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.

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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How to Pick the Right Roofing Contractor

House before exterior remodeling

It’s not exactly the home remodeling project that homeowners look forward to, but it’s a critical part of the home that requires attention. But when it comes to choosing a roofing contractor, where do you begin and who can you trust? There are plenty of horror stories out there about homeowners who have had nightmarish experiences, and you don’t want to be one of them. Here are a few things to consider as you begin your search for a roofing contractor that will make your roofing project a breeze.

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The Pros and Cons of Cedar and Asphalt Shingle Roofing Materials

Family house after asphalt shingle roofing installation

For some homeowners and business owners, the perfect roof is the one that fits the budget. For others with a more aesthetic preference, cost isn’t a filter, so something along the lines of cedar might fit into the description of a must-have roofing material. While cost and aesthetics are certainly part of the equation, the life of the roofing material must also be taken into account.

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Common Roof Problems: High Wind and/or Hail Damage

Roofing worker climbs ladder to replace roof after wind damage

Many factors enter into the equation when it comes to how long your roof will protect your home. The materials used, the expertise of the workers who installed it, and the degree of punishing weather you experience are probably the top three. Assuming that your roof was indeed installed by experts who use quality material, we face the third factor – Mother Nature. High winds and hail are the two most common roofing problems homeowners and business owners face today, but there is something you can do to remediate the damage.

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