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How to Deep Clean Your Vinyl Siding

Vinyl sided house depicting How to clean vinyl siding

Near the end of winter, I always get the urge to deep clean everything. The inside of the house just seems stagnant from my family being cooped up indoors all winter long. In addition, everything outside is muddy and coated with a layer of grime.

In Michigan, and much of the Midwest, it doesn’t seem like winter weather is leaving any time soon. However, very soon it will be time to eye the exterior of your house and spruce things up for the year.

If your home has vinyl siding, although low-maintenance, it does need occasional cleaning.

What is the best way to clean vinyl siding?

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Home’s Exterior

Exterior of home in spring - depicting spring cleaning

It’s easy to overlook what needs some work under a layer of snow through the winter. Unless your roof is actively leaking, no one is prowling around in the frigid weather looking for things to fix.

However, when the weather starts to warm up and the sun comes out, unfortunately, is when our home’s exterior tends to look a little…sad.

You don’t need a ton of tools to make your house exterior sparkle again this spring. Simply use this checklist and a little bit of elbow grease.

How Flat Roofing is Different From Traditional Roofing

Flat roofing

At Renovations Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., we pride ourselves on staying up to date with all expert knowledge about both types of roofing. However, the terminology couldn’t be more different.

You may be familiar with the traditional roofing types and materials or even with the process itself. Flat roofing is a whole other story.

Why is flat roofing so different from traditional roofing?

How To Choose The Right Roofing To Preserve Your Historic Building

Historic Building photo by Andrew Jameson, Hirst Hotel Holly MI, cropped, CC BY-SA 3.0

One thing you will find out about having an old house or an old building is that it needs a lot of work. Typically, the roof on an old building will be composed of some very strong and durable materials – clay tiles, tin or zinc, and slate.

However, some older homes were originally built with wood shake shingles that have since been replaced. Other buildings including churches, government buildings, and the like were probably built with longevity in mind and are more likely to have slate or tile roofs.

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Commercial Roofing Inspector

commercial roofing inspector

Whether you are talking about a sloped roof with traditional asphalt shingles or a flat roof of a commercial building, there is nothing more important than routine inspection and maintenance to keep your roof lasting as long as it can.

However, many business owners or building owners can benefit from doing their research into a potential commercial roof inspector and roofing company before choosing the one that’s right.

Commercial Roofing Mistakes That Lead To Leaks

Commercial building roofdepicting commerical roofing mistakes

When it comes to commercial roofing, it is common to hear complaints about leaking in flat roofing systems.

However, commercial building owners and managers don’t have to live in fear that the roof will inevitably leak. It is all about maintaining a relationship with a reputable roofing company.

Here are the top reasons why:

4 Roofing Mistakes That Could Cost You Your New Roof

Roofing mistakes

Here at Renovations Roofing and Remodeling, Inc., we are not strangers to having to fix some other contractor’s poorly installed roof.

When you are a homeowner, you expect a new roof to last a number of years. Actually, with some maintenance, it should last beyond 15-20 years. However, it takes the right set of skills, the right people, and the right technique to get the longevity you expect from your roof.

Pros and Cons of Installing a New Roof During the Winter

Installing a new roof in winter

Winter is not the ideal time to replace a roof. This is intuitively true for most people. However, what happens if you get a leak in your roof during the winter and you need a full replacement? Is it even possible to replace a roof in winter?

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.