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.

Planning for 2021 Home Improvements

Whether your plan for 2021 is for a total exterior makeover or you’re looking to simply upgrade one of your home’s exterior elements, it’s time to start planning. From roofing and gutters, to windows and siding and everything in between, its best to have a plan. As a...

Cheap vs. Affordable Roofing

Admittedly most asphalt roofing manufacturers all have good products. However, there is a difference in cheap and affordable roofing. Some if has to do with the type of asphalt shingles but the most has to do with the roofing company handling the installation. Types...

Home Improvements & Return on Investment

Just about every year we write a blog about the specific return on investment (ROI) of various home improvements. We do this when Remodeling Magazine publishes their report annually. (The most recent one can be downloaded here.) There are many other sources and they...

Avoid Asphalt Shingle Roof Coatings

We’re seeing more and more roofing companies promoting asphalt shingle roof coatings. And although they may seem like a good idea, we can assure you that they are not. In fact, adding anything to your roof can actually shorten its life span rather than lengthen it as...

5 Things to Do to Before Winter

Although fall just arrived, you may want to get started on some home maintenance tasks that should be done before winter. The Old Famer’s Almanac and Climate Prediction Center have similar predictions for the upcoming season. Here’s a hint: If you’re a fan of cold and...

3 Questions to Ask a Roofer Before Hiring Them

If it’s time for a roof replacement, you may be looking for a roofer. If you’ve never had to deal with a roofing company before, you may be wondering how to hire the best one. There are some questions you should ask every prospective contractor you’re considering...

How to Inspect for Roof Damage

We’re fortunate that we don’t experience hurricanes or tornados, however, we still experience roof damaging weather. In fact, the ice and snow we get in winter can do as much harm as a hurricane. If you’re not familiar with how to do your own roofing inspection and...

Roof Visualizers Help You With Your New Roof

A roof replacement is a big investment and one you’ll likely be living with for years. Although your roofing company can make recommendations for a good color or style roof, ultimately, it’s your decision. Before you regret your choice, you should try the roof...

Home Inspections Differ from Roofing Inspections

If you’re buying a home, you may think that because your home inspection didn’t turn up anything with the roof that your roof is in great condition. Sadly, that’s not always the case. Home inspectors aren’t roofers and aren’t expected to discover roof leaks. In your...

Ways to Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Many of the older homes in the area lack the energy efficiency of the newer built homes. Building codes didn’t require ENERGY STAR® rated windows or the current recommendations for insulation in attics or beneath siding. If you’re looking for ways to lower your...

     

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