Handy Exterior Remodeling Blog

Val Slajus
Owner / Author
Val Slajus

I founded VIS Exterior because I believed that my knowledge of the home improvement craft could help others transform their houses into the beautiful homes they deserve, and I work hard every day to make it happen. In this blog I want to share some of my knowledge with you, so that you could make informed decisions when planning your next exterior renovation.

The 10 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Leaking roof after damage

It’s a unique kind of fear that runs through the veins of a homeowner who notices water damage on their ceiling and/or walls. The signs are clear – some component of the roofing system has failed. Despite the knowing the exact location of the damage on the walls or ceiling, the actual affected area of the roof can be difficult to ascertain, which is why it’s important to have a trusted professional assist you.

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Five Things you Need to Know Before Hiring a Siding Contractor

 Licensed local siding contractor

With all the horror stories about construction projects that go wrong because something the contractor did, it’s no wonder that homeowners become so stressed out when it comes time to bring in a contractor to do the job right, on time and for a fair price.

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Should you Repair your Roof in Winter?

Thick snow on the shingle roof

Are you among those who believe a roof can’t be repaired or replaced in the winter months? Count yourself among the many. However, instead of throwing a tarp over the roof until spring rolls around, consider the alternative – hiring a team to do the job.

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How do I Know if I Need New Siding? Five Things to Consider

Family house photo after LP Diamond Kote siding replacement and gutters installation in Naperville

Keeping your siding in tip-top shape is important as it’s the barrier between the harsh elements and everything you hold dear within your home. There are times when the siding shows now outward signs of damage, but moisture is getting in, causing rot, mold, and a host of other issues that will soon become quite apparent in your home. So, how do you know when you need new siding?

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