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Algae on Your Roof – How to Remove and Prevent It

Algae on a roof

Blue-green algae, or Gloeocapsa magma, is the scourge of nice-looking roofs everywhere. You see it driving down almost any street, no matter how nice the homes are – or how new.

You may have noticed it on your own roof and thought, dejectedly, that it meant you needed a new roof. That actually might not be the case. This stuff isn’t mold or mildew, moss or tree sap. It’s actually tiny bacteria. The dark stuff is the coating algae makes to protect itself from the sun.

Winter and Your Roof – What You Need to Know

Problems with roof in winter

Winter is a tough season. Dry skin, salt and rust on your car, and wear and tear on your roof are all common at this time of year. Even if you thought your roof was fine before winter started, you could be looking at problems now that we have had so much snow and ice.

Your Roof and Attic: Key To Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency tips - roof and attic

When it comes to your home’s energy intake, so much of what we spend our money on is in keeping the indoor temperatures within a certain range.

Did you know that just the color of your roof can change the surface temperature of your roof by 50 degrees?

Homeowners and business owners may not think much about their roofs when calculating energy costs. However, by following these tips, you can save a bit of your hard-earned cash.

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Roofing Contractor

Commercial roofing contractor project Birch Run Shopping Center

It’s a big responsibility to be a homeowner. Most homeowners remember that first home they bought and all the expenses that went along with it.

Being a commercial building owner or manager is a whole different job. There can be a lot of moving parts to this job. You might be building or maintaining the roof on one small shop, a whole shopping mall or factory, a high-rise office building or apartment complex, a cafe with rooftop seating, or a church building.

How and Why You Need To Insulate Your Attic

Insulate attic

We have had a string of very cold days since the beginning of December here in Michigan. Of course, it comes with some very nice things – like frozen lakes and winter sports, of which we have plenty.

However, it also can be a challenge to stay warm in such relentlessly cold temperatures. The inside of your house may not be retaining as much heat as it could, depending on what’s going on with your attic and your insulation.

Why You Should Insulate Your Attic

How to Safely Thaw a Frozen Gutter

Frozen gutter

Right about now, with all the below-freezing temperatures, snow, melting, and re-freezing are plummeting Michigan, there are a lot of gutters out there that are frozen solid.

Whether some of your downspouts remained clogged with debris when winter hit or your gutters are just reacting to all the snow and cold – here’s how to manage them until it warms up again.

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Flat Roof Frequently Asked Questions

Flat roof faqs

Roofing isn’t something that’s the first topic of conversation for most people. We know this. However, it can become a huge problem if it’s ignored for too long, which happens when home and building owners don’t know what to look for or how to maintain their roofs.

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Top 10 Roofing Articles of 2017

Top 10 Roofing Articles of 2017
At Renovations Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. we want to give our best to our customers and our online readers as well. Our customers are our top priority and we hope that our insights online have helped our readers with their roofing and remodeling decisions.

Something we do every year is to reflect on how we have done, and what we have written about in the past year. We have rounded up our ten most popular blog articles from 2017 so we can see how best to serve you. It also gives new readers a chance to see information they may have missed in the previous year.

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Roofing Shingles Discontinued or Mismatched: What do you do?

Discontinued Roofing Shingles

If your roof has been damaged by a storm and a portion needs to be replaced, you will want the new roofing section to match the old one.

What happens when your contractor tells you that even though the same type and color are available, but they will not match “exactly”? Or perhaps the color or style is discontinued?

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Ice Dam Removal Company – How to Choose the Right One

Ice Dam Removal Company - How to Choose the Right One

With a polar vortex lobe heading for Michigan, now is the time to ask yourself if you are ready for serious winter weather. In Michigan, some years we do get a lot of snow. Sometimes, no matter how well you plan, you can’t avoid an ice dam or two on your roof.

Here is how to find the right ice dam removal company that will help more than hurt and is worth the money you spend.

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