Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Do You Panic or Stay Calm? Issues that Need Immediate Roofing Repair

Roofing systems are designed to be sturdy so that they are able to protect your home from the elements properly. Unfortunately, even the sturdiest shingles will eventually give way to wear and tear over the years. When this happens, you may begin to see signs that indicate the need for roofing repair.
 One question many people have when it comes to roofing repairs is “which ones need to be done immediately, and which ones can be put off for a few months so I can save enough money for the cost of repair?” Here are a few issues you may encounter, along with their corresponding urgency rating: Read more from this blog:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Aftermath of a Storm: Inspect Roofing Systems for Hail Storm Damage

Hail storms aren’t an unnatural event in Schaumburg and the rest of Illinois. Although hail storms are relatively rare, they do occur in the area. When they do occur, however, hail storms can cause millions of dollars in property damage in the area, and thousands of dollars of damage to your home.
 When analyzing a roof for hail damage, it is vital to differentiate the damage caused by hailstones from the damage caused by natural wear and tear. Fortunately, the damage caused by hail stones is easy to distinguish. All you need is to know what you’re looking for. With that in mind, here are a few signs of damage you should look out for when inspecting your roofing system after a hail storm: Read more from this blog:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Keep Historical Architecture in Mind When Getting Windows in Arlington Heights

The city of Arlington, like its neighbor Chicago, is full of architectural jewels. From historic offices and theaters downtown, to antique houses in residential neighborhoods, the city has plenty to offer for people who love a beautiful old building.
 Even if you’re just eyeing a simple home improvement project – such as adding or replacing windows – you should explore Arlington Heights and brush up on the classic house styles of Chicagoland. Maybe your house is already a humble example of the city’s architectural treasures, with a fa├žade and matching design features you should try to keep. Or, maybe it’s not – in which case you might still want to give it a dash of old Chicagoland charm. Read more from this blog:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Why Upgrade Your Windows? Barrington IL Faces a Hotter-than-Average Summer

The Chicago Patch is advising residents of the city and its suburbs that the area is facing a “hotter-than-average” summer. In fact, the entire region west of Lake Michigan should expect a “minor to moderate drought.”
 If you live in the Chicago area from Barrington up to the border, you might want to make extra preparations for the next few months’ temperatures. Knowing the basics of sunstroke and rehydration is great, but you could also take steps to ensure your immediate environment remains comfortable.
Insulate your home
For example, you could improve the insulation in your home by upgrading your windows. This need not be a large-scale project – you could start by fixing or replacing the ones in the rooms you spend lots of time in. Now might be a good time to finally call trusted Barrington windows contractors if you’ve been dragging your feet on such a task. Read more from this blog: