7 Ways to Check Up on Your Roof

How’s your roof? We know that’s not the most common way to greet a friend – but maybe it should be. A good roof protects not only your home, but also everything in it: your ...
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Bold and Bright Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

Thoughts to Consider Take a note from the neighbors. Tour your neighborhood or even different neighborhoods in your area that you like. Take note of color choices and color combinations you admire. If ...
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What Exterior Items to Check When Buying a Home

When you’re in the market for a new home, you’re going to look for certain things: does it have the space you need and a layout you like? Is it in a good neighborhood? Does it have out of ...
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Different Types of Siding and Their Pros and Cons

If you are building a new home or need to replace the siding on your current home, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the number of choices you have. The material, the design, the color, the cost ...
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15 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

We’ve been lucky to have a wonderfully mild (even hot at times!) fall in the Chicagoland area, but we’ve heard word that it’s going to be a doozy of a winter. In fact, we’re ...
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9 Roofs To Inspire Your Next Remodel

The average American house roof is largely functional: when your roof is flawed or damaged, it can ruin your entire home. So we take roof-functionality very seriously at Apex Exteriors. But roofs are ...
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3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Halloween Pranks

We all love to taking out our holiday home decorations when the autumn leaves begin to fall. October brings jack-o-lanterns, fake cobwebs, and ghosts as far as the eye can see. However, when darkness ...
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4 Signs You Need a New Roof

Signs You Need a New Roof When you’re remodeling or fixing up your house, you want to save as much money as possible. You may be tempted to try and fix or repair things that may need to be ...
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6 Signs You Need New Gutters

Keeping your gutters clean and clear of debris is an important part of roof and home maintenance, but sometimes you need more than a deep clean. Sometimes you may need to have professional work done, ...
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Choosing New Windows

When you’re looking to change your windows, there’s a lot to consider. Do you want a major overhaul to the appearance of your house, or do you just need a minor upgrade? What style or type ...
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Upgrading the Siding on Your Home

If your home needs an upgrade, or if you just want to change the look of your house, changing your siding can drastically alter your home’s appearance. It can be overwhelming to make such a big ...
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Home Upgrades to Keep Your House Cool

When summer heat hits, we want nothing more than to crank the air conditioning as high as possible and soak up the cool air. Unfortunately, that AC is costly and drives up your electric bill. There ...
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Summer Roof Maintenance

Summer storms, constant sunshine and blooming plants can cause a lot of damage to roofs and ceilings. To prevent and avoid a serious roofing problem, check out these tips for maintaining your roof in ...
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Advantages of Cedar Roofs

Cedar roofing is a nice way to give your house a rustic look up top. There are as many variations of cedar shingles as there are trees. If you are looking for a cedar look, there is definitely a shade ...
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Emergency Roof Fixing Tips

Despite however much you prepare, nature can sometimes still be very damaging. Since your roof is the first line of defense between you and the storm, there is always a chance that your roof will ...
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Signs That Your Roof Needs to Be Replaced

The roof can be the hardest part of a house to judge if it has reached the end of its life or not because it might not be obvious. Roofs can become obsolete and in need of repair even without a roof ...
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How Renovating Can Raise Home Value

Homeowners should not be under the impression that their property’s value can only decrease over time. While the quality of homes does naturally degrade over time, this does not mean that simple ...
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Facts About Rooftop Gardens

There is an increasing interest among homeowners in turning their roofs into gardens. The roof is arguably the largest unused space in the house. Many people are quickly embracing the idea of having ...
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Rooftop Snow: How Much is Too Much?

Rooftop Snow: How Much is Too Much? During times of heavy winter precipitation, it is not unusual to see excessive snow buildup on all rooftops. However, depending on the slope, grade, and type of ...
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Can your roofing products be installed over a curve?

Custom Curved Roof Chicago Apex Exteriors was just featured in an article on regarding a custom curved roofing project in Chicago. A customer wanted to know if we can apply our ...
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Making a More Eco-Friendly Home

Many homeowners pride themselves for living in an environmentally friendly home. An eco-friendly house can be helpful to the environment and can typically lower energy expenses. This is a direct ...
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Window Installation in the Winter

While window installation in the winter months may seem next to impossible, it is a job that is easily tackled by professionals. To learn more about the products and services that we offer, visit Apex ...
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Choosing an Exterior Color Palate

Sometimes choosing a color palate for the exterior of your house can be paralyzing. Home exteriors can be expensive, and the design choice will be something that you will not only have to live with, ...
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Keep Your Home Safe from Spring Thaw Damage

When we start to see thawed snow dripping from the roof and collecting under gutter downspouts, in addition to the warm weather excitement we should also be spending time doing a “spring ...
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Fight Window Condensation

Window condensation plagues many homes during the chilly winter months. But where does it come from? And how can it be combated? Apex Exteriors is excited to talk to you about this window phenomenon ...
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