Pro Voted Top 5 Best Contractor

Pro Recognized as Top Performing Contractor

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

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How do you patch a hole in a garden hose?

Quick Fix: Patch a hole in hose
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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…

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Replacing broken siding

Replacing a Broken Piece of Siding

Summer Maintenance - Average read time: 3 minutes

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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Damaged roof shingles

Why are my shingles lifting?

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I have a new home, just 2 years old. It’s located in a rural area on a 1-acre lot with no windbreak close by. Recently we had a BIG and sustained wind storm, lasting more than 36 hours. We lost approximately 10 shingles and during the storm and I witnessed many of my shingles “lifting” dramatically up from the roof. My neighbors didn’t lose any shingles, nor did their shingles “lift” in the wind as mine did. What causes this to happen?

Rob


Bob asks: I have a new home, just 2 years old. It’s located in a rural area on a 1-acre lot with no windbreak close by. Recently we had a BIG and sustained wind storm, lasting more than 36 hours. We lost approximately 10 shingles and during the storm and I witnessed many of my shingles “lifting” dramatically up from the roof. My neighbors didn’t lose any shingles, nor did their shingles “lift” in the wind as mine did. What causes this to happen?

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How To Clean Your AC Filter

Dirty AC Filter
Quick Fix - Average read time: 2 minutes

It seemed like the heat wave would never come, but here it is! When running your air conditioning unit this summer, it’s easy to be distracted by the cool air and forget to question how clean and healthy that air actually is. Almost all AC units have a filter and that filter needs to be…

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Attic inspection

Inspecting Your Home’s Attic and Basement

Do it Yourself, Summer Maintenance - Average read time: 3 minutes

Inspecting your attic and basement is more than just walking through and looking for trouble spots. It requires looking at very specific areas and aspects of your home’s structure and being able to immediately identify red flags that an issue is occurring. Often times, the attic and basement are areas of the home that are…

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Dark chimney stains

What Are Those Dark Spots Around My Chimney?

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My roof has developed dark stains on along the edge and up around my chimney. Neighbor says it is mold? I would like to know what it is and how I can clean it off of the roof?

Tom – Livonia, MI


Tom Asks: My roof has developed dark stains on along the edge and up around my chimney. Neighbor says it is mold? I would like to know what it is and how I can clean it off of the roof?

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Adjusting your home’s storm door closers

Storm door closer
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Your storm door is a great asset to your house. It protects your main door, acts as a window, allows you to keep your door open without letting in the elements and even lets trick-or-treaters know you are ready to hand out candy. They can be tricky to use, however. Most storm doors come with…

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Cleaning vinyl siding

Cleaning Your Vinyl Siding

Do it Yourself, Spring Maintenance - Average read time: 2 minutes

Vinyl siding is amazing. It has truly lead to a revolution in how today’s homes look and are maintained. The U.S. Census Bureau says that vinyl siding has been the most popular exterior cladding since 1995 and that shows no signs of changing in 2018. It lasts much longer than wood or metal and requires…

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What are there signs that my hot water heater is about to die?

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Hey Pro, was wondering what I should check for to determine if my hot water tank is about to give out on me.

Sue N. – Ferndale, MI 


Hey Sue, Hot showers are a luxury we tend to take for granted until they are not available, due to a broken water heater. Nobody wants to wake up to a shower that will not heat up, it’s pure agony. This is a reality for many people as they take their water heater for granted…

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