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Roofing 101

Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in EDI+, John's Thoughts, Roofing | 0 comments

When making decisions regarding a new roof, there are a few important guidelines and tips you should know and consider. While most roofing companies offer their services without a full tear down of the current roof, it is more efficient to rid the home of all current shingles and start over. Although more expensive, a full tear down prevents a significant amount of errors that may occur during the installation process. Putting shingle over shingle does not allow the installer to see where the current flashing is on the roof, making it possible for even the most experienced craftsman to make a mistake. Flashing is imperative when it comes to leak prevention, and putting nails through it defeats the purpose of its existence. Saving some money on a shingle over shingle installation will most likely cause you to spend...

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New Product: Versetta Stone

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Client Projects, EDI+, Siding | 0 comments

The future of stone remodeling is finally here! Exterior Designers Inc. now carries Versetta Stone, and could not be more excited about it. Versetta Stone is a panelized stone veneer that is making stone exteriors more affordable, accessible, and stylish than ever before. Just recently we completed our first installation of the stone in Naperville, IL. (pictured below, and in the following photos featured in this article). The project also included the installation of Alside Prodigy 6” insulated siding as well (pictured below). Along with the stone panelling, Versetta Stone also has many accessories to choose from. Those accessories include: light boxes (pictured below), receptacle boxes, trim stones, and caps.  ...

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How to Get the Best Curb Appeal on the Block

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in EDI+, General Exterior, Helpful Home Tips | 0 comments

Here is a great article from This Old House on increasing curb appeal for your home! Find out 50+ ways to make your house the talk of the street. From landscaping to entryways,  to siding and roofing, and everything in between, get expert advice on the most important things to focus on when you want your home to be the best! Read more…...

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Choosing New Windows

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in EDI+, Windows & Doors | 0 comments

There’s a great new article in the Ottawa Citizen. Not many people understand the different standards used in the window industry, and Shell Busey does a great job not only educating, but also gives a few style tips as well. Upgrading windows improves street appeal and makes a home more energy efficient. Retrofitting them with Energy Starrated windows will improve the comfort of your home, but there are a few items to consider…  Choosing new...

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Watch the renovation of a 19th Century Georgian Farmhouse

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in EDI+, General Exterior, Helpful Home Tips | 0 comments

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Do You Qualify for a Energy Tax Credit?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in EDI+, Helpful Home Tips | 0 comments

Did you have energy efficient windows and/or doors installed in your home in 2011? If so, you might qualify for a tax credit. To qualify, windows, doors and insulation must be ENERGY STAR® qualified for the region in which they are installed. Read...

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