Choosing Roof Shingle Color for Better Curb Appeal

Your houses roof is without a doubt 1/2 to 1/3 of the general tone of your residence. Take the time for Choosing Roof Shingle Color.

 

 

Choosing Roof Shingle Color

Most of the people do not at any time think regarding their home’s roofing shade. We all are likely to concentrate on the exterior siding, trim, wood posts, gutters as well as downspouts. Nevertheless, frankly, you have to take a look at the roofing shingle color before you determine the color for the remainder of your home. Anyone actually would like to have an equilibrium of these colors to accomplish very good curb appeal. For those who have fantastic curb overall appeal, all the things will flow in together better.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on your roof, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Orland Park, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Lemont, Orland Hills, Palos Park, St John IN, and all of the suburbs in the Chicago area for 30+ years.

 

Dog Kennel Fence or Garden Fences

For those who have a pet as well as really like to garden, I’ve an awesome improvement you possibly can incorporate in your backyard, a backyard Dog Kennel Fence or Garden Fences.

 

 

Dog Kennel Fence or Garden Fences

In the event your backyard is presently fenced in, it will not be that expensive. You only need to add in 2 small sides to achieve this kind of further usefulness for the yard. You might acquire beauty, wonderful practical use, as well as barely any added expense!

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on your fence, give me a call.   My team and I would love to be of service to the Northwest Indiana communities such as St John, Long Beach, Beverly Shores, Lake of the Four Seasons, Schererville, Kreitzburg, Michigan City, Grand Beach, and New Buffalo, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

How to Care for a Wood Fence | Fence Cleaning and Staining

When you have a cedar fence you need to know How to Care for a Wood Fence.

 

 

How to Care for a Wood Fence

You must wash and stain your cedar fence just about every two – three yrs. Have the wood fence washed with a pressure washer together with a good chemical solution. Next, apply one coat of the oil-based stain for proper penetration. The final selection to make is a decision between a transparent, semi-transparent, or simply semi-solid stain.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on your cedar fence, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, River West, Near West Side, Printers Row, Dearborn Park, Gold Coast, Lake Shore East, New East Side, Streeterville, Near North, Loop, Old Town, River North, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

Wood Fence Maintenance Schedule | Cedar Fence Stain Review

If you’re about to undergo the cost of obtaining a wonderful cedar wood fence put in in your backyard,  let’s look at what’s a good Wood Fence Maintenance Schedule.

 

 

Wood Fence Maintenance Schedule

I’d really suggest using all these brands of stains: Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, or Ready Seal. My favorite kind to work with is definitely the oil-based wood stain. It won’t last as long, yet I do believe an oil-based stain is definitely the ideal for your wood cedar fence due to higher penetration. You are able to go as long as just about every four – five years in between a good cleaning and staining, nevertheless the very best wooden fence upkeep schedule is usually just about every 2-3 years.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on your fence, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Glenview, Northbrook, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

How to Rehang a Door

What would be the very first reason you might need to know How to Rehang a Door?

 

 

How to Rehang a Door

In the event your inside doors are out of date as well as damaged, you’ll want to replace all of them in due course. If you happen to be relocating large house furniture or possibly home appliances through a doorway, you must know how to get off a door from the hinges and in addition rehang that door. Understand in fewer than just 60 seconds the best way to rehang a door. It’s super easy!

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on your home’s interior projects, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving the South Barrington, Barrington, North Barrington, Inverness, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, Elgin, Long Grove, South Elgin, Palatine, Wayne, Deerfield, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

How to Take a Door Off Its Hinges

At times the need develops where you will have to learn How to Take a Door Off Its Hinges.

 

 

How to Take a Door Off Its Hinges

You’ll learn the way to remove a door in your home within less than a minute. In case you plan on moving, acquiring new home appliances or perhaps upgrading interior doors, you’ll really need to understand how to get your door off its hinges.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on your home’s interior projects, give me a call. My team and I have been serving the Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst, Lombard, Carol Stream, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

Gas vs Electric Pressure Washers – Exterior House Washing

You have got your honey-do list and have to have a great deal of stuff around the exterior of your own property cleaned up. But what tool should you use to work with: gas vs electric pressure washers? Click on the video below to see a video on this topic. 

 

Gas vs Electric Pressure Washers

Keeping the exterior elements of your home rinsed along with cleaned all the way through the spring season, summer time, and autumn season basically makes sense. It is likewise an incredible time for you to see if there are tiny issues beginning to occur. You might recognize these issues starting to happen simply by doing these routine cleanings. So the logical issue to address at this time is gas vs. electric pressure washer. Which one is most beneficial for your needs?

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on pressure washing, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Orland Park, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Lemont, Orland Hills, Palos Park, St John IN, and all of the suburbs in the Chicago area for 30+ years.

 

How to Clean Aluminum Siding

Is your aluminum siding dirty, hazy or chalky? If so, then you have something called oxidation. Make certain you’re cleaning your aluminum siding every year. If you can afford it, clean it in the beginning of the season-right after winter, then once again in the fall. This twice a year upkeep of aluminum siding will retain your home making it look spic and span. Learn how to clean aluminum siding in this video below:

 

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on cleaning your aluminum siding, give me a call.  My team and I have been serving the Plainfield, Naperville, Lisle, Shorewood, Joliet, Oswego, Yorkville, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.

Check out other related exterior home improvement DIY and help videos such as:  power washing tips video and how to paint exterior – roller or brush technique video.  

 

Importance of Sanding House Before Painting

Why do some residences peel? You will find a lot of factors, but one particular of them is entirely not having your exterior of the property prepared properly ahead of painting. Find out just about the most essential steps about sanding house ahead of painting, the importance of sanding house before painting. Many painters take short-cuts when pressure washing, caulking and scraping and sanding residence before painting.

 

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on painting the exterior of your house, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Glenview, Northbrook, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

Get some great related links to preparing your home for exterior painting or staining here:  how to paint exterior of house and cheap paint vs expensive paint, which one to buy?

How to Paint Exterior of House

When you desire to have an exterior staining or painting project last an extended time, ensure you are utilizing the correct tools, picking out the proper colors, and making sure the surface is clean and nail holes filled appropriately. I hope this video helps you out on how to paint exterior of house.

 

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on painting the exterior of your house, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving the South Barrington, Barrington, North Barrington, Inverness, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, Elgin, Long Grove, South Elgin, Palatine, Wayne, Deerfield, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

Related videos for how to paint the exterior of house. How to clean aluminum siding video

and choosing exterior paint colors is another excellent video. 

 

 

 

Is Your Deck Rotting? Find Out Why & Solutions to Your Problem

Is your deck rotting?  Most decks eventually have some wood rot.  But if you ignore your deck and don’t maintain it properly, it will start to rot in a big way.  Learn 7 main deck problems and Mark’s solutions in this video below:

 

Call us today if you need an estimate for your deck to either be power washed, stained or have rotten deck boards replaced. My team and I have been serving the Plainfield, Naperville, Lisle, Shorewood, Joliet, Oswego, Yorkville, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

Curb Appeal Ideas – How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Are you planning on selling your home?  Or just have neglected the front area of your house a bit?  I’ll give you 9 curb appeal ideas on how to add curb appeal to your home.  It’s somewhat of a way to stage the front of your home.

Click on the video below to hear all the many ways you can add curb appeal to your home:

 

Priming House Before Painting Exterior

Prime house before painting exterior is one of the first steps to getting a great long-last paint job. Mark walks you through why you need to apply primer before painting the exterior of your home.

Make sure you prepare your home properly before priming your siding:

  1. Power Wash Your Siding;
  2. Hand Scrape your siding; and
  3. Hand sand your siding

Priming House Before Painting Exterior

And let’s not forget what type of primer to use.  You typically have two to choose from:

  • oil-based primer; and
  • acrylic-based primer

It really comes down to personal preference by your professional painting contractor.

Check out our Vimeo channel that focuses on DIY tips

 

Exterior Home Staining Ideas List Video

[ Video Alert ] Check out some great ideas on how to get a successful exterior staining project done.  Mark gives you some great ideas of what rollers and brushes give you great coverage. Mark also talks about what exterior products work best.

 

 

Installation of Wood Siding | Naperville Wood Siding Contractor

Sometimes your home will need to have the wood siding taken down and new wood siding installed.  This can be for many reasons such as:

  • poor water drainage;
  • insect infestation;
  • woodpeckers making holes
  • home being 20+ years;
  • rotten wood siding

In this video, I walk through a recent project we did.  I compare the old boards and new boards:

I show two brand new pieces of beveled siding.  They lay on top of each other with about an inch or one inch and a quarter reveal.  The new cedar siding boards will lie flat.  Now see in the video how I compare a brand new board and the old board.  As you can see, the old board really cups up and does not lie flat.  What has happened is as the boards age, they dry up and cup up.  This then allows:

  1. bugs to get up in between the boards;
  2. water to get into between the boards;
  3. animals to get in there;
  4. not keeping your home well insulated either;

This will cause major rotting to occur over time.  When fixed, this will solve these problems and give your home a much better look.

So how do we prepare the new cedar boards being installed so you get the most longevity?  We back-prime the new boards.  Install the new boards, and then stain up the whole home.  This makes it hold up and gives the project more durability.

Contributor: Mark Lotz

Mark Lotz is the owner of Lotz Home & Office, a Naperville Remodeling Contractor, Naperville bathroom remodeling company, Naperville Kitchen remodeling company, and Naperville Painting Company for the past 27 years. You can find Mark at his Google+Twitter, or Facebook page.

Mark Lotz, Brenda Lotz, Owners

Owners, Mark & Brenda Lotz, Lotz Home & Office – 27 years of proudly helping you turn your home back into a place that you want to relax, unwind & entertain in again!

How To Update Your Powder Room

Your powder room is desperately in need of wallpaper removal.  You know that you lucked out and had picked out a great wallpaper years ago which lasted for more years than you imaged.  But it’s time.  It’s time to remodel your powder room.  But you don’t want to do a full scale remodel project.

There are inexpensive ways to update your powder room.  One of the quickest and easiest ways is having

wallpaper removal

One of the quickest ways to update a room, remove outdated wallpaper.

your wallpaper removed.  It is a simple solution that can revive that boring room.  Be prepared, though, that when having your wallpaper removed, it can take off part of the drywall.  This is very common and expected.  If that happens, the drywall will have to be patched and repaired.  Afterwards, you will need to make sure all the paste is cleaned off, prime the walls, and apply the paint.  For most, this is too much to figure out, which is understandable.  We would be happy to help you get your bathroom up to current trends and strip the wallpaper and get it painted.

You know that whenever someone comes to your home, your guests will be needing to make frequent trips to the powder room to freshen up. Update your powder room by having your wallpaper removed and a clean coat of paint applied to your walls and ceiling.

Let Brenda and I help you get that one bathroom in the home that is most used up to speed with current decorating trends.

Contributor: Mark Lotz

Mark Lotz is the owner of Lotz Home & Office, a Naperville Remodeling Contractor and Naperville Painting Company for the past 27 years. You can find Mark at his Google+Twitter, or Facebook page.

Mark Lotz, Brenda Lotz, Owners

Owners, Mark & Brenda Lotz, Lotz Home & Office – 27 years of proudly helping you turn your home back into a place that you want to relax, unwind & entertain in again!

Naperville Painting Contractor Naperville Painting Company – Why Use Lotz Painting Company?

Naperville painting contractor, Lotz Painting Company, is celebrating it’s 24th year in business serving the Naperville, Plainfield IL, Lisle, Oak Brook and surrounding Chicagoland area.

Why is Lotz Painting Company thriving and growing in this terrible economy? Mark believes it is due to many reasons…

  • Excellent customer service;
  • 24 years of satisfied customers that continue to use our services;
  • Honest company with high integrity;
  • Debt-free company – offering you genuine attitude to your job and your budget;
  • Excellent reputation and referrals;
  • Because LPC is debt-free, you will feel comforted that we will be around another 24 years serving you;
  • Turn-Key Company
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Behind the scenes pictured captured of Mark Lotz, owner of Lotz Painting Company, a Naperville based painting contractor while being interviewed.

What is a turn-key company?

When you hire Lotz Painting Company and we bring in all the experts to you to take care of your needs.

Because we not only offer painting services, Lotz Painting Company offers general contractor services with all of the many trades that we have come to know and trust through our 24 years of being in business.

If you have a need at your home, while Mark is out on an estimate for you, ask Mark if he can take care of that for you.

We have come to know the best contractors in the Naperville and surrounding area – and we can bring their expertise to you, through Mark Lotz and his connections.

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