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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Spring is just around the corner and it is time to chase those dust bunnies away! We push through this process every year with reluctant motivation from our innate cleaning clock, as we desire a fresh start to the warmer, more enjoyable season. Here are five traditional Spring-cleaning must-do’s not to forget.
Move the couch
Holy cat hair! You never realize the amount of hair and dirt that gets trapped under the places you never see! Move larger pieces of furniture to get all the things you never thought to find … your toddler’s extra binky, a missing earring, or maybe some candy for later.
To make more room in your everyday closet, put your Winter wear in a place you don’t need to access regularly. Go through your closet once or twice a year and donate the things that no longer appeal to you, while helping out those in need! Rule of thumb: if it’s been over 6 months, it’s been too long! While you’re at it, pitch the extra socks forever looking for their missing match. Let’s face it, the drier ate the other sock and won’t return it.
Office supplies that need to go
Yes, we all have our favorite writing utensils, but if they are close to dried out, throw them out! Whiteout bottles will not be used again so don’t waste your money and do yourself the favor of emptying the trash and mini-fridge … it’s just time!
Dust bunnies be gone
Dust gets everywhere … in your curtains, in the sheets, and all over your counter tops and furniture. Use an organic cleaner and absorbent rag to run along the tops of every surface possible. Organic cleaners are preferred for many homeowners, as the chemicals will not harm pets or children if ingested. Use an organic cleaner with a scent to freshen up the place too.
Clutter be gone
The garage is the number one place where things are stored that never come out of being stored. It’s like the miscellaneous drawer for large items. Time to change this! Have a garage sale or give items away. There is no reason to keep the rug your grandma gave you 5 years ago. Keep what you need and discard the rest. Once the useless items are gone, you won’t remember their existence a few months down the road anyways.
Clean out your clutter and give yourself some peace of mind with a new start this Spring season! Feel the extra room and move around in a fresh start. When your done, enjoy your home. For more roofing tips and products, visit Sherriff-Goslin’s website.
Don’t get yourself in trouble by choosing a roofing company with a poor warranty. Even after the job is finished, as you stand back to appreciate the new roof on your home sweet home, problems that you did not expect could arise at any time. Better to be safe than sorry with Sherriff-Goslin’s roofing warranty!
Sherriff-Goslin is all about quality roofing and why we make sure a warranty covers all of our roofing products and services. We offer a 30-year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty, as well as a Lifetime-Limited Warranty on some products to illustrate how dedicated we are to give our customers what they want and need. Customers only deserve the best of the best, and Sherriff-Goslin is here to make sure that is accomplished!
Our 30-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty is in addition to Sherriff-Goslin’s 10-Year Material and Workmanship Guarantee. This warranty is also transferrable; meaning the ownership of the warranty is transferrable to a new homeowner. This will help sell a home.
A warranty will protect your product, and the services needed to install the product, in case something goes wrong during installation. The only thing that is not covered is damages from Mother Nature, which is typically not included on any roofing company warranty.
Overall, it is always better to prepare for the unexpected, and to go with a roofing company that has been in business for over 100 years! For more information about any of our products or services, contact us to talk to one of our amazing staff members at Sherriff-Goslin.
Most people get excited when they see icicles hanging off the edge of their home, but to those that know the impact of icicles are not so thrilled. If you see frozen spikes hanging, this could be a sign of water dams underneath your shingles.
Fun fact: The hanging icicles occur when heat rises from the house, melting the snow on top of your roof creating water to run off. Its continuous drip eventually freezes mid-air.
However, the main issue lies in the ice backup itself. Too much backup eventually builds a dam on your roof, causing shingles to retain water, which can create leaks in the house. Leaks can be large or small depending on the damage. The homeowner can reduce the likeliness of ice backups with proper roof insulation and effective ventilation.
Your gutters could be intensifying the situation as well. Make sure the water runoff hasn’t frozen inside your gutters, preventing further runoff from flowing. Gutters that are not properly secured to your home can also be dangerous as there is increased possibility for the gutter to break away from the home.
If you find leaks in your home contact your local roofing contractor. We do not suggest checking for ice backup yourself, as it is unsafe to move around on high slippery surfaces. There are also symptoms of ice backup a homeowner may not be able to recognize such as trapped water above the shingle’s protection layer, assuming the homeowner opted to purchase protection for intense weather conditions.
Sherriff-Goslin has a wide range of products and professional roofing contractors that will help provide your home with optimal security by analyzing the needs of each individual’s home. To find a Sherriff-Goslin branch near you, visit our branch location page on our website here.
What can Sherriff-Goslin do for you? How about offer over 100 years of quality service. Not only have we been roofing your homes for years, we strive for top satisfaction and customization for our clients. Are you thinking so does every business? How about we give people that need a new roof the option to be creative regarding design?
Sherriff-Goslin’s exclusive Art-Loc® diamond shaped shingles are used for customers 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. Art-Loc® shingles are long-lasting and provide protection against growing algae, high winds, fire, and harsh impacts your roof will endure throughout the year.
Some barn owning customers in the Midwest will opt for a cow, horse, or last name across their roof for display. Other customers that own religious facilities will place a cross, or other religious figment on their roof. It is all up to the customer and that is the great thing about Art-Loc® shingles … you make the decision!
Our patented 2nd Century Art-Loc® shingles are diamond shaped, used on both new structures, as well as structures undergoing renovations. Art-Loc® shingles literally lock into place, creating defined durability throughout time and why they work so well against extreme weather conditions.
After over 100 years, Sherriff-Goslin isn’t going anywhere, and our products and services will speak volumes as to why. Take advantage of our free roof inspection and let us show you how valuable we can be to your home and family! For more information on prospective barn or church designs, visit our website at www.sherriffgoslin.com.