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Protect Your Roof From Algae With Atlas Shingles

Algae on rooftops is a fact of life in certain humid climates. It grows organically as a thin film, but can be removed easily with water. Moss is a bit thicker but can be removed with the right substances. Here are proactive ways to prevent the growth of algae, moss and mold and determine whether [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:29:55+00:00June 18th, 2018|Blog, Roofing|

3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Home With Designer Shingles

  When you are ready to upgrade to a new and improved roof or if you are in need of shingle roof replacement, consider using designer shingles. In the past, the options available for your roof were limited to plain asphalt shingles along with other roofing materials. Designer shingles from manufacturers such as Atlas StormMaster [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:29:56+00:00June 11th, 2018|Blog, Roofing|

Can My Roof Repair Wait?

Suppose your tub spigot and bathroom sink faucet both leak at a rate of ten drops a minute. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, your home is wasting about 694 gallons of water a year. Knowing that, you would hire a plumber to repair the leaky taps, right? But suppose it is your roof that [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:30:10+00:00March 19th, 2018|Blog, Roof Repair, Roofing|

3 Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter

  Winters in Michigan can be unpredictable, so it’s vital to get your home prepared so your family stays safe and comfortable, and you avoid unnecessarily high energy bills. Taking the following smart steps now can also help limit the damaging effects of snow, ice, freezing rain, bitter winds and thermal shock from temperature fluctuations, [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:30:20+00:00December 4th, 2017|Blog, Roofing|

How Attic Insulation Extends the Life of Your Roof

  The energy-saving benefits of having a well-insulated attic are common knowledge today, but did you know that sufficient attic insulation can also help extend the life of your roof? Learning what happens when the attic isn’t insulated can help you understand how having adequate insulation can protect and preserve your roof and the structural [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:30:22+00:00November 30th, 2017|Blog, Roofing|

Choose ONE Priority to get Your House Winter-Ready

  With the outdoor temperatures dropping, now’s the time to make improvements to boost your home’s energy efficiency, enhance your family’s comfort and keep your home well maintained over the winter. If you’re unsure where to start, having a professional energy evaluation performed is one priority that can help you find out exactly where improvements [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:30:24+00:00November 27th, 2017|Blog, Roofing|

Is Your Attic Insulation Doing Its Job?

Is your attic insulation the right R-value and the right quantity for Michigan’s dramatic summer and winter temperature fluctuations? Improper attic insulation contributes to unwanted, seasonal heat gain and loss – not to mention energy waste. This is why a solid roof and adequate insulation are keys to whole-home comfort. […]

By |2018-07-09T15:30:26+00:00November 16th, 2017|Blog, Roofing|

What You Need to Know about Roof Snowload and Ice Damming

  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 [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:30:28+00:00November 6th, 2017|Roofing|