Minneapolis General Contractor Tips: Prepare Your Home for Spring

March 19, 2014 | General Contractor

Spring is finally in the air, and for most home owners, it’s a much anticipated arrival. The end of winter means more than just sunshine and fresh flowers – you’ll also need to help your house recuperate from the cold season and get it ready for the warmer months that lie ahead. Today we have some Minneapolis general contractor tips to aid you in the springtime transition.

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MN Remodeling Contractors Tips: Winter Care Tips for Your Home

January 28, 2014 | Home Improvement

So far this year, winter has lived up to its reputation as an unpredictable and powerful force to be reckoned with. With large snowstorms like the polar vortex, the turbulent season has already wreaked a great deal of havoc on a large swath of the country. Today the MN remodeling contractors of Schoenfelder Renovations have even more tips for aiding your home in the battle against potentially dangerous winter weather.

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MN General Contractor Tips: Prepare Your Home for Winter

November 27, 2013 | Home Improvement

The winter season is well on its way, and it will be bringing more than just holiday cheer with it. Soon icy roads and snowcapped roofs will dominate the landscape. Is your home ready for the impending onslaught of rough winter weather? Today we have some MN general contractor tips to help you prepare your home for winter.

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Surviving Your MN Kitchen Remodeling Project

September 24, 2013 | Kitchen Remodeling

Remodeling the kitchen is an exciting event for all homeowners. Many people spend a great deal of time and care picking out the perfect paint, décor, appliances, and fixtures. Excitement, though, could turn into anxiety when your MN kitchen remodeling project begins, and you realize you won’t be able to use the kitchen throughout the remodeling process. Don’t fret; we’ve thought of some tips to help you survive your next kitchen remodel.

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Hail Damage and Insurance Claims: How It Works

August 7, 2013 | Home Improvement

There’s almost nothing quite as frightening to a homeowner as the sounds of click-clacking hail on the roof. Well, that fear became reality to the many residents of Eagan and Eden Prairie just the other night. In fact, the damage got to be so bad even the Eden Prairie police squad took a hit. Ouch. But don’t fret; Schoenfelder Renovations is in the damage restoration and roofing business to work with local residents of Minnesota like no other roofing companies can.

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MN Home Remodeling Project: Basement Theater

July 26, 2013 | Home Remodeling

Having trouble watching your favorite movie in the living room? Do constant house traffic, ringing phones, and knocks at the door distract you from major plot points and ruin your film viewing in general? Then turn your basement into your own private theater with the help of a MN home remodeling from Schoenfelder.

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Decks

October 13, 2012 | Renovations

Did you know: In Minnesota, decks should be recoated every 2 years. Cedar and redwood decks should be coated when brand new. Green treated decks should wait 60 days to be coated. Deck Prep: Detergent washing and Brighteners cost $.35 per square foot Floor sanding costs about $1.25 per square foot. Deck Finishes Deck staining costs between $.35 to $.70 per square foot Deck coatings can react badly with previous coatings Minnesota’s climate is one of the worst in the country for decks A properly maintained deck should last for 30+ years We paint, stain and seal over 500 decks a year. We design maintenance plans for may of our clients to keep their decks protected for years. We would be happy to meet with you to put together a system for your deck. Decks Consumer Reports is usually a good resource for many products, but for decks their advice … Continued

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Metal Coatings

June 27, 2011 | Home Improvement

Did you know: 70% of iron railings are coated with paint systems designed to allow rust within 24 months. 85% of the cost of recoating railings is contained in the labor Traditional metal coatings did not slow rust down, they just covered it up. High performance coatings have 10 times the ability to slow the growth of rust By using high performance coatings, you can triple the lifespan of a metal coating.

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Price Increases

December 27, 2010 | Home Improvement

In August of 2010 and again in December of 2010, PPG and Sherwin Williams instituted across the board price increases of 6%. They based this on increasing prices for titanium dioxide. The price increase applied to all paint and sundries, even ones that did not contain titanium. Likely the primary reason behind the price increase is the falling strength of the dollar. Most construction materials are now purchased on a world market. Prices for titanium, gypsum, copper, aluminum, petroleum, acrylic, etc all rise and fall with world supply and demand, but also on the strength of the local currency. A falling dollar will buy you less titanium from China, even as overall demand has not risen significantly. The same applies to oil, which explains why we are paying $3. per gallon at the pump. As the world economy recovers, demand will likely compound this effect. At Schoenfelder Renovations, once a … Continued

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