Ice Dams and the Damage They Can Cause

Ice Dams and the Damage They Can Cause

What is an ice dam? It isn’t something that’s made by ice beavers. It is a ridge of ice that accumulates on the edge of a roof. Equally true to both halves of its name, an ice dam prevents meltwater from freely running off the roof – and that can cause...
8 Ways to Keep Your Furnace Running Year After Year

8 Ways to Keep Your Furnace Running Year After Year

A new furnace is an expense most homeowners don’t want to deal with. Facing this dilemma in the middle of a Minnesota winter is an even scarier scenario. As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and this couldn’t be more true than...
Why Do You Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

Why Do You Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

Colorless. Odorless. Tasteless. Undetectable to the human senses. Accountable for at least 430 deaths and approximately 50,000 hospitalizations in the United States every year. We’re speaking about carbon monoxide – also known as the “silent killer”...