Minnesota Exteriors Blog


The Advantages of Slider Windows

Slider windows are a relatively new invention when compared to the usual run of the mill windows used in occidental countries since the medieval times.  Unlike French windows or bay windows that require hinges and casements to open, Slider windows remain on their axis and move only horizontally on well-oiled tracks or ‘cantilevers.’ This ability… Read More

Double Hung Windows

There is something quintessentially American about double hung windows. Perhaps that is why they are the most popular type of windows in the United States.  They have dividers that are often referred to as ‘Muntins’. Some of them slide up and down while others may be opened via vertical casements. These days, many of double… Read More

The Evergreen Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows are as uniquely American as baseball and apple pie. In fact, they are widely considered to be the most common type of windows found all over the USA . The dividers present on these windows are called ‘Muntins.’  As far as opening this type of window is concerned, there are different modes… Read More

The 5 Different Types of Patio Doors

When it comes to of patio doors, one is automatically reminded of elegant homes in old-fashioned Hollywood movies.  In fact, such doors have always been portrayed as an endemic element of the ‘lifestyles of the rich and famous’.  However, that is not the case anymore since an increasing number people are now installing the same… Read More

Roof Repairs: A Vital Necessity

Whenever you plan renovations and repair work on your property, roof repairs should literally be ‘right on top’ of any list of priorities that you may have made. The main reason for this is that a roof that has cracks or holes in it is a hazard for the occupants of the house on many… Read More

Triple pane windows

Triple pane windows are arguably one of the most advanced forms of energy efficient windows in existence today. A typical triple pane window is a lot like its double pane counterparts but with an extra pane, added on for good measure to further enhance its already formidable heat retention abilities.  These windows typically consist of… Read More

The Key Advantages of Aluminum Siding

The surging popularity of vinyl siding has ensured that it has taken over as the most common form of siding in North America. However, that does not mean that aluminum siding has become a footnote in history. In fact, it has slowly but steadily being considered as an ideal siding option by more and more… Read More

How to Deal With Jammed Windows

A window, be it a living room casement window or a sliding window in your bedroom, is a major irritant if it jams too often, especially if you want to close it because it’s getting cold and a chilly draft is invading your room. But the jam may not just be due to temperature changes… Read More

How to deal with roof repairs after storm damage

Nothing is more important than the prevention of collapse of your beloved home. However, when it comes to its structural integrity the first thing that comes to mind is a wet basement eroding the foundations or huge cracks in the walls as signs of storm damage. In fact. few people associate roof repairs with any… Read More

Different types of Asphalt roofing

Asphalt roofing was invented more than a hundred years back circa 1901. It is arguably the most popular type of roofing used in the United States as of today.  The main reasons for it include the fact that not only is it relatively inexpensive, but also easily affixed to any roof, while providing exceptional abilities… Read More