Storm Damage

image3Do you have Storm, Wind, or Hail Damage?
Yes, storm season is here. Blaine and surrounding areas were just hit hard. Make sure you check your entire house and surrounding buildings. If you have a lot of leaves and branches in your yard, chances are you suffered possible damage.

Let Advanced Home Improvements help represent you with your insurance company. We can access the damage and work with your insurance adjuster to get your house repaired efficiently. You may have a low estimate or even have a claim denied – we can help!

Important items to check:
* Look at soft metals around the house- window trim, down spouts, gutters
* Leaves and branches in yard – hail may have gone through leaves, broken branches off. If there were strong winds, there could also be hail damage.
* Check for cracks or holes in vinyl siding
* Check for dents in garage doors,  siding, and window trim
CALL NOW for a free estimate 763-424-2979
Jeff Tatur
Advanced Home Improvements

“Large enough to handle your needs, but small enough to care ”
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Create a warm, cozy, home for your family to escape the cold!!

You don’t need us to tell you that the weather is extremely unpleasant these days! Most of us are avoiding the cold and staying indoors; so why not give your home a little spruce and make it more enjoyable for you and your family!

Basement Remodel St. Anthony, MN

Now may be the time for you to maximize your living space by finishing that empty basement, remodeling your out of date bathroom, or updating your kitchen with new cabinets and flooring!

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Winter is the perfect time to start your interior remodeling projects. Get it done now, so you can enjoy the warmer weather with your family and friends and your newely remodeled home!

Contact us for a free estimate now!

 

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New Bathtub in Less Than 48 Hours!

It is now easier than ever to have a new bathtub installed in your home.

With these new inserts, you can have a brand new bathtub installed in about a day and a half! They are quick and easy, and most of all, look amazing.

Don’t go days without a bathtub while you are waiting to have a new one installed. These inserts are all in one piece to get you in your new bathtub sooner!

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Go easy on your electricity…and your wallet!

Who doesn’t want to save money these days? Read these quick and easy steps to keeping your costs down and your family healthy!

  • For every degree you lower your thermostat, your heating costs drop 5%!
  • Close off unused rooms as well as the vents inside.
  • Open your curtains when the sun is out, this provides solar heat; close them if there is a draft.
  • Insulating the first 3′ of the pipe to your water heater will not only crank up the heat 2-4 degrees, but will also save you money!
  • Changing the air filter to your furnace will make it work harder, meaning less sickness in your household!
  • Close your fireplace damper (people may forget to do this the next day).
  • Wrapping your water heater with an insulated blanket (which will cost around $10) can save you 4-9% on your water bill.
  • Shut off or dim your lights when possible.
  • Led lights may cost more up front, but will save you money in the long run.
  • Unplug appliances and turn off any power strips when they’re not in use (Department of Energy says that even when an appliance is still plugged in they are still using about 40% of your electricity!)
  • If you have a drafty room, find it! Shrink wrap your windows and fill in your gaps!
  • Installing a reverse ceiling fan will drawn down air and help distribute heat!

Stay tuned for more tips on how to keep your family and your home happy and healthy!

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Increase your Homes Value, Maple Grove, MN and add a Deck

While the weather in Minnesota doesn’t seem to be able to make up its mind; the warmth WILL come eventually.

Prepare for spring and summer and get a jump start on your new outdoor enertaining area…your deck. Not only will a deck provide you and your family an new area of your home to enjoy and spend time together; but it will increase your homes value as well.

HGTV claims that an average homeowner will recoup 65-90% of their investment by adding a deck. Not only that, but if you are planning on selling your home in the next 5 years, adding a deck will make your backyard more appealing to prospective buyers…especially to those who don’t want to have to move into a home that they will have to put a lot of work into.

The cost of you deck can vary widely…this will all depend on: the type of materials used, the size, and any extra touches you may want to add. As most people know, doing the work yourself will save you a huge chunk of money…however, we want you to be aware that deck construction isn’t easy.

At Advanced Home Improvements, our deck installers are trained by the manufacturers to ensure you the fullest warranty possible.

Contact us for more information on how to make YOUR dream deck a reality!

 

 

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A Place for Memories to be Made

“A deck is described as a platform structure with no roof over it. I prefer to describe a deck as an outdoor entertaining area; bringing friends and family together to a place where memories will surely be made.”

-Jeff Tatur

According to Remodeling Magazine, a deck can give you the highest return on investment of any home remodeling project. For example; a Cedar deck measuring 16ft x 20ft can cost an average of $12,100. The resale price for that same deck is an average of $8,800. This means the percentage of your return investment is well over 50%!

While adding a deck to your home is a wonderful investment; there are many other benefits that come along as well. A deck adds character and a certain sparkle to what can sometimes be an dull and dreary backyard.

Imagine your future deck…a place to hold birthday parties…a quiet escape from your busy household…a view of the sunset on a warm summer night; the memories are endless.

While a deck can bring a lot of pleasure and vivaciousness to your home, as a contractor being in business for almost 20 years, we feel it is our duty and responsibility to educate homeowners on the potential dangers that come with having a deck.

Did you know that in the past 5 years, 17 deaths and 350 injuries were reported in connection to decks failing? These decks fail because of improper construction and contractors who neglect the small details that can often be the most important. For example; if you use galvanized hanger nails instead of triple coated zinc nails, the nails will literally rot in the joist causing the joist to let go within a few years. That is a scary fact and a small detail that cannot go unnoticed.

Installing quality decks and understanding how the manufacturer specifies them to be built is something we pride ourselves in knowing; and also provides you with peace of mind knowing that your deck will be built to its fullest warranty and value with unsurpassed quality and satisfaction.

At Advanced Home Improvements, we can assure you will be enjoying your deck for many, many years to come; creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Contact us for more information!

 

 

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Prepare yourself for your next home improvement project

As with most homeowners, you probably have a mile-long list of improvements you want to make on your home now and in the future, but how do you prepare for it?

Deciding what areas of your home are in need of improvement is a good place to start. Take into consideration the age of your home; it may be time for your roof or siding to be replaced.

A roof typically needs to be replaced every 10 years; however, if there has been any storms in your area recently, it may need to be replaced sooner. Same thing with your siding.

Many different weather conditions can negatively affect your roof and siding on your home; wind, hail, ice, etc.

If you suspect that your roof or siding needs to be replaced; get an estimate from a reputable contractor. Advanced Home Improvements will come out to your home, inspect your roof and/ or siding for damage, and can also handle the insurance claim for you if, in fact, you have storm damage.

Call Advanced Home Improvements for more information and a FREE estimate!!

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3 or 4 Season Porch – Knowing the Difference Will Help You Decide

When considering the differences between a 3 season porch and a 4 season porch and deciding which type of addition you want for your home, you first need to decide what is your main objective; is resale a reason, how much will it be used, do you plan on eating dinner in there or is it where your entertainment center will be placed, or will this be a room where you want to feel a breeze and look out at your yard? All these things need to be taken into consideration when choosing between a 3 season and 4 season porch.

A 3 season porch is often just a 1 season porch in Minnesota! These porches are built to enjoy when the temperature is nice. 3 season porches are built with storm windows or 1 pane sashes. Insulation is rarely used and the floor can be decking material or outdoor carpet.

3 season porches can be planned out very well so that when finished, they can be easily converted to a 4 season porch in the future. The conversion is inexpensive AND less work. What you can do to make the conversion easier is, insulate the ceilings, floors, and half walls; as well as installing proper footings (these will be inspected by the city to ensure correct installation). A 3 season porch can be a great investment.

A 4 season porch can be a great addition to your home. This room, when completed, is used more than any other type of addition; and, with good design, will give you 85% return on your investment. Designing this type of room with tongue and groove, faux paint, wood, or stone can bring your addition to life.

4 season porches are fully insulated with R-19 walls, R-38 ceilings, and R-30 Floors. Most of the time they are built on 6×6 post with footings, however, a foundation with a slab is also an option but may be more expensive because anytime you attach anything to a structure (your home) you need footings, so a concrete slab requires a full foundation.

Check out this before and after!

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 Give Advanced Home Improvements a call for a FREE estimate on your porch, or any upcoming projects you may have!!

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A Haven for Relaxation

As the chill of winter has arrived; we spend more time in the warm comfort of our home…so why not make your home even more comfortable with a remodel!

It may be a running joke that there are two seasons in Minnesota, construction and winter; but construction is not just for the warmer seasons. Winter is the prime time for Advanced Home Improvements to give your home a little spruce. So what does this mean for you? A quicker start date for your project, as well as a faster completion time!

A small remodel of your bathroom can make your home even more aesthetically pleasing to you and the loved ones you invite over for a visit.

Often times we disregard the decor of our bathroom; they tend to be the smallest room in our homes, as well as the room that we spend the least amount of time in. However, your bathroom can become the room you go to when you need to relax. A long luxurious soak in a bath tub can be just the fix you need after a long day at the office.  But your bathtub might be small and outdated, and not pleasing to soak in at all! Homeowners are now updated their bathrooms with ammenities such as soaking tubs, privatized toilets and heated floors.

These few improvements can not only turn your bathroom into your relaxation room, but add value to your home and even help it sell!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Storm season is upon us

Here in Minnesota we see a lot of rain, wind and hail. Be sure to keep an eye out for damage to your home that these types of storms can cause.

If gone untreated, damage to the exterior of your home can cause a lot of problems for the interior of your home as well.

Contact Advanced Home Improvements to find out how we can assist you if your home has suffered storm damage!

Dealing with your insurance company? We can help take that stress off your shoulders!

Let us give you peace of mind a receive a courtesy inspection from Advanced Home Improvements TODAY!!!

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