Building Memories

On the surface, a house to us is the concrete, wood, flooring, siding, sheetrock, etc. that are put together for a place to live. But a home is much deeper – it’s the welcoming and defining feeling you get while in the space. At AMEK – whether we are remodeling or building a new home … Continued

New Deck Considerations: Installation Techniques & AZEK Benefits

Construction techniques and materials are important considerations when building a new deck according to AMEK Custom Builders’ Co-owner Paul Schmidt. Schmidt was recently featured in the From the Expert section of the April/May 2016 edition of Midwest Home magazine. Q. What should I consider when building a new deck? A: Having a deck is prime … Continued

Fall Caulking Worth the Effort – IF Done Correctly

Caulking in the fall as part of your winter preparations can protect your home from long-term, internal damage. While caulking isn’t an activity most homeowners look forward to, it can help seal gaps where water and snow can seep in.  Caulking should be deliberate and done within certain temperature ranges. “A good caulk job is … Continued

Outside Damage after Winter

Paul Schmidt was recently interviewed for the April/May issue of Midwest Home in the From the Expert section: Q: After this harsh Midwest winter, is there anything I should look for as far as damage to the outside of my home? A:The exterior components of our home work together as a cohesive shield to protect … Continued

Seamlessly Integrating Outdoor Fire Elements With A Home

A modern Minnesota home strives to elegantly provide a seamless connection between the indoors and out, allowing a free flow between the interior space and exterior patios,outdoor rooms and amenities. An inviting outdoor home experience has been an important component to AMEK home designs. The Modern Farm Home design utilizes an indoor/outdoor fireplace, which opened … Continued