

What Is Included in a Roof Replacement?

Roof care should be an important part of home maintenance plans. After all, the roof protects the occupants and possessions inside the home, prevents pests from entering, and adds to the building’s structural stability. Whether your roof is damaged beyond repair or you have decided it is time for an upgrade, this article answers the…

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snow covered roof

What To Do if Your Roof Is Covered With Snow

Living in Minnesota means you will never need to worry about hurricanes or haboobs. You will never hear a tsunami warning, and you will unlikely experience an avalanche. Instead, Minnesotans live with brutal winter conditions, such as below-freezing temperatures, freezing rain, sleet, and heavy snow. A snow covered roof with long, skinny carrot-shaped icicles hanging from…

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