Tag: home maintenance
Home Exterior Spring Check List
As the weather starts to turn friendly for outside activities; think about running through this quick check list for your home. Spring is the optimal time to address any problems or hire any contractors. 1. Inspect your roof Even if you didn’t have any big hail storms or winter storms, it’s not a good habit…
Favorite Remodels of 2022
A recap on some of our home transformations of 2022 – includes many complete siding replacements, roof replacements, window replacement, gutter replacements, and garage door replacements.
The Importance of Kick-out Flashing
Spring showers bring leaky gutters- Wait no, that’s not right! We’ve recently had a fair amount of homeowners call because they are tired of leaking gutters. It’s usually the lack of kick out flashing which gives the appearance of a leaky gutter but often has hidden disasters associated with it. What is a kickout flashing?…
Fall Home-Exterior Maintenance Checklist
Fall is right around the corner! Before you get swept away in fall festivities it’s good to make sure your home is ready for fall/winter. The following is a list of maintenance tasks and to-do’s for your home while it’s still nice outside. Get In The Attic Look for any leaks, wet spots, or watermarks.…
Dryvit- Friend or Foe?
What is Dryvit? Dryvit is most frequently referred to as stucco looking material by homeowners but is actually a composite material that was designed to be insulated and water resistant, while maintaining a “beautiful” exterior appearance. The use of this material in the U.S. started in the 1960’s but boomed in the 70’s. The promise…
Extensive Gutter Repair
Our two gutter crews teamed up on one of our most extensive repairs of the year.
2014 Recap of Residential Roof Replacements
Check out a handful of roofs our crew has replaced this year! Such a variety of sizes and colors.
5″ Gutters vs 6″ Gutters
It’s time to replace your gutters and you’ve been hearing all these things about 6″ gutters; so, is it worth the money to expand the size of your gutters and downspouts? What are the benefits of that extra inch? What are the drawbacks? In the past, residential homes have 5″ gutters and 2″x3″ downspouts and commercial…
Out-of-Town Roofing Contractors
Many homeowners in Central Illinois were devastatingly impacted by the storm that arrived last fall- home repairs continue to ensue 6 months later. As a local contractor, it is our responsibility and duty to both inform and educate the Bloomington/Normal area in regards to the risks of out of town contractors, commonly known as “storm chasers”.…
When Should You Get New Windows?
Many people clean their windows pre-summer which doubles as a window inspection. Even if you don’t clean, you should inspect the condition of your windows and window frames. It can be tricky deciding if a repair or a replacement is the way to go, so, when should you get new windows? You should consider upgrading…