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Why does my roof have icicles?

Frequently Asked Questions With A Top Minnesota Roofing Company Icicles on your roof are caused by the snow sitting on your roof melts. The melted snow then runs down the edge of your roof and refreezes, which then forms icicles. Other than the sun, what causes the snow on my roof to melt?  There are […]


Patching Holes In Vinyl Siding

4 Easy Steps to Repairing Your Siding Although we highly recommend that any repairs to your vinyl siding are done by professionals, such as APK Restoration, we understand that some homeowners prefer a good ole DIY. Below are the materials you’ll need as well as the basic instructions for patching the hole(s). What You’ll Need […]

Winter Storm Damage – What To Look For

Whether you get two inches or two feet of snow, Winter Storms can produce damage to your home. Below is a list of damages that can result from a Winter Storm. Roof Damage Does your roof have any missing shingles? Missing shingles could lead to moisture entering your home and damaging the structure. Do you have […]

Energy Efficiency In Windows

Did you know that heat gain/loss through windows is responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use? According to Energy.gov, “If you are selecting windows for new construction or to replace existing windows, it’s important to choose the most efficient windows you can afford that work best in your climate. If your existing […]


How long should my new roof last?

On average, a new residential roof will last Minnesota homeowners about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as slate, clay tile, and certain metal (e.g., copper) systems, can last longer. Factors that contribute to the life span of a new roof include: Local Climate & Environmental Conditions Here in Minnesota, we experience some of […]


When should I replace my siding?

Top 10 Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Siding 1. Rotting It’s important to take a detailed inspection of your siding once a year. One of the most important things to check for is rotting. We suggest taking a screwdriver and running it underneath a few boards throughout the exterior. If you notice that […]


When should I replace my windows?

As window installers, this is one of the most commonly asked questions we get and unfortunately, it’s not always obvious for homeowners when it’s time for new windows. If you’re beginning to feel overwhelmed by the process, give APK Restoration a call, our team is here to help! Window Repair vs. Window Replacement Knowing when […]