IE Blog LogoThere’s a lot going on with any home; on the inside, and outside.  Inside Exteriors is our ongoing blog to help homeowners stay up-to-date, and be more aware of the things they can do, and the things we can do, to help make their homes better places to live.

5 Things Your Home Improvement Contractor Should Have

There are many home improvement contractors you can hire for new siding, windows, or roofing, so how do you choose the right one? Use this blog as a checklist. If your home improvement contractor doesn’t have these five things, you might want to choose a different...

It’s Time to Inspect Your Gutters

Now that spring is here, hopefully to stay, it’s time to get started on your exterior home maintenance. One of the most important tasks is inspecting and cleaning your gutters. Gutters are an integral part of your roofing system that can impact your home from the...

Water Damage? It May Not be a Roof Leak

We’ve received several calls since the weather warmed up for roof leak repair, some to homes that have recently had a roof replacement. When we arrive and inspect the roof, we quickly realize that the water damage the homeowner sustained isn’t because they have roof...

How New Siding Can Improve Your Home

As spring approaches and you look at your home, do you think about your siding and wonder if new siding can improve your home in more than just a visual way? It can. Today’s siding differs from that made just ten years ago in many ways helping your home not only look...

What Your Windows May be Telling You

Drafty windows and ones that don’t open or close properly are ready to be replaced. Do you know there are other signs that your windows may not be in good shape? Things like condensation and mildew may mean you need replacement windows or some window maintenance. What...

How Snow and Ice Affects Your Roof

Although we had quite a mild spell last week, it’s winter in Wisconsin so we know it’s going to snow again. Few homeowners realize impact that snow and ice can have on roofing. If you want to avoid winter weather damage to your home, you need to understand how snow...

Exterior Remodeling Trends for 2018 Part 2

If you saw our last blog we did a high overview of exterior remodeling and getting started. Today’s blog looks at the main exterior renovation elements you may be replacing with your remodel. They are replacement siding, new windows, and roofing. Siding For most...

Exterior Remodeling Trends for 2018 Part 1 of 2

When you install new siding or replace your windows, you vastly improve your home’s curb appeal and sometimes its energy efficiency. Even a new roof has many more options for color and style than even a few years ago. The key to 2018 exterior remodeling trends are a...

You Can Choose Who Handles Your Insurance Claim

No matter the reason for your homeowners’ insurance claim, you have the right to choose the contractor who performs the repairs. A common scam that many homeowners don’t realize is a scam entails a contractor showing up to your home in the aftermath of a hail storm...