For nearly 20 years, EPA-certified Brookside Home Improvement, Inc. has employed qualified technicians to beautify buildings while boosting energy efficiency. The crew installs Energy Star windows, which prevent the loss of precious A/C streams and furnace heat, keeping interiors temperate and comfortable year-round without racking up high energy bills or relocating the house to California. The team also clads drafty walls in handsome vinyl, cedar, and fiber cement, and protects roofs from water damage with aluminum gutters.
Before Budget Right Handyman does anything to a home, they first prove they need to be there. On the company's blog, Handyman Tim examines the most common repairs and installations individually and answers the question, "Do I need a handyman for this?" His answer helps customers understand what's truly involved in replacing a ceiling fan or retiling a shower or repainting a snake-pit. Budget Right's crew of craftsmen have the necessary experience for the most daunting indoor and outdoor services, such as installing windows and shelving systems, remodeling kitchens, and repairing a home's siding. But even if it's a job you can do yourself, Budget Right can free up hours of weekend by bundling an entire to-do list into a single session.
More than 100 years of combined experience in security guides the trained professionals of Forest Security, Inc., who crisscross Illinois and Wisconsin to install and monitor security systems. Rapid around-the-clock responses provide peace of mind, and a steady supply of replacement parts—kept on all trucks—help to ensure that systems avoid a lengthy downtime.
Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration?s staff ensures home safety through inspections, cleaning, and repair services. To maintain proper airflow and safe living conditions, the technicians?all certified by the National Fireplace Institute?provide thorough inspections to preempt dangerous blocks and scrub soot and contaminants from chimneys and fireplaces. From brick replacement to full rebuilding projects, they also correct and repair damaged chimneys with dependable tuck-pointing and install single parts such as flue liners to keep fireplace systems safe and functional.
The licensed electricians at Kinslow Smith keep homes running efficiently and safely at all hours—many services are available 24 hours a day, including circuit-breaker-panel replacements and light rewiring so you can finally blink your address in Morse code. Staffers also provide time-saving services such as ceiling-fan and light-fixture installations.
Window Genie’s scum-busters arrive to each job in a clearly marked chariot armed with the necessary equipment to tackle exterior household dust and decay. Pane pamperers kick off a window cleaning for homes up to two stories by scraping off tree sap, bird droppings, and other hard-to-clean debris with a specially designed blade that moonlights as a shiv stunt double in prison movies. Then, they’ll suds up sills to wipe away dust and accumulated grime, and they'll scrub soiled screens for an extra fee ($1 each). An exterior-only clean endows fixed-plate windows ($2.75 each), double-hung windows ($4.50 each), and triple-track storm windows ($12 each) with enough sparkle to make diamond-encrusted neighbors jealous. Or, homeowners can opt for an interior-exterior cleaning, and careful cleaners will shed shoes before entering abodes to avoid leaving footprints on carpet ($5–$18/window).