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Preparing for a Harsh Winter

by on September 21st, 2014 · No Comments

  All of the predictions are out and they are not looking very promising for us. The winter is predicted to be cold and filled with snow. Before you start unpacking the snow boots and snow pants, there are several areas of your home that you should prepare to weather the storms. With a few [...]

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Why is Attic Ventilation Important?

by on September 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Many people mistakenly think that attic ventilation is only necessary in warm climates – thinking that here in Chicago; we do not need to worry about it. In fact, the exact opposite is true; we need attic ventilation year round in order to protect the attic and the roof. Extend the Life of your Roof [...]

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The Benefits of Double Paned Windows

by on August 25th, 2014 · No Comments

The Department of Energy states that 25 percent of heating and cooling costs are affected by energy loss through a home’s windows. When you consider the cost of your heating and cooling bills, that could be a significant amount of money! Luckily, there is something that you can do – install double pane windows. While [...]

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Things to Consider when Changing your Home’s Exterior Color

by on August 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Every homeowner wants a change every now and then, but changing the color of the exterior of your home takes a lot of careful consideration. What might seem like a good idea in your head could turn into disaster if not enough careful thought is given to the process. Before you change the color of [...]

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Beware of Contractor Scams

by on August 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Lately the news seems to be filled with contractor scams pertaining to roofing and siding. We want our customers and their friends/family to know exactly what to look for when hiring a contractor, whether it is for your roof, siding or any other area of your home. Hiring the right contractor can be the difference [...]

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Did you Have your Roof and Siding Inspected Yet?

by on July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

As summer quickly flies by, it is important to take a few minutes to analyze the exterior of your home. You might think that your home passed through our harsh winter with flying colors because you have not had any noticeable leaks or see any visible damage to your siding, but the reality is that [...]

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Roofs can Age Too

by on July 13th, 2014 · No Comments

  As humans we worry about aging and how we are going to look, but we often forget that certain things around our home can age too. One area that experiences a great deal of aging is your roof. In as little as one year, your roof can look dramatically different from the day that [...]

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Keeping your Siding Safe: Fire Pit Safety Tips

by on July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

Fire pits have a way of bringing friends and neighbors together. They are fun to sit around and visit and they also add a beautiful ambience to your home. While they are beautiful and fun, they can also be very dangerous for your home’s siding if you are not careful. While we do not want [...]

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Did Rain Cause your Roof Damage?

by on June 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

The weather this weekend certainly was not friendly to our homes! Did you have a chance to get out there and take a close look at your roof? Even if you are just looking from the street, it is easy to spot some of the damage that the strong rain that we experienced could have [...]

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The Little Talked about Risks of a Leaking Roof

by on June 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Even one small leak in your roof can lead to detrimental issues in your home. That tiny little hole that lets water drip slowly into the bucket that you have set beneath it can cause serious issues inside and outside your home as well as to the people inside it. Carefully consider the following risks [...]

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