Summertime Siding Comparisons

Every Midwesterner knows that with the summer season, comes summer weather, meaning high heat and heavy storms. Hail can damage your siding and the heat can cause it to fade. Mucking through the swamp of siding types can be a headache, so we’re here to clear up and compare two common types and make this… read more

We Want to be Superheroes

For just a moment, we’d like to put exteriors aside and talk about another passion of ours here at Blackstone. Customer Service.  Remember when you were a kid? Did you ever dream of being a superhero? At what point did you realize superheroes don’t exist? Well, we never did. Superheroes do exist. They’re the people… read more

How to Spot Hail and Wind Damage on Your Roof

As the weather begins to warm up, the chances of severe weather hitting near your home increase. Oftentimes, severe weather is accompanied by strong winds and hail, which can damage the roof of your home, requiring repairs or replacements. But how can you tell if your roof was damaged in a recent storm by hail… read more

Gutter Care, Maintenance, and Cleaning Tips

The warm weather has now arrived, which means that many people across the country are beginning to tackle spring cleaning projects both indoors and outdoors. One outdoor project that often gets overlooked, however, is cleaning out your home’s gutters. Ensuring your gutters are cleared from debris is an important step in protecting your home and… read more

The Importance of Using a Roofing Professional

  Does your roof need to be replaced? If so, are you going to do it yourself, or hire a roofing professional? Before making your decision, there are several factors to consider. After all, fixing a roof is not only an enormous project but also can be dangerous if it’s not done correctly. Unless you’ve… read more

How to Clean Vinyl Siding

  Although low maintenance, vinyl siding still needs a bit of cleaning and care over time to remove built-up grime, mildew, and dirt, especially in warmer climates. But how does one go about cleaning vinyl siding? Fortunately, if you know the manufacturer of your vinyl siding, tracking down cleaning instructions should be as easy as… read more

7 Benefits of Gutter Coverings

No one likes to get up on the ladder and clean their gutters, or pay someone to do it every year. By installing gutter coverings you can greatly reduce the amount of gutter maintenance required to effectively keep water away from your home. Gutter coverings also provide a variety of benefits that homeowners don’t immediately… read more

The 6 Best Roofing Materials for Longevity

Composite Shingles Lifespan: 15-50 Years Even though composite shingles are the most popular roofing material, they last the least amount of time. They are the least expensive to purchase and install, which has led to their popularity.  The lifespan prediction range is so wide due to the huge variations in quality of the material. Premium… read more

How to Tell if Your Roof Sustained Water Damage

  The weather in many parts of the US weather can be extremely tough on your roof. Wind, rain, and snow take their toll every year, but it is important to stay on top of your roof’s health. It is recommended that you inspect your roof every spring and fall for any weather-related damage. A… read more

Tips to Prepare Your Home for Spring

Here in the Midwest, we keep wondering if it will ever warm up. The good news is warmer temperatures will be here before we know it. Your home has been a warm refuge during these cold winter months, but what can you do to help prepare it for spring? Inspect your roof: Check your roof… read more