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.

How To Clean Your Siding: Vinyl, Cedar, Wood, and Fiber Cement

Cedar lap siding installation and cleaning

Thinking about renting a power washer and blasting the side of your house in an effort to clean your siding? Think again.

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Which Home Improvement Projects Have the Greatest Return on Investment?

James Hardie house after exterior remodeling

When most people think of home improvement projects, they focus on upgrades like granite countertops, updated bathrooms with walk-in showers and fancy tile, and improved living rooms with top-notch electronics. However, do these projects offer a really great return on investment? While these might catch the eye of potential buyers, the real value is in projects involving roofing, siding, gutters, windows and doors.

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How to Spot Hail Damage on Your Roof & Siding (and how much does it cost)

Siding and roofing contractors after hail damage

Midwesterners know all too well the dangers that come with a supercell thunderstorm. High winds, large hail and strong tornadoes are all born out of these massive storms. Once the sirens stop and the storm passes, it’s time to take stock of what’s been damaged. Most homeowners think about their cars first, then turn their attention to the mess that’s left in the yard from trees and shrubs that have been eviscerated by the wind, heavy rain and hail.

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Prepare for Winter with Window Replacement

Marvin windows after window replacement

The weather outside is becoming dreary. The wind is biting a little harder and the daylight hours are diminished. How does it feel inside your home? It’s around this time of year that Chicagoland residents begin feeling a nip outside as well as inside their homes, and it’s probably because of their windows.

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