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Choosing the Right Window Contractors in Troy, MI

Make sure you get your money's worth by hiring the right window contractor. When it comes to window installation, hiring the right contractors is important. But how do you know who to choose? When doing a Yellow Pages search for window contractors in Troy, Michigan, there are 848 business listings. Your first instinct might be to pick the first business on the list and call it a day. Don't. If you go with the wrong contractor you might find yourself needing new windows again in the next couple of years. So, to help you pick a window contractor that [...]

2022-09-29T10:54:38-04:00Categories: Windows|Tags: , , |

Roofing Shingle Types

When it comes to redoing your roof, you want to select a shingle that’s aesthetically pleasing and offers good protection for your home. There are three common types of roofing shingles that Martino Home Improvements installs on homes: three-tab, architectural, and designer shingles. These three shingles each have their own advantages and choosing one depends on the house as well as the homeowner’s goal. To make the process easier on you, we've given an overview of each shingle. Three-Tab Roofing Shingles These were most common type of roofing shingle, three-tab shingles, and are considered “economy” shingles. They are rarely install [...]

2022-09-29T10:55:30-04:00Categories: Roofing|

Six Ways Roofing Companies Cut Corners to Lower Costs

Saving money on roofing repairs now may mean a living room full of pots and pans later. You need some improvements done to your roof so you make the dreaded phone call and get a company out for an estimate. To your surprise the price is a lot lower than you expected. You even have money leftover for that surround sound system you've been wanting. But before you get too excited and spend your money, you might want to get another estimate. Lower costs on roofing repairs usually mean that the company is cutting corners and not doing a good job. [...]

2022-09-29T10:56:36-04:00Categories: Roofing|

Considering Window Replacement? Some Good Reasons Why You Should

There are many obvious signs that let you know when it's time to replace your windows or doors, but there are a few critical signs that you might not notice. Martino Home Improvements has put together a few tests that will help you determine whether it's time for a window replacement. Cold or Hot Spots On a cold winter day, feel the middle of your window pane. Is it cold also? If so, you might have a broken seal or - even worse - only one pane of glass. Today there are many different kinds of glass that are [...]

2022-09-29T10:57:24-04:00Categories: Windows|

Pre-Winter Roofing and Insulation Check List

Is your roofing and attic insulation ready for what many are saying might be the worst Michigan winter in decades? This short checklist should help you make sure your house is ready for serious winter weather. Roof Shingle Damage During the warmer months, strong winds may have caused damage to your shingles – even blowing them off entirely – but may have gone unnoticed. Take a good look at your entire roof to check for obvious damage to your shingles or missing shingles. Also, if you’ve had other storm damage (damaged fencing, broken tree limbs, torn door or window screens), [...]

2022-09-29T10:57:57-04:00Categories: Roofing|

Concrete Driveway Replacement or Repair in Oakland County Michigan

What Can Go Wrong With A Concrete Driveway In Oakland County? When a Michigan concrete driveway starts to show signs of stress and large cracks begin to form, its time to get an inspection from a trained and knowledgeable concrete contractor. You may begin to see large chips of concrete loose or missing. Driveways with cracks are not only unsightly but also can be dangerous in a Michigan winter with the thawing and freezing we all deal with. Large cracks or sharp edges can pose a dangerous trip and fall situation and should be put on the top of your [...]

2022-09-29T10:58:32-04:00Categories: Concrete|Tags: , |

Hail Damage Services Michigan – Hail Damage Roof

It's summer here in southeast Michigan, which means it's storm season - destructive winds, torrential rains, and, unfortunately, damaging hail. We're getting a good deal of weather this week, which means hail damage is something that residents of Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair and Wayne counties need to worry about. So what's the most important thing a homeowner can do when hail strikes? Protect yourself - call your insurance company. Hail stones as small as a dime can do warranty-voiding damage to your roof and siding. Even if damage looks minor, it's in your best interest to repair it as [...]

2022-09-29T10:59:17-04:00Categories: Storm Damage|

New Roof Installed in Redford, Michigan

When this Wayne County house was due for a new roof, the homeowners gave Martino Home Improvements the call. Martino performed a complete roof tear-off, replacing the ice and water shield, underlayment, and some areas of roof deck that had started to rot away. The existing 3-tab shingles were replaced with a longer lasting dimensional shingle, for a roof that is not only beautiful but built to last! If you are near Redford or anywhere in Southeastern Michigan and need work done to your roof, give Martino Home Improvements a call at 248-629-9260. We can come to your home and [...]

2022-09-29T10:59:54-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , , |

Roofing Contractor for Rochester, Oakland County Michigan

Are you looking to get a roof installed this year? Looking to hire the best Roofing Contractor? Look no further.  Martino Home Improvements will get the job done right - the first time. If you want your roof install done correctly, you need to hire a roofing professional. There are a lot of people that pose as professional roofers because they were on a roof one summer when they were 18 years old. Being a professional means having the knowledge and experience to get the work done correctly.  The company you choose must be trustworthy.  They should have more than one form of communication, ex: an office, [...]

2022-09-29T11:01:19-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |