What type of shingle is best?

“What type of shingle is best?” is the most common question we get from homeowners. When we get this question always answer with GAF. Why? After working with the products and accessories and doing the research, we have concluded that GAF is the best Manufacturer that makes asphalt shingles. They have a great variety in different shingles and have the best warranty in the business with a 50-year non-pro-rated warranty. This includes labor and materials. This is a warranty that...

Read More

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding vs. Vinyl Siding

When it comes time to choose an exterior siding product for your home, it may be tempting to select the same siding as your neighbors, but there is another option to consider. Even if you live in a neighborhood where vinyl siding is the "norm," you can still get fiber cement siding. Also known as cement board or "Hardie Board," fiber cement has many benefits and a few drawbacks. Homeowners should always consider the cost, the ease of maintenance, impact...

Read More

GAF® Master Elite™ Certification: What It Means for You

Is it time to replace your old roofing system? To make sure that you’re hiring the right company for your roofing project, thoroughly review the credentials and certifications of each contractor you’re considering. One of the most important qualifications that many homeowners look for is the Master Elite™ certification from GAF®, the leading roofing manufacturer in the country. 93% of property owners would recommend their Master Elite contractor to others, according to a survey of more than 28,000 homeowners in...

Read More

Proper Insulation and Venting

Do you have frost in your attic?  Are you paying too much to heat or cool your home?  Having proper insulation and venting can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars every year.  Proper venting and insulation is a 3-step process.  You need proper insulation and venting in your attic, you need proper exterior soffit venting, and you need proper roof venting.  Elite Exteriors can do all 3 for you. Your home's performance is dependent on the quality of...

Read More

Fiberglass vs. Vinyl Windows

When shopping for new-construction or replacement windows, typically you will be presented with a choice of two materials: vinyl or fiberglass. Both use manmade materials.  Both provide excellent thermal resistance. Both are close to maintenance-free. So, which one should you buy?  On a basic structural level, fiberglass windows tend to be superior to vinyl windows. If you are interested in remodeling for the long run or in resale values, fiberglass windows are a clear choice, but with remodeling, decisions rarely...

Read More

How to Clean Your Windows Like a Professional

While many people reach for paper towels and window cleaner when their view to the outside world becomes obstructed by dirt and grime, the process of squirting solution onto the pane and wiping it away usually results in simply moving the dirt particles from one part of the window to another. In order to get your windows really clean, you need to lift the dirt away, not just relocate it. To clean your windows like a professional you only need...

Read More

Roofing in Cold Weather

Most people opt to have a new roof installed in the spring and summer months. Others looking to replace their roof decide to install during the fall. But what happens to the roofs that are installed in the cold winter months? Often customers ask us if it is okay to install a new shingle roof when the temperatures are extremely cold. This is especially concerning for those who do not have a choice in the matter and must replace their...

Read More