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Top 10 Reasons to Shop Local

By |2023-05-17T17:05:31+00:00May 10th, 2023|

from http://www.thelocalparrot.com/ “Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It Means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependant on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into [...]

Vinyl Siding Facts V. Myths

By |2023-05-03T17:49:21+00:00May 3rd, 2023|

UNDERSTANDING WHY VINYL SIDING WINS BIG FOR HOME BUILDERS, REMODELERS AND CONSUMERS The vinyl siding industry has grown favorably in recent years, maintaining strong market share in key segments of the U.S. and Canada, thanks to its affordability, durability and design benefits, as well as launches of new colors, styles and other product innovations [...]

How to Select a Roofing Contractor

By |2023-04-26T18:45:20+00:00April 26th, 2023|

We believe the best roofing contractors in Chicagoland and beyond are CRCA Members. Regardless of who you choose for installing a roof, choose a contractor wisely. The Characteristics that are important in any service industry selection also hold true with a Roofing, Air Barrier, Waterproofing and Dampproofing Contractor. Important things to consider are: Is [...]

Why Proper Attic Ventilation Is Important For Your Home

By |2023-04-05T15:10:09+00:00April 5th, 2023|

Your roof ventilation probably isn’t something you think about very often, but it plays an important role in many aspects of day-to-day life in your home. Having the right amount of ventilation in your attic can have a positive effect on the lifespan of your roof system, the comfort and well-being of your family, your future costs [...]

What is Recoverable Depreciation in Home Insurance?

By |2023-03-22T19:23:15+00:00March 22nd, 2023|

In home insurance, recoverable depreciation refers to the dollar amount difference between your property's actual cash value and its replacement value. Home insurance companies usually pay replacement cost claims in two parts — actual cash value, then recoverable depreciation — to dissuade fraud and to limit excessive payouts. After you've repaired or replaced the [...]

How To Coordinate Exterior House Colors And Features

By |2023-03-15T15:28:11+00:00March 15th, 2023|

Taking the leap to update your siding can be both exciting and overwhelming. As you begin to think through major changes, you may discover lots of smaller decisions included in the process—for example, coordinating exterior house colors and features to match your siding. Though your siding will likely make up the bulk of your exterior, there [...]

5 Signs Your Windows Need Replaced

By |2023-02-28T16:54:46+00:00February 28th, 2023|

Five things to consider when asking yourself, "do I need new windows?" Do you ever find yourself asking, “do I need new windows?” Beginning the window replacement process is a big decision, so it’s important you know you’re making the right choice before upgrading. Great windows offer ventilation, look beautiful, help save energy, reduce [...]

Vinyl Siding Care & Maintenance

By |2023-02-14T19:29:27+00:00February 14th, 2023|

Normal Maintenance Wash using a soft cloth or ordinary long-handled soft bristle brush. For textured surfaces, use only a soft bristle brush to avoid smearing the stain into the grooves of the texture. Clean gently to avoid surface abrasion. After cleaning, rinse area with water. To wash an entire house, start at the bottom [...]

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