A New Design Style For Your Home

Designing the perfect home is always an ongoing process and there always seems to be another project on the horizon. At Expert Roofing, we love being a part of the process. We take pride in our work because we know how important your home is.

Updating your home might start with getting a new roof but it doesn’t end there. Adopting a new design style is one way you can transform your home. With all of the styles out there it can be hard to choose. One of the most trendy designs of 2017 is the Modern Farmhouse. Take a look at some of these ideas and see how you can incorporate them into your home!

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/beautiful-rooms-with-a-modern-farmhouse-style-242815Beautiful Rooms With a Modern Farmhouse Style | Apartment Therapy In a survey of over 1,000 Americans, the team at Next Day Blinds found that the #1 home trend of 2017 was “Modern Farmhouse” with one-third of respondents listing this as their favorite style. So what exactly is this style? Short answer: think Fixer Upper. And for those of us who are less familiar with the show (*cough* me *cough*), think matte black + soft white + wood + a minimal mix of vintage and modern pieces. And a massive vessel of hydrangeas.

The look is at once humble, welcoming, polished and cheerful. It’s like your grandma’s house, if your grandma was incredibly stylish and believed in editing down tchotchkes. Though some of the hallmarks are similar to the warm industrial style that we also happen to love, this is more country cottage (with a modern spin), less converted factory.

Known for their high quality countertops, Cambria wrote a whole piece on the modern farmhouse look on their site, using this stunning room as their lead image. It’s certainly a dream of a kitchen, but the elements can easily be repeated in a much more compact space: industrial lighting, reclaimed woods, and a black-gray-and-white color palette. Read more…

 

 

 

Consider These Tips When You Buy Your Next Home

At Expert Roofing in Chicago, we deal with homeowners and help them get an affordable, quality roof on their homes. A lot of our clients are first-time homebuyers who recently bought their home. We have heard stories of success and some of the frustrations that go along with the home buying process. So when we came across these “11 Myths Homebuyers Should Never Believe” we knew we had to share them with you.

Whether it is your first time buying a home or you’re moving on to something else these tips will help you during the buying process.

https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/11-myths-homebuyers-should-never-believe-50955Real Estate Myths Not to Believe – 11 Tips – Bob Vila From the open house to securing a mortgage to closing day, purchasing a home is a complex and daunting process. Here are 11 myths that home buyers should abandon if they hope to keep a clear head and maintain realistic expectations during the house-hunting process. read more at bobvila.com

 

 

Check Out Some Chicago Furniture For Your Home

We are experts in the Chicago roofing industry and we take great pride in your home’s exterior. So you can take pride when you are filling your home’s interior with furniture. Chicago is one of the best locations for finding unique furniture stores.

You can find all sorts of one-of-a-kind furnishings for your home in the Chicago area. Check out this map of some of the best interior design stores from Curbed Chicago if you are looking to add some new home furnishings.

http://chicago.curbed.com/maps/chicago-best-furniture-design-stores28 must-see Chicago furniture and interior design stores – Curbed Chicago Thanks to early industry leaders like Montgomery Ward, Sears Roebuck, and Potter Palmer’s department stores, the Windy City has a rich tradition when it comes to home furnishings. Today, Chicago’s interior decorating scene continues to serve as a major hub for wholesalers and consumers alike. From River North’s high-end gallery district to Andersonville’s antique row along Clark, Chicago’s home decor and furniture stores offer something for all tastes and personal styles. Here’s a rundown of 28 not-to-miss Chicago stores.

Note: the list is arranged alphabetically. Via chicago.curbed.com

 

 

 

Choosing Gutters For Your Home

When inclement weather strikes it is important that your roof is in good condition to protect you and your home from the elements. Not only do you want your roof not to be leaky but you want it to remove the precipitation off your roof and away from your house.

This is important because the build up of water can damage your home and its foundation. Your home does this through its gutter system and it is important to have quality gutters that bring the water away from your house. Check out some tips for choosing your next drainage system.

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/choosing-the-best-gutters-for-your-home/?#.WMmF9Dvyu00How to Choose Gutters – Bob Vila Gutters are a critical component of a home’s drainage system, and like many exterior features, they’re subject to wear and damage. An important item on your spring maintenance checklist should be to examine and clean out the gutters. Regular cleaning and maintenance will go a long way toward getting the maximum lifespan out of your gutters.

If, however, your gutters are showing signs of severe wear—cracks, holes, and leaks, for example—or if they’re sagging or pulling away from the house or have numerous missing, loose, or bent fasteners, it may be time to look into replacement gutters. Experts point out that water damage to the roof, fascia board, decking, or rafters is a sure sign that gutters are due for replacement. “Most ordinary gutters last about 10 to 15 years,” explains Robert Lowe, director of operations for Englert LeafGuard, originators and makers of the only one-piece, seamless gutter system with built-in hood. “Dangerous water leaks and overflows can cause tremendous damage to a home, sometimes before homeowners are even aware of the problem.”

There are many types and styles of gutters on the market today, with the primary materials being aluminum, copper, steel, galvanized steel, zinc, and vinyl. Aluminum is the most prevalent gutter material and offers several advantages over other types. Aluminum is lightweight, resistant to corrosion, and available in a wide range of colors—and it’s also often the least expensive option.

Other choices among the metals include galvanized steel gutters, which are coated with a layer of zinc; these gutters are strong but may be prone to rusting. Steel gutters also are available with a coating of aluminum and zinc, which alleviates the rust problem but is more expensive. Zinc gutters, yet another option, are also strong and durable, and normally do not require painting or finishing. Copper gutters are an extremely upscale and attractive choice, but cost substantially more than other metals.

Another inexpensive option is vinyl, which is available in a wide range of colors to match many types of vinyl siding. Vinyl gutters are not as durable as metal, however; they break down over time with exposure to sunlight and will therefore need to be replaced much more frequently. Additionally, vinyl gutters typically come in 10-foot sections, and the rubber seals used to join the sections can become brittle and leak.

Most professionals note that aluminum gutters offer the best combination of style, durability, and price. “As far as replacement gutters go, you want seamless aluminum gutters with a minimum thickness of .025 inches,” asserts Lowe. “There also are numerous options for ‘toppers’ for those gutters; the most common are solid hoods and filters. The different toppers each have their good and bad points. The solid toppers are the best, because they use the reverse curve or liquid adhesion model, which works the best. The downside to these types of covers is the installation process, which is generally handled by a subcontractor. These products install under the shingles, which can cause problems with roof warranties.” Read more…

At Expert Roofing we are also experts on gutters. If you have any questions or need help choosing we can help you.

 

Painting Your Homes Exterior: Tips for choosing the right colors

There is a lot that goes into making a home look beautiful and the outside of your house is where you have the opportunity to leave a good first impression. Of course, you want to make sure your house is in good repair but you also want to have a great color scheme that will add value and aesthetics to you your home. Check out these tips for choosing what paint colors.

https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/the-do-s-and-don-ts-of-choosing-a-new-house-color-39283?#.WMlzYjsrK00Exterior Paint Colors – Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Yours

There’s nothing like paint to transform the look of your home’s exterior, but since there’s no shortage of shades from which to choose, it can be challenging to make a final selection. We’ve collected some essential do’s and don’ts to help you find a hue you’ll be happy and proud to live with for years.

Many homeowners worry that a unique color scheme will end up costing more, but fortunately that’s not the case! Applying a little imagination to the selection process won’t stress your wallet any more than choosing a neutral shade would—so why not have a little fun?

Notice what colors exist on your exterior that cannot be changed—the dark gray flecks in your brick, for instance, or that blue cast in your roofing shingles. A cohesive color scheme will take into account these unchangeable shades. See more…

At Expert Roofing, we know your home is important to you and you take pride in how it looks. We take pride in our work because what we do affects the value of your home and how it looks. If you are looking for roof repair in Chicago, Expert Roofing will work on your house as if it were our own.

Spring Is Coming And It’s Time To Plan Your Garden

Spring is on its way and if you are like us, at Expert Roofing, you are excited about starting your vegetable garden. There are a lot of decisions to make like what seeds should you start and where should you plant them. Gardening can be therapeutic and also add a natural beauty to your home.

No matter how much room you have there are all sorts of ideas to incorporate planters and other containers to make your backyard beautiful.

http://balconygardenweb.com/container-vegetable-garden-design-ideas-tips/15 Stunning Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas & Tips | Balcony Garden Web Create a Container Vegetable Garden that gives you a bountiful harvest of fresh homegrown vegetables and herbs in limited space and also looks appealing and aesthetic!  See more…

 

Choosing A Chicago Roofer

Choosing a reputable Chicago roofer is important because unfortunately, not everyone in this business has your best interests at heart. There are a few things that you should be on the lookout for when you are picking a company.

The first thing you should look for is how long the company has been established in your area. If they are new to town you might want to avoid working with them because there are some companies that pop up and disappear after they have collected your hard earned money.

The next thing that is important is to look at their reviews. See what people are saying about them and get a feel for what kind of work they do. If you see a negative review ask them what happened.

You can also ask the company to show you some of their other work so you can see for yourself what there work looks like before you give them any of your money.

That can help you avoid being taken advantage of like the victims from this story:

http://www.wftv.com/news/action-9/action-9-confronts-roofer-accused-of-taking-insurance-money-for-jobs-not-done/500153888Action 9 confronts roofer accused of taking insurance money for jobs not done | WFTV OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Action 9 investigated a roofing contractor who customers claim collected their insurance checks, but never installed new roofs. It’s a company Todd Ulrich first exposed for telling customers that they had hail damage that didn’t exist.

Orange County man says roofing company hijacked his insurance claim

“Why don’t you have a new roof?” asked Ulrich.

“Good question, because they disappeared,” Felix Bermudez said about ELR Restoration.

He said he hired ELR Restoration to replace his roof after the company found hail damage.

Bermudez said he gave ELR control of his insurance claim, and ELR cashed his $5,400 insurance check, but that he never got a new roof. Read more…

 

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Expert Roofing is a premier Chicago roofing contractor. Since 2005, we have been providing our customers with the highest quality craftsmanship and roofing materials. Our reputation and our labor has made us one of the top roofing contractors in the Chicago area.

Our roofing experts have over 20 years of proven experience in the roofing industry. Our staff is certified and highly knowledgeable, giving us the know how to provide you with the right material or service for your home or business. We handle multiple types of roofing projects, including residential, maintenance, minor roof repairs and complete roof replacements. We also sell and install gutter systems, doors and windows, and exterior siding. Call Expert Roofing today to get started on a new look for your home.

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When it is time to have work done on your home or roof, you need to find the Chicago roofing contractor who will do the job right the first time. We call ourselves Expert Roofing, because that’s what we are: experts. Our customers can count on roofing or home improvement projects being completed with the highest quality craftsmanship and labor. We have a long list of satisfied customers that we would be happy to share with you, and a portfolio of our previous work. Call Expert Roofing today to learn what we can do for you. We look forward to being your Chicago roofing company.

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