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What Happens to a Home During a Hail Storm?

by on April 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Last week marked the first hail storm of the season for many areas in Illinois. The hail seemed to come from nowhere and certainly left its mark on homes everywhere. As obvious as it is that hail causes damage, are you aware of the exact type of damage and the extent to which it can [...]

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Do you Need a Roof Inspection Before Buying a Home?

by on April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

You have finally found the home of your dreams and the financing has been approved. Before you sign any papers, there is one more step that should get your full attention, the inspection. A home inspection allows you to know under no uncertain terms that the home you are buying is worth what the sellers [...]

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Should you Replace your Roof Before Selling?

by on April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

One of the hottest topics when it comes to selling a home is whether or not to replace your roof. Unfortunately, the answer is not always cut and dry – every situation is different and requires a different answer. In general, the roof is one of the largest things that potential buyers worry about. If [...]

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Cornerstone Exteriors Helps Feed the Children

by on March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Thousands of children wonder where their next meal is coming from. These boys and girls go to bed hungry every night, wishing they had something to fill their stomachs. Thanks to all the support we’ve received over the past year, Cornerstone Exteriors was able to donate $2,500 to Feed The Children.  The help doesn’t have [...]

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Choosing the Right Color for your Roof

by on March 28th, 2014 · No Comments

One of the most important decisions you will make regarding any home improvements for your home is the color of your roof. Because a roof is a sizeable investment, you are not very likely to change it soon, even if you decide that you do not like the color chosen. Before you make any decisions, [...]

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The Many Benefits of New Siding

by on March 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Have you been considering purchasing new siding for your home? It can take a lot of time and number crunching to decide if it is the right decision. Sometimes, though, new siding can mean more than money out of your pocketbook or figuring out what the return on your investment will be. When you weigh [...]

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Animals and Roof Damage

by on March 14th, 2014 · No Comments

As spring slowly approaches, we will all start finding various damages that occurred to our homes. One such area is the roof, but the damage could be from an unlikely suspect – animals. Yes, even squirrels, if visiting your roof often enough, can cause serious damage to your roof. If you suspect an animal, such [...]

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Discovering Roof Leaks

by on March 6th, 2014 · No Comments

As we hopefully begin to thaw out and see all of the snow disappear in the forefront of spring in the next few weeks, many people will start to see leaks. This does not always mean that the snow or winter caused damage; there could be many other reasons that you are suddenly seeing water [...]

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The Importance of Drying out your Home after a Roof Leak

by on February 27th, 2014 · No Comments

We have spent a lot of time talking about the dangers of leaking roofs from the winter weather we have had this year. Something that goes hand-in-hand with a leaking roof is the need to dry out your home. Water, when left untouched, can cause serious problems inside your home including damaged plaster, wood or [...]

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Winter Continues to Threaten your Roof

by on February 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Old man winter does not want to give our homes a break this year! First, we had the deep freeze and tremendous amounts of snow to deal with and now we are struggling with large amounts of rain and possible floods. While rain is not normally a huge threat, when it is in combination with [...]

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