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Apr 24 15

How To Manage Ice Damming and Snow On Your Roof

by Sherriff-Goslin

When children see snow outside their windows, they are instantly filled with joyous possibilities on how to spend their day building snowmen and jumping in heaps of marshmallow-like fluff. When adults see snow falling from overhead, a list mentally formulates on what all needs to be done to take care of their home to prevent from any imaginable ruin.

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Snow is no fun for your home, and there are certain things that should be done to prevent disasters from Mother Nature. For instance, ice backup is a huge problem in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, as well as other northern states from this winter’s storms. Sherriff-Goslin has been sending roofing contractors out to help anyone that needs, but we have also mentioned a few facts about ice backup just in case you didn’t already know.

Your home can intake too much snow … but how much is too much? Worst case scenario, your home collapses. Best case, the snow melts and runs off through drainage pipes. Make sure to keep an eye out for frozen water in drainage pipes to ensure continuous runoff with ease throughout each season of the year.

397px-Sensenwerk_Franz_de_Paul_Schröckenfux_2,_RoßleithenHaving proper insulation and effective ventilation ensures water won’t freeze under your roofing shingles, which will ultimately create leaking. This happens because water pools together in one area that eventually retains so much water your roof cannot withstand the water any longer.

So how do you safeguard your home from this happening? The only way to be completely certain your roof is not frozen and retaining water creating further damage is to call a roofing contractor to the scene to inspect the situation! Visit Sherriff-Goslin’s branch page to find the nearest location to your home. Explain any concerns you may have when calling and we will be sure to help in any way we can.

Apr 17 15

Five Essentials For The Perfect Kitchen

by Sherriff-Goslin

It’s really the little things that make spending time in your kitchen enjoyable … or even therapeutic. Outside of aesthetic appeal, location of certain items becomes a must to ease one’s mind through the cooking process. To create a more perfect kitchen, Sherriff-Goslin has noted these five tips everyone that spends time in a kitchen should know!

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Big Stuff Up Top

Hang pots and pans from the ceiling in the middle of your kitchen. Not only will this make it effortless to grab the essentials for any meal (brass pots and metal pans), this will also free up space for appliances and other kitchenware.

Deep Sink Delight

Having a deep sink will make you smile. Not only does it make defrosting food easier, but sink items will also be hidden from view. Water will remain in the sink instead of splattering.

Island Time

If you have not already installed an island in your kitchen, you don’t know what you’re missing. An island provides room to entertain, extended storage space, and provide extra room for food prep, which is a benefit for any cook.

Glorious Granite Countertops

Granite countertops may be on the pricey side, but if you can spend the extra dime you’ll be forever thankful that you did. Granite countertops resist stains, cuts made while preparing meals, and make for seamless surfaces that are easy to clean!

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A Fridge to Note

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could glance over your shoulder to the fridge and be reminded of what you need to pick up for dinner that night? This can be possible by having a chalkboard or dry erase board attached to the front of your fridge. Keep a marker handy when you write a reminder to swing by the grocery after work for more vanilla extract.

After spending so much time in the kitchen, you realize placement of items makes cooking more enjoyable. These are just some of the practices Sherriff-Goslin suggests for a simple, yet rewarding, cooking experience. Before long, you will catch yourself saying, “It doesn’t matter where I entertain my guests because they always wind up in my kitchen!”

Apr 4 15

Five Amazing Ohio Activities

by Sherriff-Goslin

The “Buckeye State” is filled with trees and community spirit that offers plenty of activity options, pulling you off the couch and getting your feet moving! Ohio’s metro attractions will literally rock your world with sand and surf activities or museum historical allures. Sherriff-Goslin has made a little cheat-sheet list of things to-do that one cannot pass up!

Cedar Point Amusement Park

Screams of excitement can be heard for miles as the adventurous fly down the rapid roller coasters of the largest theme park in the world! Cedar Point has 17 roller coasters for daredevils to boast and old time carnival classics, like the Ferris wheel and carousels!

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Hocking Hills

This outdoor amusement has caves, forests, and trails containing a variety of wildlife to venture through. Located about 55 miles southeast of Columbus, visitors can opt to embrace a pitfall into the Hocking Hills Canopy via sky bridges while being strapped into a harness, or zip line through the endless forest of trees.

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Toledo Museum of Art

Every city should have a museum to display artwork, and Ohio’s Toledo Museum of Art is a Glass Pavilion eye opener all in itself. With over 30,000 paintings, sculptures, and other mediums, along with globs of molten glass morphed into animals and vases, plan an entire day of leisurely walking to not be rushed through the museum’s artistic showcase.

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Lake Hope State Park

Ever want to canoe through fields of pink lilies? At Lake Hope State Park, woodlands surround the lake with birds effortlessly swooping in and out of trees above. Disney movies play in the campground for child entertainment, and rent-a-tent programs are offered to adults for first time camping experiences to place ease and the forefront of your outdoor voyage.

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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Over 300 helicopters, planes, and missiles can be found and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. This is not only the oldest, but also the largest military aviation museum in the world! If this is your option for amusement, go on a Friday for the behind-the-scenes tour of the restoration area where all Air Force apparatuses are taken care of and updated.

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Amongst these activity destinations, there is also The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, The Amish in Holmes County, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Edge of Appalachia beauty to discover! Ohio has too much to do, so select an option and go for it! Sherriff-Goslin has Ohio residents on our minds!

Mar 28 15

Supreme Materials: Art-Loc® Roofing Shingles Featuring Scotchgard™ Protector

by Sherriff-Goslin

What could be more appealing than a roofing shingle to withstand conditions Mother Nature sets upon us? Sherriff-Goslin’s diamond-shaped Art-Loc® roofing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector are the epitome of supremacy regarding roofing materials in the Midwest.

steep slope roofHere are just some of the highlighted features to keep in mind when opting for new roofing shingles, or replacing older ones:

Visual Appeal

Sherriff-Goslin’s patented diamond-shaped Art-Loc® roofing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector keep your roof at the height of aesthetic appeal.  Scotchgard™ Protector is used to protect against algae growing and infesting your roof, eliminating visual displeasure from noticeable black streaks caused by blue-green algae.

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Art Design

Speaking of visual appeal, Art-Loc® roofing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector allow for personal design. Customer’s prefer Sherriff-Goslin’s exclusive Art-Loc® diamond shaped shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector to paint their roofs with style. Designs don’t have to be full-blown eclectic, just attractive. This will help your business grow and be easily recognizable to anyone passing by.

Guaranteed Resilience

Sherriff-Goslin’s Art-Loc® shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector rank at the top level regarding stability. The Art-Loc® shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector are Class 4 certified (Class 4 being the highest level), based on strength and overall durability. Having a Class 4 rating protects against damage caused by hail in addition to withstanding winds and rain up to 80 mph.

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Fire Resistant

Art-Loc® shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector also meet the highest standard in fire resistance. Sherriff-Goslin is honored to use roofing shingles that require passing an intermittent flame test, a flame spread test, as well as a burning brand test. Art-Loc® shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector are a preferred option for building owners in dry geographical areas.

Get your free estimate on Art-Loc® roofing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector for your roof and know you will be protected with great products! Your free roof inspection awaits on Sherriff-Goslin’s website now!

Mar 5 15

5 Great Activities To Do In Michigan

by Sherriff-Goslin

With the snow still falling, sitting inside dreaming of outdoors activities seems all the more enjoyable. Michigan has so much to offer with its diverse geographic landscape incorporating watery rapids, rolling hills, and beautiful islands. When the weather starts to heat up, be sure to take advantage of Michigan’s alluring alfresco attractions.

Bowers Harbor Vineyard

Located in Traverse City, Michigan, is the family owned Bowers Harbor Vineyard. Visitors can view Lake Michigan with enjoyable cool climates at the boutique winery. Numerous wines are available to meet the standards of anyone’s taste palette. You can even wear your sweats and baseball hat without judgment!

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Light of Day Organic Teas

If wine isn’t your pour of preference, Light of Day Organic Tea will be sure to fill your cup with delight! This is Michigan’s only certified Demeter Biodynamic Farm and the staff is full of knowledge, loving when customers pick their brains about the growing process or other questions. If you pull-up to the destination.

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Matthaei Botanical Garden & Nichols Arboretum

Ann Arbor houses a 300-acre garden with a variety of nature trails for exploring and outdoor wildlife displays. This is a great activity that both adults and children can enjoy!

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Shanty Creek Resorts

Shanty Creek Resorts hosts skiing all year round! Make a reservation to stay in one of the resort’s luxurious villas or do something different and opt to stay in a cabin instead. There are terrain parks, Alpine tubing, and Nordic skiing to take advantage of in the winter, as well as gold, beach, or boating options in the summer.

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Jacob’s Corn Maze

Want to maze play? Wondering what that is? Good! Not many people have walked through or even seen a maze made out of corn outside movies. The corn maze changes shape from time to time, and even though this attraction is primarily for children, adults enjoy this activity too! Arrive early before the sun intensifies, walk through slowly, and take tons of photos to show your friends and family!

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If you can’t wait until winter is over, go skiing. Don’t let the cold prevent an adventure; take advantage of all Michigan has to offer! Sherriff-Goslin is all about Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, just see for yourself on our website.