Beyond the Studs: Dealing with Storm Damage to Your Home

In this episode of Beyond the Studs, Josh Gauwitz spoke about storm damage here in Wisconsin. He also covers when it’s smart to have your home inspected, insurance claims, an the importance of doing your homework when choosing a company to work on repairs from storm damage … Recently, some pretty severe weather hit southern Wisconsin, and even in the far eastern parts of Sun Prairie you could hear sirens going off when it occurred. It was pretty crazy.  What I’d like to do is talk about how a homeowner can proceed in the event of storm damage, so the people in our community are prepared when this kind of stuff happens.  To begin, you need to know what type of potential issues you should be looking for after a storm. Obviously, there may be clean up of branches and debris, but what about your home itself? This last storm at the end of July had 70-mile an hour winds, and there were reports of baseball sized hail in areas. And then to top it

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Beyond the Studs: Winter is Coming, is Your Home Exterior Ready?

In this episode of Beyond the Studs, Josh Gauwitz spoke about the Wisconsin weather and how it can affect the exterior of your home, especially if your roofing or siding is in need of repair. Here’s what Josh had to say … Living in Wisconsin, we have extreme weather conditions — from below freezing cold, to smoldering heat, and everything in between. So it can really open the exterior of our house up to a lot of potential problems. If your siding or roofing isn’t holding up the way it should, that extreme temperature change can really break down the composition of those materials … especially if there is a manufacturer’s defect, or even a labor defect. This can open the exterior of a home to an array of potential problems. So, it’s always good to have an inspection done by either yourself, or a professional, which could be just a visual inspection. Some of the issues are going to be extremely obvious, like if you if you’re on a roof and you see cracking

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Tips for Finding the Right Commercial Roofing Contractor

Getting a new roof for your business may sound like a simple task. But whether or not the process runs smoothly often depends on the contractor you choose. Will they work with your property insurance to get you the best deal possible? Will they complete the job quickly and cleanly? Will there be issues down the line if you need them to return for warrantied service? By finding the right commercial roofing contractor, you can ensure each of these areas, and more, go well from day one. What to Look for in a Commercial Roofing Contractor Follow each of the following tips to ensure the roofing team you choose is skilled, safe, and trustworthy.  #1: Insurance and Registration Proper insurance and registration not only provide insight into the qualifications of a business, but they also protect you, the company, and potentially even your customers from the dangers of active roofing projects. Companies should hold both workers’ compensation and general liability insurance. #2: Experience and Expertise Commercial roof contractors should have many years of experience. They

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The Benefits of Metal Roofing

When it’s time to replace your roof, it’s important to understand what your options are so you can weigh out which type of roofing is best for your home — and your budget. At Legacy Exteriors, we install three kinds of roofing: asphalt, metal and rubber. That said, today we’re going to focus on the benefits of metal roofing, to give you a solid idea of what you can expect if you choose this type of solution. Let’s start off with a quick definition … A premium product, metal roofing has a higher cost than asphalt shingles. It also has a much better lifespan, as a metal roof can last for up to 50 years or more. We often install standing seam metal roofing systems, which are a type of roofing that is made of aluminum, and can last up to 50 years without needing any major repairs or replacements. A standing seam metal roof has interlocking panels that run from the ridge of the roof to the eave.  THE BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING COLOR

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Beyond The Studs With Legacy Exteriors – “GAF Master Elite Roofers”

Josh Gauwitz, owner of Legacy Exteriors, is back this week along with Shane from GAF. We discuss what sets GAF shingles apart from the rest of the shingle manufactures out there. One of those reasons is the “Golden Pledge Warranty” which only “Master Elite Roofers” can offer. Legacy Exteriors is a “Master Elite Roofer” and we learn what that means and how Legacy Exteriors maintains those credentials each year. Also now is the time to schedule any exterior project you have in mind for this year as Legacy Exteriors is still working off of 2022 prices, so to avoid the inevitable spring price hike schedule your job Today by calling Legacy Exteriors at 221-3000 or by visiting their website here.

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