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Residential Roofing

At Exterior Renovations, our goal is to make your experience better than you expect, resulting in the increased value of your home and your enjoyment of it for years to come. Exterior Renovations is here to tackle your home improvement and roofing needs quickly and efficiently, with the utmost in personal service, professional workmanship and quality materials.

 

Whether you’re experiencing a roof leak, noticing water damage, or your shingles are coming off, we are here to answer your questions and provide the right guidance for your roof repair or replacement. Our team of roofing professionals is experienced with all types of roofing systems, including asphalt shingles, tile, slate, metal, and flat roofs. We’re so confident about our excellent service that we’ll come out and inspect your roof, provide a recommendation and estimate the cost of repair or replacement.

 

So what are you waiting for? Call us today at 608-836-1950 to schedule a free estimate!

 

Here are some helpful links for some of the most popular roofing products we currently install:

 

GAF
Owens Corning
Atlas
Certainteed
Decra
Davinci

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Siding

Through our years of experience Exterior Renovations LLC can confidently offer you the best siding options on the market today. When vinyl siding is your choice, our choice is Mastic.

Mastic’s experience with home exterior solutions began in 1932 when they pioneered the low-maintenance siding market with the introduction of InselBric®, an asphalt-based product that was both durable and attractive. Mastic’s innovation continued, with the breakthrough invention of vinyl siding in 1959. In 1989, Mastic joined the Alcoa family. The two brands, under the umbrella of Alcoa Home Exteriors, delivered the best of both worlds – Mastic’s premium vinyl siding products and Alcoa’s “best in industry” aluminum siding products. Together, an unparalleled offering of premier home exterior products, service and support was created. We are proud that today, one of every four homes with vinyl siding uses Alcoa or Mastic® siding.

 

Mastic Vinyl Siding comes in a variety of styles and colors. Below is just a sample of what is available. Please feel free to give one of our estimators a call if you have any questions about the products and information given here.

Cedar Discovery® Hand Split Shake

Rich, realistic texture and deep random grooves replicate the beautifully rustic
look of real cedar shakes.

 

Cedar Discovery® Perfection Shingle Double 7”

Random gaps and a rough cedar-grain texture replicate the natural appearance of real cedar shingles.

 

Cedar Discovery® Perfection Shingle Triple 5″

A slightly shorter profile than our Double 7″ shingle, the Triple 5″ also features random gaps and a rough cedar-grain texture to replicate the look of real cedar shingles.

 

Cedar Discovery® Half-Round

A beautiful accent for the traditional or non-traditional home, our Half-Rounds
feature a rough cedar-grain texture and a distinct scalloped edge.

 

Structure® EPS Insulated Siding

Structure is a premium insulated siding bonded with expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. It delivers superior strength, style and performance in a wide-style clapboard look.

 

Ovation™

Available in 20 colors and four panel styles, Ovation is engineered for strength and durability. Our exclusive Snap+Lock+Hold™ Locking System keeps panels in place — even during high winds. With vivid color throughout, and strength across the board, Ovation more than earns its name.

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Windows & Doors

Exterior Renovations LLC has not partnered with any specific window and door supplier. This provides our clients with the greatest selection of windows and doors available at the best price. Window and door manufacturers come with a variety of product warranties. After making your decision on what brand of windows you like, one of our professional installers will be there to expertly install the windows. You can be assured that your home has professionally installed windows that will last you and your family a lifetime.

 

Five steps for selecting a window

  • Frame Type: Which frame is right for you – Fiberglass, Vinyl, or Woodclad?

 

  • Styles and configurations: Each window has a specific purpose or advantage. For example, horizontal sliders are popular for their ease of use and contemporary style. Or perhaps a picture window for maximum visibility is to your liking. You can also combine different styles, shapes and sizes of windows to create a unique look.

 

  • Glass and Grids: the glass you choose is as important as the frame it’s in. the right glass can control the sun’s heat, reduce harmful UV rays that fade carpet and furniture, and can even lower your energy bills. Optional grids can create a distinctive look for every room.

 

  • Hardware Options: All Mligard window hardware is tailor made for our systems, so you can select a design that’s ideal for you. All of our window hardware meets, or exceeds, the strictest forced entry codes – providing safety and security for your family year –round.

 

  • Specialty Windows: Looking to add a signature touch to your home or want more natural light to brighten your surroundings? A specialty window, such as a dramatic bay or bow window, may be just what you’re looking for.

 

Components
Windows and doors are compromised of many different components, each performing a key function. Below is a glossary of components:

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Decks

There are many different species of woods used on decks today. All though real wood requires continuous maintenance, many people enjoy the natural warm feeling and textures available in real wood. Many types and grades are available depending on your budget, wants, and needs. Heartwood, the tight-grained, slow growing tree, is rot resistant and can last as long as three decades. Faster Growing light colored sapwood has less natural rot resistance and durability. Dense woods are more difficult to cut and often require pre-drilling, but the denser the wood, the better it will stand up to foot traffic and weather. As always in natural woods, make sure to select “old growth” or first growth vs. “new growth” or second growth plantation trees. Old Growth trees are traditionally much larger in size and contain more durable heartwood than new growth which is mostly smaller logs and prodimently sapwood. The most common types for wooden decks today are Pressure Treated wood, Brazilian hard woods or (Ipe), cedar, redwood, and mahogany.

Pressure Treated Wood

 

Pressure Treated Wood or “treated lumber” as most commonly referred to is probably the most used product in decking today. Among its many advantages is its 20 year plus lifespan under the harshest conditions, inexpensive, and completely impervious to all vermin, insects, and fungus.

What is it?

 

Pressure Treated wood is typically made from several different types of sapwood and chemicals infused into the wood.

 

Beginning with the species of wood, Trees / logs from which commercial wood is cut have a number of different layers. The two primary layers are called heartwood and sapwood. Heartwood provides most of the “structural” strength to the living tree while the sapwood transports the sap from the base of the tree up to the leaves.

 

Wood preservatives penetrate sapwood easier than heartwood. As a result, wood species such as Southern Pine, which have a high percentage of sapwood, are predominately used in pressure treating.

 

Next comes the pressure treating. Pressure treating is a process that forces a chemical preservative deep into the wood. The wood product is placed into a humongous cylindrical holding tank, and the tank is depressurized to remove all air. The tank is then filled with the preservative under high pressure, forcing it deeply into the wood. The tank is then drained and the remaining preservative reused. The wood is removed from the tank and prepared for shipment to your local lumberyard.

 

Until 2003, the preservative most commonly used in residential pressure –treated lumber was chromate copper arsenate (CCA), an extremely toxic chemical. This preservative proved very poisonous and too dangerous in residential use so in 2003 the industry agreed to voluntarily eliminate use of CCA for residential use. Most local home stores or lumberyards now sell lumber treated with less toxic alternatives such as amine copper quat (ACQ) and copper azone (CA).

Maintenance

 

Pressure treated lumber is shipped to the lumberyard in stacks that are tightly bundled and damp, sometimes even wet. Once exposed to the sun and air, the lumber will begin to dry thus causing the lumber to shrink, warp, and crack.

 

Applying a preservative slows drying, so less shrinkage occurs and the surface of the wood remains smoother longer. The preservative should be applied immediately upon completion of the project. Stains and paints are also acceptable however, never paint a fresh pressure treated wood. The preservative needs time to weather before applying paints.

Brazilian Hard Woods (Ipe)

 

Ipe , as a deck wood is next to perfect, a beautiful exotic wood from S. America. Ipe decks and all Ipe wood decking structures are hard, strong, and naturally resistant to rot, abrasion & weather. Ipe lumber is almost twice as dense as mot woods and up to 5 times harder.

 

Here are a few of the many natural benefits of Ipe wood decking……

  1. Ipe wood decking carries a Class A fire rating, the same rating given to concrete & steel. No other natural wood decking product on the market offers a Class A fire rating.
  2. Ipe wood is dark in color, like a mahogany, so not only lasts a very long time but has the beauty of a fine interior wood.
  3. Ipe wood is extremely hard and dense
  4. Ipe has the highest natural rating for rot & insect resistance with NO treatment – rated by the US Forest Lab for 25 + years!
  5. Fastens with stainless steel screws or nails. Will not pull loose or pop up.
  6. Solid hardwood look with little or no knots, long lengths, very refined look. Resistant to shrinking, splintering, twisting, cupping, and checking. Turns to a soft silver patina with time. Little to no maintenance is required.
Cedar

 

The “Tree of life” is what the first residents of the Pacific Northwest called the stately Western Red Cedar. It’s natural durability made cedar perfect for building just about anything. Cedar, which is a member of the cypress family, is a richly colored with heartwood and can last anywhere from 9 to 30 years. It’s natural resistance to moisture, decay and insect damage make it an ideal choice for a surface that is exposed to sun, rain, heat, and cold all year round. Today’s sustainable forestry practices ensure a perpetual abundance of cedar from North America’s forests. As a natural product, cedar is fully biodegradable. Unlike other natural products used in decking, Western Red Cedar decks are firm but resilient underfoot, not hard and unyielding.

Options and Grades

 

The two most common types of cedar are Western red cedar which weathers rapidly to a beautiful deep glow and Port Orford cedar which is lighter in color than red cedar or redwood and allows more options for staining, and is rated for 20 years of wear. Among these two types are 4 common grades……

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Gutter Protection, Installation, Repair & Maintenance
Invest in the Life of Your Gutters

Are you tired of cleaning debris from your gutters and downspouts?
If you have clogged gutters and downspouts Exterior Renovations can clean them, let us do the dirty work.

Is your home in need of additional gutters or downspouts?
Exterior Renovations can diagnose problem areas adding additional downspouts or rain gutters where needed to bring your gutter system up to par. We also repair gutters and downspouts or give them a good tune-up.

Call 1-608-836-1950
For your free no obligation inspection!

Gutter protection Services:

gutters

 

RHINO BEST
A stainless steel micro-mesh over expanded aluminum product that yields the optimum micron size (440) to prevent all debris from entering the gutter system. This product utilizes a .024″ aluminum body and lip that is mechanically fastened over the mesh laminate, creating an exponentially stronger product, in both compression and tension. The embossed texture feature deters debris from “sticking” to the product by minimizing surface contact area, thus augmenting the debris shedding.

The front leg of the product screws to the front lip of the gutter and the back upward bend (fascia shield) allows it to be screwed directly to the fascia, creating a slight forward slope. This installation creates unprecedented “box girder” strength, making the gutter assembly, which is inherently weak by nature, a completely closed member. The micro-mesh technology ensures that leaves, twigs, pine needles, oak tassels, shingle grit and other small debris will never breach the system to migrate into the gutters. The mesh is strategically sized to allow passage of pollen and dust so it is washed through during rainfall. It may be necessary from time to time to clean or remove stubborn debris (inorganic & organic) from the mesh surface to maintain the proper performance.

Rhino BestLeaf Solution is backed by a 100% “NO CLOG” guarantee and your complete satisfaction is assured through our money back guarantee.

Leaf Solution is easily installed on existing gutter systems, both old and new, or it can be the perfect compliment to new construction.

Our product is designed without holes, slits, louvers, or other openings that can allow debris to collect in your gutters.

ALL Leaf Solution products are tested and checked for compliance to our rigorous quality standards.

Proudly made in the USA using only the best materials available.

Leaf Solution works because the medical grade stainless steel mesh is designed to prevent anything but water from entering the gutter. The 3 downward dips that run through the product are the real scientific break-through. They slow down and drive the water through the mesh ensuring that it will take a large volume of water and not over pour the gutter.

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Gutters

Exterior Renovations LLC has both 5” and 6” K – style gutters available to meet your needs. All gutters are preformed on site with our seamless gutter machines insuring a proper fit and leak proof design to fit your application. Some of the many benefits of seamless aluminum rain gutters are….

  • Seamless gutters eliminate unsightly seams
  • Reduces the possibility of leaks
  • Protects the beauty of your home and landscaping
  • Formed on the job for exact measurements
  • Most jobs are completed in one day
  • Many colors to choose from

Why do I need gutters?

The purpose of gutters is to collect rain water from the roofing area and disperse the water away from your home. A gutter system installed incorrectly can lead to damaged soffit and fascia, shingles, building foundations, driveways, walkways, and landscaping.

Types and Styles:
There are many different gutter materials to choose from including steel, aluminum, and copper. Many gutter systems are sold in 10’ sections and require many seams fastened and then caulked which can cause concern for future leaks. Aluminum and steel gutters are the only systems which are fabricated seamlessly on site to ensure a proper fit with no leaks. Although the gutter itself is seamless, the term seamless is somewhat loose as all outside and inside corners are separate pieces and do require special sealing and fastening.

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Additions & Remodeling

Exterior Renovations is committed to servicing you during your addition or remodel. We are known for our excellent craftsmanship and exceptional pricing. We offer a wide variety of services such as, custom decks, pergolas, sun rooms, room additions, and finished basements. Our services will not only add beauty to your home, but will also add value to your home or property.

Whether you want to update specific areas of the home or are trying to add extra living space to the home, remodeling could be a great choice for you and your family.   Whatever the design and function you are seeking for your remodeling project, it should compliment the current design of your home.

Remodeling or even making your home larger with an addition allows you to customize your home to meet your needs and desires. The only similar, but much more costly alternative, is to have a brand new custom home designed and built.

One of the reasons most people are hesitant to move is because the schools in your area are desirable.  Remodeling means that you don’t have to give up a familiar neighborhood and schools.  Remodeling is a more efficient use of your financial resources. According to the American Homeowner Foundation, selling your home and moving typically costs about 8-10 percent of the value of your current home. And much of this goes into moving expenses, closing costs, and broker commissions – items that have no direct impact on your home’s quality.

Our team knows that remodeling and adding onto your home can be stressful, but will make the process mush easier then you think and few experiences are more stressful than moving.

Contact one of our Sales Representatives to assess your home and provide you with options so you can decide on the one that best meets all your needs. Let us help you maximize your homes potential!

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