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Windows

Dillman & Upton

Since 1910 Quality Windows And Doors with expert installation. Partnered with Andersen and Jeldwen. Window specialist.

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Toilets

Universal Plumbing Supply

Why settle for pictures when you can get a world of choice at Universal Plumbing? Choose from Michigan's largest selection of under mounted sinks, a display of 500 faucets and a huge collection of working toilets, vessles, tubs, spas & designer items.

Website for more info


Windows

Kearns Bros. Inc.

Check Us First for Beechworth Windows by James Hardie; the beauty of a REAL WOOD interior where you want it with a fiberglass exterior where you need it or look at the Restorations Windows by Sunrise Window; beauty, options, & maintenance free replacement windows.

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Roofing Replacement Guide

Replacing a roof isn't something a homeowner does that often.  Glenn Haege's Roofing Replacement Guide gives you the steps to follow in order to find a contractor, select the correct roofing materials and make sure that you are protected with the right warranty. It’s free!

Download the guide here

 
Publication date: 11/23/2010

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Look for specialized repairmen when filling basement cracks

Dear Glenn: I am trying to help my dad find a reputable contractor to fix a basement crack. My dad's house is a small ranch that was built in 1960.

The crack is high on the north wall near the chimney clean out. It's only a quarter of an inch in diameter, but he thinks it's quite deep. It has only leaked once during a driving rain. He wants to fix it before it becomes a bigger problem.

Can you suggest someone in the area who can fill this kind of a crack?

Dear Lynn: Here are names of a couple of companies that specialize in crack repair. B-Dry System of Wayne County, (800) 635-8130, www.b-dry.com. Another good company is S.A.S. Services, (800) 894-5115, www.sasbasementwaterproofing.com. They have been fixing basement leaks since 1983.


Note: This article was accurate at the date of publication. However, information contained in it may have changed. If you plan to use the information contained herein for any purpose, verification of its continued accuracy is your responsibility.

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