Water Stains on the Ceiling

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Water stains on ceiling

The sheer difficulty of locating water penetration points with 100% confidence is very high. This is the reason Pro Home Improvement recommends having a professional roofing contractor perform a full roof inspection to identify where the source of the problem might be.

What is Short-Circuiting?

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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?

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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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Roof Algae Removal

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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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Should You Pull a Roofing Permit

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Roofing Ferndale

Getting your roof replaced is an investment and pulling a permit seems like an unnecessary delay and added cost. Should your roofing contractor even bother to involve the city and get a permit for your new roof? The answer is unequivocally yes. There are many safeguards that come with getting the proper permit for your roof…

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Watch Out for the 10 Most Common Roofing Mistakes

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bad roof flashing

When it comes to roof replacements we’ve seen it all. From bad to worse installations, we have been called to come and fix what another company or homeowner has done incorrectly. From all of our experiences, we have noticed some trends and want to share some of these with you so you can avoid them and…

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Tear Off vs Overlay – Which is Better?

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A beautiful new replacement roof

Replacing your roof is a project that nobody looks forward to doing. Usually, you know it’s necessary because of the age and condition of your roof. So you start getting estimates from reputable companies and eventually one of these companies prices is much lower than everybody else. What happened? How are they able to be…

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5 Winter Roofing Myths

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Winter roofing myths

There are a lot of myths surrounding roofing and the winter season so I thought we’d take a moment to dispel some of these myths. 1. You can’t replace a roof in the winter. Since it is almost winter, you’d expect our roofing team to close up shop and wait for warmer weather, right? Wrong.…

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What is Ridge Venting?

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A diagram of ridge venting

It’s been hot. We’ve all felt the heat this past week and no doubt your home is feeling it as well. Your air conditioning system is feeling the load, too. Every time we hit these temperatures in the summer, your home’s air conditioning system runs more often, or it just runs flat out. This leads…

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Choose Your Asphalt Shingle

Roofing Materials Average read time: 3 minutes
The three categories of shingles

Pro Home Improvement is proud to be partnered with the best asphalt shingle manufacturer in the marketplace, CertainTeed. CertainTeed is respected and known for their high-quality durability. Partnering with CertainTeed gives us access to the most technologically advanced roofing materials available. They have three major categories of asphalt shingle, Strip, Dimensional, and Premium. Before you…

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