Spring Spruce Up, Part 2: When it’s Time for a New Roof

In the first installment of our spring spruce up series, we talked all about siding. In Part 2, we’re shifting our focus to roofing. In this article we’ll share some of the things you’ll want to be aware of if you’re considering a new roof. Whether it’s from damage, age, or you simply want to increase the value of your home, new roofing is a big investment — and doing a little homework now can save you time, energy and money down the road. As with Part 1 of this series, you’ll want to make sure you get multiple estimates, talk with your insurance agent, and understand which are the top brands for each roofing type … GET MULTIPLE ESTIMATES (PROPOSALS) Josh Gauwitz always says, “you don’t have to use us for the project, but you should always get an estimate from us, and at least one other roofing contractor.” It can be tempting to just pick a contractor you feel good about, but multiple estimates can go a long way in helping you make

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Preparing Your Roof for Spring: 5 Steps to Keep Your Roof Healthy

A healthy roof is what keeps the rest of your home protected from the elements, which is why it’s so important to follow some simple steps each spring to see what maintenance, if any, your roof may need. In the following article, we’re going to cover five of the most important steps you can take to keep your roof healthy and extend its lifespan. 1. SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION FROM A PROFESSIONAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR This may sound like a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. To begin, you don’t need to pay for a roof inspection. At Legacy Exteriors, we don’t charge for a roof inspection because we want to make it as easy as possible for a homeowner to keep their roof in tip-top shape. A complimentary inspection gives a homeowner peace of mind without any financial obligation. That said, we also take pictures of any issues we identify during an inspection and share with the homeowner so it’s clear to see what’s happening on the roof. Identifying any damage from the winter —

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Beyond the Studs: Return on Investment (ROI) & Home Remodeling

In this episode of Beyond the Studs, Josh Gauwitz, owner of Legacy Exteriors, talked all about the potential for return on investment (ROI) on home remodeling projects, which is always good news for homeowners. Here’s what Josh had to say … I recently read an article on BankRate.com that talked about all of the “high-yielding” home Improvements people can make that typically yield a solid return on their investment. The article made some good points — things we’ll talk about with homeowners who are looking to remodel or make improvements — and I realized it would be a good topic for Beyond the Studs.  That said, before we dive into what those high yielding projects are, I’d like to point out a few of the remodeling projects that homeowners seem to love, that don’t yield an ROI when selling a home. These are just a few examples of some of the more popular renovations: • Lavish lighting fixtures are a must-have for many of the homeowners we work with • Converting a bedroom into a

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Don’t Procrastinate — Get Your Home Project Done Before Winter Sets In

Summer is behind us, and some homeowners who had the best intentions to get their home projects taken care of before the fall are now facing the oncoming winter. In this episode of Beyond the Studs, Josh Gauwitz talks about what he calls “project procrastination,” which can creep up on homeowners because of their busy schedules. Here’s what Josh had to say … I know some Madison-area homeowners procrastinated on getting projects done — even though they knew they had to get them done before winter came. And if one of those projects is roof related, a homeowner should really pick up that phone today and call an experienced roofing contractor like Legacy Exteriors. I find that most homeowners have the best intentions in getting home projects like roof repair or replacement — or even having gutter guards installed (before the leaves start falling off the trees) — scheduled. It’s just that so many people are overwhelmed, that the projects keep getting deprioritized on the list of todos … I’ve been guilty of this, as

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Beyond The Studs: Roofing Season & The Trust Factor

In this episode of Beyond the Studs, Josh Gauwitz — owner of Legacy Exteriors — explains how we earn our customer’s trust with our “no-bid-on-site” approach and why you shouldn’t wait until snow falls to wonder if your roofing will make it through the season. Here’s what Josh had to say … With the 90-degree weather we’ve been having, it’s easy to forget that winter is coming. But autumn is here and that means it’s time to reassess that roofing project.  Fall is the perfect season to talk to a roofing contractor because we typically have moderate temperatures and fewer severe storms. The problem is that most people wait until spring in the hopes that they can make it through one more winter. If your roof is in poor shape and needs replacing, do not wait! Addressing potential problems now could save you hundreds or thousands down the road. All too often, people postpone home repairs because they anticipate a hefty price tag or pushy contractors. But here at Legacy Exteriors, we work with you

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