Beyond The Studs: 7 Questions Homeowners Should Ask When Choosing an Exterior Remodeling Company

In this episode of Beyond the Studs – Josh Gauwitz – owner of Legacy Exterior, shares (and answers) the essential questions that every homeowner should ask when choosing an exterior remodeling company. Josh describes, in detail, how each question affects him in his business and how each question will affect homeowners during their process.  Here’s what Josh had to say… Before we get into the questions, I want to remind homeowners of something that’s easily forgotten in the whirlwind process of remodeling: you are hiring an expert to perform a service. You don’t need to be an expert in that service to set clear expectations from the start.  While you may not know all the ins and outs of exteriors, you are still interviewing the company or contractor to determine if they can help you achieve your vision for your home. Some contractors will try to dazzle or steamroll their way into a contract. But with these questions in your back pocket, you can ensure that you’re working with a professional who wants to do

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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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The Many Sides of Siding: Understanding Your Choices

In this episode of Beyond the Studs, Legacy Exteriors owner, Josh Gauwitz, dives into siding for residential homes, and the many choices that come along with it. The first question is do you need new siding, or siding repair? “When it comes to repairing vs. replacing siding, we first need to determine what the homeowner wants. If the first choice is repair, then we assess the damaged area(s) of the siding and make an honest recommendation as to whether or not it can be repaired,” says Josh.  When it comes to customer service, Josh believes in, “providing what is in the best interest for our customers, which means we don’t push for new siding if it’s not necessary. In fact, we have a repair department of service technicians that specialize in repairing siding, gutters, roofing and windows.” Understanding your siding choices … If you are considering new siding, there are a lot of options to choose from. Let’s dive into some of the details to help clarify what might be the best type of siding

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