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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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How to Winterize Your Attic

Insulating Attic

Did you know that your attic accounts for 25% of heat and energy loss in the winter? Hot air rises, which means that the hot air from your house can creep up to your attic and get stuck there. Rather than warming an area of the house you don’t actively use, you can take steps …

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Don’t Fall Prey to Door-to-Door Roofers

a tradesman or sales man call on a householder to ask if she needs his services

After a major wind or hailstorm, door-to-door roofers come out in droves. They target the communities that were most impacted by the storms, and they use high-pressure sales strategies to generate business. This guide will help you decipher the trustworthy roofers from the predatory ones. The Importance of Working with a LOCAL Roofing Company Many …

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What to Do After a Hail Storm – Roof & Siding Tips

Roof with Marks from Hail Storm

The state of Michigan gets approximately 49 hail storms per year, according to the NOAA’s National Weather Service. Your roofing and siding make up the bulk of your home’s protection against these heavy storms. It’s important to get your house inspected after a hail storm and address damages as soon as possible. Follow these tips …

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How Your Roof Impacts Home Insurance Rates

Roofer Inspecting Home's Roof

Did you know that getting a new roof could lower your home insurance premiums by up to 35%? The older your roof is, the higher your insurance premiums will be. We want to help you choose the best roof for your overall needs and hopefully lower your home insurance rates. Check out this guide to …

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Touring Houses to Buy? Use These Quick Glance Roof Inspection Tips

Roof replacement is a big expense when you’re buying a house. You may not be able to see every roof issue from a quick glance, but you can educate yourself on how to inspect a roof from the ground. The next time you’re touring houses to buy, follow these roof assessment tips from McLean Roofing …

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How Roof Damage Insurance Claims Work

Roof Contractor Looking At Roof

Your homeowner’s insurance should cover some types of roof damage, but it will not cover general wear and tear. The general rule is that roof insurance claims work for sudden events or acts of nature, like a fire or a tree branch falling onto your roof. If you think you may qualify for a roof …

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