Handy Exterior Remodeling Blog

Re-Roofing: Should You Put New Shingles Over Existing Shingles or Tear Off?

Reroofing projects begin with many more questions than homeowners have answers, which is perfectly normal and why VIS Exterior has developed the following information. One of the more frequently asked questions is, “can I put new roofing over existing shingles?” The answer depends on a variety of factors that we’ll cover here.

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Choosing Between Vertical and Horizontal Siding Installation: Which is Right for You?

Vertical siding house versus horizontal siding house

Argh – the decisions that have to be made when taking on a residing project! What material should it be made of – vinyl, wood or fiber cement? What size and shape should it be? And most important of all – what siding color do you choose? Now there is one more question to ask – do you choose vertical or horizontal siding?

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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

Gray colored roof shingles

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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