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Everett Home & Garden Show 2017

Everett homeowners, gear up for your next home remodel project with Harley Exteriors at the Everett Home & Garden Show 2017.  Come learn about our affordable vinyl replacement windows, doors, roofs, and gutters that are designed to enhance your home’s value and beauty.  Harley Exteriors has been installing custom replacement windows, as well as fiberglass shingle roofing, to homeowners in the Pacific Northwest since 2002.  

Home shows are a great opportunity to preview the different home remodeling products you are considering for your home.  Many different vendors and home improvement products are featured all in one place.  If you are considering remodeling your kitchen and replacing your windows, then the Everett Home & Garden Show is the place for you to be.  

At the Everett Home & Garden Show, you can expect to connect with a specialist from Harley Exteriors.  A specialist will show you different home improvement options from replacement windows to roofing installation.  Come learn about our home exterior options to boost your curb appeal, save energy, and make the home of your dreams.  

Location:

Xfinity Arena

2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Show Hours:

March 10, Friday – 12:00pm-7:00pm

March 11, Saturday – 10:00am-6:00pm

March 12, Sunday – 10:00am-5:00pm

Harley Exteriors offers Replacement Windows, Roofing Installation & Other Home Improvements for Residents of Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, & Nearby Communities in Western WA.  Family-owned and operated, Harley Exteriors is proud of its team of expert installation professionals for its reputation of providing superior customer service. Since 2002, we’ve been installing custom replacement windows, as well as fiberglass shingle roofing, to homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout that time we’ve earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, an A rating with Angie’s List, and have been honored with the First Security Bank Achievement Award for outstanding customer service.

For more information about Harley Exteriors, please visit www.harleyexteriors.com or contact us at (888) 826-0005.

We’re Hiring: Social Media Specialist

Harley Exteriors is seeking a talented social media specialist to join the marketing team. The position will focus on creating content and managing social media, website, and SEO. This is a full-time entry-level opportunity located in Bothell, Washington. The ideal candidate has excellent verbal and written communication skills.  You will be responsible for creating blog content and managing SEO. You will be working to plan and execute social content across various channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest).

Harley Exteriors offers Replacement Windows, Roofing Installation & Other Home Improvements for Residents of Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, & Nearby Communities in Western WA. Family-owned and operated, Harley Exteriors is proud of its team of expert installation professionals for its reputation of providing superior customer service. Since 2002, we’ve been installing custom replacement windows, as well as fiberglass shingle roofing, to homeowners in the Pacific Northwest.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of social content with creative and strategy teams
  • Day-to-day management of key social web platforms – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, among others.
  • Identify engagement opportunities, monitor live sentiment and social conversations around the brand
  • Monitor and report on competitive social presences
  • Create processes and standards for all social responsibilities
  • Create captivating media (imagery/videos) that captures the audiences’ attention
  • Write creatively to foster post engagement
  • Remain current on search engine optimization best practices and the latest trends
  • Publish content to the website, ensuring that it is accurate and meets SEO standards

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Developing and implementing a social media strategy
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to work in fast pace environment
  • 1+ years of experience in social media marketing and media planning (including internships and self-started projects)
  • Experience growing social media profiles/accounts and experience managing larger campaigns
  • A portfolio or samples of work you can provide to show success in digital copy.

You are:

  • A candidate who strives for excellence and adapts well to change in a fast-paced environment
  • Process oriented and have excellent customer service skills
  • Outgoing and able to communicate effectively with diverse departments and varied responsibilities
  • Organized, detail-oriented and analytical
  • Open to learning new skills and taking on new challenges
  • Self-motivated and proactive

Please email resume to Jessica – jessica.g@harleyexteriors.com

Energy Efficient Home Remodeling

Commonly these days we are more green and energy efficient conscious about our homes and cars.  Why does any of this really matter? Consumers want the best product that saves on their energy bill and protects the environment.  Keeping your home green and energy efficient will help minimize extra energy cost that could arise.   

Windows that last 20 years can save up to 16 tons of CO2 production in an average home.  If every home in America had Duralite Warm Edge Spacer we could save the environment over 58 million tons of CO2 pollution.  Harley Exteriors offers Envirosealed Windows, which contain Duralite Spacers that insulate the edge of glass better than solid foam or metal spacers.  Duralite Spacers are hollow which trap air for maximum thermal performance.  

According to The Guardian, “Energy efficiency means using less energy to provide the same service.”  At Harley Exteriors, we carry energy efficient Euro Vinyl, Olympic Series Windows.  These types of windows enhance energy efficiency within your home, increasing the potential value and curb appeal of your home.  

Living in Western Washington and the Greater Seattle Area, keeping your home warm during the winter can be a struggle without the proper energy efficient windows.  According to Energy.gov, “However, low-e coating (a nearly invisible layer on the glass) reduces conduction and radiation heat losses even further and can improve overall energy savings by 1-15 percent more than standard storm windows without the high-performance coating.” Not only do our energy efficient Euro Vinyl Windows conserve heat within in your home but also cooling costs.  

When remodeling your home, keep in mind the energy efficiency of the products you are choosing to improve your home with.  Audit your home to see what products you could use conserve energy in your home.  Keeping an inventory of what you can replace with energy efficient products in your home will help give you an idea of replaceable items in your remodeling plan.

There are tons of ways to upgrade your home to be energy efficient.  Keeping your home green is good for the planet and you.    

 

Whatcom County Home & Garden Show 2017

Are you a homeowner remodeling your home in the Pacific Northwest?

Many homeowners in the Pacific Northwest are looking for ways to upgrade their home to become more energy efficient and to boost curb appeal.  Harley Exteriors offers replacement vinyl windows, entry doors, fiberglass shingle roofing installation, and gutter installation for homeowners across Western Washington.  

Come to the Whatcom County Home & Garden Show to learn more information from Harley Exteriors about your home improvements options.  

Harley Exteriors loves to connect with homeowners in a personal way to build their dream homes.  We would be pleased to be a part of your next home remodel project.

Replacement Windows:

Harley Exteriors’ affordable vinyl replacement windows and doors are designed to enhance your home’s value and beauty. Our eco-friendly construction helps you reduce energy costs and impact on the environment.

Roofing Installation:

When it comes to installing roofing materials for homes in Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Bellingham, and other areas in Western Washington, the protection of homes from the strong winds and heavy rains is absolutely necessary. That’s why we offer some of the most durable roofing products available on the market.  When you contact Harley Exteriors, one of our roofing specialists will come to inspect your current roof, show you sample materials, and go over the various pricing and financing options we offer for our customers.

Entry Doors:

The entry doors we offer for homeowners in Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Bellingham, and the surrounding Washington areas are available in more than 25 different colors and wood grain finishes, as well as many versatile designs.  Our durable, fiberglass front doors resist dings, dirt, and dents, and can be installed with a WeatherGuard™ door-frame system that will not warp, splinter, or rot.

Location:

NW Washington Fairgrounds

1775 Front St

Lynden, WA 98264

Show Hours:

March 3, Friday – 11:00am – 9:00pm

March 4, Saturday – 10:00am – 8:00pm

March5, Sunday – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Harley Exteriors offers Replacement Windows, Roofing Installation & Other Home Improvements for Residents of Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, & Nearby Communities in Western WA.  Family-owned and operated, Harley Exteriors is proud of its team of expert installation professionals for its reputation of providing superior customer service. Since 2002, we’ve been installing custom replacement windows, as well as fiberglass shingle roofing, to homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout that time we’ve earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, an A rating with Angie’s List, and have been honored with the First Security Bank Achievement Award for outstanding customer service.

For more information about Harley Exteriors, please visit www.harleyexteriors.com or contact us at (888) 826-0005

 

Tacoma Remodeling Expo

Tacoma homeowners, gear up for your next home remodel project with Harley Exteriors at the Tacoma Remodeling Expo.  Come learn about our affordable vinyl replacement windows, doors, roofs, and gutters that are designed to enhance your home’s value and beauty.  Harley Exteriors has been installing custom replacement windows, as well as fiberglass shingle roofing, to homeowners in the Pacific Northwest since 2002.  

Home shows are a great opportunity to preview the different home remodeling products you are considering for your home.  Many different vendors and home improvement products are featured all in one place.  If you are considering remodeling your kitchen and replacing your windows, then the Tacoma Remodeling Expo is the place for you to be.  

At the Tacoma Home Show, you can expect to connect with a specialist from Harley Exteriors.  A specialist will show you different home improvement options from replacement windows to roofing installation.  Come learn about our home exterior options to boost your curb appeal, save energy, and make the home of your dreams.  

Location:

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

Exhibit Halls A & B 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

Show Hours:

March 3, Thursday – 12:00pm-7:00pm

March 4, Friday – 10:00am-7:00pm

March 5, Saturday – 11:00am-5:00pm

Harley Exteriors offers Replacement Windows, Roofing Installation & Other Home Improvements for Residents of Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, & Nearby Communities in Western WA.  Family-owned and operated, Harley Exteriors is proud of its team of expert installation professionals for its reputation of providing superior customer service. Since 2002, we’ve been installing custom replacement windows, as well as fiberglass shingle roofing, to homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout that time we’ve earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, an A rating with Angie’s List, and have been honored with the First Security Bank Achievement Award for outstanding customer service.

For more information about Harley Exteriors, please visit www.harleyexteriors.com or contact us at (888) 826-0005

 

How To Boost Your Curb Appeal

The value of homes can go up and down depending on the housing market.  However, the value of a home can depreciate if it is not maintained and well kept up from the outside. Homeowners are often concerned about the value of their home whether they are selling it or not.  Simple improvements to the exterior of your home will boost your home’s curb appeal.  The look of your home’s exterior can really improve the outcome of how quickly it will sell and the value of the home. Overtime homes need to be spruced up a bit with cleaning, updating and maintaining.

Here are some simple tips for improving your home’s curb appeal…

Roof:

The number one component homebuyers, real estate agents, and appraisers look at is the roof.  Is your roof missing shingles, in poor condition, or need to be cleaned?  Replacing the roof with a Harley Exteriors’ Certainteed fiberglass shingle roofing will be an investment to boost your curb appeal.  

The roof replacement will last a lifetime, being a great option to add to your home.  The well-being of the home’s roof can determine many factors of the home besides making the exterior of your home look great.  The roof can save on your energy bill, prevent mold and mildew, and overall give an appealing aesthetic look to your home.  

Clean:

Simply cleaning the exterior of your home will be a cost-effective option to increase your home’s curb appeal.   The home’s exterior can become dirty from weather inclinations, surrounding landscaping,  

A pressure washer can cost about $75 a day to rent. Cleaning the siding, driveway, and deck with a pressure washer will make your home look sparkling clean.  

Don’t forget your windows, they can become dirty and need to be cleaned also.  Mix one part water to one part distilled vinegar for a streak free solution to clean your windows.  

Green Lawn:

Maintaining the home’s lawn to be green and weed free will make the outside of the home look put together.  Nothing looks worse than overgrown brown grass.

Get your lawn mower out and make your lawn look great!  Water the lawn regularly during the appropriate seasons.  Green grass is appealing but also having the proper length of grass is important.  Don’t cut more than ⅓ of the length of the grass because it can lead to browning.

Manicuring the landscape surrounding your home will boost the curb appeal of your home.  This is a simple and easy upgrade to the appeal of your home.  

Add Some Color:

Adding some color to your home will make the exterior look more inviting and appealing.  This could be simply repainting the front door or siding.  

Even adding some colorful annual plants that will last through the harsh Pacific Northwest winters will brighten up the exterior.  

With these simple fixes to the exterior of your home, it will be looking great within just a few weeks.  Maintaining and building your home’s curb appeal will increase the value and make it the home of your dreams.  
Harley Exteriors offers Replacement Windows, Roofing Installation & Other Home Improvements for Residents of Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, & Nearby Communities in Western WA. Family-owned and operated, Harley Exteriors is proud of its team of expert installation professionals for its reputation of providing superior customer service. Since 2002, we’ve been installing custom replacement windows, as well as fiberglass shingle roofing, to homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout that time we’ve earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, an A rating with Angie’s List, and have been honored with the First Security Bank Achievement Award for outstanding customer service.

For more information about Harley Exteriors, please visit www.harleyexteriors.com or contact us at (425) 527-0077.

3 Hacks To Get Rid of The Fiberglass Resin Smell From Your Front Door

Have you ever experienced a strong odor of fiberglass after you finished a home improvement project?  Sometimes the smell can be derived from the resin of the fiberglass.  It can be an unpleasant smell that will make your completed home improvement project difficult to enjoy.  

Harley Exteriors offersCodel Doors, which contains a fiberglass resin coating on the doors. Often times, the fiberglass resin won’t bother the newly renovated home’s odor.  

In those rare times it does, here are some tips on how to get rid of the smell…  

  • Open the windows of your home to air out the smell.  Letting fresh air into your home is the first trick to get rid of the smell.  Most of the time a simple airing out of the home will do the job.  This is the most ideal during the summer or springtime when the weather isn’t cold outside.
  • For those times it is cold, a fan in the area of the door will help break up the concentrated smell of fiberglass in your home.  Most likely the smell is built up right in the area where the resin in located.  Placing a fan in the area will help break apart the concentrated smell and move the air throughout the home.  
  • Placing boxes of baking soda in the area of the concentrated smell will help absorb it.  Just like how we place baking soda in our freezers and refrigerators to absorb an unpleasant smell, doing the same for the resin from fiberglass will take away any bad smells.  The baking soda will absorb the unpleasant smell, making it a more enjoyable living area.  

These helpful tips should eliminate the unpleasant odor that can potentially accompany a beautiful fiberglass entry door.  Our fiberglass front doors are durable to resist dents and maintain overtime for various weather conditions.  

Harley Exteriors offers superior windows and other home improvement products.   To learn more about our door options and information about Harley Exteriors, please visit www.harleyexteriors.com or contact us at (888) 826-0005.

The Five Benefits of Harley Exteriors Windows

The freezing temperatures of Western Washington can be extremely cold and costly without the proper type of windows installed in your home.  The unpleasant cold can make for a rough and cold winter in your home.  The summer heat and UV sun rays can also let in uncomfortable heat within your home.

Harley Exteriors offers the Cardinal Glass LoĒ³-366 and LoĒ³-i89 windows, which help, solve these temperature problems from poor insulation without compromising a beautiful view.  

The Top Five Benefits of Harley Exteriors Windows:

  1. The energy efficient glass is more effective than a triple-pane, clear window.   The LoĒ³-366 acts like a triple-pane window giving you optimum insulation within your home.  If the temperature outside is approximately 49° then the inside temperature will be about 58°.
  2. Your furniture and interiors are protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun.  The UV rays are harmful enough to fade the color of your furniture and interiors. The window allows for you to still have sunlight and clear visibility within your home without using heavy blinds to block the light.   
  3. The windows allow for maximum security in your home.  The strength of the double-pane will prevent window breaks from occurring.  The optimal screens will also not allow tampering from the outside.  
  4. Cleaning windows can be a major hassle, especially with multi-level homes.  The window’s glass is easy to take out for cleaning on both the inside and outside parts of the glass.  
  5. Harley Exteriors uses vinyl frames for their windows that have the look of natural wood.  The vinyl securely locks in the window to prevent draft with the seal we offer.  

Harley Exteriors offers windows which maximize energy efficiency with a variety of different styles.  The year-round comfort from the windows Harley Exteriors offers will bring enjoyment to your home.  

Harley Exteriors offers superior windows and other home improvement products.   To learn more about our window options and information about Harley Exteriors, please visit www.harleyexteriors.com or contact us at (888) 826-0005.

Sales Representative Job Opening

Harley Exteriors is seeking a dependable, enthusiastic, and ambitious Outside Sales Representative to join our growing team. The position will focus on spending time with customers in their home through various sales activities. We are seeking individuals who have a background in providing quality customer service. The position is most ideal for an honest and driven individual who demonstrates strong communication skills, presentation, and negotiation skills. We offer an excellent compensation plan with 100% commission, bonuses, and unlimited earning potential.

Harley Exteriors offers Replacement Windows, Roofing Installation & Other Home Improvements for Residents of Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, & Nearby Communities in Western WA. Family-owned and operated, Harley Exteriors is proud of its team of expert installation professionals for its reputation of providing superior customer service. Since 2002, we’ve been installing custom replacement windows, as well as fiberglass shingle roofing, to homeowners in the Pacific Northwest.

 Our key qualifications for this position include the following:

  • Must be ambitious and results oriented.
  • Persuasive, professional and personable communication skills with customers, including strong negotiation skills.
  • Competent to close leads.
  • Ability to schedule with the ability to travel during days, evenings, and every other Saturday.
  • Have a background and understanding in providing excellent customer service.
  • Sales experience a plus but not required.

Why it is to great to work at Harley Exteriors:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.
  • Receive paid training with ongoing manager support.
  • No cold calling! We provide warm leads with pre-set, pre-qualified appointments.
  • High closing percentage due to quality products and sales system.
  • High quality lifetime products that sell themselves.
  • Bonuses for referrals and self-generated leads.
  • Weekly pay periods on commissions and bonuses.
  • Weekly Spiff bonuses, incentive trips, and prizes.
  • All sales materials, iPads, business cards, and samples are provided.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
  • Weekly motivational meetings.
  • $1,500 Signing Bonus.

Apply today! Please email resume or call Nick Thomas (Sales Manager) at 425-527-0073 or salesmanager@harleyexteriors.com

9 Clear Signs That You Need to Replace Your Roof

Replacing your roof is a huge decision that is generally made out of necessity. Typically people do not even notice their roof until it starts failing. With roof replacement being such a large investment you need to know what signs to look for before deciding to go forth with a replacement project. These are the 9 major reasons why your roof will need to be replaced.

  • WatWater Damageer Damage: Water damage can be caused by improper ventilation, aged vents, leaks in valleys, missing shingles, and missing or damaged flashing. Water damage is the number one reason to replace your roof.
  • Damaged Flashing: Damaged flashing is caused by normal wear and tear anDamaged Flashingd improper installation. This is the most common cause of water damage to your roof. There is no permanent fix for this without replacement.
  • Missing Shingles: Missing Shingles can be caused by exposure to high winds, improper fastening, poor quality sealants, and aging. When shingles are missing your roof is more easily exposed to the elements making the integrity of the roof deteriorate at a rapid pace.
  • Bucking and Curling: Bucking and Curling can be caused by improper technique during installation, low quality asphalt blends, improper ventilation, and shingles reaching the end of their useful life. Both cause the shingles to come off of the roof and leads to unwanted exposure to the elements.
  • Shingle Blistecurlingring: Shingle blistering is commonly caused by moisture trapped in the shingles, excessive use of asphalt during installation, absorption of moisture at the core of the shingle, or material used for the shingle.
  • Algae Growth: Algae growth is caused when airborne algae is deposited onto the roof. This is a common issue in the Pacific Northwest, and only routine maintenance can cure it. When left untreated it can affect the service life of materials on your roof.
  • Granular Loss: Granular loss is caused by exposure to the elements over time. On aging shingles, missing granule indicates the need for replacement as it cannot be repaired. Excess granule loss allows water saturation. Ogranular Lossn newly applied shingles a certain number of loose granules is normal.
  • Rotting Shingles:  Rotting shingles are caused by absorption of moisture at the core of the shingle. Age, granule loss, blistering, and excess algae in shingles can all be contributing factors when shingles rot. At this stage structural damage risk is high  and requires immediate replacement.

How Can Harley Exteriors Help?

We have been conveniently located in the puget sound Area for 14 years. We are a reliable contractor that has proudly maintained an A+ rating with the BBB and Angie’s List. We have an easy process, free quotes, great incentives and above all else we are dedicated to get the job done right the first time!

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