Roofing Tidbits

Roofing Tidbits for Non-Roofers June 21st (The Longest Day of the Year) Us Northerners in Madison know June 21st is guaranteed to be a long one! For many in the workforce, this just means you’re prepared to enjoy the sun well past 8:00 PM tonight. But for us roofers, we need the extra daylight to ensure some jobs get done right! In all likelyhood, our guys are going to be out a little later today because we finally have some

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Why do we use James Hardie for siding?

Why Madison Uses James Hardie Siding Technology is Advancing Water in Madison is like air in other cities. We are surrounded on either side by lakes and our homes constantly feel the humidity. Even in the cold of winter, we occasionally get a warm spell that turns all of that snow into floods of water. If you look at the image on the left, you can see the difference between regular wooden siding and James Hardie’s Wood Composite Siding. It has the

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Estimates: Isn’t Roofing a Science?

Roofing Doctors in Madison WARNING: Doctors might hate this article.     You know, the one request I get more than ever is: can’t you send me an estimate over the phone? Some homeowners have already resolved to replacing their entire roof and they’re pretty sure they remember the number of squares from the last installment. Other homeowners aren’t sure, but they want our crew to do a “drive-by” and hand out an estimate at 15 MPH. Truth is… homes are a

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Decking Design for Dummies

Decking The Missing Pieces of Every Home. Decking design should be required for anyone considering getting a deck. All of these tips and ideas I’m about to show you work on wooden and composite decking styles. I highly recommend you add this to your repertoire before inviting the family over to the next BBQ! In Madison, Wisconsin you might be surprised to see a huge number of patios and decks. Despite our snowy season, our residents are highly enthusiastic about

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What is a GAF Master Elite Contractor?

What is a GAF Master Elite Contractor? Master Elite contractors must meet all of GAF’s high standards every year. It’s not an award, it’s a certification. Legacy Exteriors prides itself on earning that certification annually. Here is some of the requirements from GAF’s website: To become factory-certified as a GAF Master Elite® contractor, a roofing contractor needs to show that they are: Properly Licensed Licensed by their state (or province) to perform roofing work* Adequately Insured for your protection Have

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Why Use Gutter Guards?

Why should you get gutter guards this Spring? In Madison, it’s no news that Spring is well on its way. As the final snow melts and the winds pick up, precipitation over our bridge between the lakes grows evermore. Although the rain brings new life to our plants and flowers, it comes with a small price. Many homeowners might be wincing during these longer downpours at the thought of their gutters being slammed by the incoming water works. As leaves start

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Pella Windows & Doors

Madison’s #1 Window & Door Installers Pella Windows & doors Legacy Exteriors Proudly Uses Pella Windows & Doors for our home renovation projects. Windows can often make or break the appearance of your home. And – if you didn’t already know – they can also break the bank. That’s why we go with Pella when we’re remodeling your home. They offer great pricing along with a huge range of styles and types. Plus we don’t make you sacrifice price for comfort. Every window seals

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Roofing, Siding, and Window Jobs We Did in Madison, WI (2017)

Roofing, Windows, and Siding Examples Legacy Exteriors can rebuild your home from the ground up. If you’re in Madison, WI, give us a call and we’ll fix your home back to its former glory! The owners of this home were interested in sprucing up the appearance and functionality of their home. It was already a beautiful home, but our tools and contracting experience allowed the owners to take some risks that really paid off. SIDING As you can see from the

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6 Signs that You Need a New Roof

6 Ways to Tell if You Need a New Roof 6 Ways to See If Need a New Roof Tell Tale Signs that your roof needs a repair 1. Your Shingles are Starting to Curl or Deform If your shingles start to have that funny wavy look or their are starting to curl upwards, you’ll be needing a repair fairly soon. Your roof is actually quite open. Things like ventilation and cuts in your roofing exist to ensure that your roof

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How to fix a leaking roof?

How to fix a leaking roof? TL;DR Hire a professional. So you have a leaking roof and you want to fix it yourself rather than hire a contractor? Unfortunately, your best bet is to hire a guy like us. We offer expertise and solutions that will last for years rather than just minutes. But sometimes you need a fix right away. First steps Go get a flashlight and check out your ceiling or attic. It’s important that you find the

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