Home Maintenance Tips

HCP’s 10 Painting Tips!

HCP’s 10 Painting Tips!

Check out our top 10 painting tips for your next painting project! 1. Picking a Paint Color It is really difficult to tell how an entire room will look just by a small paint swatch. We highly recommend buying a few samples to see how they look in the room and at...

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips!

Fall Home Maintenance Tips!

Summer has come and gone and now the scents of fall are in in the air.  This fall home maintenance checklist is a great way to make sure your home is in good shape and ready for winter. If you have any questions or need assistance with these fall home maintenance...

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips!

Spring Home Maintenance Tips!

After a long and brutal winter, it is finally officially Spring! For those of us who have been cooped up inside our homes, avoiding the cold and snow, we can now get out and enjoy fresh air again. It is also a great time to focus on your home -- think about what home...

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Dale Gruber’s Winter Home Maintenance Tips!

Winter can give home a real performance test. Bitter cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time and then a sudden warmer day can cause a dramatic change to your home’s environment. As a result, you may notice a few things around your home -- some are just...

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Winter Remodeling Projects

Winter Remodeling Projects

Just as Santa's Workshop is busy working all year long, so too are we! A common misconception is that once the ground freezes, all projects need to be put off until spring time. Winter is actually an ideal time to complete various home improvement and remodeling...

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Drywall Tips!

Drywall Tips!

Drywall mistakes happen - whether it is from a DIY project or new construction. Here are a few of the most common drywall mistakes: 1. Over Sanding -- Trying too hard to smooth a drywall joint. If you sand too vigorously, you can actually remove part of the paper...

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Do You Need a New Roof?

Do You Need a New Roof?

How often do you look at your roof? If you're like most people, you maybe quickly glance up at the roof line while you are pulling in and out of the driveway. The fact is the roof has a BIG role - to protect your home, so it is best to give your roof some attention...

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DIY Drilling Tip!

DIY Drilling Tip!

You know the drill (pun intended)...you simply drill a hole in the wall only to have the dust fall all over to clean up or vacuum later. Kind of a pain. Well, we have the perfect DIY tip for you to eliminate that process. When drilling in drywall, stick a folded...

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Garage Organization Tip!

Garage Organization Tip!

Is your garage a little cluttered and need of some organization? Here's a helpful tip. PVC plumbing pipe is a great way to organize your landscaping tools. Layout your tools beforehand to get proper spacing, cut small sections at an angle and screw to the wall of...

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Gutter Maintenance & Leaf Guard Option

Gutter Maintenance & Leaf Guard Option

Looking around the state, it is pretty obvious, Minnesotans love trees! They provide beauty, shade & protection to name a few reasons why they are so great. Cleaning up after their fallen leaves, twigs and needles is not so great. But it is just something...

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How to Hang Pictures on a Wall

Does hanging art on your walls make you a little nervous? We have a helpful tip! Check out this great guide on how to hang pictures and artwork by learning about positioning, measuring & hanger options: https://low.es/mrBsx2  

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How to Pick a Paint Color

How to Pick a Paint Color

Picking out a paint color can be a difficult task. It is hard to know how the end product will look! We have a tip for you to make the process easier. Home Improvement Tip: If you're uncertain what paint color to select or how it will look on your walls, Sherwin...

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