Customer Questions and Answers

One Day Roofing is Possible But Know the Limitations

September 27, 2018
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A good professional company can often do a complete tear off of a roof and put the new roof on in the same day, but there are limitations and you should know what they are going into your project. Factors that can take longer  Multiple facets — Roofers call this kind of a roof “cut…

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Tesla Roofs Rich on Hype, Light on Details

May 18, 2017
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Tesla, the car manufacturer, is now making roofs but they are light on details.  Consumers should approach this with cautious optimism and make sure they ask questions.  Here are a few that should be on everyones list: Who will install and service the Tesla roofs? We know that Tesla plans to have their own techs…

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Roof Raking Causes Damage – Inspect your Roof

April 25, 2017
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Roof raking can damage your shingles and if you’re a roof raker, it’s time to climb the ladder to inspect what damage has been done. It’s understandable that many people go into panic mode when they hear of widespread water infiltration in the winter caused by ice damming.  Home improvement shows scare folks about the weight of snow…

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What Kind of Variables Affect Price of a Glass Block Window?

November 29, 2016
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The first thing you should know is that there is no such thing as an honest “ballpark” estimate. There’s no easy answer but here’s a few things that might help you.  Here’s what an installation company is looking for: Identify the location the block will be put in. Basement Bathroom Identify the purpose of the block. Privacy Security…

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Ask the Expert: Why is the trim on the bottom of my house bent?

April 14, 2016
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What is causing the trim on the bottom of my house to get bent and knocked off? The photos tell the story.  If you look closely you’ll see that your builder used a piece of custom bent aluminum which he adhered over a piece of foam on the bottom.  That piece of trim is meant to…

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How can you tell if you have a Cedar Roof under your shingles?

April 7, 2016
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Cedar roofs were once the norm prior to the manufacturing of asphalt shingles.  In older parts of the City of Milwaukee we find a lot of cedar hiding under layers of asphalt shingles.  There’s really only one way to verify with any degree of certainty whether your roof has cedar shingles. Look in the attic.…

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Are Storm Doors Needed?

February 23, 2016
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Traditionally, storm doors were used in northern climates because the primary door was inefficient.  A storm door created an additional barrier from high winds.  With today’s foam-filled, energy-efficient doors, storm doors are obsolete. So why do people still use them? A false sense of security The worst reason to purchase a storm door is for…

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Debunking the “Standard Size” and “Quick Install” Myth

October 20, 2015
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When a glass block company receives a call and the customer tells them that they have “just standard size” windows, professionals cringe.  The Professional knows that there will be a disconnect between what the customer expects, and what can be delivered and for what price it can be installed. So here’s a quick checklist to better understand…

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Q: How much are gutters by the foot?

August 15, 2015
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Some companies try to shortcut the details of how they’re going to do your gutters by telling you a “per foot” price.  This misleads customers into thinking that a linear foot counts as a gutter foot.  Be wary of companies that offer the “by the foot” pricing. Here’s why: Marketing hype sometimes sucks people into…

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Overflowing Gutters Cause Basement Problems

July 27, 2015
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Diagnosing gutter and water problems can be complex. Maryann from Cedarburg was at a loss; unable to figure out what was causing water to cascade over her gutter and come through her basement walls. THE CHALLENGE: Her challenges can be solved, but it’s going to take some changes and an understanding of why the problem…

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