Safely Hanging Holiday Lights

Winter Maintenance Average read time: 2 minutes
Hanging Christmas Lights

If you’re like us, you like to get festive around this time of year and there’s no better way to show it than with a beautiful display of holiday lights on your home.

Siding For The Cost Of A Cup Of Coffee

As we enter the final stretch of the holiday season, Pro knows that there may be some things you want to change about your house before your family starts arriving. One of the most noticeable changes you can make to your home is by upgrading the siding. With this in mind, Pro Home Improvement is offering a siding special to anyone that requests an estimate this weekend. How would you like to get rid of that dated and unsightly siding for the price of a cup of coffee a day? That’s right schedule a siding estimate this weekend, and you can get our Pro Grade siding financed for as little as $88 a month.
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Safely Cleaning Home Gutters

Winter is fast approaching and that means the leaves that fell in the fall need to be cleaned up before they get frozen over. While the changing leaves may be beautiful to look at, they can quickly pile up in your gutters and cause an issue at your home. When gutters are blocked with leaves, twigs and other debris, water can no longer flow freely away from your property. A buildup of water can cause damage to all areas of the home from the roof to the basement.

It is recommended that you clean your gutters twice per year – once in the late Spring and again in late Summer or early Fall. This avoids clogged or leaking gutters as well as an accumulation of mold, neither of which is something you want to deal with. Both are expensive problems to fix while cleaning your gutters is cost effective and simple. Follow these steps from Pro Home Improvement to keep your gutters clear this year.

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How To Fix Drafty Windows

Ask a Contractor Average read time: 2 minutes
Drafty Windows

As the temperatures have started to drop over the last couple weeks, I have noticed cold air coming from around my windows even with the windows closed tightly. New windows are not in the budget and I was wondering what I could do to lessen their impact through the winter.

John K


John K. asks: As the temperatures have started to drop over the last couple weeks, I have noticed cold air coming from around my windows even with the windows closed tightly. New windows are not in the budget and I was wondering what I could do to lessen their impact through the winter.

Eliminate Drafty Walls

Insulation Advice Average read time: 2 minutes
Worker injecting foam into home's walls.

The bitter cold is here in Michigan, which means energy costs are on the rise. When you don’t feel comfortable in your own home, due to cold walls, you turn up the thermostat. But this only treats the symptom, not the cause. Sure, your house might warm up a bit, but there’s still a massive…

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Inspect Attic Insulation

Fall Maintenance Average read time: 2 minutes
Attic Insulation

While an attic is often used only for storage, it doesn’t mean it should be left unattended or overlooked. Attics should be inspected at least once a year to identify any problems or potential threats to the overall safety of your home. Common issues that attic inspections can bring to light include fire damage, water…

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Repair Loose Window Frames

A loose window frame is not only an annoyance but it’s an energy and security concern as well. Loose frames can rattle on rainy, windy days or shake if a door is slammed too hard which could even cause the window pane to break. Loose frames could lead to someone easily being able to open them or cause air leaks to occur, leaving your home too hot in the summer or cold in the winter.

The good news is that there are two ways to quickly and easily repair your loose window frames.

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Pro Recognized as Top Performing Contractor

Pro Home News Average read time: 1 minutes
Pro Voted Top 5 Best Contractor

Within the state of Michigan, Pro Home Improvement placed #286 across all categories in the nation and #4 in the Home Improvement contractor category.

How do you patch a hole in a garden hose?

Repairing Your Garden Hose

While the garden hose is one of the most common homeowner tools, it often gets neglected. The best way to maintain your hose is to take good care of it, by bringing it indoors during the winter so it doesn’t experience the freeze-thaw cycle and weather the elements. Also, drain it and clean the threads. However, even despite some maintenance best efforts, hoses do eventually spring leaks. Luckily, they are easy to patch. If you are struggling with a leak, here are the steps to patch it yourself.

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Replacing a Broken Piece of Siding

Summer Maintenance Average read time: 3 minutes
Replacing broken siding

Siding is not only an exterior protection for your home, it also is a vital contributor to curb appeal. Although it is very durable, is not indestructible. Whether your siding is cracked after a harsh storm or, damaged due to pesky insects, a siding replacement is the perfect fix. The replacement can be done in…

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