Frequently Asked Questions about Concrete Aggregate in Michigan

Concrete aggregate is a type of concrete that is made from recycled materials. It is a sustainable material that is environmentally friendly and low maintenance. Concrete aggregate is also strong and durable, making it an ideal choice for driveways and patios. Why should I choose Martino Home Improvements to install my concrete aggregate driveway?Your Content Goes HereThere are many reasons to choose Martino Home Improvements to install your concrete aggregate driveway. Some of these reasons include: We have over 25 years of experience in the concrete industry We are a family [...]

When should you repair or replace a roof?

Most people only think about roof repair when there is a leak. However, roofing experts say that it’s important to consider the condition of your roof and make repairs before any major damage occurs. Roof replacement may become necessary if the roof is too damaged to be repaired. Signs of roof damage that you can’t ignoreIf you notice any of these signs, it’s important to call a roofing contractor right away. They will be able to inspect the roof and determine if repairs or replacement is necessary. This is one of the most obvious signs [...]

2023-06-21T18:47:21-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , , |

How mold damages your roof, and how can you prevent it?

Mold on your roof is not only unsightly, but it can also lead to structural damage and shingle damage. In order to prevent mold damage, it’s important to understand the conditions that promote its growth. Additionally, regular roof inspections can help you catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues. What causes mold to grow on roofing shingles? Mold needs three things to grow: food, moisture, and warmth. Roofing shingles provide an ideal food source for mold, and the shady, moist conditions on your roof make it the perfect place for mold to thrive. Mold thrives in humid [...]

2022-09-27T11:34:28-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , , |

Creative Uses for Concrete in Oakland County, Michigan

Concrete is a strong building material, but it's mostly used in boring ways like paving concrete driveways and sidewalks. So, we've gathered some pictures to show how concrete can be used to make some amazing things if you just use a little creativity.Concrete FireplaceThis fireplace is beautiful and smart. Being flame resistant, concrete is a great choice for fireplace construction.Concrete and Grass WalkwayInstead of using big slabs of concrete to create a walkway, this area uses little tiles. This breaks up the grass while still remaining aesthetically pleasing.Concrete Bar TopConcrete doesn't come in standard solid grey anymore. You can stain [...]

2022-09-28T14:00:22-04:00Categories: Concrete|Tags: , |

Related Replacements for Michigan Roofs

We talk a lot about roof replacement here at Martino Home Improvements because we feel that it's important for a homeowner to get familiar with the process long before they have to go through it. The more you know about your roofing needs, the harder it is for a company to come along and rip you off. So today, we want to talk about three things that usually need to be replaced when getting a new roof. Hopefully, we'll shed some light on the process so you can hire a roofing contractor with confidence. Gutters In order to replace [...]

2022-09-28T14:01:54-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

Michigan Spring Roofing Guide

After a snow-filled winter here in Oakland County Michigan, spring is finally on its way. It's time for taking long walks, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors. It's also time for spring cleaning. While people spend time clearing out their closets and wiping down windows, they tend to neglect more important parts of the home, like their roof. Yes, even your roof needs some attention and maintenance in the spring. Are you up for the task? If so, we at Martino Home Improvements have created a spring roofing guide to help you. Finding damage earlier is the best way to prevent [...]

2022-09-28T14:04:18-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: |

Benefits of Home Insulation in Michigan

With the oncoming cold season we here at Martino Home Improvements, are busier than ever installing insulation in homes all around Oakland County and Michigan. Everyone wants to take advantage of a warmer home in the winter and insulation is a great way to do just that. However, attic insulation has more benefits to it than just heating your home in the winter, and those benefits can be huge. 1. Improves Energy Efficiency Insulating a home can save 45-55% of heating/cooling energy. This means big savings for you on your energy bill. 2. Improves Comfort Year-Round Insulation not only keeps [...]

2022-09-28T14:18:11-04:00Categories: Insulation|Tags: |

How to Clear Snow from Your Roof in Michigan

We got a taste of snow already here in Oakland County, Michigan last week. It was a wake up call that winter is coming and with it snow, shoveling, and slippery sidewalks. Our roofers have installed a lot of new roofs recently and we'd like to see those roofs last. One way that you can help your roof is to clear the snow off of it in the winter. The extra weight isn't good for your roof, whether you have a new or old roof. You can try heating cables. These have to be professionally installed, but once they [...]

2022-09-28T14:31:06-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: |

Protecting Your Concrete from Michigan’s Snow

Happy Holidays from everyone at Martino Home Improvements After an unusually warm Thanksgiving, it may seem strange to talk about snow. But anyone who's lived in Oakland County Michigan knows that it can hit anytime. If you've lived here your whole life, you probably know how to handle snow and snow removal. However, you may not know that you are damaging the concrete around your home with de-icers and salt. Find out how and how to prevent it below. How De-Icers and Salt Ruin Concrete Concrete de-icer mixes with snow and ice to form a liquid brine that lowers [...]

2022-09-28T14:32:07-04:00Categories: Concrete|Tags: |

Choosing the Right Roof Contractor in West Bloomfield, Michigan

Last week we talked about choosing the right window contractors. This week we want to focus on roofing contractors. It's important to be informed when choosing contractors so that you get your money's worth, especially if you're buying the designer shingles that are so popular in West Bloomfield, MI. Here we've compiled some questions to ask before selecting a roofing contractor. Are They Insured? You can ask to see a roofing contractor's insurance certificate. This helps you to find out if they carry liability and workers' compensation if an accident happens. However, an uninsured roofing contractor isn't necessarily a bad [...]

2022-09-29T10:53:40-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , , |