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Ridge Vent Versus Gable Vent

Learn the difference between gable and ridge vents and whether your Minneapolis-area home needs them.


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Have Hail? Better Get Your Roof Inspected for Damage!

If your home or business has been subjected to hail recently, a roof inspection is in order. Here's why you need to schedule one today!


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Cedar or Asphalt?

If you’re looking to replace the roof of your home, you’re probably debating between asphalt and cedar shingles. What are the differences between the two?

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Good Work Goes Beyond Nine to Five

All American Restoration is proud and humbled to work with Tee It Up for the Troops (TIUFTT). We support them in their mission to honor, respect, remember and support all those who have served in the United States' armed forces.


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Chase Storm Chasers Away

Storm season is upon us. Chances are that you'll make it through this and many more seasons without having to worry about storm damage. But summers in Minneapolis and St Paul are capricious affairs, and a damage-inducing storm could pass through any neighborhood, including yours.

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Four Tips for After The Storm

If a damaging storm comes through your neighborhood, you'll have to be careful of more than felled trees and swirling debris. You'll need to make repairs to your home, but with the throng of salesmen out there, making a decision can be difficult. Here are some tips to make your home's repairs as worry free as possible. 


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3 Tips for Working With Commercial Roofs

Many businesses have flat roofs. And just like the pitched roofs that are common on homes, you have to maintain your flat roof in good condition. If you take care of your commercial roof, you will have fewer headaches and expenses over time. If you are looking at making any changes to your commercial roof, keep these tips in mind. 

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Ice Dams Be Gone!

If you suspect that you've had ice dams this past winter, don’t wait until next season’s snowfall to make amends. If left unchecked, ice dams can cause damage to your shingles, ceilings, insulation, and the rooms below.

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Spring Cleaning: Getting Your Home’s Exterior in Shape

When those warm spring breezes implore you to open your windows and air out your home after a long, shut-in winter, don’t stop at the inside. Your home’s exterior needs some attention, too. Here’s a brief checklist of things to address when undertaking spring cleaning. Sweep it away. Start by sweeping porches and walkways. The same goes for your welcome mat. A quick sweep will push the accumulated debris of winter out of sight. Wash. You’ll want to clean your siding, wash your deck, and any brickwork. Use this as an opportunity to inspect the exterior walls of your entire home. If you see signs of damage like splitting wood, peeling paint, or mold, you may wish to give us at All American Restoration a call. Keep washing. Start your window cleaning on the outside. This way you’ll be able to fully appreciate how clean they look once you tackle the inside. But first, clean those screens. Remove screens and wash them with soapy water and a brush. Then start on the glass. You ...

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Do I Need a Pressure Washer to Clean My Vinyl Siding?

No. Sure, a pressure washer can help make the job go a bit more quickly, but if you don’t have access to one and don’t want to shell out the cash to purchase or rent one, there are a couple of simple solutions that use everyday items that you almost certainly have around your home. Before you start work, however, we recommend that you make sure what the manufacturer’s guidelines are regarding cleaning products. Additionally, test the cleaning solution in an inconspicuous area, and wait a day or two to see if there are any adverse effects. 1. Bleach Solution. If you notice a greenish tint to your siding, you’ll want to mix up a bleach-and-detergent solution that works great on mold and mildew. Here’s the recipe: 1/3 cup powdered laundry detergent 2/3 powdered household cleaner 1 quart liquid laundry bleach 1 gallon of water   Mix these components together in a garden sprayer. If you don’t have one, nearly any hardware or home-improvement store will have ...

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