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the “Official” Grand Opening, Plymouth Showroom

This is it! 

The “Official” Grand Opening of our new Showroom in the Olde Village neighborhood, at 900 N. Mill St., Plymouth.  

Mike Wall, General Manager of the Plymouth showroom says of this extensive remodeling, “just about everything from the roof to the floor has been updated or replaced.”  The locals are thrilled to see the transformation of the building and property.

The Plymouth showroom is our second location, in addition to the original showroom at 2000 N. Telegraph Rd. in Dearborn. This new showroom features roofing, siding, window

displays and kitchen displays too.

This year marks our 30th year in business and in that time, we have become a nationally recognized and awarded home improvement company. Celebrating this anniversary along with the opening of the Plymouth showroom is a milestone and a reminder of how far our family business has grown.Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 4.42.57 PM

I asked Mike (Kearns) to give me a sound bite about these 2 events…this is what I got, “I am, and we are extremely proud of the growth and accomplishments achieved. (I) am really proud of the makeover of this building.  This location (in Plymouth) will make it easy for our westside clients to visit us. And what’s really cool is Plymouth is a location destination… visit our showroom and then visit downtown Plymouth to enjoy the day.”

Okay Mike…will do

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.

mother nature, poor insulation, poor ventilation

ICE DAM

Allow me to remind, hit the refresh button….

This weather is PERFECT for creating ICE DAMS….and this weekend it will really get BAD..the perfect storm!
ICE DAMs are formed by 3 things…kinda like a three legged stool

1) weather conditions: snow on roof, frigid temps
2) insulation factor: code is R-49 (which you know, I know)
3) ventilation: in attic

To expound on the above:
Weather conditions: the snow on the roof, typically when greater than 4″ acts as a “blanket” trapping heat inside, accelerating the melting of the snow creating “meltwater” running down the roof shingles, under the snow not visible to the eye, running into the frozen metal (aluminum, copper) and eventually freezing….creating blockage or a dam…and either going to flow over the gutter…up the valley or up the roof line.

Insulation factor: in the winter because your furnace is on, the heat in your house is rising…is going thru the insulation..the less insulation you have the more heat goes into your attic.  Code now requires R-49..that’s almost 14″ of blown-in cellulose!….the warmer the attic, the faster the snow melts…more meltwater more potential for bigger and badder ice dams.

Ventilation:  Intake, exhaust, kitchen and bathroom venting.  Code requirements require 1sq ft of ventilation to every 300sq ft of attic (sq footage)..additional requirements include a balanced ventilation system…meaning equal air intake to air exhaust…1sq ft exhaust to 1 sq ft of intake…INTAKE is extremely important…bring in the fresh, drier, cooler air to move faster the existing warmer, damper attic air.  And the introduction of any bath or kitchen air NOT exhausting THRU THE ROOF or just dumping into the attic adds additional moisture and heat into the attic…creating warmer air and hot pockets

How to fix:  NO PERFECT FIX….to help slow down the build up….remove 6′ of snow on the roof where gutters are….calcium chloride in panty hose..in the gutter to slow down the build up of ice……trying to keep water flowing

In the REAL world..if the salt or melting product used on the roads is NOT working because it is too cold, and these products were designed specifically to do this job….and this has problems….in this weather!!!????..and there is warmer air in your attic melting snow….a little pro-active effort on your roof…can yield positive results

Kearns Brothers Inc Press Release: January 24, 2013

January 23, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KEARNS BROTHERS selected as authorized DOW POWERHOUSE(™) Solar Shingle Dealer

Dearborn, MI-  Kearns Brothers, Inc. announces their selection by Michigan based DOW Solar as the first Home Improvement Remodeling company in Michigan authorized to sell and install the DOW POWERHOUSE(™) Solar Shingle.

Mike Kearns, President and founder of Kearns Brothers, Inc., expressed pride in his company with this selection and is looking forward to developing and growing the roofing industry with this leading edge technology.  Mike shared “our selection by DOW Solar continues to confirm my confidence that our roofing crews are the industry leaders and have the experience and ability needed to be the launch team in the state of Michigan for DOW Solar.”

Kearns Brothers, Inc. is a Dearborn, MI based home improvement company specializing in residential and commercial roofing, siding, windows and masonry services.  Kearns Brothers has been serving Southeastern Michigan since 1986 and has installed over 21,000 roofs.  For homeowners needing a new roof, DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles provides a replacement option that can pay for itself, generate revenue through energy offset, and add to the value of the home.

Dow Solar, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), recently announced a major expansion of the availability nationwide of DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles, an award-winning, Michigan-made, residential solar roofing system that protects like a standard shingle, but also has embedded solar cells to power the home.

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