Industry Advice2020-03-06T11:41:47-06:00

Industry Advice

Upgrade Your Roof in 2024

Upgrade Your Roof in 2024: Tips for Installing a New Roof If you’re looking for a way to upgrade your home—or if you need some repairs done after the Wisconsin winter put your home through its paces—you may be considering getting a new roof. If you didn’t [...]

February 27th, 2024|

Home Renovation Industry: Looking Back on 2023 and Predicting 2024

Home Renovation Industry: Looking Back on 2023 and Predicting 2024 As 2024 kicks into gear, the team at Big Fish Contracting is taking a moment to appreciate a year filled with growth, challenges, and unforgettable projects. The opportunity to enrich our community and change people’s lives and [...]

February 13th, 2024|

Storm Chasers: Who They Are And Why You Should Avoid Them

You may have heard the term “storm chasers” when it comes to meteorologists, but have you heard of them in the contracting and roofing industry? It’s the same concept: storm chasers are businesses that follow large storms that cause exterior home damage. These contractors show up to affected [...]

February 28th, 2023|

How to Evaluate Roof Conditions During the Home Buying Process

House hunting can be quite the adventure! There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you’ve found “the one” but it’s important to take a closer look before putting in that offer. Because roofing systems are one of the most expensive features of a home, it’s crucial to give [...]

September 8th, 2022|

Do-It-Yourself vs. Professional Roofing Replacement

If you’ve reached the point where your house needs a roof repair or replacement and you’re a handy person, you may be wondering if you can do it yourself. You may have even looked up the average price of a roof replacement and wondered how much cheaper it could [...]

June 10th, 2022|

Under Construction – Understanding Supply Chain Issues

Since 2020, most of us have experienced some sort of supply chain issue or have heard stories from our friends and family about major delays. Items that were typically readily available like new furniture, appliances, and other home items now come with longer wait times and likely, a higher [...]

June 3rd, 2022|

Windows: Choosing The Right Style For Your Home

A beautiful window offers so many wonderful benefits: they let light into your home, offer views to the outdoors, and help to make your space feel more open. Quality windows will even provide better insulation that can lower your energy bills, provide security from outside elements, and improve the [...]

February 3rd, 2022|

How Does Home Ventilation Work?

The science behind house ventilation systems Home ventilation—we all know that we need it, especially during the dead heat of summer or bitter cold of winter. But what is it? Why is it so important? And how does it work? What is home ventilation? Home ventilation [...]

January 20th, 2022|

How To Clean and Maintain Your Gutters

Gutters can feel like they are out of sight and out of mind, but it’s very important to keep them clean and well-maintained to keep your home safe. When debris builds up in your gutter system, it blocks the flow of storm water and snow melt off your roof [...]

January 6th, 2022|

Your Exterior Home Remodel – Everything You Need to Know

Exterior remodeling can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first big renovation project, but it’s worth it. An exterior remodel can completely transform the look of your home, better protect you from unwanted damages, and lower your energy bills while raising your home value. When you start the [...]

March 10th, 2021|

Ice Dams: Why They’re Dangerous & How To Fix Them

Wisconsin winters are as beautiful as they are cold. While a fresh snowfall is great for sledding, snowmobiling, and making snowmen, it’s also sure to create ice dams all over your neighborhood. We’ve had extreme amounts of ice damming this season in particular, when compared to our average winter. [...]

January 18th, 2021|