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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Roofing 101: Natural vs. Artificial Slate Shingles

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Roofing 101: Natural vs. Artificial Slate Shingles If you’re considering crowning your home with a slate roof, it’s wise to weigh the difference between natural slate shingles and artificial slate shingles. U.S. Exterior by Seidel, an established roofing company serving Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Glenview, and the great Chicago area, discusses the pros and cons of each style. Natural Slate Shingles Pros The biggest upside to natural slate shingles is in the name – “natural”, meaning these shingles are composed of natural stones. All of the advantages offered by natural slate shingles...

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Siding 101: Fiber Cement Siding

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Siding 101: Fiber Cement Siding Blending pleasing aesthetics with durability and low maintenance, fiber cement siding is an appealing option for contractors and homeowners. Let’s dig deeper into why this siding solution has such a sterling reputation. Overview Fiber cement siding has been at the disposal of siding contractors for years, but only recently has its sustainability, low maintenance, and attractiveness gained mass recognition. And when you couple these qualities with the fact that fiber cement siding lasts a lifetime once installed, it’s clear why today’s homeowner prizes such...

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Siding 101: Vinyl Siding

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Siding 101: Vinyl Siding When it was first invented in the 1960s, vinyl siding had its share of bugaboos. But in the ensuing decades, this low-maintenance home cladding has improved by leaps and bounds, to a point where today’s product boasts a variety of benefits. Big Upside Once the cracking/warping issues displayed by the first vinyl siding products were remedied by a thorough reengineering more than 30 years ago, vinyl siding quickly became a favorite choice for homeowners and siding contractors in Buffalo Grove and nationwide. Vinyl siding now has a sterling reputation for being...

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