• Preparing Your Roof For The Winter Months

    Published Oct 09, 2017 by Admin Person in Roofing

    Living in WNY means long winters and short summers. We highly suggest homeowners prepare for the snowy winter months in the fall. Follow these roofing tips to help prevent avoidable winter headaches. 

    Properly clean your gutters. 

    This is one of the most important steps in winterizing your home (especially as your roof approaches the tail end of its life). 

    First of all, work safely.  Make sure to follow safe work practices at all times.  Remove sticks, leaves, birds nests, and anything preventing the drainage of your gutters. For hard to reach or smaller pieces, you can use a hose to was...

  • When To Start Shopping For A New Roof

    Published Oct 10, 2017 by Admin Person in Roofing

    So you’ve realized it’s time to start shopping for a roof replacement. All of the hints are there, whether it’s the age, visible wear or discoloration, recent storm damage, missing shingles, or you experience a leak.. At WNY Exteriors, we understand that too often property owners don’t call for a roofing replacement quote until it’s too late. We highly recommend homeowners have their roof inspected every 3-5 years for preventative purposes.

    You should start shopping for a roof 3-6 months prior to the anticipated replacement date. Roof replacements can certainly be bought and installed in a muc...

  • 4 Benefits of Installing Rain Gutters

    Published Jan 04, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Any home improvement project is an investment and installing rain gutters is no exception. However, it can definitely be worth your money on rainy days. Installing them is a great step toward being a proactive homeowner by preventing costly issues before they happen. Here are some reasons why you should install gutters if your home doesn’t have them already:

    Prevent decay.

    Your home may be lined with materials that are not completely waterproof, like plywood and tar paper. Since shingles and siding are put in pieces over these, they could shift and cause gaps over time, potentially leading to...

  • 5 Home Renovations to Help Save You Money

    Published Jan 16, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    It’s no surprise that one of the quickest lessons homeowners learn is that energy costs can rise quickly. Depending on your location, you may have to set your air conditioning unit pretty high in the summer months, with the same being true for your heating unit in the winter. On a better note, certain home renovations can help you cut down on these costs. Here are some renovations that can help you keep from breaking the bank over time:

    Insulate your attic

    This renovation is known to have a high return on investment, meaning that it will easily make back the money you initially spent on the pr...

  • 5 Tips for Repairing Home Storm Damage

    Published Jan 23, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    In recent years, weather in North America has been unpredictable and intense (especially during the winter months). Sleet, wind, hail, ice, and snow make traveling difficult for many people and can cause significant damage to your home, particularly to your roof. Maintaining a functional, intact roof is important to the safety of your home, so you should know how to assess storm damage and repair it if you are able. Here are some tips on how to do this:

    Check the interior of your home

    If you’ve recently gone through a severe storm, inspect the inside of your home. Start with the attic and look...

  • The Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

    Published Jan 30, 2019 by Admin Person in Roofing

    If it’s time for you to install a new roof, doing research on your options is important to making the right decision for your home. One of these options is metal roofing. While asphalt shingles are common, metal has been catching the eyes of an increasing number of homeowners. While it can be stylish and useful, it’s important to ask yourself whether it’ll suit your home and budget. Here are some pros and cons to help guide you through your decision:

    Pro: Metal can help you save energy.

    Everyone loves saving money on their heating and cooling costs. Metal reflects solar heat, which can help ke...

  • How to Be an Environmentally-Conscious Homeowner

    Published Apr 15, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Older, incandescent lightbulbs are known to use a fair amount of energy and not last as long as their newer, more advanced counterparts. Energy-efficient bulbs have been around for a while, but the general public has required some convincing due to the slightly higher price of these new bulbs. Even though these options cost a little more initially, they will help you recoup your original investment by lasting longer and using less energy than your old bulbs.

  • 4 Home Renovations That Can Increase Sales Value

    Published Feb 11, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    If you are considering selling your home soon, you’ll want to take as much action as possible to ensure your home increases in value and performs well on the market. While upgrading your home can boost its price and help it sell faster, different renovations have different values.

  • Why You Need to Ensure Your Roof is Updated

    Published Feb 25, 2019 by Admin Person in Roofing

    The roof: a vital part of every home and the most popular thing for people “to raise” in the 90s. For homeowners looking to buy a home, it’s often the first thing they see, since our eyes are naturally drawn to the highest point of a structure. Structurally, it keeps a house together, and protects it from the elements. Despite its importance, many homeowners fail to pay attention to their roof and simply assume it can stand the test of time.

    But, they’re wrong.

    Age Takes its Toll

    “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

    These words uttered by Leo Tolstoy may not have been inspi...

  • 5 Signs You Need a New Roof

    Published Mar 14, 2019 by Admin Person in Roofing

    It’s easy to not give much thought to the roof over your head… until water is dripping through the ceiling. A leak can be caused by a variety of roofing problems, so it’s best to pay attention to your roof before the damage gets to that point, especially if you’re an owner of an old or aging home.

  • The Importance of Curb Appeal

    Published Mar 28, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Appearance isn’t everything. We’ve all heard the phrase. There is truth behind the sentiment and it’s common knowledge that you can’t make an accurate assessment of anything based on appearance alone.

  • 4 Lawn Care Tips

    Published Jul 03, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    There is nothing more frustrating than a brown lawn with dry, wilted grass. We’ve all seen that perfect lawn – the one that looks soft enough to sleep on and green enough to eat off. Your neighbor may have his lawn care down perfectly, with timed sprinklers and weekly weeding… yet your lawn looks good for a week in spring after it rains, but then implodes upon itself. What gives? No need to fret. Below we’ve provided 4 easy and helpful tips to give you the plush lawn you’ve been searching for.

  • 5 Reasons to Ditch the Old Windows

    Published Jun 26, 2019 by Admin Person in Windows & Doors

    Do the windows of your home look old enough to have witnessed the Declaration of Independence being written? Okay, your windows might not be that old, but if they’re looking rusty it might be a good idea to replace them. If you think replacing your old windows is only about appearance, you’ll be surprised to learn there are many great reasons why you should install new windows for your home.

  • How to Prepare Your Home for Severe Weather

    Published Jun 05, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Summer is such a wonderful season — everything is growing back after the cold, dead winter months, bringing warmth and light back into everyone’s lives; birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and windows are letting out the musty hibernating vibe that lingers in a home from November to April. With summer, however, comes the whiplash weather that leaves a groan in everybody’s throats; tornado, thunderstorm, and hurricane season has begun. Believe it or not, there are actually ways to keep the damage at a minimum!

  • How to Fireproof Your Home

    Published May 15, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Accidents can happen, or Mother Nature can get a little too aggressive -- but the idea of a fire is enough to send even the calmest person into a frantic fit. Fires can happen in the most insane way, so it’s important to keep yourself prepared. If you already live in a home, you probably don’t have the luxury of building your own fireproof home -- that’s okay! There are measures you can still take to keep your home ready. Here are a couple of ways to fireproof your home.

  • 6 Summer Projects for Your Home

    Published Jul 24, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Being a homeowner has a lot of really great benefits, but it also takes a lot of upkeep as well. With the warm weather settling in like it’s vacationing at the Hamptons, you are faced with that seemingly endless list of projects that you were putting off until the weather was “nice.” The good news is, the weather is more or less nice now, and you have the ability to tackle those projects head-on! Here is our list of six projects for your home this summer.

  • 5 Ways to Increase Property Sales Value

    Published Jul 31, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    At some point in a homeowner’s life, they may want to have the possibility of selling their house. Making the decision is one thing, but getting the house in its best possible condition to receive the best resale value is a whole new kind of ballgame; as many homeowners don’t even know they can increase their resale value, let alone how to! It’s very important and, if you want to get the most out of your for-sale home, then it’s necessary. Here are our five ways that you can increase your resale value!

  • How to Keep Your House Clean (Regularly!)

    Published Aug 08, 2019 by Admin Person

    Keeping a tidy house can be a chore (bad pun intended), and it's so easy for it to escape us, that we often just find ourselves suddenly in the middle of chaos, pulling at our hair, wondering where on earth we went wrong? We're then faced with the dilemma: do we spend the rest of the day cleaning, or do we sit on the sofa and stare at it in disgust for another day? The good news is: it doesn't have to get that bad. There are ways you can keep your days relatively cleaning-free while also keeping your home from looking like you own a pair of destructive ocelots.

  • 5 Home Decor Ideas

    Published Aug 14, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Something many people daydream about during their years of living with their parents is what they could do with a space of their own; what would a kitchen look like, a bathroom, a living room -- every single room that they can’t typically touch. What is often overlooked is the outside -- yep! You can still decorate the outside, even when it’s not a holiday. It’s an exciting new adventure into adulthood, and it’s not something to take lightly. Your first task is to decide what your theme is, because theme is everything.

  • 4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows

    Published Sep 06, 2019 by Admin Person in Windows & Doors

    When it comes to areas of your house you want to improve often windows are unfortunately the forgotten piece of the perfect home puzzle. But windows are not only important aesthetically for curb appeal, increased home resale value and even soundproofing, they are also vital in keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Is it time you consider replacing your windows? Let’s look at four signs that will make it clear it’s time to make that change.

  • How to Hire the Right Roofing Company

    Published Sep 13, 2019 by Admin Person in Roofing

    When it’s time to have your roof inspected, repaired or completely replaced hiring a reputable company with the experience and know how to do the job right is a must. However, traversing the sea of countless roofing companies to hire the right one can be confusing and disheartening. Where do you start? Armed with right information you can choose the perfect roofing company and not lose a wink of sleep at night.

  • 5 Roofing Myths That Persist

    Published Aug 27, 2019 by Admin Person in Roofing

    We live in the information age and as with any subject, details on roofs are plentiful on the internet. Unfortunately, even during this era where you can find advice on just about anything, myths still prevail. Myths that can prevent you from making wise decisions. Don’t allow these falsities lead you to making poor choices when it comes to having your roof inspected, repaired or replaced. Be informed and kick these myths to the curb.

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