The condensed answer is roof leaks aggressively in the process of happening, and beavers have nothing to do with it. Next comes the what, how, where, and why. It begins with the interaction between warm and freezing cold air. Heat always seeks cold. In the summertime, understanding that principle helps you realize it's the heat [...]
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The cold temperatures and frozen precipitation that winter brings to the Canton area can cause a host of problems for a homeowner. Two major wintertime concerns are snow loads and ice damming since they can wreak havoc on your home’s roof. Here’s what you need to know about these issues so you can better protect [...]
Ice and water barrier is a self adhering rubberized membrane that protects your roof from leaking due to excessive water conditions. These conditions occur during wind driven rain and even more so during water back from ice dams (our previous post discusses ice damming). There are several areas of your roof especially susceptible to the [...]
A roof replacement is a huge endeavor for a homeowner. Often, you may wonder whether it is necessary to have your roofing contractor go through the whole process of tearing off the old roof. Wouldn’t it be much easier to simply install the new shingles over the old? Here’s some information to point you in [...]
Here are the most common roofing questions we get and the answers to those questions: How many years do I have left on my old roof? How soon can you start? Which shingles do you recommend? What about building permits? What should be done prior to the roofing installation? [...]
Trees, we’ve been told, communicate with each other (according to National Public Radio). This makes us wonder, what other voiceless things are talking behind our backs? What are our lawns saying about us? And what is your roof telling you? As a responsible homeowner, how can you know when to replace your roof? […]
Numbers are funny things. What is the difference between five inches and six inches? One inch, you say. How about 40 percent more? Confusing, right? How are you supposed to know the size of gutters your Canton-area home needs? […]
Most things in our lives are simple until we take a careful look. Then we find layers, complexities, and challenges we never knew existed. That’s true for roofs, too. What are the layers of your roof system, the ones you cannot see? […]
Michigan is beautiful. Michigan is cold. Michigan is hot. As a Michigan homeowner, you love the beauty and delightful variations of our state’s four seasons, but you are not a fan of energy bills. Attic insulation helps lower your carbon footprint, stave off expensive energy bills, and keep your home safe year-round. […]