This Winter, Get Your Mind in the Gutter

  Gutters are so often tended to in the spring and fall, when outdoor debris is typically at an all-time high. Regular cleaning and maintenance during these seasons are definitely a must, but that doesn’t mean you get to completely check out come winter. Living in the Chicago area where snow and ice are synonymous […]

Can My Roof Hold Santa & His Sleigh?

While elves are busy making toys for good little girls and boys, your children might have some concerns about the logistics of Santa delivering their presents on Christmas Eve. After all, there are a lot of houses and children to visit in just a few hours, so the smoother the landing zone, the better! We […]

Pros and Cons of the Top 3 Siding Choices Used on New Homes Today

Siding your home is a lot like finding the right outerwear to add to your wardrobe. Not only does it need to look great but also protect against the elements. But the similarities don’t stop there. Just as you have your coat picks of leather bomber jackets, wool Navy pea coats, down-stuffed puffers, and waterproof […]

5 Ways to Prevent Weather from Wrecking Your Remodeling Project

Summer may seem the best time to tackle all those home improvement projects, but really every season provides unique opportunities. That said, each can comes saddled with challenges, too. Seasonal Effectiveness Remodeling Depending on the climate of where your home resides, it’s easy to assume warm weather equals outdoor remodeling projects and cold weather moves […]

8 Halloween Home Safety Measures to Welcome Trick-or-Treaters

When little ghouls and goblins come knocking demanding candy, you need to be armed. A big bowl of sweet treats and some festive decor is a start, but with more visitors in store at your front door, safety measures are a must to avoid potentially frightful accidents. Avoid the tricks of the holiday, and take […]

8 Ways to Help Your Windows Last Longer

The average lifespan of home windows ranges from 10 to 40 years, depending on materials and lifetime maintenance performed. While homeowners would love to install nothing but the longest lasting windows they can find, the reality is that most window shopping is based on a delicate balance of form, function, and finances. The cost to […]

5 Fall Remodeling Projects to Warm Up Your Winter

Fall may have just started, with winter being out of sight, out of mind, but that doesn’t mean the cold weather isn’t on its way. Temps are still mild and moderate now, meaning there might be no better time to fit in a few fall remodeling projects to make your winter even more comfortable. Remodeling […]

Fall To-Do List: Get to Know Your Gutter System

Gutters may not be the most glamorous feature of your home, but the damage-prevention purpose they serve is essential. Without a properly functioning gutter system, your home could be prone to basement flooding, roof damage, foundation erosion, landscaping washout, and more. Bottom line: Getting to know more about your gutter system now could be the […]

Home Improvement Projects to Finish Before Fall

Labor Day may not be the first official day of fall, but for many it feels likes the unofficial end to summer. While warm days are sure to follow the holiday weekend, they are certainly numbered. Before long the air will turn crisp, the leaves will fall, and snow will be in future forecasts. Take […]

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Home’s Siding

The right siding can increase your home’s curb appeal, but it’s not just about looks. Siding also plays an important role providing exterior protection from the elements to keep your home’s structure and interior safe and comfortable. While cosmetic defects or even just a dated look may be an initial cue for a siding upgrade, […]

5 Roofing Options to Consider for Your Home

Looking to add value to your home, protect your space’s interior, and up your house’s curb appeal? Then it might be time to update your existing roof. But what roofing options are available? A roof, depending on the material, its installation, and the climate in which you live, can last anywhere from ten to 100 […]

6 Warning Signs You Need a New Roof

Having a roof overhead sounds like a great way to keep you and your family protected, but continued safety comes at a cost. Depending on the materials used to construct your roof, the average lifespan is anywhere from a brief ten years for rubber toppings to long-lasting concrete at 50 years. More commonly used are […]