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Benefits of Vinyl Siding for your Home

Vinyl Siding Is An Energy-Efficient, Eco-Friendly Solution For Protecting Your Home

If it's time to plan for installing new siding on your home, take the time to do some research on the newer vinyl siding products available on the market today. You will probably be surprised at the beautiful styles and finishes available from siding products that cost significantly less (typically between half and two-thirds of the cost of wood siding) to ...

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The Benefits Of Composite Decking

The Benefits Of Composite Decking

Wood has long been the popular - and only - choice for decks. Although wood decks may last for years, they are susceptible to decay and insect infestation, and require significant annual maintenance. Composite is a fairly new material but it has already been proven superior in its construction, durability and virtually maintenance-free aspects. If you're considering building a new dec...

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The 3 Step Storm Restoration Process

The 3 Step Storm Restoration Process

Whether you live in an area that has dangerous spring storms and tornadoes, tropical hurricanes, or winter blizzards and ice, any home is susceptible to storm damage. While a hole in the roof from a falling tree may seem like obvious storm damage, a small roof leak and a humid attic could cause mold growth that could be just as detrimental in terms of storm restoration costs. If you suspect your home has been damaged in a storm, it's important to...

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Should You Wait Until Summer For Roof Replacement?

Should You Wait Until Summer For Roof Replacement?

If you're considering roof replacement, it's a common perception that you need to wait until summer to get the work done. In reality, a qualified, licensed roofing company can replace a roof year round, and you can usually get a much better deal in the offseason.

Are Summer And Fall the ONLY Seasons to Replace Your Roof?

There is good reason people assume ro...

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What Causes Black Roof Streaks And How To Remove & Prevent Them

What Are Those Black Streaks On My Roof?

When you're roof is in good repair, it goes largely unnoticed. But when it's the eyesore of the neighborhood due to unsightly black streaks, it seems like you can't go outside without looking up. What are those black streaks? Are they damaging to your roof? And most importantly, can they be removed?

The Black Streaks On Your Roof Are Colonies Of Algae

Gross, but true. A strain of airborne algae called gloeocapsa ma...

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Wood And Composite Decking Comparison

What Is The Price Difference Between Wood And Composite Decking?

Composite is more expensive than standard pine and cedar wood decks. How much more expensive? There are many variables that affect the final installed price, so it's difficult to provide figures without evaluating a homeowner's individual needs. However, before a homeowner is ready for an actual estimate, we are able to tell them WHY there is a difference in price. If you're currently researching

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What Is The Best Time Of Year To Replace My Roof?

What Is The Best Time Of Year To Replace My Roof?

Other than severe winter weather, almost any time during the year is a good time to replace your roof. The key is not waiting so long that the roof is severely failing and causing interior damage to your home, and then having to wait several weeks to get on a roofer's schedule or settle for subpar work.

Busiest Times Of Year For Roof Repair & Replacement

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Why Is Composite Decking Better Than Wood?

Why Is Composite Decking Better Than Wood?

When you begin researching deck materials, you're going to find a lot of information comparing wood and composites. While you should always make an informed choice based on your particular situation and budget, we believe that composite material has some marked advantages over wood that are important to note.

How It's Made

First, it's important to understand

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How To Recover From Storm Damage In Illinois

How To Recover From Storm Damage In Illinois

Illinois is known for its turbulent spring and winter storms, and Mother Nature is not selective when it comes to storm damage to your home. It might not always be as obvious as having half your roof violently ripped off; often, a slow, steady leak during the spring thaw can cause just as much damage. If your home has sustained storm damage, quick and decisive action is needed to prote...

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Does The Color Of My Roof Affect My Home?

Does My Roof Color Affect My Home?

Unless they're stained and in disrepair or bold and obvious, most roofs tend to blend into the background and with a home's exterior. And that's pretty much the goal. So when homeowners are faced with roof replacement, they often wonder, "does the color of my roof affect my home?" The answer is that, yes, it does. Here's how.

Temperature & Energy Costs

Dark colors absor...

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Protecting Your Roof From The Sun | Naperville Roofing Contractor

Tips From A Roofing Contractor: Protecting Your Roof From The Sun

To protect your skin from the sun's rays, you put on sunscreen to avoid burning. Unfortunately, there is no spray-and-go sunscreen for your roof to protect it from the sun's harsh UV rays, even on cloudy days. Keeping your roof in good condition will ensure many years of reliable service and protection. Knowing what type of damage to look for can help you schedule repairs before more costly damage occurs.

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Illinois Tornado Preparedness & Safety

Tornado Safety In Illinois

The spring 2016 storm season here in Illinois lived up to its reputation, with several major storm systems that included hail, lightning, damaging winds, and tornadoes. Fortunately, the Naperville and Aurora area did not experience tornadoes, but the Illinois towns of Pontiac and Ottawa were hit by several which caused significant destruction and injuries. The off season is the best time to prepare for severe storms. Is your home and family tornado-ready f...

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Illinois Homeowners, Get Help For Shorted Storm Damage Insurance Claims

Storm Damage Claim Shorted By Your Insurance Company? Contact The Homeowners Consumer Center

If you are a homeowner anywhere in Illinois, and you have been significantly shorted on a claim for storm damage within the last two years, the Homeowners Consumer Center wants to talk to you.

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Naperville Roof Storm Damage Identification & Repair

How To Identify Storm Damage To Your Roof, Siding & Gutters

Unless storm damage is obvious, homeowners typically do not check their roof after storms occur. However, your roof’s integrity may be compromised after several spring storms due to hail, wind, tornadoes or lightning. Winter storms can cause damage due to ice storms and heavy snow loads which can create ice dams on your gutters and produce dangerous conditions, including the potential for a roof collapse. Over time t...

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