A primer on windows. What should you buy, and how much of a difference will it make?

The most common questions we get asked here at Hollingsworth Home Improvement regarding new windows are, “What kind of windows should I buy?” and “How much of a difference will new windows make for my home?” The answer to those questions are best answered by a thorough evaluation by one of our in-home Project Coordinators.  Call us for a free estimate. Hopefully,…

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Attic Ventilation: What you need to know, and what your contractor should too!

Roof ventilation is one of the most important aspects to consider in any roofing or siding project.  Poor ventilation can cause your shingles to deteriorate faster, lowering the value of your home and the investment you make when hiring a remodeling contractor.  Humid and warm air lowers the efficiency of your insulation, making the home colder in winter and hotter…

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The Contractor’s Dirty Little Secret

The Contractor’s Dirty Little Secret, Top Pro Tips on How to Hire a Contractor   So you’re embarking on a home improvement or repair project.  Where do you get started?  Many informative organizations can help you along in your quest to get bids from several reputable sources.  In fact, the most common thread among these organizations is to collect bids…

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Project Spotlight: Lindrick Court in Naperville James Hardie Siding

Earlier this week we kicked off a siding project in Naperville, Illinois on Lindrick Court.  Our siding crews worked diligently to transform this home from it’s old and worn aluminum siding to gorgeous James Hardie Fiber Cement siding and trim.  We also installed gutters, and replaced the wood soffit and fascia materials with LP Smartside composite panels and trim to…

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Lindrick Court Naperville

This morning’s new job start is happening on Lindrick Court in Naperville, Illinois.  Our client has chosen to replace his original aluminum siding with James Hardie Fiber Cement siding and trim.  We are also replacing the soffit and fascia with LP Smartside composite products.  The composite soffit and fascia will match the trim with a rich and realistic cedar wood…

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New roof in Naperville, IL

Our client in Naperville just moved into this cute ranch home June 9th, and while the windows and interior are in great shape, the roof really let it down.  We were recommended to this client by his friend and insurance agent, whose home we remodeled previously.  So many of our clients are happy to tell their friends and family about…

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How to get the best value from your remodeling project

Every year, thousands of respondents to surveys of homeowners who undertook all sorts of home improvement projects reveal that they were dissatisfied with the contractor they originally thought was the best choice. The most recent polls put the number at 53%.  Expert sources recommend getting three or more bids or estimates for comparison’s sake, and about two-thirds of homeowners say…

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Hail Damage Insurance Procedures

In the wake of the Spring 2012 storms, we are getting lots of phone calls from homeowners concerned about storm chasers and hail damage to their roofs & siding. We’ve developed the following guide for homeowners looking to understand the proper procedures when hail damage is suspected. Proper Steps for Roof Repairs Following Hail Damage If the homeowner thinks they…

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