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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!

Winter Ready Roof -Be Ready For The Season

Are you and your Home winter ready? Winter preparations can be the most difficult time to get your roof ready for the season. After all winter is hard, hard on your skin, hard on your car, and especially hard on your home.


The Importance of Underlayment

We all know that the weather in Chicago is extremely unpredictable. With high winds, rain, and snow present throughout the year, Chicago roofs can take a serious beating from the elements. That’s why it is imperative that your new roof is properly constructed from beginning to end, starting with the roof’s underlayment. The underlayment is the part of the roof […]


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? […]


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 […]


A Guide to Roof Maintenance

Before diving into the best ways to keep your roof maintained, it’s important that we first talk about what factors can cause a roof to get worn down, cause problems or even premature failure.


The Components of a New Roof

Nobody wants to have to purchase a new roof, but unfortunately the time comes for nearly every homeowner to do so. If that time has come for you, it’s important to understand every component of a new roof so that you know exactly what you’re purchasing. As it turns out, there’s more to a roof than just shingles! Here’s an […]


Tips from Archway: Remodeling Your Home to Prep for Fall/Winter

Start with thinking about the things in your home that bothered you during the last cold season. Was it your drafty windows? Leaking or poorly insulated roof? Wasted energy or too-high energy costs? There are a few different ways relieve those pains now before it’s too late.


What Your Roof Says About You

In the wonderful world of roofing every one tends to think more on the side of insulation, leak protection, weather proof, etc… It can be more fun than that though. There are different roof shapes, and shingle colors, and other materials that can help bring you personality to the exterior of your home.


Home Improvements From Flood Damage

New homeowner? Or lived in the same property for several years now? Regardless of the time, most if not all homeowner will want to make their own mark on the property. Home improvement is a great way to not only add value to your home but also give it that personal modernized feel that adds to your character.