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Summer is the ideal time to replace your roof, beating the fall rain and snow

The long days of summer are the ideal time to replace your roof. The extra daylight hours mean workers can start early and stay late, and no one has to worry about spring rains and autumn snow falls interrupting progress. How do you know if you need a new roof? The signs include damaged shingles, missing shingles and evidence of water leaking...

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With zero-percent financing and record-breaking rebates, ABC Equipment Rental & Sales is helping local contractors get more work done in less time with the right equipment

Many parts of the home improvement industry are booming right now as homeowners shift resources to caring for their homes. From a new roof to a new addition, local contractors are struggling to complete so many projects on time, a problem compounded by an ongoing labor shortage. One answer is having the right equipment, which allows...

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Now is the time to eliminate grime, mold, and mildew from your home

Years ago I participated in the professional development program known as the Disney Institute. During one seminar, we learned that Walt Disney World sees its top competition as a new roof. In other words, a family must decide, “Is this the year we go to Disney World or the year we get a new roof?” Never has this notion been more relevant...

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A Final Thought: Michigan in the Spring

Editor’s Note: This spring lament is dedicated to Mitch’s sister and brother-in-law, who recently retired from Columbus, Georgia, to Traverse City, Michigan. What mad Frenchman first settled along Lake Superior, saying, “This seems like a good spot, mon amour,” looking out onto frozen waves, a grey sky, and the silhouettes of...

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Cover your gutters now and never worry about cleaning them again

By now, you may have already cleaned your gutters at least once this year. With this spring’s heavy volume of maple seed “helicopters,” various seed pods, and oak catkins (the pollen-filled tassels that drop from oak trees), homeowners are having a hard time keeping their gutters flowing freely. It may be time, at last, to put away the...

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