Entries by Jack Brandes


Warm weather is here and now is the time to plan barbecues and other outdoor parties! Make this summer even more fun by building or redoing your deck. Are you ready to create your summertime entertainment space? For a limited time we are offering free 2x green treated framing with purchase of select composite decking…Read More→

The Top 3 Home Improvements to Make Before Winter

We might be settling into the cooler temps with thoughts of cozy snowy days inside ahead, but do not let the last weeks of the warm season slip by you! Take advantage of the mild fall temperatures to tackle a couple of home improvement projects that will pay off when winter arrives! Replace Windows If…Read More→

How to Get Your Home Ready For Winter

Winter cold spells can be very hard on your home. Avoid emergencies or uncomfortable experiences by getting your home ready for winter with these tactics. Replace Caulking and Weather Stripping The cracks and spaces around windows and doors create drafts and heating inefficiencies. Cracks less than 1/2” wide can be filled easily with caulk and…Read More→

How to Stay On Top of Home Improvements

Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibility. The largest responsibility is not mowing the lawn, keeping the floors clean, or checking your fire alarm battery. The largest responsibility should be keeping up with your home improvements! Time and use will deteriorate everything in your home from siding to appliances to windows. Neglecting to…Read More→

How to Choose the Right Materials for Your Deck

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors – Especially in Minnesota – but only a few ways to enjoy it from home. Few summer activities are as relaxing as spending time with good company on your deck. When building or updating your deck, there are lots of different materials to choose from….Read More→