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Window Replacement Part 3: Marvin, Andersen, Pella
This is a three-part series of blogs on various aspects of window replacement.  Because windows can be a complicated thing, yet we all need them ...
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Siding Replacement Wars: James Hardie vs. LP SmartSide in a Battle for Contractors, Builders, and You
Homeowners love the traditional look and increased longevity in composite board siding products.  This blog shows points out the differences of the two most popular ...
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Roof Replacement Part 1: Should Contractors Use GAF, Owens Corning, or IKO?
There are many asphalt roofing products out there, and this blog gives some pros and cons of three high-profile brands.  Picking the correct contractor is ...
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Siding Choices: Cutting through the Clutter
Our first blog with the Star Tribune! Here, we discuss the pros and cons of various types of siding including vinyl, steel, and composite boards. All ...
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Window Replacement Part 1: The Dog and Pony Show Comes to Your House
Time for window shopping?  Get ready for the product that was absolutely made for the kitchen table sales pitch.  Windows are a salesperson's dream, chock ...
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Window Replacement Part 2: Materials and Methods
If you didn't call My 3 Quotes and you've just been through 3 very long and very painful window sales pitches, your head is now ...
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Knock, Knock! How to Navigate Through Storm Damage Contractors
Storms often come at the worst times and the more destructive the storm, the more frustrating and overwhelming it can be. This post is about ...
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Home Improvement Financing- Many Options, Even If You’re Underwater
Perhaps a little more technical than the others, our blog about home financing tries to parse out the vast array of financing services in Minnesota. ...
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Window Replacement Part 4: (Vinyl) Lindsay, Alside, Simonton, Soft-Lite
The cost of window replacement can be quite a shock to homeowners. It is a huge business in the Twin Cities with the extreme weather we ...
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