Monthly Archives: November 2012

What Are Cedar Shakes

In Michigan the majority of the homes built in the 1900’s had wooden cedar shingles.  The roofs were constructed of repurposed barnwood or planking of abstract sizes and large spaces between the boards.  The shake shingles are about 5″ to … Continue reading

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Can Siding Be Done In The Winter?

The short answer is sometimes. Most siding is made of vinyl.  In extreme temperatures a possibility of cracking when cutting and nailing may occur. Siding is best done when temperatures are above 32 degrees. If the materials are stored in … Continue reading

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Can A Roof Be Installed In The Winter?

The short answer is yes. However, weather factors must be considered when roofing in the winter. Strong winds Temperature; we generally do not work in weather below 20 degree’s unless sunny, with no wind.  This may mean a shorter work … Continue reading

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How to find a contractor you can trust?

The best way to find a great contractor is to ask a friend, co-worker or family member.  Having someone you know recommend a contractor is usually a safe way to go, especially if the person referring the contractor was extremely … Continue reading

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What to Consider When Siding

There are so many products to use for siding your home.  When making your decision think about your surrounding environment. You should use at least a mid-grade vinyl if you are not looking to upgrade.  If you use a lower … Continue reading

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How to Question Your Contractor

When a contractor or salesperson comes to do an estimate there are a few key things to make sure he has included.  Some companies offer a great deal to get you to call and then add cost onto the back … Continue reading

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