Macomb County

Is Your Sterling Heights Roof Ready for Spring Rains?

The heavy winter storms that we got in Macomb County Michigan this year may have damaged your roof. Many home owners don't notice that anything is wrong until the spring rains come and suddenly there are leaks in the house and backed up gutters. Here are a few things that you can do now to prevent any unpleasant surprises when the storms come. Check Flashings The purpose of flashings is to fill gaps to keep water from getting into your home. Wherever there's something sticking out of your roof like a chimney or pipe, there will be a flashing. [...]

2022-09-28T14:02:55-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

Where Your Macomb Home Needs Insulation

Brrr.... it has gotten cold here in Macomb County Michigan. Many of our customers are now seeing the need for insulation as the temperature in their homes drop and the energy bills go up. But where should you insulate? The basic rule is that any surface in your home that's exposed to the outdoors needs insulation. If you add up all the places in your home, this comes out to a lot of insulation. Below we're going to go over insulation for different areas of your home. But first, to determine if you need to add insulation at all, [...]

2022-09-28T14:11:55-04:00Categories: Insulation|Tags: |

Window Replacement Tips in Macomb County

Deciding to replace your home windows can be a big and expensive decision. Before you choose new windows and hire contractors, here a few things that you should know. The Frame Stays When you get replacement windows, you're getting new glass and movable parts. However, the framed part of the window stays, as it's difficult to rip out the entire window and get a new construction window. So, you're not getting a completely new window, just new glass and parts. Sometimes Construction Windows Are Needed While it's difficult to rip out entire frame windows, it can be done and sometimes [...]

2022-09-28T14:19:10-04:00Categories: Windows|Tags: , , |

Benefits of a New Roof in Warren, MI

A new roof is not an investment that many homeowners want to make. They'd much rather redo the driveway, or paint the outside of the house, something cheap and easy. But there are many benefits to getting a new roof and if done correctly it could last you 50 years or more. So here are the benefits of a new roof replacement. Increased Value A new roof immediately increases the value of your home. It also comes with a high return on investment (the average is 67%). Energy Efficient Over the last couple decades, roofs have become more energy efficient. [...]

2022-09-28T14:20:08-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

Do You Have a Window Leak in the Detroit Metro Area?

With all the rain we've been getting here in Oakland County, Michigan you may be dealing with leaking windows. We've seen these leaks go undetected all the time and it can cause major damage. Here are 4 signs that your window is leaking. 1. Moisture Near Window Moisture near the window is the most obvious sign of a leaking window and puddles like the one shown above are a sign of a serious leak. If you experience puddles like this one, you should call a window contractor immediately. A leak this serious could be trouble when a big storm rolls in. [...]

2022-09-28T14:52:53-04:00Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , |

What Type of Driveway Is Right for Your Macomb County Home?

As a homeowner, you may be faced with home maintenance and upkeep issues that are unfamiliar to you. After all, unless you work in the home improvement or construction field, you've never been educated on windows, siding, driveways and the like. Today, we want to go through your options when it comes to redoing your driveway. Whether you bought a fixer upper home or find that your old driveway is falling apart, we can help you choose what construction material to go with for your new driveway. Concrete Driveway Concrete is a fairly obvious choice for redoing your driveway. [...]

2022-09-28T15:01:41-04:00Categories: Concrete|Tags: , , , |

How to Protect Your Roof from High Winds in St. Clair Shores, MI

Although we're safe from hurricanes in Michigan, we can still get some brutal storm damage from the high winds along Lake St. Clair. It's important to take proper precaution during high winds in order to preserve your roof. Below are some tips for keeping your roof together through high winds. Yearly Inspections Inspecting your roof once a year is important and necessary if you want your roof to last. Look for curled, missing or loose shingles. Specifically check out the edges of the roof as during high winds they can have a ripple effect wrecking the entire roof. If [...]

2022-09-28T15:07:20-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

Michigan Roof Installation – What to expect?

For a lot of homeowners, getting a completely new roof can be a stressful time. You have to meet with contractors, shell out money and then there's the dreaded day where the work begins and it seems like your house is being torn apart. To help ease your mind, we're going to go through the process of getting a roof installation so there aren't any surprises when the day comes. 1. Break Down The first stage is tearing the old roofing system off. There will be a lot of debris and it can look scary. It won't last long. A [...]

2022-09-28T15:08:43-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , , , |

Michigan Summer Roofing Care Tips

With the warm weather, many people are taking the time to work on home improvement projects. One thing that's good to do in the summer is to take care of your roof. After all, you wouldn't want to do this in winter with all the snow making it easy to injure yourself. So here are some things that you should do to your roof in the summer while it's easy to access. Inspect the Roof Walk around the house and check for missing shingles and possible places where rain can get in. It's good to do this regularly since the [...]

2022-09-28T15:46:25-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , , , |

10 Reasons Why Concrete Is the Best Building Material in Metro Detroit

Concrete is an amazing building material. It's versatile enough to be used on roads, floors and walls and stands the test of time. Here are even more reasons why concrete is one of the best choices for your home or business. 1. Affordable Concrete is lest costly to produce. So despite the fluctuating prices of other building materials, you can expect concrete prices to remain steady. 2. Energy Efficient Producing concrete uses less energy than other building materials. The energy to produce one ton of concrete is 1.4GJ/t compared to 30 GJ/t for steel. 3. Excellent Visibility Concrete reflects light, [...]

2022-09-28T15:48:01-04:00Categories: Concrete|Tags: , , , |