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From the category archives: Craftmasters Remodeling


What You Need to Know About Cedar Shake Roofing

Although cedar shake roofing was initially developed in Europe, it came of age during the period of the American colony settlements. In the early 19th-century shake roofing was revolutionized and gained tremendous popularity throughout the U.S.

A shake is a wooden shingle that is made from split logs. Although historically cedar shakes were split from knot-free wooden bolts, today they are cut to size. Cedar shakes can be cut into almost any design. Popular designs include valleys, ridges, complex patterns and ornamental butt ends.

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4 Ideas for Your Patio Door Design

Today’s patio doors come available with endless designs, colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes. Below are a few ideas for helping you choose the right patio doors for your Maplewood, Minnesota home.

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4 Benefits of Steel Metal Roofing

Over the last two decades, steel metal roofing has emerged as one of the most popular types of material on the market today. Both home and business owners in Maplewood and the surrounding Minnesota area have experienced first-hand the benefits of installing steel roofs on their buildings. Below are some benefits and features of metal roofing for your home.

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4 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

In the insulation industry, polyurethane spray foam is almost without equal. Consider this: two of the most popular types of insulation foam on the market are fiberglass and cellulose. Yet, neither of these products can provide the type of overall full-building protection as spray foam insulation. Below are four specific and practical reasons why you should choose spray foam over fiberglass or any other insulative material.

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The Big Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation has replaced typical insulation installations—and for good reason. Today’s homeowners have a number of insulation options available, but they’re turning to high-efficiency, long-lasting spray products to ensure their home’s protected state.

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When the Going Gets Hot, Install Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are economical, easy to install and pack great insulative power. Asphalt is an incredibly popular roofing material, protecting homes from harsh sunrays, cold nights and wind damages. Above all: They’re long-lasting.

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Five Unseen Factors Eating Away at Your Insulation

Your home’s insulation might be protective, but it can degrade over time. Bad weather, humidity and even rodents can destroy your household’s protective “net,” causing issues over time. Properly installed insulation can last decades, but several factors can lead to undesirable consequences. Let’s check them out.

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Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

If you're looking for ways to improve your home while also getting a significant return on your investment, you can't really go wrong with choosing more insulation. Today's insulating choices go far beyond the traditional pink rolls. Spray foam offers significant advantages for savvy homeowners including the following: 

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How Steel Roofs Add Value to Your Home

As a homeowner, you recognize the importance of owning a home. Buying a home is an investment. By maintaining it and adding highly sought-after features, you can increase the value of your home.


One such value-adding feature is a steel roof. Steel roofs help to add value by giving you the following benefits.

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6 Benefits of Spray Insulation

Getting serious about saving money on your heating and cooling costs typically involves insulating your home more. While there are several different types of insulation available today, spray insulation offers a number of benefits that make it a great choice for many homeowners. 

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