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Insulate These Things Before Winter Hits

Get your MIchigan home ready for the winter this season with the home insulation contractors at J&J Roofing in Macomb County.

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Can My Roof Handle That Much Snow?

Protect your Michigan home with a durable roof that can withstand heavy snow with help from the residential roofing services team at J&J Roofing in Michigan.

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Steps to Improving Your Home’s R-Value

With fall right around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about your winter heating bills. Good insulation is essential to keeping your home’s energy costs down and keeping your home comfortable throughout the cold winter months. Too often, homeowners don’t realize their insulation is inadequate until they’re bundled up in winter coats and blankets trying to stay warm.

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How Long Should Your Gutters Last?

Most homeowners don’t spend much time thinking about their rain gutter system until it’s time for them to be cleaned or repaired. But even if you don’t notice them most days, they’re one of a home’s hardest-working components. Rain gutters have been used since antiquity to protect roofs and buildings by directing water away from them. Without rain gutters, all of the water that flows onto a home would flow over its walls, causing foundation damage and seeping into its interior.

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Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

Every spring, millions of Americans engage in a time-honored ritual known as spring cleaning. But spring isn’t the only time of year when you should perform regular maintenance around your home. Even though we’re still enjoying the warm weather, cold drafts will be upon us before we know it. By this time next month, we’ll be enjoying cooler weather and getting ready for the upcoming winter.

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This is How Often You Should Replace Your Gutters

There are few things as relaxing as the calming sound of a gentle summer rain on a cool, warm evening. While your family enjoys the sound of rain, overhead, your gutters are working overtime to keep your home dry and safe. Rain gutters are the silent heroes of a home, directing water away from a home and safely out into the lawn. A professionally installed gutter system can last for decades if it’s maintained regularly.

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Deciding How Much Insulation Your Home Requires

When the weather outside is pleasant and the temperature is moderate, your home’s internal temperature is easy to keep comfortable. But when the thermostat climbs during the summer months, the temperature inside your home might not be as consistent. Even mild discomfort can become extreme once winter rolls back around, especially here in Michigan where winters can mean below-freezing temperatures for months on end.

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What are the Most Common Warm Weather Roof Problems?

When you think about roof damage, most people assume it primarily takes place during the cold weather season when Michigan roofs are exposed to ice, snow, and precipitation. Melting snow coupled with freeze and thaw cycles can cause a roof to develop ice dams that cause damage and eventually allow water to leak inside your home.

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How to Tell if It’s Time for New Gutters

Most homeowners don’t spend a lot of time contemplating their rain gutters. Gutter systems are one of the most commonly overlooked home components, but they actually perform a vital role in helping your roof protect your home from water damage. Although your gutters are often out of sight and therefore out of mind, it’s still important to stay on top of regular gutter maintenance to prevent roof and foundation problems. When you take good care of your gutter system, it can be expected to last for many years, but eventually, all gutter systems need to be replaced.

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How Rain Gutters Work and Why They’re Important

When it rains heavily, your residential roof gets put to the test. But to keep your roof in good shape, you also need a good, reliable gutter system. Even a small amount of rain can expose your roof to thousands of gallons coming down on your home. It’s your gutter system’s job to reroute that water off of your roof and away from your roof, siding, and foundation.

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