What Are Ice Dams? Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow on the roof. Melting snow on the upper roof and in the valleys then runs down […]
Is your roof ready to withstand a winter forecasted to have lots of snowfall and accumulation?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beautiful weather is here and everyone seems to be outside enjoying it lately. We, here at Pro Home Improvement, are busy working on hundreds of roofing projects all across southeast Michigan, so we love this weather as well. Since roofing project season is in full swing, we wanted to bring you some reminders and tips […]
This is the Michigan winter we were all expecting – snow has arrived. This is great news for snowmobilers, skiers and ice fishers. But, the rest of us might be grumbling a little bit while cleaning off our windshield in the morning and suffering through our morning commute. Snow accumulations also has an effect on […]
Autumn is here, as you can tell by the brilliant colors and brisk temperatures. If you have an asphalt roof, this is the perfect time to perform a check-up on your roof. It’s much better to find and fix small issues now before they become big, expensive problems during the upcoming winter season. For most, […]