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.

Choosing the Right New Roof

If it’s time for a roof replacement, you’re going to have many decisions to make. The right new roof comes down to personal taste, your home’s color and style and your budget. Because most homeowners in Franklin and Greendale choose asphalt shingles, we’re going to...

How Did Your Chimney Fare Over the Winter?

Although it may have kept your home warm, what about its exterior? The many freeze thaw cycles we had this winter took a toll on many home’s masonry and flashing, especially around the chimney. Here are some things to look for that indicate you need a chimney repair...

Do Your Homework Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Did you know that the average roofing contractor is out of business in less than five years? They may claim to have a long history in the community or as a roofer but you may be surprised to learn that they’ve had multiple names due to bankruptcy filings. Because your...

Siding Options – Stay Horizontal or Go Vertical

There are many things about siding that has changed in the past decade. From improved materials to more realistic wood look. Few things have changed as much as the siding style options. One of the biggest trends is vertical siding. Rather than keep the traditional...

Don’t Put Off Roof Leak Repair

Anytime now the snow will begin to melt. For many homeowners that’s when they realize that they need roof leak repair. Your local roof repair company can help, but only after the snow has melted from your roof. Signs of a Roof Leak Of course, water in your attic is a...

Where Does Water Damage Come From?

When you notice a stained ceiling, peeling or bubbling paint, or even warped floor or base boards, you likely have water damage. Sometimes it’s obvious where the water is coming into your home but other times it’s not so clear, which is when you need to call a roofing...

The Cost of a Roof Replacement

When you call a few companies for a roof replacement estimate, you’ll find a few things. First, that they vary widely. Second, that their cost seems to be a lot more than just the cost of labor, shingles, nails and underlayment. Third, it’s nearly impossible to...

2019 Exterior Home Maintenance Checklist

There are many recommendations and lists of things you should be doing inside your home every month to keep everything working well but few lists talk about exterior home maintenance. Since we’re an exterior company, we’re sharing with you some tips that can help you...

Have You Done All You Can to Prevent Ice Dams this Winter?

Here’s the checklist, if you can’t mark off every one of these items, you need to give us a call: Called for a professional roofing inspection to evaluate your attic ventilation Completed your gutter cleaning and inspection Verified your insulation is sufficient and...

Roof Repair or Roof Replacement, which is Right?

If you’re trying to decide between a roof repair and a roof replacement, today’s blog should help. Sometimes it’s clear that a roof replacement is the only logical path, while other times you can repair it but it might not be the best choice. Here are three questions...