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What to Expect When You Get a New Roof

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Getting a new roof is one of those experiences that probably only happen once or twice in your lifetime. A standard shingle roof can last 20 years or longer, but many roofing materials last 50+ years. If you’re in the early stage of life, read on to learn what to expect when you get a …

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Can I Replace My Roof Myself?

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Sweat equity can drastically cut down on your home improvement expenses. Painting your walls yourself or swapping your cabinet hardware could yield a decent return in the future. But some jobs that are best left up to the pros, like roof replacement. In this guide, we’ll explain why you should not replace your roof yourself …

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Can I Replace Only Half of My Roof?

Unrecognizable roofer worker in uniform work wear using air or pneumatic nail gun and installing asphalt or bitumen tile on top of the roof under construction house

Trying to save money on roof repairs? If so, you’re looking to cut costs wherever possible. It may be tempting to only replace half your roof, but that’s usually not ideal. The cons of partial roof replacement outweigh the pros, so it’s best to proceed with caution. Learn why you may or may not want …

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How Thick Should Attic Insulation Be?

A builder is laying the new floor in an attic. He is drilling the screws into the floorboard to secure it to the the roof joist.

Your attic insulation impacts how hot or cold your house is at any given time. It keeps your energy bills low and extends the life of your HVAC system. Having the right amount of insulation will benefit every area of your house – not just your attic. Let’s take a look at how thick attic …

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Will Dark Roof Shingles Make My House Hotter?

roof shingle of house with blue sky.

Dark roof shingles look beautiful on many homes, but roofing decisions aren’t solely based on appearance. You should also consider how well each roofing material will insulate your home and how long it will last compared to other options. In this guide, we’ll explore how shingle color affects household temperature to determine if dark shingles …

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Should I Be Home during Roof Replacement?

Traditional style front porch decorated for autumn with rain boots, heirloom gourds, white pumpkins, mums and rocking chair with buffalo plaid pillow and throw blanket giving an inviting atmosphere.

In most cases, roofers can work with or without you on the premises. Most of this decision comes down to what you feel comfortable with, but there are factors to keep in mind. Read on to determine if you should be home during roof replacement or roof repair. Pros of Staying Home during Roof Replacement …

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How to Choose Soffit and Fascia Colors

View of home soffit color and gutters.

The soffit and fascia act as the trim around your roofing. A simple color swap can completely transform your curb appeal. Whether you’re building a new home or replacing your existing soffit/fascia, color selection is crucial. Check out this guide to learn how to choose soffit and fascia colors. What Is the Difference between a …

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What to Do If Your Roof Is Leaking

Closeup of gutters in rain and roof leaking.

Roof leaks are never convenient. They don’t happen on a schedule. They don’t happen when you’re fully prepared. But that doesn’t mean you’re helpless in this situation. Check out the tips below to learn what to do if your roof is leaking. STEP 0: Determine If It’s Actually a Roof Leak The steps below only …

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Will Roofers Work in the Rain?

Rain hitting Roof of Shed.

Metro Detroit has an average of 9-12 rainy days every month of the year. This means that about a third of the year has rainfall, in addition to the snowy days and other climate events around here. If you’re worried about how that might impact your roof repair or roof replacement, don’t be. We’re here …

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Re-Roofing vs. Roof Replacement: What’s the Difference?

Roofers working on house steep slope roof.

Re-roofing is a less invasive process than roof replacement, so it may seem like a great way to get a new roof. However, the downside to re-roofing often outweighs the potential benefits. Let’s compare re-roofing vs. roof replacement to determine which option is right for your home. Difference between Re-Roofing and Roof Replacement With re-roofing, …

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