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Do I Need To Hire A Restoration Company?

If your home has been damaged by a flood or fire, it can be tough to decide if the damage is bad enough to need help with the restoration process. If you still are unsure after you read this post, give your local restoration service a call. A lot of the time they will come out and offer you a free estimate.

Should You Replace Your Roof in the Winter?

Wondering if you should replace your roof during the winter in Illinois? Find out the answer here!

20 Signs You Need To Invest In Your Home Exterior

In Illinois, it is well known that the winter weather can take a toll on a home’s exterior. Old age or wear and tear also contribute to the damage. That is why it is important to check the exterior of your home at least once a year for signs that your exterior needs help.

How to Prevent Pipes from Bursting

The snow and cold are here again! The glimmering winter landscape looks lovely, but if you don't heat your home properly, it can cause your pipes to burst! Exploding pipes can result in a flooded basement and thousands of dollars in damages. So read these tips to prevent your pipes from bursting, before you are in trouble!

23 Tips To Get Your Home Exterior Ready For Summer

Spring fever is in full swing. That means that the sun is out and it is perfect weather for improving your exterior for the summer ahead. The trouble is, what exactly does that mean? Where should you start? Don’t get overwhelmed, we are here to help. Check out these steps to get your house prepped for a beautiful summer in Illinois!

Prepare Your Cedar Roof For Winter With These Tips

Illinois is known for its especially flaky winters. Unfortunately, the overabundance of snow is wearing on your cedar roof. To make sure you are prepared for winter, check out these tips to keep your cedar roof in prime condition.

Signs of Mold In Your Home

Mold is a common microorganism that can be toxic to your health. It is best to remove it immediately from your home. The first step to removing mold is identifying it. Here are some tips to help you identify signs of mold in your home.

Ice Dams: The Hidden Winter Threat

Winters in Illinois can be rough. In order to prevent extra havoc, it is important to prepare yourself. Ice dams can cause a lot of damage to your home, so make sure you have checked these areas to avoid the extra costs! 

The Homeowner's Complete Guide To Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is the first impression a stranger gets when walking by your home. Would you be proud of what they see? If not, here is a guide to help you be perceived as the nicest home in the neighborhood!

Expert Guide to Siding Replacement

Are you thinking about replacing your siding and don’t know where to start? There is a lot more that goes into siding than the color and price. We’ve created this mini-guide to help you through the siding replacement process.

Designs & Tips For Your Home Exterior Remodel

Remodeling sounds like a lot of fun, but when you start looking at all of the options it can be overwhelming. To help you out with the process, here are some design ideas and tips for your home exterior remodel.

How to Clean Fire and Smoke Damage

Fires are an extremely stressful event. After the fire, you may be wondering what to do next. Highmark Restorations is here to help with some expert tips on how to navigate through the fire damage process.

Infographic: Average ROI For Your Home Exterior Remodel

Remodeling your home exterior is a large investment of time and money. Prioritize your resources into areas with the best return on investment to get the most bang for your buck. Know where those areas are by checking out this infographic on the average ROI for each investment opportunity.

8 Quick Steps to Take When Your Basement Is Flooded

You need to act fast when your basement is flooded. These quick steps will help you minimize the damage!

Wind Damage: The Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare

If you had to guess what the most frequently submitted home insurance claim would be, what would you say? Water damage, fire, mold? Well, think again! The most submitted home insurance claim is wind damage. Find out how to prepare for it here!