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How Cold Climate Homes Develop Humidity and Leak during the Thawing Process

Temperature changes in the Midwest are extreme from season to season. For example, in July, the average high temperature in Chicago is 82 degrees, but in February, the average high is only 1 degree. This process of freezing and thawing can take a toll on homes, especially when it comes to leaks. Leak prevention is vital for cold weather homes fo... Read more

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Winter’s Around the Corner! Now’s the Time to Inspect your Windows and Doors for Drafts

Do you find yourself wrapping in a blanket all winter long no matter how high you turn your thermostat?  The cause might be more than just your fickle body temperature.  The culprit make actually be a leaky window or door creating drafts. Windows and doors ar... Read more

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CertainTeed Integrity Roofing System: A Comprehensive Approach to Quality Roofing

When it comes to the roofing products you choose, what is underneath the surface is just as important as what’s on top. CertainTeed is one of the most trusted brands in the roofing industry providing unmatched quality and superior durability. Along with their quality shi... Read more

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How Much Do Poorly Operating Windows Really Cost a Homeowner in the Chicago Area?

Every Chicago home has one thing in common – windows.  Whether it was built in 1910 or 2010, any home can experience problems with poorly operating windows. While decreased energy efficiency can directly lead to higher utility costs, there are many more intangible “costs” to faulty or broken-down windows. Here are some ways poorly ope... Read more

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3 Exterior Areas of a Home all Highland Park Homeowners Should Inspect Quarterly

Did you know you can complete your own regular Highland Park home inspections? While these type of assessments will never replace the home inspections completed by experienced professionals, they are a great way to protect one of your greatest investments – your house. Don’t think you have the skills or know-how to complete your own home ins... Read more

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5 Window Brands that Can Withstand the Harsh Winter Climate of Chicago

When considering a window replacement project for your Chicago home, it’s never an easy decision. How long will it take? What windows should I go with? How much will it cost? These are all questions that need consideration. With the harsh Chicago winters, you want to make sure you choose ones that can withstand any type of weather Mother Natur... Read more

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Cold Chicago Weather is Almost Here – 5 Reasons to Have Custom Installations Inspect Your Doors & Windows for Leaks

One of the most common problems we hear from our customers is leaky windows and doors. Whether you are noticing a drafty entryway or furnace that is always running, there are many warning signs that your home may be having leak issues. When’s the best time to get those doors and... Read more

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Summer’s Not Over… There’s Still Time to Make Sure your Windows are not Wasting Energy

While the stores may be setting up their displays for fall and even winter, there is still plenty of summer left!  And that means there is no time better than now to install energy efficient windows.  These warmer months present the perfect opportunity to invest in a complete ... Read more

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How to Calm Residents Fears Over Construction HOA Costs

Want to get your residents a little stressed out and fearful? Start talking construction HOA costs. It is often a hard sell to get them all on-board to invest into their properties. You may even be tempted to avoid bringing up the conversation at all. This is one of the worst things you can do. When we avoid taking care of necessary repairs or H... Read more

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How to Get your Community Residents to Pick up their Dog Waste Without Fines

Dog waste is a problem no matter where you live. A communal living space though makes homeowner’s associations especially prone to doggy doo-doo issues. It has become so common that there are actually DNA testing facilities that assist apartments and HOA’s in determining who the repeat offenders are. Others will heavily fine their residents whe... Read more

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