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10 Local Firework Shows to Escape the Navy Pier Crowds This 4th of July

  Are you ready to commemorate America’s Independence? No matter if you are celebrating alone, with family or your entire neighborhood, the Fourth of July means it is time to kick back, relax, barbecue, wear the most patriotic red, white, and blue outfit you own and, of course, head out to see some great Independence Day […]

Tips on Choosing the Perfect Siding Color for Your Home

  Siding is the true essence of a home’s exterior. While updated siding can be a big factor in boosting curb appeal and resale, it also gives your home personality and charm. Picking a new siding color and style for your home can be fun but also a bit intimidating. Homeowners should pick a color that […]

May Transformation of the Month – A Refining Home Exterior Update in Lake Bluff

Homeowners Challenge/Goals These Lake Bluff homeowners never liked the stucco on their house. They were wanting to have a new shingle look that aligns with the historical nature of Lake Bluff. Erdmann’s Solution Erdmann removed the existing siding, stucco, stone and shutters on the house and installed James Hardie Gray Slate straight edge shingles in […]

The ROI of Siding Replacement

  You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This saying rings true when it comes to a home’s exterior as well. When viewing from the outside, a home’s siding is most often the very first thing noticed due to the large amount of surface area covered. If your siding is run […]

Memorial Day Food and Drink Recipe Favorites

  It’s that time of year again to honor those who have served in the military and celebrate the unofficial start to summer. We’re kicking off summer with some of our favorite Memorial Day food and drink recipes! Whether you’re throwing a party on your new Erdmann-built deck or taking a dish to pass at […]

The ROI of Window and Entry Door Replacement

  There is no better way to instantaneously improve curb appeal than by adding a stately entryway or picturesque window.  While windows and doors have an undeniable aesthetic value, did you know that window and entry door replacement are two projects that also consistently deliver a high return on your investment?  The total ROI is […]

Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Home

After a long and grueling winter, let’s bring on spring! Spring’s warmer weather brings a sense of renewal and is a great time to get your home ready for the warm summer months ahead. Consider tackling these indoor and outdoor maintenance projects: Gutters & Downspouts Gutters and downspouts are an often-overlooked project that demand attention […]

How to Host the Best Deck Parties

  Warming temperatures are an invitation to entertain in the ambiance provided by outdoor living space. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a graduation, or simply want to enjoy some quality time with family and friends – your home’s deck or patio can be the perfect location to host nearly any festivity! As long as mother […]

The ROI of a Deck or Porch Addition

  How do you value the curb-appeal an inviting front porch brings to a property? The calculation may seem difficult, until your neighbors update theirs and you are left with porch envy. Whether you have a historic Tudor, classic Victorian, modern farmhouse, or colonial home, your front porch is the welcome mat that greets visitors. […]

Transformation Of The Month

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