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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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How to Weatherproof Your Home for Winter

Ladder View of Roof Due For Inspection

Michigan winters are brutal. For about three months in the year, the average high temperatures are in the mid-thirties. You can minimize your energy bills by weatherproofing ahead of time. Check out these weatherproofing tips for winter, courtesy of McLean Roofing and Siding. Caulk the Windows and Doorways Caulk is a cheap and easy to …

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Does Extreme Heat Hurt Roofing?

Strong Sun Over Roofs

Does Extreme Heat Hurt Roofing? This summer has been brutal throughout the country. The extreme heat started far earlier than normal, and temperatures aren’t dropping any time soon. This may have you wondering – does extreme heat hurt roofing? Let’s take a look at how this heat wave may impact your home. How Extreme Heat …

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What Type of Roofing Is Best?

Residential Housing Background. Detroit, USA

If you’re getting a new roof, you may feel overwhelmed with choices. It’s not just a matter of picking your favorite color. You need to choose a roof material that suits the weather in your area, your budget, your short- and long-term goals, your personal aesthetic, and so much more. Let’s do some comparisons to …

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Is Getting a New Roof Worth It?

Installing new roof with nail gun and shingles

Supply chain issues and general adjustments in the economy are causing all of us to look a little closer at our budgets. This may have you re-evaluating plans for your home, such as expanding the patio or renovating the hall bathroom. If you’re debating a roof upgrade, we want to equip you with the facts. …

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How to Negotiate a New Roof When Buying a House

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Whether you’re buying or selling a house, the roof is a big part of the transaction. Buyers want reliable roofs that will last. Sellers don’t want to spend a fortune right before they sell their home. Who is responsible for the charges if a house needs a new roof? How should you negotiate roof replacement …

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What to Expect When You Get a New Roof

Closeup of New Roof Shingles

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?

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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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