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roof supports

Common Problems with Roof Supports

Beneath all great structures is a solid base… and without a solid base, weakness and problems occur. The same goes ...
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replace your roof

Should you repair, patch, or replace your roof?  

Sometimes a roof repair or patch will do the trick! And extend the life of the roof. Sometimes it needs ...
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fix a roof

Terrible Ways to Fix a Roof – Dumb Things People Do

There are some truly TERRIBLE ways to Fix a Roof. We get it. Roof repair is not something people look ...
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Roof Maxx

Add 5 Years To Your Roof with Roof Maxx

Ready to extend the life of your roof with Roof Maxx?  Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? You want to hear ...
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The Equipter Protects Your Property During Roof Replacement

Everyone can use a fairy godmother, even your roof! So you are having your roof replaced! Congrats!  Are you worried ...
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Roofing Contractor Legit

Is Your Roofing Contractor Legit?

Things to do and be aware of to ensure your roofing contractor is legitimate and approaching your project fairly. #1. Get ...
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Your Porch Needs a New Roof

How to Know When Your Porch Needs a New Roof

Sometimes a whole roof replacement isn’t necessary and only the porch roof needs to be refurbished to fix a problem ...
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How Shingles are Made

How Shingles are Made

How shingles are made depends on the type of shingles being made. Shingles come in many different styles and types, ...
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roofing contractors

7 Ways Roofing Contractors Cut Corners

If you're a homeowner, you know that there are always ways for contractors to cut corners and save money. Unfortunately, ...
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What to look for in the roof when you’re buying a home

Buying a House – Roof Inspection

So you are buying a house. One of the most important things to check out is the roof. After all, ...
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Environmentally Friendly Roofing Options

Environmentally Friendly Roofing Options

Your home is likely the biggest investment you will ever make. A roof can be pretty expensive too. The best ...
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Spring Cleaning The Roof

Spring Cleaning The Roof Checklist

Throw open the windows and get to spring cleaning your house. But what about Spring cleaning the roof? Most of ...
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Shingles Blew Off My House

Shingles Blew Off My House – What do I do?

You are minding your own business, having a peaceful day, when you hear a loud noise outside. You set down ...
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new roof

FAQs About a New Roof

Getting a new roof is a big investment and not one you should rush into. There are several things to ...
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new roof

Worst Ideas for Protecting Your Roof

Are you protecting your roof? Homeowners don't want a damaged roof. But there are several things you could be doing ...
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Hang Christmas Lights on a Metal Roof

How to Hang Christmas Lights on a Metal Roof

It's finally that time of year when you start to see Christmas lights decorating homes, trees, and other buildings in ...
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How to Hang Christmas Lights on a Shingle Roof

It's time again to hang Christmas lights on your shingle roof. Welcome to the season of untangling, tests, and getting ...
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Roof Shingle Repair Mistakes to Avoid

Roof Shingle Repair Mistakes to Avoid

You've been meaning to get that roof shingle repair for weeks now, but you're not sure what the best way ...
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home gutters

Home Gutter Maintenance and Repair

Home gutter maintenance is more than just digging leaf goo out of the trenches. Your gutter system is designed to ...
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attic ventilation

Fall Roofing Maintenance: Attic Ventilation

Proper attic ventilation will save you energy and prevent problems. Fall is the perfect time to inspect your attic ventilation ...
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Roof Leak showing a woman holding a bucket in her kitchen with water pouring into the bucket.

What to do Immediately When you Have a Roof Leak

When the weather gets real and the wind starts to blow you need to know what to do when you ...
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Fixing Vent Pipe Problems

Vent pipe problems can cause a stinky smell, slow toilets, slow drains, and more. You'll find your vent pipe sticking ...
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Leaking Skylight

How to Fix a Leaking Skylight

Skylights are a beautiful way to add light to a room and open up a space. But a leaking skylight ...
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Types of Metal Roofs

Interesting Types of Metal Roofs From Around the World

Many types of metal roofs have been used around the world for a long time. They are gaining in popularity ...
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Maintenance for Metal Roofs showing a red metal roof with white gutters.

Maintenance for Metal Roofs

Maintenance for metal roofs is important to keep them beautiful for years to come. Your metal roof is a long-term ...
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Flat roof tips

Flat Roof Tips

A flat roof, or a low slope roof, can be a cost-effective and space-efficient roofing option. They are typically used ...
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low slope roofing

Common Low Slope Roofing Mistakes

If you have slow slope roofing on your home, garage, outbuilding, or commercial building, there are many issues you can ...
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material for garage roofs , showing a hip style roof with a vent and gutters.

Choosing the Right Material for Garage Roofs

The roofing material for your garage roof is just as important as the roofing for your home. Not only does ...
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Installing a Skylight

Installing a Skylight: Pro Tips

Installing a skylight is a great way to add natural light to a room. However, there are a lot of ...
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Attaching to a Shingle Roof: Do’s and Don’ts

Attaching to a shingle roof is a bit more complicated than you might imagine. You'd think it can't be that ...
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Animals in Roof Vents and Attics

Dealing with Animals in Roof Vents and Attics

Do you have bats in your belfry? In Michigan, it's more likely you have squirrels in your attic and racoons ...
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tree damage to roofs showing a lovely home with many trees on the property that are pruned and not likely to damage the house.

Preventing Tree Damage to Roofs

Tree damage to roofs is a real and never-ending problem. Trees are a wonderful part of homeownership. A mature tree ...
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Make Your Roof More Energy Efficient

Cutting-Edge Ways To Make Your Roof More Energy-Efficient

Lower Your Bills With an Energy-Efficient Roof We have some pretty extreme cold and hot weather here in the Midwest. ...
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Current Trends in Roofing Design

Roofing design is a huge part of your house's look and style. A roof can be innovative, traditional, trendy, or ...
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Total house protection, shows a toy house with red roof covered by a red umbrella.

Total House Protection Coming to Your Yard

Our total house protection system is cutting-edge technology meant to protect your house, siding, and your landscaping during roof removal. ...
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Roof Maintenance Tips that will Save You Money

Roof maintenance tips probably aren't on your list of fun Friday night plans, but making some time to take care ...
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Ask a roofer

Questions to Ask A Roofer

Is it time to get a new roof? There are many things to consider like choosing the right type of ...
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winter home projects

Ideas for Winter Home Projects

If you've gotten bored binge-watching Netflix it might be time to invest in your home and your sanity. Working on ...
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Roofing in winter. Winter roofing showing a large red house decorated for the holidays with a dusting of snow.

What do Roofers do in the Winter?

Roofing in the winter is a little like Christmas in July. It's just a little bit backward sounding. We like ...
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home maintenance tips

Top Home Improvement Tips

Even though we are a roofing company, we care about the entire house. We found these Home Improvement Tips to ...
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Installing Gutter Guards

Installing Gutter Guards: Do you need help?

Do you need help installing gutter guards on your house, business, or outbuilding? Weather Vane recommends a few different options ...
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installing a metal roof

Should You Try Installing a Metal Roof?

No, you really shouldn't try installing a metal roof. It's tempting, I know. Doing it yourself is practically a moral ...
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roof raking. roof rake scraping snow and ice off of a roof

Roof Raking – Yay or Nay?

Shoveling our driveways and sidewalks is part of winter in the Midwest. But what about our roofs? Should we be ...
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How to get your roof ready for winter. Looking up at a yellow house with a red brick chimney and a overhanging roof.

How to Get Your Roof Ready For Winter

Winter is Coming! Michigan winters might not bring the White Walkers down from the north to lay waste to the ...
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Drone Roof Inspections. Drone flying over row of roof tops

Drone Roof Inspections: The Cutting Edge

Drone Roof Inspections use the latest technology and visual tools to give you the most accurate assessment of your roof. ...
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What Happens During a Roof Estimate and Inspection?

Before work can begin on any project we need to do a thorough inspection and roof estimate. We use the ...
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cleaning your roof

Cleaning Your Roof

Have you ever thought about cleaning your roof? Most of us spend time keeping the inside of our homes clean ...
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rubber roofing

Durable Rubber Roofing for Michigan Weather

Have you heard of Rubber Roofing? It's tough, lightweight, long-lasting, and great at dealing with heat and moisture changes. This ...
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getting a new roof. Man nailing shingles to a roof

Getting a New Roof? Here is how the project will go

Are you getting a new roof? How exciting! Well, maybe not as exciting as a new baby or a new ...
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Steel roofing

The Benefits of Steel Roofing

Steel roofing is a great alternative to your standard asphalt shingle roofing. It's reliable, long-lasting, and money-saving in the long ...
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tuckpointing for chimneys

Chimneys: Benefits of Tuckpointing vs. Rebuilding

Does your chimney need some TLC? Tuckpointing is a method used to repair a chimney rather than replacing it entirely. ...
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Chimney Repairs

Chimney Repairs: How Healthy is Your Chimney?

Chimney repairs are an important part of your house maintenance schedule. Now is the time to inspect your chimney from ...
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clean the siding

How Do I Clean the Siding On My House?

It’s spring, it’s warm, and you’re ready to go on those outdoor chores, but how do you clean the siding ...
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vinyl siding

Siding Side Eye: How to Pick the Best Vinyl Siding for Your Home

Have you been giving the outside of your home the side-eye lately? Want to spruce it up with vinyl siding? ...
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clogged gutters

Clogged Gutters? Here’s What Could Happen

Do you have clogged gutters? It's not just a matter of watching the rain pour over the sides of your ...
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Gutter System

Replacing Your Outdated and Wrong-Sized Gutter System

Is your gutter system up to the challenge? Your gutters are like the veins of your home, but instead of ...
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Roofing Technology

New Roofing Technology Improves the Customer Experience

Check out the latest cutting edge technology in the roofing industry. Weather Vane is using it all! We get to ...
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types of roofs

Types of Roofs: Choosing the right style for you

Did you even know there are so many types of roofs? Which one do you have?  Even the most dedicated ...
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Roof Insulation: How good is yours?

Without the right kind of insulation, your house and bills can suffer. Your attic may be the dumping ground for junk but ...
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roof problems

Common Roof Problems

Are Your Roof Problems Big or Small? Let Weather Vane Experts Help You Make the Call.  The sad truth for ...
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blown-in insulation

Types of Blown-In Insulation

Blown-in insulation can be a magical solution to roof issues. Did you know that?  Your attic is not just an ...
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ice dams

Ice Dams to Damage: Is Leaking Heat Ruining Your Roof?

While you’re bumping your thermostat up to cozy degrees, some of that heat could be escaping and causing problems for ...
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