Roofing 101: When is the Right Time to Replace Your Roof?

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Roofing 101: When is the Right Time to Replace Your Roof? Catastrophic weather damage and multiple leaks are two obvious signs that you’re ready for a new roof. But there are other, more subtle indications that you may require the roofing services of a leading Buffalo Grove roofing company like U.S. Exterior by Seidel. Age Most roofing experts agree that the lifespan of a “typical” roof is 20 – 25 years. This of course can vary depending on what the roof is made of: metal roofs and concrete roofs usually last longer than an asphalt shingle roof. Another variable is the age of your home...

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Roofing 101: 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

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Roofing 101: 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor #1: Are you licensed, bonded, and insured? A roof is a significant investment, which means you want the maximum amount of protection leveraged against the minimum level of risk. Contracting with a roofer that is licensed, bonded, and insured is a terrific way to gain the peace of mind you need before your roofing project begins. Let’s look at each component individually: Licensed: this confirms that the company is indeed a licensed professional entity with the tools and expertise to execute the project at-hand Insured: as...

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Siding 101: Choosing the Right Type of Siding

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Siding 101: Choosing the Right Type of Siding Why is siding important? Siding is your home’s “skin”. As such, it’s integral to curb appeal, collective aesthetics, and resale value. From a functional perspective, home siding is the first line of defense against the weather, and it’s integral to your home’s wall assembly. Also, depending on the size of your home, siding can comprise a significant part of your budget. Nowadays there are many different siding types to consider, which is another reason why choosing the right siding is so important. From stucco, aluminum, and stainless steel...

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Siding 101: When is the Right Time to Replace Your Siding?

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Siding 101: When is the Right Time to Replace Your Siding? If it’s been awhile since your home’s last siding installation, it may be time to replace your exterior siding. But how do you when it’s the right time? U.S. Exterior by Seidel, a well-established siding company in Buffalo Grove, answers this question for you. Mold growth Everyone is aware of the health risks mold poses. Mold can and will grow anywhere there’s moisture, including your home’s siding. Along with health problems ranging from allergic reactions to serious neurological ailments, mold is an unsightly blemish that your...

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Gutters 101: What Are Seamless Gutters?

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Gutters 101: What Are Seamless Gutters? 2018/11/28US. Exterior If the term “seamless gutters” doesn’t mean anything to you, you’re not alone. This gutter type hasn’t been around nearly as long as some of its more tenured rivals, but within the last few years, seamless gutters have seen their popularity increase exponentially. Today, 75% of all gutters installed nationwide are seamless gutters. So what are seamless gutters, and why are they in such high demand? The gutter installation experts at U.S. Exterior by Seidel have the answers. What are seamless gutters? Also known as “seamless...

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Windows 101: Aluminum Windows

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Windows 101: Aluminum Windows Whether as new installations or replacements, aluminum windows are today one of the most popular choices for American homeowners. If you’re considering aluminum windows for your next home window installation, here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons – courtesy of U.S. Exterior by Seidel.  Pros Compared to wood windows, aluminum windows are less expensive, offer superior durability, and require less maintenance Aluminum windows also come in multiple designs: single, double-hung, and multi-pane. Also, a near-endless array of colors and numerous finishes...

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