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Paint Finishes 101

Hiring painters in Chicago? It’s good to have a little background knowledge of the different types of paint finishes before working with a professional. There is no need to be an absolute expert in paint types before hiring professional painters in Chicago – that is what you are hiring us for after all. However, the […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Masonry in Chicago

Spring Cleaning Your Masonry in Chicago

All over the world, there are stone and brick buildings hundreds of years old. But while masonry is one of the most time-tested forms of construction, your masonry does need maintenance to keep it looking new. And if your Chicago home is of masonry construction, it’s time for a spring cleaning. Keeping bricks clean is […]

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Fortune Restoration's Work At Gurnee’s St. Paul The Apostle Church

Restoration Work At Gurnee’s St. Paul The Apostle Church

Did you know that Fortune Restoration is among the contractors with the Archdiocese of Chicago’s seal of approval for church jobs? In 1998, St. Paul the Apostle became Gurnee’s first Catholic Church. The 42,000-square-foot building was built for $5.5 million. This summer, Fortune Restoration worked under a tight deadline to restore the inside of St. […]

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Restoring Hyde Park

Restoring Hyde Park

Hyde Park is a neighborhood and community on the southside of Chicago that is over 160 years old. It should not come as a surprise that some of the buildings are well over a century old and are in need of some major restorations and renovations. Fortune Restoration has been in the process of restoring […]

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Masonry For Winter

Prepare Your Masonry For Winter

It is almost time to say goodbye to this beautiful fall weather in Chicago and say hello to winter. As a homeowner, winter home preparation should be on your mind. Having your chimney system cleaned and inspected should be on the top of your to-do list. Along with cleaning your chimney system, there are other […]

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Tips For Picking Paint Colors

Color is a very important aspect to us personally in our homes and the places we work. Choosing a paint color for the interior or exterior of your home is a big decision that requires a lot of consideration. You want to select a color that fits your personality, works with the lighting, and compliments […]

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Signs Your Chimney Needs To Be Repaired

Fall is here! Is your home prepared? Now is the perfect time to complete your home restoration projects before the cold winter months. Many people make the mistake of thinking their chimney will never need repairs. The assume their chimney is a worry free part of their home. However, problems do arise and a chimney […]

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Cleaning Masonry

Masonry is an investment; as durable and long-lasting as masonry is, it still requires routine cleaning and maintenance. Over time, dirt and grime will build up. Cleaning is an inexpensive way to spruce up the exterior of your home. Improper cleaning, however, could negatively impact your finances. Hiring a qualified masonry contractor in Chicago to […]

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Professional House Painting Oak Park

If you live in Oak Park your home is exposed to Chicago’s summer sunshine and winter frigid temperatures and snowfall. Just like other parts of your home, paint will weather and require repainting. Every 5-7 years is the recommendation of how often you should repaint your home’s exterior. Often times people choose to do a […]

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Importance Of Deck Restoration

Summer is here! How is your deck looking? Your deck will weather just like any part of your home and require restoration. It is important to understand the effects weather has on your deck and the how to prevent further damage from occurring. How Weather Damages Your Deck Melting snow and rain are quickly absorbed […]

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