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Architecture Blogs
ARCHITECTURE
Summer Architectural Series: The Beloved Bungalow

Chicagoland is famous for our unique architectural style, and the bungalow style home is the perfect example of this. Although the bungalow style home originated in California, it was well suited to the narrow lots in Chicago and nearby suburbs.

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ARCHITECTURE
Architectural Series: The Midcentury Ranch

Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America’s most beloved architects and designers, made a lasting impact on midwestern aesthetics.

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ARCHITECTURE
Architectural Series: The Cape Cod

The Chicagoland area has always been a melding of cultures, food, music, and architectural styles. Embracing the California bungalow, Chicago made it uniquely its own. The same is true of the East Coast Cape Cod.

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ARCHITECTURE
Historic Appeal: Synthetic Slate and Shake Roofs

Today, there are more options and designs for your home exterior than ever before. If you want to add historic charm to your home, consider a synthetic slate roof or synthetic shake roof.

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Education Blogs
EDUCATE
Organic Shingles: Don't Count Out An Insurance Claim

Organic shingles are roofing shingles made of cellulose which are saturated with asphalt. These shingles were very heavy but stood up to weather fairly well because of how much water repellent asphalt they contained.

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EDUCATE
Increase Curb Appeal With Premium Siding

Cedar siding can be beautiful, but eventually, the exposure to the elements takes its toll on this natural product. Chipped paint, hail damage and discoloration of your siding can make your home appear dated.

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Seven Key Roofing Danger Signals

Are you unsure if you need a roof repair or replacement? It can be hard to tell if your roof is doing its job to keep your home safe and dry or if your roof is nearing the end of its useful life. We recommend that all homeowners look out for these seven key danger signals.

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Understanding Your Commercial Roof Warranty

If you own a restaurant, warehouse, strip mall, or other commercial building, replacing your flat deck roofing system isn’t all you have to think about. Understanding the warranty for your new roofing system is essential to maintaining the integrity of your roof and the value of your property.

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EDUCATE
Does Your Roof Have Animal Damage

As the cold weather sets in and you venture onto your roof to put up or take down your holiday lights, you may notice missing or damaged shingles, small holes, or the scurrying of tiny feet.

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EDUCATE
Six Things To Look For: In Your Roofing Contractor

Whether you are looking to repair or replace your roof, it is important to ask the right questions in order to protect your home or business. Your time and financial resources are valuable, and you want to make sure that you are working with a roofing contractor who is qualified and ethical.

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EDUCATE
Breathe In, Breath Out: Is Your Roof Properly Ventilated

Proper air flow in and out of your attic is key to ensuring a healthy environment for you, your family, and your home. Insufficient air flow in your roof can lead to the following...

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EDUCATE
Gutters and Downspouts: The Superstars Of Your Roof

Gutters and downspouts may not be first on your mind when considering a new roof, but the importance of these critical elements cannot be overstated. Your gutter system serves a key role in keeping your home watertight.

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EDUCATE
Roof Repairs: Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, But Don't Do Without

Old advice can be good advice, although we don’t recommend going without repairing your roof! Sometimes, it makes more financial sense to repair your roof to get a few more good years out of your investment.

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EDUCATE
Ceiling Leaks and You: What To Do?

Situation: You have spotted a leak in your kitchen ceiling area. You and your husband go back and forth on whether you should try to repair the leak or call Feze Roofing, Inc. ® to discuss installing a new roof.

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Weather Blogs
WEATHER
Ghosts Or Creepy Critters?

Our estimators may not be ghost hunters but they’ll still be able to secure your home from further animal damage and help you identify the next steps to keep the Uninvited out of your home and out in the wild where they belong.

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WEATHER
Elmhurst Umbrella Exhibit

This summer, the City of Elmhurst welcomed the Umbrella Sky exhibit. We enjoyed watching kids and families taking selfies all season with these colorful umbrellas near the Elmhurst Library.

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WEATHER
Mother Nature & Vacation

School’s out for the summer! Graduations, block parties, summer camp, wedding season, and vacations are filling up your calendar right now. Your summer may be looking packed with fun and excitement!

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WEATHER
Don't Forget To Call The Roofer

Procrastination is an artform. It is the delicate dance of putting off for tomorrow what we don’t want to worry about today. We all know the rush of meeting deadlines last minute or screeching into the school parking lot five minutes before the bell rings.

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WEATHER
4 Tips To Prevent Ice Damming

I love building gingerbread houses during the holidays. The gumdrops and peppermints look so sweet along the roofline and front door, and of course, no gingerbread house is complete without icicles made of frosting!

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WEATHER
Rain, Rain Go Away, Get In Feze Roofing's Schedule Today

Has your home or business been impacted by recent storms, wind, or hail? Have you found shingles in your yard or had tree limbs damage your roof? Call Feze Roofing today!

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WEATHER
Storm Damage In Chicagoland

Naperville, Woodridge, Darien, and Burr Ridge were all severely affected by storms. If your home or business suffered hail, wind, or tree damage, call Feze Roofing, Inc. today.

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WEATHER
April Showers Bring May Flowers and Roof Leaks Too

April showers bring May flowers but those rainstorms may have also informed you just how much damage the severe winter weather did to your home or business.

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WEATHER
Don't Let Bad Weather Scare You This Halloween

Snow at Halloween? Don’t let it scare you! We experienced our first snow of the season on October 26th this year, but it won’t be the last!

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WEATHER
Our Favorite Thing About Winter In Elmhurst

When It's Over. Welcome to the polar vortex, where ice storms and arctic temperatures are the new normal and your roof and siding are the first line of defense against extreme weather.

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WEATHER
Redfin Feature Prevent Ice-Related Roof Issues

What are the best ways to prevent winter ice-related issues from happening to my roof?

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WEATHER
The Iceman Cometh: Ice Damming Issues

Ice damming is the buildup of ice and snow on steep sloped roofs. While icicles on your roof can look charming during the holidays, this sparkly phenomenon can be sign of a serious roofing problem.

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WEATHER
Is Your Roof Ready For Santa?

Feze Roofing, Inc. is an Illinois licensed roofing contractor operating in the Chicagoland area and has been family owned for 40 years. Your home is your investment. Let us help you protect it. Call us today at 630-530-5944 or fill out a contact form for a free estimate!

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Award Blogs
AWARDS
GAF Timberline Warranties: Why We're Proud To Be MasterElite Contractors

Feze Roofing, Inc.© has been a GAF MasterElite Contractor for over twenty years. In fact, we were one of the very first roofing contractors to be awarded that distinction in the Chicagoland area.

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Community Blogs
Community
First Responders Appreciation Roofing Program

Call and schedule your free roofing, gutters, siding or fascia estimate anytime between now and  and October 31, 2023, and receive $150 off any exterior remodel project*.

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Community
It's Our Birthday - Get A Starbucks Gift Card!

October is our birthday month here at Feze Roofing, Inc.! Our founder, Joe Fese, registered Feze Roofing in October of 1980 right here in his hometown of Elmhurst, Illinois.

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Community
Roofing Rebates For Active Service Members and Veterans

As we celebrate Memorial Day, Feze Roofing, Inc. © would like to thank our active duty military members and veterans of the United States Military for their service and bravery.

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COmmunity
Hometown Pride - Feze Roofing Sponsors New Elmhurst History Museum Exhibit

Feze Roofing, Inc. is proud to sponsor the Elmhurst History Museum again in 2021. The upcoming exhibit features the Midwest Debut of “To The Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA.”

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Community
Back To School Is Here! Be Prepared With Feze Roofing

Back to school season is upon us! The 2022-2023 school year is starting earlier than ever, and this time of year is busy for families. Homework, school supplies, reading lists, and extracurriculars start to fill up our minds and our schedules.

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Community
2023 York Dukes For The Win!

Feze Roofing is proud to support the York Dukes Football Program for the 2023 season! Come out to a varsity game this year and show your York Pride! Go Dukes!

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