2016 Home Show Specials

I know, I know.  Inserting a .pdf into a wp blog doesn’t generate seo.  I can live with that.  I can’t live with the fact you can’t see our new updated SPECIALS….HERE THEY ARE:

10% OFF ANY ROOFING JOB..up to $3,000..including the new GAF Timberline ArmorShield II…see it at our Home Show booths, Canton, Ann Arbor, and Novi,

10% OFF ANY SIDING JOB…up to $3,000..including James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding and the CertainTeed vinyl and polymer siding lines,

50% OFF WINDOW INSTALLATION…NO $$ LIMIT…including the new BEECHWORTH Window, real wood on the inside where you want it and fiberglass on the exterior where you need it and the Sunrise Restorations line…full frame or pocket insert.

And, we could not be any happier or more pleased to introduce the BEECHWORTH WINDOW line to our clients and potential clients.  We have looked for many years to find the right fit for our clients.  This is it!  The BEAUTY of REAL WOOD on the inside, that’s right where you want it… with the strength, durability and water proofness of fiberglass on the exterior where you need it.  water proofness?..is that even a word?

Now on display at our Home Show booths and our two showroom locations: 900 N. Mill St., Plymouth or 2000 N Telegraph Rd., Dearborn

2016 HOME SHOW SPECIALS

2016 HOME SHOW SPECIALS

2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Kearns Brothers, Inc. Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

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2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award badge

 Kearns Brothers, Inc., www.kearnsbrothers.com,  has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.

Earning, not winning!,” says Mike Kearns, Founder and President of Kearns Brothers, Inc.  “Even after being in business for 30 years, I am thrilled with earning awards for delivering exceptional customer service experience.  This award truly reflects the energy and commitment our entire team has to delivering to our clients a wonderful experience.” Equally impressive is that Kearns Brothers, Inc. has earned this award in 2013 and 2014.

Only about 5 percent of the Roofing, Siding, Window, and Gutter Repair & Replacement companies in the metro Detroit, Southeast Michigan and Ann Arbor areas have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

 Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

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Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than three million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

The “R” Factor

Wow. Christmas and New Year’s is upon us already…We would like to wish a prosperous New Year, a warm Christmas and Holiday season to our friends and clients, our family and co-workers.

This time of year, we’re thinking about the “R” factor, where R stands for Recognition. For instance, Santa is the star and the elves and others behind the scenes do all the work. Of course, Santa has to stay up all night and he has a big job to do, so kudos to the Claus man. But the elves, Mrs. Claus, and a certain talented group of “sleigh-pullers” should get some credit too, we think.

It’s like that with houses too. Let’s say you’re house hunting. You’re attracted to the house that gets all the buyer attention, the charming bungalow with the mature trees within walking distance to Sunshine Elementary. But you make an offer on the less flashy house a neighborhood over, the one with impeccable grading, a new GAF roof and excellent siding that you know will deliver years of low energy bills.

Or you’re hosting a holiday celebration in your Southeast Michigan home and the guests are charmed by your décor, pleased as punch with the canapés, and captivated by your scintillating personality. (Come on, you know it’s true.) But you smile to yourself, because you know your guests are warm as toast because your windows are Michigan made. You congratulate yourself because the fancy pâté on their crackers and bubbly in their glasses was made possible by energy savings realized from your Restorations Windows.

Maybe this is a bit of a stretch—but who doesn’t need to stretch a bit this time of year with all that present wrapping and cookie baking we’re doing?—But just like Santa’s “R” factor—the reindeer—good windows, siding and roofing products don’t get much attention, but they’re responsible for making an energy efficient, cozy home possible.

So here’s a toast to the “R” factor, wherever you find it: To Rudolph and all the reindeer. May they find you all snug in your beds with visions of sugarplums…And to Restorations Windows and other Energy Star “workhorses” that make things cozy. Cheers!

Thanksgiving Weekend – Prep the Garage Door, Clean the Firebox

It’s been warmer than usual, but a look at the weather map tells us that the cold north wind is already picking up even as we sit down to turkey and stuffing. Here at the store, when we’re not doing last-minute window installations of made-for-Michigan windows, we’re doing what everyone else in Southeast Michigan is doing: winterizing! You know your home best, but I thought I’d make a short list of some places to check if you find yourself with some get-up-and-go and some free time this weekend:

• Exterior doors – How’s the weather-stripping? Air leaks can cost plenty this time of year.

• Windows – Last chance to clean the windows (including the tracks and screens) before Old Man Winter takes over the neighborhood.

• Sliding glass doors – Give some attention to the tracks and adjust any parts that are getting contentious.

• Automatic garage door – Clean and lubricate moving parts; avoid applying anything to the tracks. Detroit winters are much nicer without the moan and groan of a cranky garage door.

• Gutters – Repair or replace damaged guttering and remove all debris, making sure that downspout extensions will direct the Spring Thaw away from the house.

• Furnace – Change the filter and examine the belts for wear. Call for annual servicing if needed. We love to go on about saving energy, and this simple task can yield a nice payoff in energy savings.

• Fireplace – If you have a fireplace and you haven’t done so yet this year, you may want to have the chimney swept by a professional (that way, you can keep your football-watching clothes clean). Also, tend to the firebox and make sure you have some dry wood ready for those long winter nights.

• Patio – Santa may appreciate “settin’ a spell” on your snow-covered patio furniture while the reindeer have a snack, but your patio furniture prefers to be out of the weather. Santa will have to catnap in the sleigh this year.

• Light timers – Check your light timer to make sure the exterior lighting pops on when darkness has begun to settle in (earlier as we near the winter solstice). It’s easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but a little illumination goes a long way when the sidewalks are icy.

Well, there you go. Just a few ideas. If you have any others to add to the list, we’d sure like to hear about it. Post your comments or stop in and see us. Meanwhile, the best of Thanksgiving to you and yours from the folks at Kearns Brothers.

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