Landmark Exteriors in 3 Words

Landmark Exteriors designs, creates, and installs one-of-a-kind cedar, slate, tile, and copper roofing for homeowners in Fairfield and Westchester counties as well as Long Island. It’s taken years of collaborating with architects and designers to get where we are today, and in that time we’ve been able to reflect on what we bring to the table. To sum up our approach, we’ve come up with these three words:

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Reliable
When it comes to a roofing contractor, you need a team you can count on. Landmark Exteriors works close with homeowners to save our clients money and perform the job properly.

Experienced
We have a proven track record of installing beautiful roofs for our clients. From slate to cedar, small to big, we have done it all. For over two decades, we have been dedicated to what we do best. View our recent work to get an idea of the expert experience we hold.

Resourceful
You need a roofing contractor who is resourceful – one that works with designers, architects, and builders, and also offers the right kind of services. One of the most resourceful services is our Home Care division, which keeps your home in great shape. We have the tools to install, repair, and preserve your roof. To learn more about our Home Care division, click here.

Ready to hire a reliable, experienced, and resourceful roofing contractor? To speak with on one of our professional staff members, give us a call at 203.838.3838.

What Does Home Siding Really Do?

Everyone knows that your roof is an essential part of your home, but siding is more overlooked. From aesthetic to functional benefits, there are many reasons why your siding is so important. As your siding experts, we’ve compiled some answers to the question, “What does home siding really do?”

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1. Boost your home’s appearance
Siding can dramatically change the appearance of your home at first glance. With many different types of siding, you choose your style and the most appropriate material for your environment.

Here are a few types of sidings and what they offer:
Cedar Shingle – combining rustic beauty and durability. Due to its many cuts, textures, patterns, and styles, cedar is one of the more customizable options for your home siding.
Clapboard Siding – often referred to as wood siding, weather board siding, or wood plank siding, this option is a classic. Cedar is our most popular wood used in clapboard siding mainly due to its resistance to high winds and other extreme weather conditions.
Vertical Siding – this design alternative to traditional clapboard siding is installed perpendicular to the ground. It provides both natural beauty and rich color.

2. Repel Insects
When you choose cedar siding, it naturally produces an oil that acts as an insect repellent, turning away wood-eating bugs, such as termites.

3. Keep rot at bay
Another benefit to cedar siding is that its natural oil also resists wood rot. This makes it a perfect option for homes that experience high levels of humidity and damp, rainy conditions.

Looking to install new siding? The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help you with the installation process, no matter which type of siding you choose. Our experienced and well-trained installation professionals are experts at installing and are ready to help! To speak with our professional staff about a new siding, give us a call at 203.838.3838 or visit us on the web.

Your Fall 2016 Maintenance Checklist

Fall has officially  arrived, and with the last few days of warmth it’s time to tackle those last minute chores that can help prevent our homes from damage this winter.

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Step 1: Store your tools and furniture
From lawn mowers to lawn chairs, it’s time to stow away whatever it was we were using daily during summer. When snow falls, the last thing you want is for your mower to get buried and your chairs to get blown away – let’s put them away until next spring!

Step 2: Inspect the chimney
Before you turn on the fireplace this fall, there are a few things you’ll need to check. First, look up the chimney or blockages – did birds bring nesting materials down with them? Did critters climb down? If these materials catch  fire, it could crack the chimney and cause a hazard. Lastly, don’t forget to check the Chimney damper, which  allows you to close the flue when the fireplace is not in use to prevent heated or cooled air from escaping the home. If any of your chimney parts need repair or replacing, take care of them down before frigid nights arrive!

Step 3: Seal windows and doors
Got air leaks? Seal the cracks around windows and doors to ensure you don’t waste heat this winter and that your home remains a comfortable temperature.

Step 4: Check for roof leaks
One of the last things you want in winter is a leaky roof, so let’s resolve the problem before it’s too late! A few ways to determine if you have a leak is to look for missing or damaged shingles, or water stains on the ceiling or walls. As your roofing contractor to address the situation immediately and secure your roof once more.

Step 5: Clean the gutters
This fall, your gutters should be clean and debris free! The downspouts should also be directed away from your house to prevent flooding. If you need a new gutter system, turn to your roofing contractor for proper installation.

Gutter systems installed by Landmark Exteriors are created with copper, painted steel, aluminum or other materials to complement the architectural design of your property. We will work to ensure that the gutter system allows for proper drainage while remaining architecturally appealing. Landmark Exteriors will determine the proper pitching and the correct number of downspouts for your property. Meanwhile, our Landmark Exteriors Home Care division can help to maintain your gutters with regular cleanings.

To learn more about these services and more, visit us on the web or give us a call at 203.838.3838.

Fun Fast Roof Facts You Probably Don’t Know

As fundamental as roofs are, it’s amazing how little some homeowners know about them. At Landmark Exteriors, we believe that understanding your roof is an essential component of keeping you safe and secure. So here are 7 fast roofing facts you might not already know (but should):

Roofing Companies Fairfield County | Greenwich | Darien1. It’s not always necessary to tear off your existing roof if you want to switch from one material to another.

2. Research shows that only 15 percent of commercial roofs last for ten years without costly performance problems.

3. Cedar is one of the most flexible and customizable options for home siding, due to the large variety of cedar species, grades, cuts, stains, textures, patterns and styles.

4. Wood shingles are often heavier in their weight than materials made of metal.

5. Many believe metal roofs are noisy in the rain. However, with attic space insulation, it may even be quieter.

6. Asphalt is a cost-effective, fire resistant roofing material that many homeowners opt for.

7. Copper roofs are the most durable and can last for hundreds of years.

No matter which roofing material you have installed on your house, Landmark Exteriors is happy to help you with any and all of your roofing needs, from installation to repairs and maintenance! To speak with on one of our professional staff members, give us a call at 203.838.3838.

5 Fast Fixes that Add Home Value

Are you getting ready to sell your home? Or are you just looking to spiff up your space? Either way, we have five fast fixes that will add value to your living space.

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Kitchen Remodel
Make your kitchen really cook and give it a new look! If you have the budget, install new cabinetry and appliances. If you want a more DIY project, paint the cabinets and walls to cover up scratches and make it look more clean. Swapping outdated hardware with new drawer and cabinet handles is also a simple way to change things up.

Storage Space
If a buyer is walking through your house, the last thing they want to see is a room filled with clutter. Getting rid of unnecessary items makes it easier for the buyer to see what you’re trying to sell them. Clear off your counters and straighten up those bookshelves – becoming more organized won’t just make your potential buyer feel better but you as well!

Bathroom renovations
In any home, the bathroom is almost as important as the kitchen. There is a lot you can do to fix up this room even if you can’t afford to put a complete bathroom makeover in your budget. Replacing old fixtures, putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and hanging new towels can change the entire look of the bathroom without breaking your wallet.

Curb appeal
This is your shot to make a great first impression. Plant some flowers and bushes, mow the lawn, remove any weeds. If you don’t have a green thumb, consider hiring a professional to help you out – you can only make a first impression, once!

Update Roof
Let’s face it – if the kitchen and the bathrooms are amazing but the roof is leaking, no one is buying. You should contact a professional and add updating your roof to your list of fast fixes! According to the Remodeling 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, 12 of the 15 highest rated remodeling projects (including roofing), were for work done on the exterior of the home – so don’t rule it out!

If you need professional help updating your roof, Landmark Exteriors can help! We offer only the top-quality copper and metal roofing materials to provide our customers with durable, weather-resistant, guaranteed roofing solutions. Our experienced and well-trained installation professionals are experts at installing and are ready to take on your next home renovation project! To speak with our professional staff, give us a call at 203.838.3838 or visit us on the web.