Oakland County

Energy Savings Through Windows in Bloomfield Hills, MI

We've gotten a lot of calls for insulation lately. It seems like everyone in Oakland County Michigan is looking to save on their energy bills and keep their home warm this winter. Aside from insulating your home, you can save money and energy with the right windows. Window R-Values As mentioned before, R-value measures how well a construction material insulates. The higher the R-value, the better the material is. Conventional fiberglass battens usually have an R-value of 10.9. An average glass window has an R-value of one, which means that a lot of energy can pass through easily. It's been [...]

2022-09-28T14:28:21-04:00Categories: Windows|Tags: , |

Benefits of Blown-In Insulation in Royal Oak, MI

Right now it's all about insulation here in Oakland County Michigan. With the low temperatures, everyone's preparing themselves for the cold winter ahead. Here at Martino Home Improvements, we like to ensure that our customers get the most out of their insulation, which is why we go with blown-in insulation. There are many reasons why this type of insulation is better. Let us show you. 1. Creates A Tighter Fit Blown-in insulation gets into all the tight spots that other insulation materials can't reach. Everything gets sealed, not just the outer layer. This keeps more airflow out. 2. Keeps Moisture [...]

Ways to Winterize Your Windows in Royal Oak, MI

Oh dreaded winter. Are you sick of hearing about the oncoming snow and storms yet? We're a bit sick of talking about it, but we at Martino Home Improvements want to make sure that our customers are prepared. That's why we're going to go over tips for winterizing your home windows. These tips will help you save on your energy bills and protect your home. 1. Install Storm Windows Did you know that storm doors and windows can increase energy efficiency by 45%? That's what makes installing storm windows worth it. To do this you simply remove your screens, clean [...]

2022-09-28T14:30:11-04:00Categories: Windows|Tags: , |

Does your Southfield Roof Need to be Replaced or Repaired?

A common mistake that we see here in Southfield, Michigan, is homeowners who call us in for a roof repair when they need a roof replacement and vice versa. It can be hard to tell when a roof just needs a fix and when it requires tearing down and rebuilding. Here are some ways to tell the difference. Age Your roof's age is a big factor in whether or not you can repair or replace it. Usually a good rule is that if your roof is 15 years old or less that it's cheaper to repair. If your roof is [...]

2022-09-28T14:33:11-04:00Categories: 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: , , , |

Is Your Bloomfield Hills Roof Ready for High Winds?

Right now, Oakland county is under a high wind advisory. These high winds can be destructive to your roof and cause extensive storm damage. So, with the hurricane backlash coming our way, Martino Home Improvements wants to know, is your roof ready for high winds? Is your roof clear of branches overhead? Tree branches hanging above your roof may look nice on a clear day, but during high winds they're a menace. It's important to clear the branches near your roof so that high winds don't send the branches into your roof. Has your roof been inspected recently? It's recommended [...]

2022-09-28T14:53:44-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

Attic Ventilation Tips for Oakland County, Michigan

Improperly vented attics can cause major damage to your roof. Many homes in Oakland County, Michigan have high levels of moisture due to improper ventilation. To save your roof, we at Martino Home Improvements are going to go over 5 things that you need to know about attic ventilation. 1. Too Much Ventilation Is A Bad Thing The amount of attic ventilation that you need for your home is precise. To avoid insufficient ventilation and the moisture problems that can occur, some people overdue it on their ventilation. This is a major mistake as too much ventilation can be just [...]

2022-09-28T14:54:35-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: |

Insulating Your Oakland County Home

With temperatures in the 50s here in Michigan, you can feel winter coming. In order to keep your home warm this winter, while saving on your energy bills, you should insulate your roof. Depending on your level of expertise, you may want to hire a professional to do this for you. If you feel you can handle it, here's a step-by-step guide for insulating your roof. 1. Choose Insulation You may not know it, but you have choices when it comes to insulation. You can go with recycled insulation which is a green alternative. Then there's the most common, blanket [...]

2022-09-28T14:55:22-04:00Categories: Insulation|Tags: |

Stamped Concrete in Royal Oak, MI

Do you like your concrete plain or stamped? What's that? You don't know what stamped concrete is? Allow us to explain. What is stamped concrete? Stamped concrete is a concrete with patterns and textures. What happens is, you pour a slab of concrete for your driveway, sidewalk or whatever you're creating and then you impress the pattern or texture on it before it dries. It's pretty cool and it's starting to catch on. You can make the concrete look like cobblestone, brick, wood, etc. Pigment can even be added to further mimic the look you're going for. How does it [...]

2022-09-28T14:57:34-04:00Categories: Concrete|Tags: , |

4 Ways to Keep the Heat in this Fall/Winter in Troy, MI

It's been chilly here in Michigan for the past couple days, a reminder that fall is on its way in and soon after that, winter. We've talked about saving on your energy bills by buying energy efficient windows. Now we want to give you some less costly tips on preparing your windows for the cold months ahead, while saving money. Cover Up One of the simplest things that you can do retain the heat in your home is to cover your drafty windows up. You can do this by buying a heavy clear plastic sheet and taping it on [...]

2022-09-28T14:58:31-04:00Categories: Insulation, Windows|Tags: , |