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

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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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How Summer Weather Can Ruin Your Roof

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Extreme heat can cause damage to roofing materials

Here in the Detroit area, this summer has been chock full of weather that most would consider extreme. Rainfall, high winds, hot temperatures and sweltering humidity abound. This extreme heat we’re living through now is the summertime equivalent to the massive snowstorm we encounter in the winter. Did you know your roof is being tested…

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Asphalt Roofing: The best choice for your home

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House with new asphalt roof

You have a large number of options when it comes to the style, material, and color of your next roof. Materials such as metal, clay and concrete tile, slate and cedar shake roofing are all viable alternatives in the marketplace. If that is true, why do asphalt roofs continue to be the most popular choice,…

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Home Maintenance Summer Checklist

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Dirty roof

Summer has arrived and the sun is beating down on us here in Michigan. The sun damages roofs more than you’d imagine. As we have mentioned in the past, your roof protects one of your biggest assets, your home. There are a few reminders below of items to keep an eye on this summer. If…

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A Homeowner’s guide to replacing your roof

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Calculating home costs

So, it’s time to replace your roof. What are your first steps? You need someone to come and estimate the work. If you get more than one estimate, you’ll see different costs as well as different verbiage about what is included or excluded. We’ve assembled this quick guide to know how some shady roofing companies…

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