Window Tips for Keeping Out the Heat

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Windows tips for keeping out the heat

Windows provide much-needed light and airflow through a home, transforming every room from a dark cavern into a welcoming space. We love windows! They are truly a necessity in our lives. Imagine your home without windows? The trouble is, they tend to be the source of a lot of wasted energy. The sun beats down…

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Attic Fans: Good or Bad?

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Attic fans: good or bad?

Attic fans were a popular item in homes built in mid-20th century. Builders believed that they helped to create a good airflow in your attic which would help keep it cooler and reduce the heat load on your home. Many of our homes today still have these fans installed. If you have one, should you…

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5 Home Projects Where DIY Does Not Make Sense

Do it Yourself Average read time: 3 minutes
5 home projects where DIY does not make sense

Do-it-yourself projects get a lot of attention because homeowners can potentially save themselves a lot of money. But, it’s always a good idea to leave the big stuff to the professionals otherwise you risk major damage, injury or even death by taking on certain projects yourself. Which projects should I leave to the Pros? Roof…

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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?

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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

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  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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