Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Metal Roofing: Always Elegant, Durable, Efficient and Resistant!

Residential Renovations wants your home to give you years of beauty and reliability from the roof down! That's why we are a serious believer when it comes to roofing - METAL ROOFING is the choice for the one and done homeowner! While asphalt traps heat...metal roofs reflect solar energy...But that's just the beginning...

For the most current information available about METAL ROOFS, visit our website at or call us for a free estimate at 419-691-3300!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Let it snow!

YES! Let it snow! Winter is now here. When the low temperatures,snow and ice breeze in it is important to monitor your plumbing systems for freezing and keep unnecessary weight from your roof and gutters.

Here are a few tips to consider courtesy of Residential Renovations:

  • Remove Large Icicles from the gutters.
  • Monitor Snow Build-Up on the roof. Excessive snow pack can cause roof damage.
  • Keep Sidewalks and Driveways clear of snow and ice. Using salt or sand in these key areas can prevent water from freezing in small cracks and causing bigger cracks.
  • Clean Garbage Disposal Blades by grinding up some small ice cubes and/or lemon skins.
  • Clean Ovens and Ranges.
  • Check the Circuits  in your electrical system by turning them off and then back on.
  • Check for Drips and Other Leaks from Plumbing Fixtures by inspecting areas around and below all faucets and fixtures.
If after you begin your winter wrap-up and you find you need a new roof, replacement windows or an all season room to enjoy your home even more - Give us a call at 419-691-3300 or visit our website at to learn more!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Fact or Fiction? Protect Yourself!

Metal roofing is recognized for its durability and resistance to inclement weather. With a metal roof from Residential Renovations, you can feel confident in its ability to better protect your home against wind, hail, ice, snow and fire compared to other forms of roofing. Here are some facts you should know to separate the truths from the fiction many will tell you about metal roofs!

FICTION: Metal roofing attracts lighting strikes.
FACT: Metal roofing has no greater propensity to being struck by lightning than does a roof with traditional asphalt materials. But, in the event your roof is struck, the non-combustible and non-flammable properties of metal roofing provide an increased level of safety and lower risk in severe weather.

FICTION: Metal roofing is noisy.
FACT: Residential metal roofing is typically installed over plywood and felt or an existing roof, thereby creating a sound rebuffing barrier thus, metal roofing is no more noisier than traditional asphalt shingle roofs.

FICTION: Metal roofing cost more than asphalt shingles.
FACT: When you consider the potential insurance savings, lower energy costs and better catastrophe and fire ratings; the affordability of a new metal roof is obvious. Although initially, metal roofing may cost more than other options, the life cycle costs of metal roofing are substantially lower in as few as 15 years.

FICTION: Metal roofing isn’t weather durable.
FACT: Residential Renovations carries multiple superior class ratings from Under Writer’s Laboratory, one of the leading product testing agencies in the U.S. With our Impact Resistance rating, Wind Uplift rating and Fire rating you can feel confident protecting your home with Residential Renovations’ industry-leading metal roofing panels.

Call Residential Renovations today at 419-691-3300 to learn more or visit our website at to read more!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Looking for a Roof with a Conscious?

Yes! Every Metal Roof IS An Environmentally Conscious Choice!

Metal roofs are one of the most environmentally friendly roof systems today. Our roof panels consist of 25-35% recycled material and are virtually 100% recyclable when removed after their long and useful life. Also, because our metal roofing panels are light (less than 1 pound per square foot) they can often be placed directly over existing roofing; saving time and labor while reducing landfill space for waste material.

Call Residential Renovations today for an appointment at 419-691-330 or read more by visiting our website at!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Treat Your Home LIKE Family!

Yes, a Metal Roof is the only one that makes sense if you do!

For more than 100 years, metal roong has been trusted to protect homes all over the world. Metal roofs are recognized for their superior performance, energy efficiency, protective attributes and beautiful aesthetics! Metal roofing IS the only choice for discerning, quality-conscious home owners and buyers of a replacement roof. Metal roofing is available in a wide variety of colors and profiles, you are sure to find the perfect look and design for your most valuable asset – your home with Residential Renovations.

Call us today to learn more!

You deserve to at least have an Residential Renovations at 419-691-3300 or visit our website at to read more about metal roofs and the other exterior home remodeling services we offer to Northwest Ohio and Southeast homeowners like you!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Get Your Free 3D Design of a Sunroom, Pergola or Patio!

That’s right our consultant designers will custom design your dream project and in seconds you will see what it will look like on your home! Not sure what design will look right? No problem! Our software lets you see what all of our designs look like on your home, then you can determine which project will best work for your needs and budget. Sign up today…it’s fast and best of all its FREE!

Don't wait! Turn your backyard into the haven you always dreamed about! We can make any project affordable! 

Call Residential Renovations just to see how affordable we are at 419-691-3300 or visit our website at to learn more!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Add Beauty and Shade with an Operable Pergola!

Residential Renovations offers pergolas that are built to last with heavy-duty extruded aluminum coated that is manufactured for decades of durability no matter what nature throws its way! They are inspired by the rich architectural history of Italy, available in Roma, Florentine, and Venetian designs.

Our innovative operable pergolas feature a covered roof that can be open or closed. This design allows you to choose on beautiful days when you want to relax outside and enjoy some sunshine, when you want to use a slow-motion motor to open the rafters and allow the sunlight to filter through. Then, when the sunshine becomes too intense or the rain begins to come in to your outdoor space, you can simply close the rafters of your pergola and it turns into a solid-roof patio cover – just as simple as that.

Plus, our pergolas are available in several outstanding styles, including:

Free standing pergola – Install the pergola wherever on your property, like the entrance way of your home, over a pool deck or near a special zen space.

Garden arbor pergola – Providing an exquisite beauty over any size of garden or other special landscaping. The pergola can feature an open-beam design, which is ideal for growing and encouraging climbing vines of any type.

Attached pergola – It can be fastened directly to the exterior of your home or building to provide partial or complete shade - even over existing patios and decks alike.

Don't wait! Turn your backyard into the envy of the neighborhood! Call Residential Renovations to see how affordable we are at 419-691-3300 or visit our website at to learn more!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Patio Enclosure or All Season Sunroom? Which one is for me?

There are many benefits of an all season sunroom or what some have coined as a four season sunroom over a patio enclosure. Similar to a patio enclosure or covered porch, an all season sunroom normally is connected to the house via a patio door or french door. Some all season sunrooms can be freestanding - many are referred to as pool rooms or outdoor cabanas.

What makes all season sunrooms different from other kinds of freestanding structures or buildings are the amount of windows, rather than just screens. An all season sunroom allows you to comfortably enjoy the outdoors, indoors. Additionally, a ceiling fan, air conditioning, and, or heat may be included as well into the structure, all awhile you are still enjoying the outdoors and the view outside from the inside of the sunroom - protected from insects and the weather.

Sunrooms are ideal for creating a space to relax, entertain and even exercise all year round without worry of what is going on outside. They can also be great for growing a variety of plants as well.

Medical professionals also encourage sunrooms to be added for the natural light they bring into the lives of homeowners. People that struggle with seasonal related disorders will find an all season sunroom allows for the perfect balance of keeping the outdoors in 365 days a year without the concern of weather, time of day, or time of year.

If you would like to learn more call Residential Renovations at 419-691-3300 to learn more or visit our website at!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Looking for the Best in Roofer? Hire a Master Elite!

According to the 2015 State of the Industry Report there are approximately 148,900 people employed as a Roofers in the United States. Like the census, it is hard to know how many hundreds and thousands of other roofers there are in the U.S. for sure, but the point is simple - there are far to many roofers advertising to know for sure which one is the best or most reputable.

For example, most do not know, but  among all the roofing manufacturers, GAF is considered America's largest Roofing Manufacturer. GAF is also the only roofing shingle that has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and has maintained it since 1997! Also, since 2012, GAF has maintained the Women’s Choice Award ® which is considered only to be awarded to those products which meet the high standards of both quality and service.

GAF as a roofing manufacturer took it upon themselves to develop their own standards to aid consumers in selecting the right roofing contractor by developing training and warranties for their best of the best roofers. This program is called the Master Elite® Contractor Program.

Due to GAF’s stringent standards, only 3% of all roofing contractors have qualified as Master Elite® contractors! A Master Elite contractor is the only type of roofer than can provide the GAF Golden Pledge Warranty, the most powerful and substantial warranty in the entire roofing industry. A golden pledge warranty is the only warranty that requires the entire roof system to be from GAF, a single manufacturer, too.

But look no further than Residential Renovations for the best roofing contractor in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan! Not only are we a GAF Master Elite Contractor, but we are Metal Master Roofers as well certified by DECRA and ABC to name a few. At Residential Renovations we do it all when it comes to roofing - from asphalt to metal roofs!

Visit our website at to learn more or call 419-691-3300 to set up an appointment now!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Do You Need a New Roof?

A new roof is more than just shingles. There are several danger signs you should consider noticing to avoid sudden, costly roof repairs and roof replacement costs that are typically unplanned.

Danger signs can include:

  1. A leak in the attic or ceiling after a storm or long rain
  2. In the winter, ice damming in the gutters
  3. Interior or exterior paint in your home showing abnormal blistering or peeling
  4. Noticeable mold, mildew or strange stains in your home
  5. Exterior decay in walls or foundation
  6. Curled, cracked, blistering, or missing shingles on your roof
  7. Dark, dirty, stained shingles on your roof
  8. High, excessive energy costs in the winter or summer
These type of signs happen because your roof is possibly in need of replacing or repairing. The professionals at Residential Renovations can help you understand what your roof might be telling you and can offer several solutions for moving forward! Call 419-691-3300 or drop us a message at! We're always ready to help you!

Or visit our website at to learn more!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Proven Benefits of Choosing a Metal Roof

Purchasing a new metal roof can seem a bit overwhelming and like a grudge. There is a wide variety of metal roof types and styles of roofing products available today, how do you determine what will work best – both functionally and aesthetically – for your home? 

As the local metal roofing expert we can only recommend starting with a professional metal expert like us. We can help you select the perfect metal roof for your home by educating you with information on the metal types, product types, product profiles, installation issues and overall features and benefits of today’s metal roofing systems.

Proven Metal Roofing Features Include:

Long Lasting, Worry-Free Durability. Asphalt roofing can become brittle or lose strength as the aging process begins which leads to their eventual replacement need. Metal roofs have proven to withstand the rigors of weather and last for over 50 years.

Low Weight And Low Installation Cost. Not only can a metal roof be installed over your existing asphalt roof, but metal roofs are considered the lowest weight roof available today. More importantly, the added bonus of installing over your existing roof is in the opportunity it provides of preserving the life of an aging asphalt roofing structure.

Extreme Wind And Weather Resistance. Asphalt roofing systems rely on heat of the sun to have failure-prone seals to hold them in place when strong winds are present. Metal roofing, however, is durable, weather tight, and capable of withstanding up to 140 mph winds for many years to come. 

100% Energy Efficient. Metal roofing by design has a natural thermal break, highly heat-reflective coatings and natural properties remit over 90% of the absorbed solar radiation.

Are you ready to join the thousands of satisfied metal roofing customers? Call a professional metal roofer today to learn more and quickly learn metal roofs are very efficient, eco-friendly and last longer in comparison to any asphalt roof on the market today. Metal roofs offer several benefits. You owe it to yourself and your home to research your options further so you may enjoy the benefits of a metal roof today and the value of metal tomorrow.

Scott Pratt is the owner of Residential Renovations, specializing in Exterior Remodeling including: Metal and Asphalt Roofs, Siding, Windows and more. Scott has over 30 years experience in the professional remodeling industry and is extremely sensitive to the needs of homeowners. Please call Scott at (419) 691-3300 with any questions or comments or visit for more info.