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…
Landmark Pro Is Now Impact 3 Resistant!
We have loved offering Landmark Pro as a shingle options for roof replacements. The colors, quality, and durability are a great buy for the price. Starting in 2023 Landmark Pro will now be rated as a Class 3 impact Resistant Shingle. Up until now, the only Impact Resistant shingles Carlson Exteriors offered was the Northgate…
Love Your Contractor
Do you have heart eyes for your contractor? Or do you dread the thought of another roofer ghosting? Do you trust your siding repair company 100% or are you constantly fact checking everything they say? If you feel like it’s time to break up with your contractor – here are some great tips on finding…
Top 3 Exterior Design Trends
Top 3 exterior design trends that she hopes to see more of. 1- A gutter system that is a different color than the soffit and fascia 2- Window casings that are a different color than the window itself 3 – Incorporating wood tones on the exterior of your home.
What To Expect For Your Siding Replacement
Every siding replacement project is it’s own unique process but there are some common steps you can expect. Below you can find general expectations during siding replacement, ways to prepare for the siding crew and siding project, questions you might want to ask, and information to help you feel comfortable during your siding replacement.
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.
Modern Farmhouse Looks
The Modern Farmhouse look is here to stay! It’s one of our most requested looks when clients come in to design or plan their home. While the traditional white and black modern farmhouse look is still the number one look, we are seeing more and more colors.
Mid Week Check-in 6/23/2022
Charles started a white soffit and black fascia in Towanda Il Dave removed cedar shake siding, installed proper flashing, installed new cedar shake and painted to match Josh replaced incorrect flashing on a chimney in bloomington il Ricky installed new storm windows in Bloomington IL and fixed a bad leak where the gutter meets the…
Mid Week Check-in 6/16/2022
Bryant and his crew are almost finished with their vinyl siding replacement. This home is getting Mastic Natural slate Board and Batten siding and Mastic Red Cedar Shakes Charles installed Mastic Cape Cod Shakes where brick was removed on this property Brad and his crew have been installing new construction gutters and fixing residential seamless…
Roof Replacements: Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get a shingle layover? A roof layover, or shingling on top of your existing roof, is not the best option in general. It shortens the life of the new roof and it limits the warranty on the shingles given by the manufacturer, CertainTeed. When you put shingles on top of the older shingles,…