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Roof Damage 101: How to Spot, Repair, and Prevent Common Roofing Issues

While owning a home comes with amazing benefits, maintenance costs can quickly add up. In 2022, homeowners spent an average of $6,000 on maintenance and repairs. The good news is that preventing issues before they evolve can substantially reduce the amount you pay. This is especially true for roofing problems. We’ve put together a guide on how…

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cedar roof maintenance

Cedar Roof Maintenance: Keep Your Roof Looking Beautiful and Functioning Properly

Here in the U.S., we’ve been obsessed with cedar roofs since the first Europeans settled on our shores. These sturdy, weather-resistant wood roofs might have been considered extravagant or wasteful back in England, but if there was one thing settlers had in abundance, it was timber! Since then, cedar roofs have risen and fallen in…

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winter roof

Preparing Your Roof for Winter: Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Home Safe

Minneapolis homeowners, winter is knocking on our doors, and it’s time to make sure your home is ready for the season. If you’re like many of your neighbors, you often overlook one vital aspect of winter readiness. The state of your roof! Neglecting to winterize your roof can lead to winter roof problems and costly…

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types of vinyl siding

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

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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