Monday, June 26, 2017

Why Choose Arlington Heights, IL Window Installation Professionals


Sure, anybody with a hammer and some handyman skills can install your windows for you. But should you hire just anybody? Does the amount you save by not hiring an Arlington Heights, IL window installation professional make the decision worth it?

When it comes to choosing replacement windows, you don’t want to compromise quality, that’s why you’re willing to pay the extra cost to ensure you get the most beautiful, most durable, and most efficient windows for your needs. This makes it important to choose the right window installation expert to make sure the windows are installed correctly, as specified by the manufacturer. You wouldn’t scrimp on your windows, so why would you do so for your installers?

Below are the benefits of choosing a knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced Arlington Heights window expert for your window installation. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2u5C96h

Monday, June 19, 2017

Barrington Windows: Understanding Pros and Cons of Triple-Pane Windows


Triple-pane windows are a popular window option. These window types have three panes of glass and two spaces filled with insulating glass between the panes, which come with plenty of advantages. These qualities allow for quieter interiors, and are better at maintaining interior temperatures than single- or double-pane windows. However, they are also more expensive than other window types. Do the benefits justify the extra cost? Your, Barrington, IL windows experts describe the pros and cons of triple pane windows in more detail below to help you make a more informed purchase decision.

PROS

Energy savings – the extra glasses and gases sealed between the three panes are able to keep extreme temperatures outside, leading to a more comfortable home. According to studies, triple-pane gives you up to 40 percent better energy savings thang single-pane windows and 20-percent on top of double-pane. If you are looking to maximize your home’s energy efficiency, triple-pane windows are definitely the way to go. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2twEpGD

Monday, June 12, 2017

Siding Options: Making the Case for Aluminum, Vinyl, and Cedar Siding


Does your home in Schaumburg, IL require new siding? If so, you may find it difficult to choose among all the various options available to you. Although it is true that you can pretty much choose any siding and have it installed on your home, it is in your best interest to find a type of siding that addresses issues that you are most concerned about. Whether you are mostly after durability or ease of installation, choosing the right type of siding helps you get the most out of your money. With that in mind, here are three of the most common siding options today and their best features:

VINYL SIDING

Vinyl siding is one of the most commonly used type of siding in the United States—and for good reason. It is one of the most affordable siding options available on the market. Vinyl also offers remarkable quality and durability, especially when you purchase siding from respected manufacturers. Homeowners also love the minimal maintenance that vinyl siding offers, simply wipe the siding clean with a warm water and vinyl siding looks as good as new! Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2twtYmu

Monday, June 5, 2017

Roofing Tips: How to Tell if Your Roof Will Need to be Replaced Soon


A lot of components of a home are often taken for granted. While many people tend to keep a close watch on their HVAC systems or plumbing systems, a handful of homeowners in Schaumburg often forget to check the condition of their roofs. This can be problematic as issues with a roof can easily lead to costly water damage through leaks and other expensive problems.
Fortunately, roofing issues and their causes are easy to identify before things get out of hand. You just need to know what to look for. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you inspect your roofing:

SAND IN THE GUTTERS

Did you know you can tell the condition of your asphalt shingles as you clean your gutters out? It’s pretty efficient, right? All you have to do is check for anything that looks like granules of sand (color would depend on the color of your shingles) inside your gutters. This “sand” is actually asphalt granules from your shingles. The presence of these granules in your gutters means that your shingles are more susceptible to UV damage, significantly shortening their service life. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2twKTp6

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Three Roofing Tips: Preparing Your Roof for the Summer Season is Vital


Contrary to what many people believe, the summer sun and heat experienced in Schaumburg and the rest of Illinois can damage roofing systems easily. Furthermore, Illinois tends to see a longer summer storm season thanks to its geographical position in the Midwest. As a result, the summer season can be just as devastating to a roof as the winter season.
 Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prepare your roofing system the harsh summer conditions. This way, you can rest easy knowing you roof is ready to withstand the heat and any eventual summer storm. Some of the steps you can take include:
CHECK THE ROOF FOR SIGNS OF DAMAGE
The constant exposure to intense sunlight can easily turn even the smallest problem with your roof into a massive headache later on. This is why it is important to check your roof before the summer season starts. Scan your roof carefully for any cracks or deformities (dents, curling, etc.) from the safety of the ground using a pair of binoculars. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2u5EkXk

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Roofing Repairs: Signs That Show You Need to Replace Your Current Roof


When talking about roof repairs and inspections, many people tend to do so prior to winter. After all, winters in Schaumburg and the rest of Illinois can be taxing on a roofing system. What many people do not realize is that summer weather can also be harsh on roofs due to longer and more intense exposure to the heat and sun.
 Ideally, you should inspect your roof twice a year: before summer and before winter. In other words, now is the best time to check your roof for any signs of damage. The last thing you want to happen is your roof giving way in the middle of summer because the heat and sun made a small problem worse. With that in mind, here are a few things you should do and be on the lookout for:
CHECK THE AGE OF YOUR ROOF
Dig up the documents pertaining to the construction of your home and check what year your current roof was installed and what type of shingles were placed. If you have asphalt shingles, your roof is expected to have a service life of 20 to 30 years. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2twqMr8

3 Tell-Tale Signs You Need Window Replacement in Arlington Heights, IL


Many homeowners in Arlington Heights, IL tend to struggle deciding between replacing a component of their home and having a professional come in and repair the faulty component. In many cases, a quick repair is more than enough. However, there are certain cases when replacement is the better option. One such case is the windows of your home.
Over time, windows begin to show their age and you’ll begin to experience several issues. Although repairs are possible, they are not advisable since these windows are now prone to further damage. As such, you may find yourself spending more on repairs than you would’ve initially spent on window replacement.
Fortunately, spotting issues that necessitate window replacement is relatively simple, provided you know what to look for. With that in mind, here are a few tell-tale signs you’re better off opting for window replacement: Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2u5RUtM