How to Check your Home for Winter Damage

Although it may not feel like it, Spring is just around the corner, but we’re not out of the woods yet. This year’s particularly brutal winter may have wreaked havoc in your home, and you may have to factor in some unexpected repairs to your Spring home revitalization plans. Here are the top 4 ways Old Man Winter may have damaged your home.

1. Roof and Snow
The first sign your roof may have sustained winter damage can be seen from inside the house. It’s important to check your walls and ceilings for signs of seepage. This can show up in the form of yellow-ish discolouration on your walls or ceiling. It’s also important to check your attic, your chimney and other ventilation systems for signs of degradation.

2. Wind Damage
Wind damage can sneak up on you when a particularly harsh winter, like this one, descends upon us. Check your gutters and outside shutters to see if they have come loose, and secure them before the next big storm! Make sure to clear any fallen branches or other debris, as it could take flight and damage your property. Clear up anything that may have been left outside that isn’t fastened down such as patio furniture, or kids or pets toys.

3. Ice & Snow
Two things that seem unavoidable, right? There is nothing you can really do about snow falling on your roof, but it’s very important to minimize the thawing and refreezing of it, as that’s where the damage occurs. When the snow melts and refreezes, it becomes solid ice, which can block your gutters, and cause even MORE water backlog, leading to even MORE ice buildup. Check your gutters and try to dislodge any accumulated ice. If it’s still too cold out, this may not be possible. Minimizing snow melt on your roof is easy, and also helps your home be more energy efficient. Ensure your ceiling insulation is adequate so heat is not being lost through the roof, check for any gaps leading to the attic, and seal them, and make sure your attic is well ventilated. Snow can also be removed with a tool called a “roof rake” which while most homeowner may not have on hand, roofing professionals such as Grennan construction certainly will.

4. Frozen Pipes
This can be one of the most monumental sources of damage to your home, but is also reasonably preventable with a little effort. Did you forget to turn off your sprinkler supply lines? Now is the time! Also check for any outside hoses you may have left connected. Check any unheated spaces of your home and be sure pipes located there are adequately insulated, spaces like crawl spaces, basements, garages and attics. Always keep your central heat set to at least 55F, even if you are leaving town. Lastly, if we get yet another major cold snap, it can be a good idea to let a small amount of cold water drip from your taps, just in case. Be sure to familiarize yourself with your main water shutoff valve, turning OFF the water in the case of a pipe freeze as soon as possible is imperative.

If any of these problems should arise, it may be time to call in the professionals!

9 Last Minute Tips To Prepare Your Home For Guests

 
Hosting family and friends for the holidays can be stressful.
 
We’ve gathered our 9 best tips to help you stay stress free for your Christmas or New Years get together.
 
  1. Fire up the tunes. Music helps to set the party mood, and avoid awkward silence. Set up a playlist in advance, or use something like Pandora or Spotify and let them chose the music for you. Just be sure to pay for the premium service and avoid commercial interruptions. (Either of these are great options for under $10/month. 
  2. Let the kids be kids. Designate a kids table where you can set out some puzzles and games. Or if you have the space, devote a room for the kids. Parents will appreciate the gesture, and it will allow them to mingle and have some conversation while their kids get to be kids.
  3. Make it comfortable. About an hour before guests arrive, turn your thermostat down below 70. Having all the extra bodies in your home will naturally heat things up, especially if you have a nice fire going.
  4. Spills happen, be prepared. Put together a quick clean up kit for spills. Club soda & salt or whatever you prefer. Just keep a bucket with this disaster kit on hand for the inevitable clumsy guest… or host. 
  5. Do a bathroom check. Ensure that every bathroom that will be used by guests has the necessary essentials; toilet paper, tissue, soap, air freshener, and more than one set of hand towels. Swap the hand towels after a few hours, your guests will appreciate it.
  6. You can never have enough ice. Yes, this is Michigan and we have the advantage of being able to store drinks outside, but that doesn’t mean you should skimp in the ice. No one likes room temperature eggnog. You can even divert an anxious early bird, by asking them to stop on the way and pick up a couple bags.
  7. Encourage people to mingle. A simple trick for encouraging your guests to meet others and strike up conversations, is to deliberately have fewer chairs than people. This will force people to stay moving and meet new people, or connect with family who they don’t always talk with. 
  8. Diffuse uncomfortable conversations. This brings us to our next point… With all this mingling and eggnog, there’s sure to be some moments of awkward conversation. When someone brings up a conversation that is making the group feel uncomfortable (politics, religion, the Detroit Lions), try diverting the conversation by asking about their family, job, or a recent vacation.
  9. Create a “Stash Closet”. When all else fails, designate a “Stash Closet” and toss anything you can’t find space for there. Worry about it later, it’s the holidays. Pour yourself a drink and relax, you’ve got this.
From the Grennan Construction family to yours, we hope you have a safe, fun, and relaxing holiday. 
 
– The Team at Grennan Construction

Ready for winter? Your home may not be!

Winter is coming… Whether we like it or not, winter IS coming, in fact, it’s right around the corner. Time to put away your summer things, and breakout the boots and parkas. But have you considered how hard the season change may be on your home? Luckily there are some very simple steps you can take to avoid winter home-owning pitfalls, from gutter to garage. Gutters

Taking care of your roof and gutters is incredibly important, as this area will take the brunt of any winter storms or snowfalls.  Make sure you’ve inspected your roof for any missing shingles or damages. Make sure that gutters and downspouts are free form debris, as wet leaves or other refuse can retain water and freeze, causing significant structural stress.

Climate control: (Heat & AC)

It should go without saying, but AC off, heat on. Take this opportunity to give you AC some much needed TLC, check the fan for debris and foreign objects, bring inside – or- if it’s exposed to the elements make sure it’s covered. 

Check your heating! You don’t want to get caught without it in the first cold-snap of the season, turn it on and make sure you feel warm air coming out of the vents. This is a great time to replace your air filters, make sure vents are unobstructed, and check for potential carbon monoxide leaks.

Fireplaces

If you are one of the lucky few among us who has the luxury of a fire place this winter, it’s important to make sure it’s fully functional. It’s very common for chimney’s to become summer homes for birds, squirrels or other small animals, so make sure it’s clear.

Check the flue damper and test to be sure it opens and closes properly, and check the chimney draft. The easiest way to do this is to place rolled up newspaper in the fireplace, and light – the smoke will rise up the chimney, and NOT into the house.Make sure the fireplace damper is open!

Pipes& Sprinkler Systems

Anything related to water is extremely susceptible to issues when the cold weather rolls in. Make sure that any pipes in insulated areas such as attics, garages or exterior walls are wrapped with foam, or other insulating materials. Make sure all outside water sources are shut off, all garden hoses disconnected, and purge the sprinkler system of water or they could burst.

Insulation (doors windows)

Home insulation is a topic all to it’s own, but there are a few easy steps that can help get your home ready for winter. These include wrapping your hot water tank with an insulating blanket, available in most home-hardware stores, and using foam sealing gaskets (very affordable!) on outside outlets. Don’t forget about the windows! We’ve all heard of the plastic seals, which work but may not contribute to the ambiance of the room. But have you heard of rope caulk? Look for it at any home-hardware store, and press it into any areas where you feel cold air coming in.

Garage & patio furniture

The outside of your home is also important,  make sure to bring in or cover any patio furniture, drain any water features you may have,  and unplug anything drawing electricity. Another often overlooked task is to be sure to drain or use up all the gas form your mower to avoid damage. Don’t forget about your garage! Now is the time to check your weather stripping, and check the caulking around your garage door.

Top 5 considerations when choosing paint colors for your home’s interior

    Deciding to freshen up your home’s interior can seem like a daunting task. Large scale painting of any kind can be a large project, and you don’t want color schemes to go out of style or look dated quickly. There are a few basic tips to consider when making the move to freshen up a room that can help make this a more fun, rewarding experience that yields the results you desire.    
  1. Matching the Mood: The first order of business when searching for a new color pallette is to consider the purpose of the room, and work the color scheme around the desired mood. For example, is it a bedroom where you would like to go an relax, an office where you are hoping to stimulate creativity, or a dining room where you would like to encourage sociability? Intense or bright hues may not be best for relaxing, for example, while a dark, rich or deep green or blue may not stimulate casual conversation among your dinner guests, on account of presenting an overly formal atmosphere
  2. Picking a focal point: It’s also important to consider what may already be part of the room, and choose a color palette that accommodates or accentuates those items. For example, is there a particular rug in the room you want to showcase, or a special centerpiece? Perhaps pre-existing light coverings you want to work around or highlight. Considering these items can help direct your color choices, for example if your sitting room rug has many blue tones, then working with complementary blue and green hues is an excellent choice.
  3. Considering the floor: Particularly if you are only looking to freshen up the look of the room rather than undertake a large renovation that includes new flooring, considering the hue of the floor is a must. A general rule of thumb to get the most out of a room, is to work up from the floor, from darker to lighter colors. If your existing floors are on the lighter side, it is a good idea to stick with shades of white, warm colors such as yellows or neutrals such as this year’s incredibly popular “greige”, which is somewhat of a cross between- you guessed it, beige and grey.
  4. Choosing a Sheen: Now that you’ve settled on a potential color scheme, it’s important to consider the desired paint finish. A gloss finish or even a satin finish are excellent choices for areas that see higher traffic, as they are much easier to clean and more durable. If you are trying to disguise imperfections such as old nail holes or patched-up areas in the drywall, then a matte finish such as eggshell can be your best friend.
  5. Going bold? Start small: Taking the plunge to add a dash of color that’s perhaps brighter or more striking than you would normally go for can seem daunting. Choosing a smaller space such as a bathroom or entryway, or starting with one simple accent wall can make the jump to bolder colors feel more feasible. This way you can be confident in your color choice before jumping all in, and it will be easier to change it up if it doesn’t look like you’d initially imagined.
Most importantly, have fun! Use the color wheel and experiment with contrasting colors- colors that are directly opposite from one another on the wheel will intensify when used together, and colors closer together will complement each other in more subtle ways. Don’t forget, you can always consult the experts! We here at Grennan construction are always happy to help you choose a color scheme that’s right for your home, and to help make that a reality.

What To Check For When Buying a Home

What To Check For When Buying a Home Buying a home is the biggest purchasing decision a person can make. It can be a very daunting task and you can easily get overwhelmed with the number of items on your new home to-do list. Completed_roofs_40 There are a million little decisions to be made such as if you need that many bedrooms, the flow of the house, if the backyard is big enough, etc. However, there are a few very important things to check for to make sure you don’t have unexpected maintenance bills down the road. Here are some simple things to look for when you are considering a potential home:
  • Roof – The roof is one of the most important items to check. If the roof is leaking, it can affect many other aspects of the home.
    • Check to make sure the external roof lines are straight and free from deflections.
    • Check the inside of the roof gutters to make sure they are rust free.
  • Water Damage – If the house has issues with internal pipe leaks, they could turn into a costly repair bill.
    • Check the inside of the cupboards for mildew, dampness, and mold.
    • Check for water stains and corrosion on the walls that back onto showers and baths.
    • Check for mold on the ceilings and walls. If it has been cleaned recently, the walls will look like they have grey clouds on them.
  • Drainage – This is an important item to check as it will save you costly water damage bills to your basement.
    • Check the drainpipes that come down from the roof and make sure they drain to the sewer and not straight onto the ground.
    • Check for drain holes on the exterior door and window frames. These allow water to escape the cavity walls so water won’t penetrate the interior walls.
While these are the most important things to check your new home for structurally, there are more items that most people look for in a home:
  • Steepness of the lot
  • Window size for natural light
  • Driveway length and street parking
  • Heating and cooling devices
  • Kitchen features
  • The neighborhood
There are many features to check when buying a home. Buying a home is a big decision and you should make sure you absolutely know what you are buying. Looking at all these areas yourself is fine but make sure you also have the house checked out by a qualified home inspector. A good home inspector knows where to look and what to look for, and will lend their expert opinion on things such as the quality of the foundation, electrical wiring and general durability – among others. If your home does need some repairs you can count on Grennan Construction to give you the best service and advice there is. Grennan Construction specializes in siding, gutters, windows, roofing, insulation, painting and drywall, masonry, weather damage, and general repairs. Grennan Construction can help you turn the home you buy into the home you want!

The Best Method to Wash Your Home

The Best Method to Wash Your Home 369D8C305ADuring the summer months, your home can take a beating from nature’s elements. Dirt, mildew, pollen, and other materials can build up more easily on the outside of your residence over the course of several months. To get your house looking as new as the day it was built, give it a high-quality wash! Depending on what type of siding you have on your home, it is important to choose the proper method to clean your house so as to not damage the siding. Most people will automatically think to opt for the pressure washer (who can blame you? It’s a fun tool!). While it is often the best (and fastest) method if you have some serious dirt on your house, some materials just can’t handle the intensity of a pressure washer. If you have a home made from stucco, brick, or delicate woods, it would be best to avoid the pressure washer and stick to your garden hose. If that isn’t strong enough, or if you have heavier dirt that your hose just won’t handle, there are many different chemicals and nozzles that will easily remove dirt, and keep your siding safe. Homes made of vinyl, wood, and hybrid materials are generally strong enough to withstand pressure washing, but even so it is usually better to start light and work your way up. Most dirt and grime will come off with your garden hose so that’s always the best place to start, just in case. If you do opt to use a pressure washer, here are a few important safety and procedural guidelines to follow in order to make sure you get the most out of your pressure washer:
  • Make Sure Windows and Doors Are Closed – Self-Explanatory! No one wants a wet carpet.
  • Wear Safety Glasses – While you obviously don’t want to point a pressure washer at your, or anybody else’s eyes, there will be dirt and other particles flying off of your house that could still strike your eyes.
  • Keep Others Inside – Other family members, children, and pets should be kept indoors during pressure washing because of flying debris, as well as the potential dangers of the pressure washer itself.
  • Test First – Pressure washers are very powerful. Before starting on your whole house, test its effects on a non-visible portion to be sure that it won’t cause damage.
  • Keep Moving – Keeping the hose moving will prevent the pressure from damaging your house. Use a side to side, sweeping motion will effectively remove the dirt from your home.
  • Point the Hose Downward – Regular dirt from rain, snow, and wind come from above so it is important to make sure you spray from the top down. If you don’t then getting pressurized water up behind your siding or into cracks will be very damaging.
  • Avoid Spraying Windows – While your windows might be just as dirty as the rest of your house, there is a chance that the intense pressure could crack or break the windows, especially in older homes.
  The best way to make your house look beautiful for this summer is to give it a nice wash! Just make sure you know what type of washing is best for the siding that is on your house and be safe when doing it. Remember, if it is too big a job, or you don’t feel safe on a ladder, consult a professional.

Tips and Tricks to Prepare Your House for Summer

5F7649370BWell, Summer is almost here! The warm weather that we have all been waiting for is imminent and there are some simple techniques available to make sure your house is as energy efficient as possible. We want to help you keep cool air inside and hot air where it’s supposed to be…outside!   What We Are All About Grennan Construction can provide you with all your necessary home improvements that are needed to keep your house running at peak efficiency during the summer months. We can also provide many options to make your house more energy efficient including siding, gutters, windows, roofing, and insulation. Also, if the worst should happen, Grennan Construction is ready to repair and replace whatever has been damaged, whether it be from regular wear and tear or from the weather.   Keeping Your House Efficient The simplest way to save money and energy is to make sure your home is up to date on all energy efficiency matters. No matter if it is a new roof, or simply securing windows and doors, Grennan Construction is the best way to make sure your home is well prepared for the coming summer months!   Checking for Leaks For optimum efficiency; windows, doors and air ducts of your home need to be leak-free. The caulking on the windows and doors is the first barrier to ensure energy efficiency by keeping the warm and cool air separated. The same principal for keeping heat inside in the winter applies to keeping the cool air inside in the summer. Making sure the windows and doors are properly sealed will not only make your home more energy efficient but will also help with keeping out insects, which can also come along with warmer temperatures.   Check Your Foundation By simply walking around your basement and the outside foundation of your house, you can save yourself thousands of dollars in potential damage. The biggest threat is water damage. Leaks, cracks, and imperfections of your foundation can cause a lot of headaches when the rains come in the summer months. Grennan Construction has experts to inform you of potential leaks and can fix any structural foundation problems you might have, providing you with the proper assistance and best materials ensuring your home is protected from the summer elements.   Your Roof The roof of your house is the most important defense against the forces of nature in the coming summer months. Rain, hail, and sleet from summer storms can take a toll on any roof over the years. It is important to make sure there are no cracks, leaks or other imperfections in your roof in order to prevent flooding or other damage to the inside of your home. If you do find an imperfection in your roof,  you should repair it immediately in order to avoid costly indoor damage. Replacing your roof is one of the most valuable ways to increase your home’s value and is the best way to prevent damage to the inside of your home. Grennan Construction has the most energy efficient roofs available, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Whether you are looking for a Metal Roof or a Cedar Shake Roof, Grennan Construction has exactly what you desire!   Summer Time! Summer time is a great time to relax and enjoy yourself, so take a moment ensure your home is secure from rain, hail, heat, and insects. Then call Grennan Construction for all your home efficiency needs, and then enjoy the summer!

Top Tips For Taking Care Of Your Tools

taking care of toolsInvesting in a sturdy, reliable, high-quality set of tools can be a costly endeavor. However, if you care for them properly, they’re likely to last for a pretty long time. Ensuring that your tools are properly stored, maintained, and cleaned could help to save you money and time in the long-run; keeping you prepared for any DIY demands. If you’re new to keeping your own tools, you might need some hints on how to keep them safe and impeccable for years to come. The following tips should help.
  1. Adapt Proper Storage Habits
Most likely, you aren’t going to be using your tools all day long. Even if you do work with them on a professional basis, you should ensure you’re storing them in the right place when the day comes to an end. Simply throwing your tools anywhere isn’t a great idea – but you do have to work with whatever space you have. This means that you could hang them on pegboards, store them on shelves, or keep them in drawers. For those with restricted storage space, pegboards can be a great option, as they permit you to see all of your options with a single glance, and ensure that you utilize your available wall space. On the other hand, toolboxes can also be a great solution, as they offer individuals the chance to take advantage of convenient organization, and portability. Although some people may store all of their tools within the same toolbox, others choose to store only their most-used, and preferred tools, while leaving the rest stored in drawers, on shelves, or pegboards. Wherever you choose to store your tools, remember that rust is the primary enemy you’re fighting against. To avoid the threat of rust, make sure to store your tools in a dry place. Although this may seem like an obvious suggestion, many basements and garages have issues with humidity – particularly if they don’t have the appropriate air conditioning or ventilation installed. If you do store your tools in a location like this, you may want to invest in a dehumidifier to reduce the risk of dampness. You can also take advantage of silica gel packs or rust collectors that come with the packaging of various items today. These are great for keeping moisture at bay, and you can simply throw them into your toolbox or drawer to provide a barrier against rust.
  1. Remember To Clean Your Tools After Use
Spending time cleaning tools after a long day of work doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, but it is important when it comes to keeping your tools in great condition. It should only take a short time to conduct a thorough cleaning, unless you’ve had a heavy-duty day. The little bit of extra effort is certainly worth the time if you compare it to the cost of replacing or repairing a tool later. Here’s how you can clean different types of tools:
  • For hand tools, all you need to do is simply wipe them down with a clean rag. If they’re really dirty, you can always opt for an in-depth wash with soap and water – so long as you make sure you thoroughly dry your tools after.
  • For garden tools, the same rules can be applied, simply wash them if necessary, dry them, and oil them with WD-40 to keep the rust away. If you want to care for wooden handles, try rubbing them down with a small amount of linseed oil.
  • Finally, for power tools, make sure that you unplug the tool before you start cleaning. Get all of the dust off with an air compressor, then wipe down the tool surface, and lubricate any moving parts with machine oil.
While you’re in the process of cleaning, don’t forget that your bags, toolboxes, and belts need some care from time to time too. Clean them out by emptying them and wiping them down to get rid of any dirt and dust. Remember, taking care of tools requires commitment, but it’s a small price to pay for long-lasting quality. What do you do to keep your tools in top condition? Let us know in the comments!

Top 10 Roof Maintenance Tips For Your Home

Top 10 Roof Maintenance Tips For Your HomeHow often do you keep your roof care at the very top of your mind? With the constant chaos of daily life frequently piling up around us, it’s easy to lose sight of the essential aspects of your life that need regular maintenance to safeguard your interior space. We take roofs for granted, but they are a crucial part of our home – keeping the people we love safe and secure. Unforeseen or obvious, roof-based problems are undoubtedly expensive, and usually a pain to deal with. Following are just some of the ways that you can ensure your house stays dry and protected throughout the years with excellent roof maintenance.

1. Regularly Examine Your Roof

Potential risks and threats change with the seasons – so while you might want to look for damage caused by ice damming during early spring, towards the end of the fall, you’ll need to search for debris and leaves cluttering up your roof. It’s also important to pay extra attention to your roof after you’ve been caught in storms with particularly heavy winds.

2. Clean Out The Gutters

Following on from the previous tip, it’s crucial to clean away the debris and leaves that gather in your gutters or downspouts after trees start shedding leaves all over your property. While you’re making the appropriate sweeps, look for gaps throughout the seams of your gutters or breaks, and ensure that any brackets you’re using to hold everything in place are still secure and sturdy.

3. Get Rid Of Overhanging Branches

Trees may be a pretty addition to just about any household exterior, but ones that grow too near your property can end up presenting a risk. Not only do you deal with the risk of broken pieces of wood falling onto the roof during storms, but if branches rest on or over the shingles – the protective coating on the stone may begin to abrade over time.

4. Watch Out For Damage From Wildlife

Detroit – just like any other area of America, can gather its own fair share of unwanted animal attention. Anything from wayward birds to squirrels, raccoons, and chipmunks can all settle in either under, or on your roof when they’re given ample chance.

5. Check The Flashing

The flashing of the roof can be a prime target for leaks and damage because it covers a hole in your roof. Take the time to examine any flashing around your exhaust pipes, vents, or chimneys to ensure that old sealant hasn’t dried out and become loose. Bear in mind that the flashing itself can also become punctured and bent over time.

6. Try Not To Walk On The Roof

There are some occasions when climbing up and accessing the roof personally is unavoidable – but you should try to avoid moving across the surface as much as possible. Your roofing can be damaged quite easily when you walk on it – regardless of the material it is made out of.

7. Use Professional Inspections

Although inspecting a roof yourself can be useful, don’t ignore the benefits of professional inspections. Getting a yearly examination by an expert can be a cheap and useful way to ensure that you stay ahead of any problems emerging.

8. Make Sure Your Roof Can Breathe

If your home doesn’t have the right ventilation, moisture, and heat can cause the rafting and sheathing to rot – meaning that roof materials begin to buckle and lose effectiveness. In the end, your entire roofing system may become ineffective.

9. Insulate!

Proper insulation is the ideal way to achieve good airflow and ventilation. Having open spaces that allow for air to pass freely through one area to the next with at least one inch between the roof sheathing and the insulation is ideal.

10. Check For Insects

If your location is prone to infestation from carpenter ants or termites, you’ll need to watch your roof for emerging signs of activity. Shredded wood, sawdust, rotten spots, and insect feces can all be signs of an insect problem.

Care For Your Roof

We often apply the term “out of sight out of mind” to our roofing maintenance – but remember that your roof works each day to keep your belongings, and your loved ones safe from the elements. Give your home the respect and care it deserves by conducting regular roof maintenance, and you’ll be sure to reap the benefits. Image: Jonathan Oakley

Benefits of The Leaf Relief® Gutter System

benefits-of-leaf-relief-by-plygem-grennan-constructionIf you’ve ever owned your home, you know that maintaining gutters can become a hassle.  However, it doesn’t have to be.  With today’s technology, there are several products available to eliminate the trouble of clogging of gutters with leaves and debris. The folks at Grennan Construction use and recommend Leaf Relief® by Ply Gem. Certified contractors of Leaf Relief®, here are just a few of the benefits of installing Leaf Relief®.  
  • Leaf Relief® is backed by a ten-year “No-Clog, No Overflow” Warranty, which means that your gutters are guaranteed to be free of any leaves or debris and will not overflow.
  • Leaf Relief® gutter systems will withstand the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays, winds up to 110 mph, snow and ice.
  • Leaf Relief® is made with resilient aluminum, which maintains its shape, withstands damage from bugs, birds, squirrels and other pests, and also helps protect against mildew and mold.
  • Leaf Relief® prevents the need for routine gutter cleaning, which means a lower cost to maintain and no hassles.
  • Leaf Relief® installation does not require the need to lift or disturb existing roof shingles or driving nails into the roof to install it.
  • Leaf Relief® is virtually seamless and is barely visible, which maintains the house’s exterior appearance.
  Whether you are building a new home or adding on or replacing your current gutter systems, you will want to make sure that you install Leaf Relief® gutter system to ensure that you have the best gutters available! Grennan Construction has been assisting the gutter needs of homeowners throughout Michigan since 1998 and are Certified Contractors for the Leaf Relief® by PlyGem system.  For those in Oakland County, Michigan, if you would like to receive a free gutter analysis, contact Grennan Construction today. This post is brought to you by the good folks at Grennan Construction, a family owned and operated company since 1998.  We specialize in roofing, siding, windows, insulation, gutters and chimney repairs. We would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter. Photo Credit: http://gutters.plygem.com