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12 Interesting Facts About Windows

  From aesthetics to efficiency, windows are one of the most vital and interesting features of any building or home. They bridge the gap between our secure, indoor lives and the elements outdoors. Their unique and evolving styles have inspired architects and homeowners alike for hundreds of years. As a tribute to the beauty, comfort […]

Early Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

  With the warm summer days behind us, make sure your home is prepared for the cold and icy seasons ahead by following our early fall home maintenance checklist! Download the checklist now, and view additional tips and details for each to-do item below. √ TRIM YOUR TREES Before the cold and snowy season is upon […]

Understanding Your Window and Patio Door Replacement Options

It’s easy to overlook your home’s windows. Everyday you look through them, not at them! When considering a home remodel, it’s important to understand that windows (and patio doors) affect both the interior and exterior of your home. Here is a back-to-school basics guide to window and patio door replacement styles. Types of Windows Double-hung […]

5 Outdoor and Exterior Home Remodeling Trends for 2018

  When looking at this year’s home remodeling trends, intimate outdoor gathering spaces take the cake. Patios are poised to overtake larger backyards as the most sought-after way to enjoy the outdoors and add value to your home. Whether you love to entertain a few neighbors, barbecue for the extended family, or simply catch up […]

July Transformation of the Month: From Traditional to Modern – A Winnetka Exterior Home Remodel

Homeowners Challenge The Winnetka homeowners loved the location and interior of their recently purchased home, however they were unhappy with the overall aesthetics of the exterior. The house was a very traditional looking split level, whereas the homeowners had more of a modern taste and vision for their home. Erdmann’s Solution Through a combination of […]

10 Tips to Ensure a Successful Home Remodel

1. Have a Long-Term Vision If you are considering an interior or exterior home remodel, it pays to think “big picture” and long-term. You may recognize your kitchen is dated and maybe even dysfunctional, but don’t start shopping for cabinets just yet. Consider the traffic flow, sightlines, and how remodeling one space, such as the […]

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 […]