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From the category archives: Craftmasters Remodeling


How Much Attic Insulation do you Really Need

Minnesota weather in the winter gets down-right freezing. Although your heating system is designed to run as efficiently as possible, every time it turns on you can almost hear the cost of your energy bill adding up.

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Everything You Need to Know About Home Performance Testing

Home performance tests are one of the most useful tools available to homeowners and technicians alike. Here at Craftmasters, we put your energy bill first. A home performance test gauges a household’s energy efficiency, helping homeowners determine the best-possible avenue for new installations, replacements, and even removals. Conducted by trained technicians, a home performance test can give you a detailed roadmap about your home’s in-depth performance metrics—helping you improve your household’s long-term energy efficiency.

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Which Type of Roof is Right for You: Asphalt, Cedar or Steel?

If your old roof has seen better days, and you're ready to replace it, now is a great time to consider all your options. For pitched, or steep, roofs, consider these three main roofing systems. Each type, asphalt, cedar, and steel offer unique advantages. By comparing the three, we hope to arm you with enough information to launch your selection process.

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How Does Attic Insulation Work, Anyway?

Your home’s attic insulation does more than you think. If you’re looking for a good home remodeling option, consider restoring—or even replacing—your attic insulation. Attic insulation replacement is a messy job, but it’s well worth the time and labor investment. When an attic’s dust and fiberglass settle, you’ll save more money in the long run.

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3 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time to Replace Your Patio Doors

Most people -- perhaps yourself included -- consider the spring and summer to be the prime time to replace your patio doors and other remodeling projects. The weather is beginning to warm up and many people have vacation time in the summer which both lend themselves to planning such projects during those times. Fall, however, is an optimal time for replacing your patio doors and here's why:

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Now Is the Time to Think About Your Home's Insulation!

In the summertime, the last thing you want to think about is home insulation. As a new school year begins and cooler weather looms, it’s the perfect time to think about your home's insulation.


Here are just a few reasons to consider upgrading your home insulation before winter:

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4 Things You Need to Know About Storm Damage

With the Minnesota winter and cold weather right around the corner, many homeowners are probably wondering how this year's storms will pan out. These thoughts, coupled with realities of the violent storms that have recently struck other areas of the country and the world still fresh on everyone's minds, has prompted Craftmasters to remind you about storm damage.

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Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Energy efficiency is more than using eco-friendly building solutions and Energy Star appliances in your home. It's also a means of reducing your power bill, allowing that money to go places you would much prefer to spend it whether for hobbies or other necessities. Nobody expects you to be uncomfortable by not running your heating and air conditioning systems as needed, but there are ways to keep the treated air inside so you don't need to run your unit as often.

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Custom Decks by Craftmasters

A deck is often an afterthought upon completion of a home building project, but it is also an important part of the house as both your home and what is likely the largest investment you've ever made. The deck can be as simple as a small platform which allows access to your backdoor, or it can be an elaborate extra room for you to enjoy as part of your home and daily lifestyle. Whatever hobbies you enjoy can be incorporated as part of a custom design for your deck, but there are also common ideas which add value to your house and a daily practical use to your deck.

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Window Trim Ideas for Your Home or Business

Tired of painting your old window trim over and over again? Noticing signs of wear and tear? Give your windows the upgrade they need. Window trim enhances the look and feel of your home. Select from a variety of trim features to suit your homes style.

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