What is Short-Circuiting?

Roofing Replacement Average read time: 2 minutes
Roof with a ridge vent

  When you think of a short circuit, you might be thinking of an electrical problem. A loose electrical connection or frayed wire can accidentally connect with something that is grounded and cause a fuse to blow. This is because electricity wants to take the easiest path to ground. This is the same idea as…

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How Much Ventilation Do You Need?

Roofing Replacement Average read time: 2 minutes

Ensuring adequate attic ventilation is important to maintaining your roof and keeping mold out of your attic. But is there any way to know how much ventilation is enough? Can there be too much ventilation? Today, I wanted to share with you a few simple rules of thumb and answer common attic ventilation questions. How…

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Are all Triple Pane Windows Equal?

Window Replacement Average read time: 2 minutes
5 things to consider when buying windows

Windows do a lot for your home, providing light and a sense of openness to your living space. But without the right windows, your energy costs can skyrocket unless you select the right product. There are tons of companies bragging about their windows energy performance out there, but are they all the same? How do…

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Best of HomeAdvisor 2017

Pro Home News Average read time: 2 minutes

  At Pro Home Improvement, we’re consistently proud of the work we do. We strive to satisfy our customers, serve the community and protect the environment in everything we do. We consistently receive great feedback from our clients after completing projects and we appreciate all feedback that we receive. But it is always nice to…

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Low-Cost Lighting from Solar Tubes

Energy Saving Tips Average read time: 2 minutes

Adding inexpensive lighting to your home may sound like a job for LED bulbs or some other new technology, but it can be much simpler and lead to lower electric bills – skylights. And I’m not talking about the skylights that are basically windows in your roof, I am talking about solar tubes. What is…

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Roof Algae Removal

Roofing Maintenance Average read time: 2 minutes
Roof Algae

In southeast Michigan, blue-green algae can sometimes appear on the outside of your roof shingles. The best way to approach this is to use a highly basic chemical solution, such as zinc sulfate. When people see moss on their roof, they may not be aware that it will damage their roof and even will promote…

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5 Things to Consider When Buying Windows

Window Materials Average read time: 3 minutes
5 things to consider when buying windows

Since windows are a vulnerable spot in the envelope of your home, it should be no surprise that windows can affect how much you spend on your monthly energy bills. There are many features of a window that can determine just how much energy waste or savings they can provide. The most well-known approval rating…

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How Important Are Baffles in Your Attic?

Insulation Replacement Average read time: 2 minutes
The Importance of Baffles

Well-insulated attics need airflow, as much as that might sound counterintuitive. Airflow for your attic comes from outside your home and pushed up underneath the roof and out of a vent. The baffle provides a space for that air to flow without being blocked by insulation. How common is this? It is one of the…

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Can New Siding Help with Energy Costs?

Energy Saving Tips, Siding Advice Average read time: 2 minutes
can new siding help with energy costs?

Installing new siding is a great aesthetic choice for your home, improving resale value and curb appeal. But, can it also affect how much energy your home uses in a significant way? New siding doesn’t necessarily pay for itself in terms of reduced energy costs, but it can make a dent. Also, when a homeowner…

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Facelift for Your Home

Siding Maintenance Average read time: 2 minutes
facelift for your home

Siding is amazing. Nothing else on your home has as much impact on your home’s appearance while simultaneously causing the least amount of maintenance, especially if you have vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is the exterior cladding that needs the least resources and time to maintain – which is good news for you. Compare vinyl siding…

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