Archives for December 2014

The Off Season Secret

WinterHouseSceneIt is the time of the year that I once again make that child-like journey to the old Christmas time favorites on the television.  One enduring favorite is Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer where we are annually reintroduced to Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowmonster of the North, affectionately referred to as Bumble.  As a child, the terror of this yeti like creature with its long fangs and a hairless blue face, and hands filled a few moments of the family show with fear and extreme apprehension while we wondered what was next.

That same feeling of alarm and distrust are equally prevalent when your contractor suggests the unthinkable……replace your windows in the middle of a Minnesota winter.  The thought of removing the barrier that is protecting your home and family from the sometimes frigid weather might even make old Bumble himself a little nervous.  However, there is really nothing to be afraid of, and, in fact, the winter months can create a wonderful opportunity for homeowners. [Read more…]


GPS receiverIf you’ve been living on a remote, desolate island, completely passed up by technology and do not recognize the word used in the title; I will be happy to provide a little basic tutorial.  When traveling across country, recalculating is a term that is generated by your GPS that is used to identify a wrong turn on your journey.  If you veer off the most direct route to your destination, a voice notifies you that the GPS is “recalculating” your route, and will soon announce the corrected course to get you arriving at your destination as soon as possible.

Homeowner’s go through a recalculation process almost every season.  Collegiate and professional teams recalculate their game plan after each sporting contest.  Even businesses employ a recalculation exercise to keep them focused on their core values.  Society tends to have a little fun with the recalculating verbiage, but is is a very proactive process that typically is beneficial to all.

Your home is currently going through a recalculation process.  The unseasonal temperatures have created a January-like environment, and are forcing each of us to rethink the overall efficiency of our home.  Are you feeling drafts by your windows?  Do you see frost on your severely inefficient and outdated window and door systems?  And, most importantly, are you terrified to open the heating bill when it arrives in the mail?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, it is time to seek out the services of a professional that can assist you in your recalculation process.  Since 1967, Richard Larson Builders has been helping homeowners with that important progression.  Let our professionals recalculate, remove, and re-install a new window or door system from Pro Via that features energy saving technology that will pay dividends to you for years to come.




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