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Keeping Your Congregation Covered: Church Roof Types & Maintenance

Posted on March 6, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance, Redevelopment

Church roofs can vary remarkably from one church to another; however, they all serve the same purpose of keeping your congregation warm and dry. Your church can be guaranteed comfort for decades, even centuries, with a properly installed and maintained roof. What should you consider when looking at church roof types? Cost. The top factor […]

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How to Maintain a Church Roof

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

Roof maintenance is an integral part of maintaining a dry and safe gathering space for your congregation. Follow these upkeep tips to avoid leaks and maintain the warranty. The first step is to keep your roof, gutters, and drains clean.  Easily avoidable clogged gutters, downspouts, and drains can trap water or snow on the roof.  […]

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Chasing Church Concrete Cracks: Maintenance Advice

Posted on February 6, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

Concrete is an excellent choice for both parking lots and sidewalks, providing stellar performance throughout its service life when it is mixed and cured properly.  Unfortunately once the mix dries, the aging process begins. Proper ongoing maintenance can keep your concrete damage free and add to the value of your investment. For starters, it is […]

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Stay Warm with a Well Maintained Boiler

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

Although church maintenance may at times seem overwhelming, boiler maintenance should be at the top of the list.  If your church has boiler heat, it is best to work with a qualified professional to ensure reliability and safety.  Inefficient operation means wasted energy and increased costs.    With proper care, your boiler will provide years […]

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Smooth Advice: Church Asphalt Parking Lot Maintenance

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

What leads a congregation to your sanctuary? Your smooth parking lot and sidewalks. The maintenance of parking lots is one of the first impressions that your church gives. Be sure that sidewalk cracks and potholes don’t distract your congregation from their purpose for visiting. Identifying defects and sticking to a maintenance plan will maximize appearance […]

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Former Dollar Store Redeveloped into a Church Building

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Bill Skubik in Redevelopment

In March of 2012, Religious Real Estate was hired by Bacall Development ( to market their former Family Dollar Store at 2141 Puritan, Detroit. The Family Dollar Store ( had closed a year earlier due to underperformance. The building was vandalized with the copper piping being stolen, heating and cooling units damaged and the roof […]

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Church Land Redevelopment Case Study

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Bill Skubik in Redevelopment

Churches often look to utilizing real estate equity when trying to increase revenue to overcome short-term cash flow obstacles. A church in Livonia, Michigan had a dramatic drop in donations due to a church split. The church building, a single-story 12,000 square foot facility, sat on four acres of land. The church property also contained […]

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Six Things to Consider When Choosing a Title Company for a Religious Real Estate Transaction

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Bill Skubik in Things to Consider

A good title company can be the difference between your ideal church location and your not-so-ideal second or third choice. Your real estate broker has found you the perfect property and your offer has been accepted. Now what? Choosing a title company is an important but often overlooked step. Your title company should have the […]

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Church Parking Lot Maintenance Made Easy

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Bill Skubik in Maintenance

Asphalt parking lots are a very common type of parking lot material. This is due to expense (lowest cost when compared to concrete or paver stones) and but has higher lifetime maintenance expenses. For that reason, this blog will focus asphalt parking lots. When starting with level ground an asphalt parking lot can cost $2,000 […]

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