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  • Which Insulation Is Best for Attic

    Published Oct 13, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Insulation

    Best Attic Insulation

    Let’s just face it, if you live in a cold part of the country, it can be tricky and expensive to keep your house warm enough in the winter. As gas and oil prices are consistently on the rise, your heating bills will be too. Besides bundling up in all your sweaters and blankets, there are actually more practical ways to keep your home warm and cozy in the winter. One of the simplest fixes you can do to your home is equip it with proper attic insulation. A well-insulated attic can keep your home comfortable and can also help cut hundreds of dollars off of your heating bill ...

  • Siding Options for Homes

    Published Sep 24, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Siding

    There are few other home improvements that make as big of an impact on the curb appeal of your home like new siding. Selecting the right siding for your home can seem complicated when you are trying to balance aesthetics, durability, and price. There are several different materials commonly used for home siding that suit different needs. Some classic siding materials often seen on older homes have been used for years, and then there are also newer developed materials that have gained popularity more recently.In this article, we will discuss the attributes of the most popular siding options to ...

  • Commercial Building Roofing Types

    Published Sep 17, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Roofing

    Commercial buildings — with flat, or low slope, roofs — have very different needs when compared to steep slope residential roofs. If you installed traditional roofing materials, like asphalt shingles on a flat or low slope roof it would be disastrous. Those traditional residential roofing materials are installed by overlapping them row by row up to the highest point of the roof, encouraging the rain or snow to drain down the slope of the roof. Since most commercial buildings have flat roofs, water would infiltrate and cause major leaks and water damage. A flat roof needs an entirely different ...

  • Asphalt Shingles: A Complete Guide

    Published Sep 05, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Roofing

    Looking to replace your roof? It’s a big decision. We get it. Since most homeowners replace their roof only once in their lifetime, the choice of what type of roof to go with carries a lot of weight. There are many different types of roof coverings on the market, so it can be hard to discern which ones will be able to fulfill your aesthetic preferences, outlast harsh weather conditions, and come within budget. While there are many styles of residential roof coverings out there, it is estimated that 80% of American homes are outfitted with asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles, known for their bud...

  • Adam Replaced His Siding with Us and Tells All

    Published Aug 13, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Customer Stories

    From design to replacement, we offered comprehensive siding work to Rochester resident Adam. In this interview, he tells why he chose us and shares his views on our work.

    WNY Exteriors: Why did you choose WNY Exteriors for siding replacement?

    They came highly recommended, and both the timing and price worked with our plans

    WNY Exteriors: Could you talk a little bit about the experience you had with us?

    Neither my wife or I had too many interactions with the installers from WNY Exteriors because we both work a 9-5 job so we weren’t home while they were actually working on the siding. However se...

  • Metal Roofing: Pros and Cons

    Published Aug 06, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Roofing

    Choosing the right material for your roof can be a difficult process. Figuring out what’s best for your home depends on a number of factors, including the size of your home, your location, and your general expectations for roof maintenance and general hardiness.

    One of the most popular materials for roofing these days is metal, and there are a number of reasons why. If you are considering metal roofing, check out our comprehensive guide on the pros and cons of metal roofing below.

    Roofing material, why does it matter?

    The roof is an incredibly important part of your house, and making a quality...

  • Replacement Windows: Vinyl vs Wood

    Published Jul 19, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Windows & Doors

    A replacement window is a window that’s manufactured to fit into the opening of a pre-existing window. Replacement windows are used to replace windows that are old and worn, not working, or old and energy-inefficient. Even with proper maintenance, windows and window frames deteriorate with time. Old windows can be damaged by weather, overpainting, or just become drafty.  New technological advancements in window materials and design offer more efficient options, making replacement windows worth consideration.

    Old-construction window frames can be affected by moisture over the years, and the int...

  • Dr. Joseph Talks about the Experience of Replacing His Roof with Us

    Published Jul 12, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Customer Stories

    After a windstorm damaged Dr. Joseph’s roof, he came to us to get help with the insurance claim process and roof replacement. In this interview, he tells everything about his experience.

    WNY Exteriors:  How did you find us, and why did you chose WNY Exteriors to help with your insurance claims?

    I found WNY Exteriors as my next door neighbor was having his roof replaced and inquired as to who he was using. I was told WNY Exteriors out of Rochester had been recommended by friends in the community and had helped with their insurance claim, which was almost entirely covered by their insurance com...

  • Hiring a Roofer: Checklist

    Published Jul 06, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Roofing

    For most families, a home is the largest investment they have. To protect your investment the home must be maintained, and the condition of your home’s roof will affect the condition of the entire home. The roof is your home’s shelter from the adverse weather challenges of western New York: scorching sun, high winds, rain, snow and sleet storms, and the melting and freezing of ice. Over time, these forces affect the condition of your roof. Roof shingles wear out, and leaks may begin to degrade the integrity of your home. An inspection by a qualified roofer will confirm a problem roof, and you’

  • When To Start Shopping For A New Roof

    Published Oct 10, 2017 by Admin Person in Roofing

    So you’ve realized it’s time to start shopping for a roof replacement. All of the hints are there, whether it’s the age, visible wear or discoloration, recent storm damage, missing shingles, or you experience a leak.. At WNY Exteriors, we understand that too often property owners don’t call for a roofing replacement quote until it’s too late. We highly recommend homeowners have their roof inspected every 3-5 years for preventative purposes.

    You should start shopping for a roof 3-6 months prior to the anticipated replacement date. Roof replacements can certainly be bought and installed in a muc...

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