Preventing Chimney Fires – Stay Warm AND Safe This Winter

Many people know that keeping their chimney clean is what they’re “supposed” to do, but often times don’t exactly know why. And, sadly, sometimes people learn the true importance of chimney upkeep a little too late…after they’ve been run out of their home by a house full of smoke or, worse yet, after a chimney… read more

Autumn Gutter Prep

With autumn around the corner, it’s a good time to prepare your gutters for the upcoming season. Debris can fall and clog your gutters in the spring and summer months, but your gutters are most susceptible to debris during the autumn months, specifically from falling leaves. Clogged gutters can cause backups and even flooding, so… read more

How to Clean Popular Sidings and Exteriors

Home siding is an often overlooked part of home maintenance. Homeowners see it every day and over time it starts to blend into the background. This often occurs to the point where people begin to simply glance over it. Wear and tear and build-up is unnoticeable on a day-to-day basis, but annual cleaning is essential…. read more

Raising Your Home’s Property Value

The housing sector is booming right now. The recent trends may have prompted you to consider selling your house to take advantage of the times. Many home experts say that spring is the best time to sell your home. With summer reaching its conclusion and the tame, fall weather around the corner, now is the… read more

DIY vs. Professional Work

The summer heat is cooling off, storm season is all but gone, fall is setting in, and it’s time to take on those home renovations you started in the spring with a full head of steam. While you’re prioritizing your renovation checklist, some of your projects seem tedious. Do It Yourself or hire a professional?… read more

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

Benefits of a Metal Roof

So your current roofing on your commercial building or shop is old, brittle, and in dire need of an update before it damages your interior. You begin researching potential shingling and roofing options. While you’re digging through pages and pages of asphalt shingling, you probably forgot about metal roofing. But did you know metal roofing… read more

Backyard Gazebo Ideas

Gazeboes are a relaxing place to get away from your daily stresses, but in your own backyard. Your mini vacation spot can also act as a hip hang-out for friends, family, or can act as your own personal getaway. In addition to the perks, the can also raise your property value as well. Whether you’re… 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

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