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Understanding SBS Shingles

SBS shingles are the hot new trend in residential roofing. Made from a polymer modified asphalt (PMA), a lot of roofing companies are starting to offer this type of shingle as their upgraded or premium option, while most standard roofing shingles are still made with blown asphalt. Why? It comes down to a “bend but […]

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How to Properly Insulate Your Home

Last time on the blog, we talked about how the perceived value of your home lies in direction correlation to the condition of your roof. In this post, we are going to talk about what is under your roof: the attic. Or, to be more specific, we are going to talk about the insulation in […]

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The Importance of Attic Ventilation

Most of us keep our attics empty. Besides the occasional Christmas tree and random junk that you have forgotten about by now (seriously, it’s time to throw away those old rugs), the only item you should keep in your attic is the proper amount of insulation like we discussed on the last blog post. After […]

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Can your roof survive the summer?

There is a scene in the movie The Shawshank Redemption when a group of prisoners are forced to re-tar the roof of a building in the blazing sun. You can practically see the heat floating off of the top of the building as they apply thick coats of the black, tacky substance in hats and […]

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How Summer Affects Your Roof

In our last blog post, we talked about the importance of paying attention to your roof during the hot summer months. We also delved into a few of the ways the hot sun can impact your home’s most important feature. But in this post, we wanted to take a deep-dive to explain a few other […]

The Components of a New Roof

In our last post, we talked about a good time to get your roof fixed or replaced before the 2018 roofing season winds down. If you are reading this, we can assume you took us up on the offer and are in the market to get a new roof before we head into what is […]

How To Prevent Ice Dams On Your Roof

When winter hits in Michigan, the cold weather can wreak havoc on your home, and especially your roof. One particular cause of damage is ice dams, which is ice that builds up on the eave of a warm roof. When the snow melts, it flows down the roof until it reaches a place on the […]

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Is Your Roof Ready For Winter?

Like it or not, winter is coming. (If you are a Game of Thrones fan, this sentence instills much excitement, but we won’t be talking about the White Walkers in this blog post.) And with winter comes freezing temperatures, brisk winds, and the possibility of snow build-up on a roof that can cause havoc, both […]