5 Weather Tight Services to Help You Cut Back on Home Maintenance

How many of us tolerate inconveniences when it comes to taking care of our homes? Home improvement projects get put off until down the road when we expect a windfall or a summer of free time.

But as the years come and go, those improvement projects build up. Suddenly, patching up and DIY hacks end up costing us more than they’re worth. Energy bills go up, the appearance of our homes go down, and we start looking for ways to cut back on home maintenance that’s taking too much time and costing us too much money.

Many home renovation projects are less expensive than you might fear. Better still, many of the home improvement services offered by Weather Tight will actually save you money (and time) in the long run, making your home safer and more comfortable. If you’re ready to feel proud of your home again, here are some services to consider.

Cut Back on Home Maintenance with These Popular Weather Tight Services

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1. Replacement Windows

Windows are notoriously finicky to repair. Once seal failure occurs, your best course of action is almost always replacement. But many homeowners put it off and “deal with it” for another year or two. They get out the tape and plastic to cover the windows each winter. Perhaps they buy some unsightly foam insulation or caulking from the home improvement store to “patch up” the leak.

If you have a drafty window, the best course of action is replacement. Remember what your parents said about “heating the whole neighborhood?” Well, when you have air leaks, you are sending hot air right outside, and letting the cold air in. Air infiltration can increase your energy bill and decrease your comfort.

Replacement windows come in many affordable options and greatly improve the look and feel of your home. You will feel safer, knowing your windows lock securely and seal tightly no matter what’s going on outside. Don’t waste time with tape, plastic, and DIY hacks. They don’t work and will cost you more in the long run.

2. Vinyl Siding

When spring comes around, do you spend hours, even days, sanding and scraping old wood siding on your house? Do you drag out the power washer and get out cans of paint to “touch up” dings and dents in old aluminum siding? Not only do these summer house updates take a long time, but they don’t always offer a lot of payout for your efforts.

If you have older wooden siding on your house, it’s going to require constant upkeep. Wooden siding fades over time; it can attract termites, carpenter ants, and other pests. Even worse, with the wet Wisconsin weather, the siding can mildew and rot after the years go by. No amount of painting and scraping will fix the finish once water damage has occurred, the siding needs to be removed and replaced. Aluminum siding isn’t much better, as it can trap all kinds of problems beneath the surface. It can also get dented and dinged with no hope of recovery.

Save your springtime by investing in beautiful, fade resistant vinyl siding. Weather Tight siding comes in an array of colors and trim to match any look. You will be amazed at the significant difference siding makes for your home. When we replace siding we remove all the older siding first, apply a special Tyvek wrap so your house can “breathe” (to keep out moisture), and ensure your new siding is installed for a low maintenance finish that will last for years. Improve your curb appeal and increase the value of your home with new siding.

3. New Gutters

Cleaning gutters are one of those minor home improvement projects that everyone dreads. You have to climb up a precarious ladder, hurt your knees, and lean dangerously over your house while you pull smelly sludge out of your gutters. It’s not a fun chore. If there’s any way to cut back on home maintenance, gutters are a good place to start.


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With new gutters from Weather Tight, you’ll select the color and look. You can choose gutters that will match your home’s exterior finish, soffit, and fascia, and compliment your roof. Beyond increasing your curb appeal, gutters keep water away from your home. Without proper gutters, you may experience foundation damage, leaks to your basement, or worse.

Your home’s windows can also suffer if your gutters aren’t protected. When the gutters get backed up or don’t drain properly, water pours down on your windows, rotting the surrounding trim and damaging your home. When you invest in new gutters, you can also get quality gutter protection that keeps out the leaves and debris that cause backups and lead to expensive damage.

4. Entry Doors

How do you feel about your front door? As the focal point to those entering your house, your doors are an important feature. Not only do entry doors keep you safe and secure, but when professionally installed, they keep out air infiltration and drafts.

A DIY front door may seem like a good project for a weekend warrior, but they’re actually a very challenging home improvement project. Most houses aren’t quite “square” and shift over time. Getting a weathertight seal around a door is almost impossible for less experienced home improvers. Door installation is one of those DIY projects that almost always ends up being a huge pain, costing more than you expected.

Save yourself time and hassle and get peace of mind with a professionally installed entry door from Weather Tight. We have many options to complement the look of your home, whether you want a transom, sidelights, or other features. Our multi-point locking system can add an extra layer of home security as well. Choose wisely by leaving a front door upgrade to the pros.

5. A New Roof

New roofing is another home improvement endeavor that will allow you to cut back on home maintenance in the future. As a roof starts to breakdown and fail, you may notice more runoff and roof debris. Roofing materials and even shingles can end up on the ground or clog up your gutters. When you see this happen, it means your home is at risk of long-term damage.

Water, snow, ice, and hail can all wreak havoc on your roof, as can heat. As your home undergoes weather and temperature changes, it expands and contracts. Over time, shingles loosen, and leaks can start. Often, by the time you’re noticing the effects of water, mildew, and pest damage inside your home, the problem has already gotten well out of hand. Don’t wait—learn the signs of an aging roof today.

Not only does a damaged, aging roof present hazards to your home, but it really detracts from your home’s appearance. Homeowners are frequently surprised at how much new roofing improves the beauty and value of their home. We often hear, “Why did I wait so long?”

Don’t put off home improvement projects, but don’t take them all on yourself. You can cut back on home maintenance by investing in a few professional updates for your house. In the future, you’ll be so glad you did. Contact us today to learn how easy it is to increase your curb appeal and lower your home maintenance costs!

 

6 Reasons You Should Choose Weather Tight as Your Home Remodeler

Are you considering making updates to your home? Whether you’re looking for window replacement, a new roof, exterior finishes like siding and trim, or a new front door, Weather Tight is a great choice. Our reputation for reliability makes us one of Wisconsin’s top home remodelers.

There are many companies out there who make promises and fail to deliver. At Weather Tight, we stand behind our work and go above and beyond to ensure you’re happy with your home updates. We offer a wide array of home remodeling options to ensure you get the look you want.

6 Standout Reasons to Choose Weather Tight as Your Home Remodeler

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1. We’re Employee-Owned

Weather Tight offers employees an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). This means employees become owners of Weather Tight as their stock increases over their years of employment. Not only does this ensure consistent service for the future, but it means that our employees have a personal stake in your satisfaction.

Being employee-owned also gives employees a powerful incentive to stay with the company for the long haul. This commitment enables Weather Tight to retain top talent and experience. When the company succeeds, our employee’s benefit and they know the best way to run a successful company is to keep you, the customer, satisfied and happy.

2. We Offer Award-Winning Service

We’re proud to have an A+ rating with the Better Busines Bureau. We were a finalist for the BBB’s 2017 International Torch Awards for Ethics and won the Wisconsin Torch Award that same year. This award goes to companies who embody the BBB’s mission of advancing trust in the marketplace and holding to high standards of organizational ethics.

We’re also proud to have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award, maintaining an A rating for 2010-2019. We received the Expertise.com Best Roofers in Milwaukee award in 2019 and 2020, and the 2019 Owens Corning Gold Level Product Excellence Award. We were also Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Choice Award Winner in 2018. While awards certainly aren’t everything, we do take pride in recognition of our excellent work, confirming that we’re meeting the needs of our customers and the Wisconsin community.

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3. We’re Backed by Over 30 Years of Experience

Weather Tight was founded over 30 years ago, and in the home remodeling business, that level of experience is rare. We’ve been around long enough to see many fly-by-night operations come and go, leaving customers unsatisfied and frustrated. When you choose a home remodeler, you need someone who will stand behind their work for years to come. A warranty means nothing if a company isn’t around long enough to honor it.

The past 30 years have taught us many lessons about the importance of customer satisfaction and building repeat business. We know if you’re happy with one job, you’ll call us again for your next home update. It’s our goal to ensure a long, satisfactory relationship with every customer we serve.

4. We’re Your Neighbors

Wisconsin-owned and operated, we understand the needs of Wisconsin homeowners. We’re your neighbors and your fellow community members. We know what it’s like to weather the icy cold that only the Midwest can bring. We also know how to prepare your house with windows and doors that guard against air infiltration, roofing that stands up to wet winter weather, and exterior finishes that resist fade and damage.

We also know the importance of giving back to our community. We partner with many community organizations to support our area and ensure Wisconsin stays a great place to work, play, and live. When you look for a home remodeler, you want someone who understands the area and cares about our community.

5. We Work with Industry-Leading Brands

When we put the Weather Tight name on a remodeling project, we want you to know you can trust the quality materials and products to stand the test of time. We’ve carefully researched the leading industry brands to ensure that we offer you the best in siding, roofing, replacement window, and door options.

Brands like LP SmartSide DiamondKote, Norandex, Quality Edge Matterhorn, Owens Corning, CertainTeed STONEfaçade, and Sunrise Restorations are just a few of top industry brands we work with. We use quality materials like Tyvek home wraps from DuPont, vinyl, PVC, and engineered wood to ensure your home looks beautiful and feels comfortable with the durability you can rely on.

6. We’ll Work with You to Meet Your Needs

Your home and your needs are unique. Whether you need to update your gutters, soffit and fascia, replace your windows, or are ready to invest in a new roof, we’ll help you find options to fit your look and your budget. We can customize jobs of any size, from replacing one window to making over your entire home.

We’re also experienced in working with homeowners’ associations and condo boards. We offer an array of finishes and products to fit into the guidelines of your CC&Rs and still ensure the quality finishes to increase your curb appeal.

No matter your home remodeling needs, Weather Tight has you covered. Give us a call today to set up a free estimate. We’re currently offering virtual assessments with a 12-month price guarantee. Our showroom is open by appointment and our team members are standing by to help your home remodeling dreams become a reality.

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An entry door on our home acts as the first line of defense for safety, privacy, security, efficiency & curb appeal! But just how efficient is the current entry door on our home? If you have ever found yourself uncertain about ‘if’ & ‘when’ you should replace it, look no further! Not knowing what signs to look for can be a costly oversight for a homeowner. There are many important factors to consider when looking to replace our old entry door with a new one.

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I can’t think of a singular reason in the world that the products you put in or on your home- should be any LESS customizable to our lives than the clothes we wear. Your roof should complement your home like your hairstyle compliments the shape of your face. Your siding should fit like a good pair of worn in shoes. We seek the things that have duality, things that work in more ways than one while still providing a security within ourselves to feel confident about it.

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