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Whether you’re considering a remodeling project with us, looking for tips and ideas, or just like to follow home improvement blogs, you’ve come to the right place. At Archway, we believe your home should make you happy. After all, it’s where you spend most of your time – so why not enjoy it?

This blog is meant to inspire you and help you achieve that goal of having a beautiful home that you and your family love. Browse our before and after photos, catch up on the latest trends, and laugh along with us as we share some crazy behind the scenes stories. We’re glad you’re here!

Wooden Porches and Decks 101

It’s the time of year when the weather is starting to turn warmer and everyone is beginning to get excited about spending more time outside. What better way to spend time outside than with a beautiful porch or deck addition? At Archway, we specialize in building wooden porches and decks for Chicago homeowners who need an outdoor space to enjoy […]


How to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal in Time for Spring

Looking to ramp up your home’s exterior allure and its resale value at the same time? With spring right around the corner, we have some ideas for you, using our many years of experience in exterior remodeling. Start by going outside and taking a good look at the exterior of your home. What do you like? What don’t you like? […]


Tuckpointing 101- Learning from Chicago Brickwork Experts

Tuckpointing is a service we offer as part of exterior remodeling. Our Chicago tuckpointing contractors are the best in the business, so we wanted to share their secrets of their process with you so that you can understand what tuckpointing is, how it works, and how we are able to offer professional work with the best results. What is Tuckpointing? […]


Choosing a New Roof: Why Asphalt Shingles Continue to Be the Number 1 Choice of Homeowners

Your roof is a valuable asset. This single feature of your home contributes substantially to its value, efficiency, appearance and structural integrity. The roof you select sets the style for your home while protecting the assets inside it. All roofs eventually need to be replaced. Replacing your old roof with a new, quality installed roof is an investment that will […]


Vinyl Siding: Why it’s a Good Choice

If you’re ready to give the exterior of your home a facelift, a great option to consider is to install vinyl siding. Archway offers vinyl siding as part of our exterior remodeling services, but we don’t talk about it very often – until now! Vinyl siding was introduced in the 1950’s as a substitute for aluminum siding, and has been […]