Wayne County

Gutters, Siding and Soffit Replacement in Canton, Michigan

Here is a job we just finished in Canton, Michigan, where we replaced some wooden siding with vinyl siding, replaced the gutters on the entire house, and replaced the soffits.  The siding was Mastic Ovation with the Brandywood color scheme… which looks great with the brick! Pics of the Canton Siding and Gutter Job If you are looking to have siding replaced, new gutters or downspouts installed, soffit replaced or any exterior work done to your home, contact us today!  [...]

2022-09-28T11:04:19-04:00Categories: Gutters, Siding, Vinyl Siding|Tags: , |

Pros and Cons of a Concrete Driveway in Livonia Michigan

While concrete is usually the number one choice for driveways here in Livonia, Michigan, they're not the only choice. You can go with pebble driveways or asphalt. However, since concrete is the popular choice, we'll go over the pros and cons of concrete driveways. Pros Long-Lasting Concrete usually doesn't crack for a long time after it's poured. In addition, potholes very rarely occur in concrete driveways. So, you can expect your concrete driveway to outlast all the other materials like asphalt and gravel. 30 years or more is a good estimate for concrete's life span. Temperature If you've ever touched [...]

2022-09-28T14:52:06-04:00Categories: Concrete|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: , , , |

Choose the Right Shingle and Siding Combination in Livonia, Michigan

If you're renovating the outside of your home, it can be a lot of work. There are many decisions to make, such as windows, roof type, and color. It's work to pull together the outside of the home. So today we want to help by giving you tips for choosing the right shingle and siding combination. 1. See what works in your neighborhood One of the easiest ways to get a matching shingle and siding combination is to peek at your neighbor's homes. Drive through the neighborhood and see if there are any combinations that strike you. Don't be afraid [...]

2022-09-28T14:56:38-04:00Categories: Roofing, Siding|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: , , , |

How to Find Roof Leaks in Metro Detroit

With the storms rolling through Metro Detroit, you may have been surprised to find water dripping into your home. Leaking roofs could lead to bigger problems, so finding the leak in the roof and repairing it is a high priority. However, spotting a leak isn't as easy as you might think. Water can enter the roof in one spot and run to another before it actually starts leaking into the ceiling. The hole can be many feet away from where the ceiling is actually dripping. So, to make this process easier for you, here are some steps you can [...]

2022-09-29T10:42:10-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , , , |

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: , , |