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Permanent Squirrel Damage Solution

Friday, June 16th, 2017

How to Replace a Tasty Lead Cap with Galvanized Steel The Problem: What is it with squirrels and roofs? They can’t seem to keep their teeth off them. We inspect hundreds of cedar roofs in […]


Kickout Flashing Installation in Minneapolis

Friday, April 28th, 2017

What is a Kickout Flashing and Why Do I Need One? The Problem: You have just had your home inspected and someone says you need kickout flashings. Sounds simple except what exactly is a kickout […]


Leaking Stucco Chimney Solution

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Stucco Home in Eden Prairie Has Damage That Needed Fixing The Problem:The cap of the original chimney had a sloped mortar core with a top coat of stucco (portland cement). Bad idea. We don’t like […]


What Does Hail Damage Look Like, Part One

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Minneapolis Hail Storms Leaves Clear Evidence Behind This is an impact mark from a .75” hail stone on a 3 year old medium hand-split cedar shake roof in Edina, Minnesota. Such hail frequently causes severe […]


But I just need my roof washed…

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Cedar Roof Cleaning Expert Rescues Excelsior Homeowner from Other ‘Expert’ The Backstory: Upon the advice of her realtor, our client hired a roof washing franchise to wash her cedar shake roof. She was about to […]


Putting the K Back in Copper

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Fixing a Leaking Chimney, Replacing a Cedar Roof The Problem: This is the community building owned by an exclusive neighborhood association in Orono. For years different roofers were hired to address the leaking chimney (A), […]


Creativity Matters

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Remodeling a Bumpout Window With a Bad Leak in Minnetonka The Problem: Imagine you have a window bumpout like the one here (below). The builder was running a little thin on his margin so he […]


Good From Afar (But Far From Good)

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Cedar Roof Cleaning Franchise Perpetrates Another Bad Roof Renew Job in Orono The Problem: We lose a hand-full of cedar roof restoration jobs each season to a competitor that likes to include “50 or so” […]


Roofing + Design + Carpentry = Happy Client

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Roofing Contractor Uses Designers and Carpenters to Help Wayzata Commercial Roofing Client The Problem: We had worked on Craig’s residence a few times over the past fifteen years. He invited us to give him a […]


Upgrading a Chimney

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Repair Your Chimney or Enhance the Look of Your Exterior The Problem Your chimney is failing, it looks like this, and someone wants $3,200 to fix it. Ouch. The Solution Hire someone with experienced designers […]


Slouching tree, Hidden Challenge

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Creative Remodeling Contractor Finds Solution to Odd Problem The Problem: A cedar roof restoration client of ours had an old oak tree that added tremendous character to her property. The problem was that over years the […]


How to Mount a Bear

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Edina Homeowner Needed Help With This Unusual Handyman Project The Problem: You live on Minnehaha Creek and have this great idea. “I’m going to buy a 400 pound wooden bear”. And then your spouse finds […]


Chimney Caps and Frost Wedging

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Minneapolis Chimneys Need Caps No Matter What…Here’s Why. The Problem: Is Mother Nature giving your chimney a frost wedgie? We’ve seen it hundreds of times around the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. A masonry chimney with one damaged […]


Roof Snow Removal in Minneapolis

Friday, July 15th, 2016

How Using a Roof Rake Can Make Ice Dam Problems Much, Much Worse The Problem: You learned your lesson in the winter of 2011 with the epic ice dam outbreak that hit Minnesota. You read […]


Two Ways of Sealing Recessed Lights

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Save on Heating Bills and Reduce the Likelihood of Ice Dams in the Twin Cities There are two ways of sealing recessed lights and there are advantages and disadvantages of both. Sealing Recessed Lights Advantages […]


Blending New Cedar Shakes With Old

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Minneapolis Cedar Roof Expert Gives Examples of Cedar Roof Repairs We are often asked about how cedar shake repairs will look compared to the surrounding roof. Here are a bunch of examples of projects where […]


Who to Call With a Roof in Limbo?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Repair or Replace Your Roof…Start First with an Honest Roofing Contractor The Problem: At some point in the life of your roof, regardless what type it is, there will be a time when fixing a […]


Why Orange You Going to Stain Your Roof?

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Staining Your Cedar Shake Roof is Not a Great Idea…Here is Why The Problem: Your neighbor just had some stuff sprayed on his roof and it looks pretty spiffy. It looks almost like a new […]


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