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How Much Do Poorly Operating Windows Really Cost a Homeowner in the Chicago Area?

Every Chicago home has one thing in common – windows.  Whether it was built in 1910 or 2010, any home can experience problems with poorly operating windows. While decreased energy efficiency can directly lead to higher utility costs, there are many more intangible “costs” to faulty or broken-down windows. Here are some ways poorly operati... Read more

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3 Exterior Areas of a Home all Highland Park Homeowners Should Inspect Quarterly

Did you know you can complete your own regular Highland Park home inspections? While these type of assessments will never replace the home inspections completed by experienced professionals, they are a great way to protect one of your greatest investments – your house. Don’t think you have the skills or know-how to complete your own home ins... Read more

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5 Window Brands that Can Withstand the Harsh Winter Climate of Chicago

When considering a window replacement project for your Chicago home, it’s never an easy decision. How long will it take? What windows should I go with? How much will it cost? These are all questions that need consideration. With the harsh Chicago winters, you want to make sure you choose ones that can withstand any type of weather Mother Natur... Read more

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Cold Chicago Weather is Almost Here – 5 Reasons to Have Custom Installations Inspect Your Doors & Windows for Leaks

One of the most common problems we hear from our customers is leaky windows and doors. Whether you are noticing a drafty entryway or furnace that is always running, there are many warning signs that your home may be having leak issues. When’s the best time to get those ... Read more

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Summer’s Not Over… There’s Still Time to Make Sure your Windows are not Wasting Energy

While the stores may be setting up their displays for fall and even winter, there is still plenty of summer left!  And that means there is no time better than now to install energy efficient windows.  These warmer months present the perfect opportunity to invest in a complete ... Read more

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How to Calm Residents Fears Over Construction HOA Costs

Want to get your residents a little stressed out and fearful? Start talking construction HOA costs. It is often a hard sell to get them all on-board to invest into their properties. You may even be tempted to avoid bringing up the conversation at all. This is one of the worst things you can do. When we avoid taking care of necessary repairs or H... Read more

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How to Get your Community Residents to Pick up their Dog Waste Without Fines

Dog waste is a problem no matter where you live. A communal living space though makes homeowner’s associations especially prone to doggy doo-doo issues. It has become so common that there are actually DNA testing facilities that assist apartments and HOA’s in determining who the repeat offenders are. Others will heavily fine their residents whe... Read more

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Why Property Managers Should Inspect Roofs & Windows Regularly

There are few projects more difficult for a property manager to undertake than exterior repairs and replacement. Two of the biggest factors which play a part in the exterior are the roofs and windows. Both play a vital role in protecting both the exterior and interior of the homes within the community. When they begin to deteriorate, problems can a... Read more

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5 Ways Custom Installations can Help Property Managers with Remodeling

Whether managing an apartment complex or a large senior community, property managers spend much of their workdays maintaining the grounds and buildings they’re responsible for. It can be time-consuming and stressful but also very necessary. When properties are neglected or not cared for properly, their value decreases. They also become less at... Read more

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Don’t Wait! Inspect Your Roof Now Before Winter Hits

There are few things more disastrous to a home than water damage. Water damage can lead to mold growth, wood rot and more. It poses a threat to not only the value of your property but also the well-being of you and your family. Winter can be one of the roughest months when it comes to water damage and your property, especially in the Midwest. In... Read more

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