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Check your home against our summer time check list

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Summer is here and, in the Midwest, that means smoldering heat, unbearable humidity, and storms that brew out of nowhere. Since the summer weather is so unpredictable, we want to help you make sure your home and all parts associated with it run efficiently this season. 

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Wondering about Windows?


Whether you’re in the midst of building a new home or renovating your current one, the “window” topic will be brought up at some point. This is part of your project that will require quite a bit of research and shopping as there are numerous window brands and companies to choose from. 

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Solid Surface Countertops - Know Before You Buy

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You’ve decided it is time for new countertops. Your list ranges from the kitchen to bathrooms, even to the laundry room - depending on material and price, of course. The good news is you’ve already done some shopping and solid surface countertops is what you really want. However, we want to make sure you know some key details about solid surface before you buy.

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Deck or no deck? That is the question.

Screen Shot 2018 06 25 at 11.14.27 AMWarm, sunny days are here to stay for a while and it’s time to get moving on your highly-anticipated outdoor living space. You’ve been looking at magazines and browsing the internet, but you’re still not sure if you want a deck or if a patio would be best. Let us help you decide. 

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Four things that can happen if you wait to replace your roof

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Replacing a leaky roof is no easy task. Many homeowners may think they’re dealing with small problems - an insignificant drip, a miniscule hole or barely noticeable cracks. These nuisances are often thought to be “no big deal” when they really are. Read on to find out what can happen if you choose to wait to replace your roof.

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Common Mistakes When Renovating your Bathroom

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You did it. You finally decided to renovate your bathroom. You’re a little nervous but this reno is long overdue and you can’t wait to get started. Before you do, check out these bathroom reno oversights - so you don’t find yourself in the middle of a bathroom blunder.

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Make Sure your Home is Ready for Spring

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Spring is finally here! We’ve made it through another winter and we’re ready for some warm, sunny days. But with those warm days, you’ll want to get to work - making sure your home is in tip-top shape for the new season.

Roof and Shingles
A good start is to inspect the shingles on your roof. You want to make sure none of them were damaged or blown off during the winter. If you find the shingles are curling, your roof is susceptible to leaking and you’ll want to replace them. While the frigid temps and blustery winter winds can wreak havoc on your shingles, the summer can be just as brutal. With temps climbing into the hundreds in many areas, as well as severe spring thunderstorms, your shingles can quickly end up cracking, buckling, and losing their granules. Many homeowners may not recognize it, but shingles get pretty roughed up from mother nature all year long. If shingle replacement is in your future, you can rely on Fischer Lumber to tackle this project with a large selection of GAF roofing products. Over 15 colors of limited lifetime warranty architectural shingles are in stock, ready for purchase and install. 

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Features every home remodel must have

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Home remodels, whether to prepare for selling or just to keep up with the latest design trends, should always boast certain features. Every homeowner has their own style and will ensure their living space reflects it. But let’s take a look at a few features that every home remodel must have, regardless of style.

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