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Basement Problems

SAS Services

Basement Waterproofing. In business over 25 years. Patented process, low price guarantee. Inside outside structural repair.

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Roofers

Kearns Bros. Inc.

Check Us First for the Safety & Security for your family & home. Everyday, every job; Professional Lifetime Roofing Installation by GAF Certified Master Elite Installers. Kearns Brothers; America’s most honored & awarded GAF Master Elite Roofing company.

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Water Filtration

Reynolds Water Conditioning Co.

Certified Water Specialist. High performance water systems remove rust and odor from well water. ClearStream point of entry filters for city and well water. PureStream reverse osmosis systems. New salt-free water conditioning.

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Deck Care Fast & Easy book

Glenn Haege's Deck Care Fast & Easy explains what to do and what to buy for that four letter word that lives in your backyard; your deck!  This book walks you though selecting between woods and man made decking, deck maintenance, brightening, stripping, sealing and staining. It’s free!

Download the guide here

Publication date: 12/21/2010

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Get an infrared scan to show where insulation is needed

Dear Glenn: Early last spring, my wife and I added insulation to both attics. There used to be a noticeable ice dam over the front door, but I think that may have been corrected. Why do you think the snow on the back third of the upper roof has melted away? I'm a little disappointed to see this, but the roof of the family room is greatly improved. Also the roof over the left front bedroom upstairs used to have a circular black melting spot that appears to be corrected. I don't think this is due to a lack of insulation or ventilation. My guess is there is an air leak, or the chimney for the furnace is not insulated properly.

What suggestions do you have for identifying the root cause before spending additional money?

Jeff, Clarkston

Dear Jeff: I think an infrared scan of your home is needed. It will show where the problems are. I would get in touch with Infrared Services of Michigan, (810) 329-9033, www.ismichigan.com, or Thermal Imaging Consultants, (586) 783-8885, www.thermalimagingconsultant.com. Both are experts in their field and have been in the business for many years.


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