Most homeowners know that they need to keep their gutters clean, but not many know exactly what can happen when clogged gutters go unchecked for too long. Seasons in Michigan can wreak havoc on old, worn or sagging gutters. From the Winter ice dams to Fall foliage, most Michigan homeowners can’t catch a break. Cleaning out gutters might seem like a menial task, but failure to do so can cause major problems for a home.
If your home isn’t as warm as it should be in the winter or as cool as it should be in the summer, now may be the perfect time to address your home energy efficiency by turning your tax return into energy savings and financial savings. Homeowners can save about 10% of their total energy bills by sealing air leaks first, followed by adding insulation. Seal air leaks using caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping. Weatherizing your home this way is one of the most cost effective ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort. For a limited time, Modern Xterior is offering low cost attic and wall insulation options for Michigan homeowners.
A Home Improvement Specialist from Modern Xterior Improvement will look at the following factors when estimating the price of your roof. 1. Pitch – How steep is the roof?As the pitch increases, safety becomes a factor and the difficulty to apply the roof. Roof pitch refers to the amount of rise a roof has compared to the horizontal measurement of the roof called the run.
Spring is (almost) here, which means that many of us in the northern midwest are able to see what was buried beneath all that snow. Getting outside and seeing the grass and sidewalk (and potholes) for the first time in ages can be eye-opening for sure, but as long as you’ve got those eyes open, you might as well look at the state of your roof. Here are some things to examine to determine whether or not it might be time for a replacement.