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What to Do When a Roof Needs to Be Replaced

Roof Replacement

You know you need a new roof, but you don’t know how to go about getting one. Most homeowners need to replace a roof at least once in their lifetime because the average roof lasts about 20 years. This guide explains what to do when your roof needs to be replaced so that you can …

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Should I Buy a House with an Old Roof?

Old Roof on House

A roof can make or break a home purchase. It not only affects the value of the house, but it can also determine if the new owner can get insurance once they buy it. If you’re debating whether or not to buy a house with an old roof, there are some important questions to keep …

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How Much Snow Can My Roof Hold?

Snow on Roof

On average, Detroit receives 45 inches of snowfall each year. The snow piles that you see on your lawn are also stacked up on your roof. A well-installed roof is fortified to handle the weight of snow, but every building has its breaking point. Let’s review how much snow your roof can hold to determine …

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Will a New Roof Increase My Home Value?

Will a New Roof Increase My Home Value?

If you’re debating whether to upgrade your roof, home value may be a deciding factor. Will having a new roof increase your home value? Is it worth the investment now, or should I wait until the end of the roof’s lifespan? Let’s explore how your roof impacts your home value. Appraised Value vs. Perceived Value …

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How Do Roof Shingles Work?

How Do Roof Shingles Work?

Your roof keeps rain out of your house. This is its basic function. But have you ever wondered how that works? What makes shingles resistant to weather events? This guide from McLean Roofing and Siding explains how roof shingles work so that you can have a better understanding of your home’s protection. Please note that …

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Things to Consider BEFORE Adding Solar Panels to Your Roof

Solar Panels on Home

Are you thinking about getting solar panels on your house? If so, they will likely be attached to a portion of your roof. Solar panels have tons of energy-saving benefits, but they are not ideal for all homeowners. We’re here to help you avoid a potentially costly mistake. Consider the following factors before installing solar …

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Are Roof Leaks Covered by Insurance?

Contractor on Roof

A seemingly small roof leak can lead to big damage. When you notice a leak in your roof, act sooner rather than later. Early intervention can reduce water damage and protect the structural integrity of your roofing. Before you run to file an insurance claim for your roof, educate yourself on your options. This guide …

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Cautions to Take Before Getting a Metal Roof

Metal Roof

Are you thinking about getting a metal roof for your house? If so, there are some important factors to consider before you take the plunge. Metal roofing offers many benefits, but there are some drawbacks as well. Check out this quick guide before you get a metal roof. Compare the Cost and Timeline of Metal …

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How Many Layers of Shingles Can I Have on My Roof?

Roof Installation

If you’re buying a new house or looking to replace your roof, you may be curious about how many roof shingles your home can have. What’s the acceptable practice, and what’s a warning sign for disaster? Check out this guide from McLean Roofing and Siding to learn about roof shingle layers. Local Building Code Requirements …

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Why Black Roofs Are Trending in 2023

Homes with Black Roofs

Over the last year, we’ve seen a big uptick in black roofs. Many homeowners are upgrading to high-impact roofs in black because they love the way black looks against their siding. Let’s take a closer look at why black roofs are trending in 2023 and why they’re here to stay. Black Complements Most Siding Colors …

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