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How to Choose the Best Color for Siding Replacement?

One of the first things homeowners think of when it comes time to replace their siding is color. There are definitely other aspects of a siding replacement project that are important, such as the type of siding and finding the right contractor to install it, but for homeowners looking for a specific aesthetic or to blend in with the surrounding homes or to stand out, color is the focal point.

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How to Avoid Roofing Scams: Local Storm Roofers vs Storm Chasers

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It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but there are scammers out there finding every possible way to get your money from you, including nefarious folks executing roofing scams. The roof is a popular target because homeowners who have just suffered a damaging storm are vulnerable and can fall for hail storm roofing scams and the tactics of storm chaser roofers who don’t always have the best interest of the homeowner at heart. These hail storm chaser roofing companies have given the industry a bad name, but fortunately, there are contractors like VIS Exteriors working to improve that image.

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Dark vs Light Colored Roof Shingles: Which is Best for Your Home?

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When homeowners begin researching a roofing project, they have numerous decisions to make. One of the most frequent questions that come up in their research is dark vs. light colored roof shingles – which is best for my home? Sure, there is plenty to consider in the color of your shingles, but there are always light and dark shades that are also part of the decision.

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The Standard Roof Warranty Explained: What It Covers and How Long It Lasts

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When you hire a roofing contractor to tackle your roofing project, you need assurances that they will stand by the work they do. This is why it’s important to only partner with a contractor that offers a roof warranty. All trustworthy roofers who are focused on keeping a spotless reputation will offer a warranty, and while the warranty will vary from one roofer to another, you should expect yours to work with roofing manufacturers that cover your materials for 30 years. The workmanship warranty from your contractor should be at least 10 years, with longer warranties being prorated.

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