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…

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,…

Why your home roof color matters!

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Dark Roof vs Light Roof

As you pass through your neighborhood, you probably don’t think about your neighbor’s roof color. You might know the color of your roof, if you think hard for a second, but you couldn’t name more than one other neighbor’s roof color with the same confidence. The color of your roof (hopefully) blends into the overall…

The Art of Flashing

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chimney flashing

One of the most common locations for leaks and roof failures is near the flashing. But, what is flashing and why is it such a problem area? What is flashing? Flashing is a piece of sheet metal that covers joints or penetrations in a roof. Flashing is commonly used near chimneys, skylights, dormers or vent…

What is Under Your Shingles?

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ice and water shield installation

With the winters we’ve had in Michigan recently, more and more consumers are looking to ensure their roofs are ready to withstand the punishment. Shingles are the most well-known and visible product applied to homes, but there is a very important product that must be applied before shingles are installed. For years, this was felt…

The Importance of Ventilation

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Roofing Ventilation Diagram

Roof ventilation is one of the most misunderstood and yet most important features of any roofing system. A properly ventilated roof compared to one that is not properly ventilated can be 10-20 years of additional service. Yes, a roof can fail at only 25% of its expected life because of improper ventilation. How does this…