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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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My Roof Only Leaks Sometimes – Should I Worry?

Rain and Gutter

If your roof leaks every time it rains, that’s an obvious problem. But what about occasional leaks? Should you be worried if your roof only leaks sometimes? Are inconsistent roof leaks normal? Read on to learn how to handle your infrequent roof leaks. Why Your Roof Only Leaks Sometimes There are several reasons why your …

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When Does Roof Decking Need to Be Replaced?

Roof tearoff with blue sky.

“Roof replacement” is a broad term. No two projects are exactly alike. Some roofs need basic shingle replacements, while others require entire rebuilds. In this discussion, we’ll review what roof decking is and how often it needs to be replaced. What Is Roof Decking? Roof decking is the flat layer of plywood or OSB that …

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Will Roofers Work in the Snow?

Roofer on Plywood Roof Shoveling Snow

Roofers work all year long, rain or shine. There are some circumstances that make roofing difficult ot impossible; snow is one of them. In this guide, we’ll review when roofers will and won’t work in the snow to help you plan your upcoming roofing project. Why Roofing in the Snow Is Not Ideal Snow is …

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Do Roofing Companies Finance New Roofs?

Family inside with cardboard roof over their heads.

Inflation and supply chain issues have drastically affected construction costs. The roofing quote you received a year ago may look like a completely different number today. If these price shifts don’t align with your budget, you may want to explore financing options for your new roof. Read on to learn different ways to pay for …

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How to Remove Ice Dams Safely

Closeup View of Ice Dam on House

Ice dams are hazardous. They can wear down your roofing and gutters, and they cause significant damage when they fall. The best way to avoid accidents and injuries is to remove ice dams and take preventative precautions. Follow these safety tips for ice dam removal. What Causes Ice Dams to Form? Ice dams form when …

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Can You Paint Roof Shingles?

Closeup of Different Colors of Roof Shingles

If you don’t like your wall color, you paint over it. If you don’t like your mailbox color, you paint over it. So if you don’t like your roof color, can you just…paint over it? The simple answer is yes, you can. That doesn’t mean you should though. Read the pros and cons below before …

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