Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter

MasterShield Gutter Guard Never get dirty again… Unless you want to! Dirty Gutters? Every time you get out the ladder and put your hands inside your dirty gutter, I want you to think about Legacy Exteriors… As long as your mind is cleaner than your gutters. If you call us today, you could be done with cleaning your gutters before the fall weather starts to make that a weekly chore! I’m pretty sure you’d rather be relaxing at home instead

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Thatched Roofs – The New “Inn” Thing

Thatched Roofs From Inns to Homes We’ve all probably seen the classic thatched roof on an old cottage inn or perhaps decorating a historic home. Though thatched roofs have been forgotten for nearly a century, they are making a fashionable comeback. What Makes a Thatched Roof? It starts with the straw, wheat, palm, or grass covering. Like most roofing materials, you’re going to need a lot of it weaving from side to side to ensure it’s water tight. But unlike most roofing

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Stormy Weather

Gutters, Downspouts, and Rainy Weather in Madison, WI Why Gutters Matter Today is just one of those days. Actually… this year has been one of those years. As a contractor, gutter and downspout work has been frequent coming in and tough going out. We’ve been getting rained out every week since March. Luckily, our guys are really hard working and they’ve been able to make up the difference. But nonetheless, the flooding waters are just about as frequent as the

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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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