Windows 101: Vinyl Windows

Curious about vinyl windows? U.S. Exterior by Seidel in Buffalo Grove takes a closer look at how vinyl windows can provide benefits for homeowners seeking to replace their existing windows, or incorporate windows into new construction. Overview There was a time when vinyl windows were considered a last-ditch, budget-friendly option for window replacement – specifically, rotting and leaky wooden double-hung … Read More

Gutters 101: Why are Gutters Necessary?

For most home-shoppers, a prospective house’s gutters are one of the last items of concern. However, the presence of gutters is absolutely necessary on virtually every style of home in almost every part of the world. It’s no stretch to say that gutter installation on a home can save the owner thousands of dollars. Here’s a look at why gutters … Read More

Siding 101: Fiber Cement Siding

Blending pleasing aesthetics with durability and low maintenance, fiber cement siding is an appealing option for contractors and homeowners. Let’s dig deeper into why this siding solution has such a sterling reputation. Overview Fiber cement siding has been at the disposal of siding contractors for years, but only recently has its sustainability, low maintenance, and attractiveness gained mass recognition. And … Read More

Siding 101: Vinyl Siding

When it was first invented in the 1960s, vinyl siding had its share of bugaboos. But in the ensuing decades, this low-maintenance home cladding has improved by leaps and bounds, to a point where today’s product boasts a variety of benefits. Big Upside Once the cracking/warping issues displayed by the first vinyl siding products were remedied by a thorough reengineering … Read More

Roofing 101: Natural vs. Artificial Slate Shingles

If you’re considering crowning your home with a slate roof, it’s wise to weigh the difference between natural slate shingles and artificial slate shingles. U.S. Exterior by Seidel, an established roofing company serving Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Glenview, and the great Chicago area, discusses the pros and cons of each style. Natural Slate Shingles Pros The biggest upside to natural … Read More

Roofing 101: Asphalt Shingles

There are several upsides to choosing asphalt shingles for a new roof. Easy to source, simple to install, and less expensive than wood, tile, or slate, asphalt shingles are arguably the roofing market’s most popular material. Varieties Here are some insights into these versatile, stylish, budget-friendly shingles, courtesy of U.S. Exterior by Seidel. Fiberglass Created in the 1980s, fiberglass shingles … Read More