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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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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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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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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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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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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We Do Roofing

We Do Roofing. Plain and Simple. Madison Wisconsin’s #1 Roofing Company. Roofing Repairs and Replacements If you need a new roof, you aren’t alone. Especially in Madison. This Winter has been mild – considering I’m the new IT guy from San Diego and survived it. But unlike me, our roofs can’t turn on the heat to stay warm. No, they should be built to handle the rain, ice, sleet, and snow. Whatever weather Madison goes through, your roof goes through too.

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