Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Friday, February 6, 2009
ATTENTION REAL ESTATE AGENTS AND BANKS: FORECLOSED PROPERTY RESTORATION
Having trouble getting that foreclosed home prepared to sell?
We can help! With over 30 years in the home
remodeling, restoration & repair business, About The House, LLC, a State licenced and insured general contractor,
has all the resources available to quickly restore your property to a sellable condition. There is no secret that most
perspective buyers do not want to walk into a "fixer-upper". You know that you can maximize your resale value
by making some minor or major repairs. Quit selling your properties short. Some houses simply require some sheetrock,
paint and trim work, while others require gutting and replacing the interior shell and all its components. A classic
issue we see is the home that sat empty through the winter and the water pipes froze creating a big mess with water
damage and all the associated issues that come with interior water intrusion: Plumbing repair, HVAC cleaning/repair, mold
abatement, sheetrock and insulation repair/replacement, door and window repair/replacement, trim replacement, painting and
the list can go on.
Let us take the burden of restoration off your plate. There is no job too big or
small that we cannot help you correct. We have State and City (MPLS & St. Paul require special permits beyond
what other municipalities require) licenced plumbers, electricians & HVAC services as well as roofers, siders, sheetrockers,
insulation installers, carpeting & tilers, trim carpenters, countertop installers, you name it...if it's About the
House, we can do it. We can help you bring those difficult properties in St. Paul & MPLS up to city codes.
We can be your general contractor or one of your subcontractors. We are clean, reliable and have great references from
Otsego to Northfield, Cottage Grove to New Prague. Give us a call today and get your property in sellable condition
in time for Spring sale.
Literally, there is nothing about the house that we cannot help you correct.
(612) 210-1664 - Cell
Saturday, April 19, 2008
After last summer's storms, many houses sustained hail and wind damage that went undetected. This is a good time
to call a licenced contractor , like About The House, to come out to your house and inspect your roof, windows, siding and
gutters to verify that your exterior is solid and did not sustain damage that needs to be repaired. We can work directly
with your insurance company to help you get the best solution for your home. With changes in colors and styles over
the last several years, matching your current shingle or siding can often not be possible. Therefore, replacement of
the entire exterior can sometimes be the only alternative. But consult with your contractor and your insurance company
to be sure. The sooner the better since your insurance company's adjusters could be booked soon and long into
the summer just with last years back log.
Friday, April 6, 2007
Spring is a great time to review your homes needs. Winter in Minnesota is particularly hard on
your home's exterior. Siding, Shingles and Windows/Doors all take a beating and need regular care and inspection
is needed to prevent long term damage. Look at your shingles closely. Are they curling or cracking? Is the
granular material almost worn off? Check the trim around the outside of your windows. Are they holding up or are
they rotting? Look at your siding. Is it starting to show signs of rot or damage? Patio Door...how's
that seal working? Any drafts or freeze up this winter? With regular maintenance and care, your home's exterior
should last for 15-20 years.
Remember....The longer you let the damage or rot continue, the more expensive the
repairs can be.
Friday, March 9, 2007
Ice Dams? Mysterious water spots in the ceiling or walls?
ATTENTION MINNESOTA: With the last big snow storm and pending warm weather, melting snow (water) can run down to
the ends of your roof during the day and re-freeze at night at the end of your exterior wall with the un-melted snow (The
soffit area). This is called an ice dam. As water continues to melt during the days it cannot pass over the
dam and runs back up the roof and under the shingles. This can damage your roof shingles, sheathing, the insulation,
and your sheet-rock ceiling. Depending on the size of the damage and amount of water, this can cost several thousand
dollars or more to repair. The good new it is avoidable. If you can remove the first 4-6 feet of snow from your
roof edge, this will minimize the creation of ice dams.
Best of luck and let us know if you need a
new roof, siding or anything else your house needs.