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With the changing season of West Michigan, we—and our roofs—are going to be subject to high winds on occasion throughout the year. While wind storms aren’t necessarily a regular occurrence in this part of the world, high winds from severe thunderstorms are the cause of about half of all severe wind...

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Is your roof trying to tell you something? There are many reasons for a roof replacement, but some are more common than others. If your roof is showing any of the signs on this list, it may be telling you it’s due for a replacement. 1. Cracked, Curling, or Missing Shingles After enduring years of...

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According to the National Weather Service, we had 47 hailstorms in Michigan in 2019. Not surprisingly, the larger the hail, the greater the potential for damage. Usually, it takes hail of at least 1” in diameter to cause damage to your roof or home, but hail as small as a dime can cause issues. Ha...

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Photo by NORTHFOLK on Unsplash A new roof is a worthwhile investment. But many times, it’s an unexpected expense. If your roof is in need of replacement, it’s also one you shouldn’t, and often can’t, delay, as doing so is likely to cause more damage, which can lead to more expenses. So what’s a ho...

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Your roof is your home’s biggest line of defense against weather, debris and other potential issues, so it makes sense your insurance company is going to want to make sure your roof is in good shape. If you own or are buying an older home, for example, your insurance company may not renew or issue a...

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While SBS shingles have been around since 1986, they’ve almost been exclusively used on commercial buildings until recently. Now, they’re one of the fastest growing trends in roofing. As homeowners—particularly in varying climates like West Michigan—begin to understand the benefits of SBS shingles,...

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When you’re looking to replace your windows or if you’re building a home and starting from scratch, you may want to consider double pane as opposed to single pane windows. Double pane windows not only insulate against the weather to improve your energy efficiency, but they also insulate against nois...

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Thomas Tuma via Unsplash Drafty windows are annoying, uncomfortable and detrimental to the energy efficiency (and energy bills) of your home. Short of replacing all your windows, is there another solution to improve the comfort of your home without breaking the bank? The answer is yes, thanks to w...

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Thankfully, we don’t get an abundance of hail in West Michigan, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune. If your home or business has recently endured a hailstorm, it’s a good idea to check your shingles to make sure everything is as it should be. You don’t have to wait for hail, either. While you’re do...

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It’s a good idea to check for hail damage after any hailstorm and especially when the hail is particularly large, as the larger the hail, the greater the potential for damage.   Small hail, even up to about ½ inch in diameter, probably won’t do much damage, if any. Still, if you notice even a few...

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