As the saying goes, ‘health is wealth’; unfortunately for us Americans, our healthcare system is one of the most expensive in the world. This New York Times article shows:
A day spent as an inpatient at an American hospital costs on average more than $4,000, five times the charge in many other developed countries, according to the International Federation of Health Plans, a global network of health insurance industries. The most expensive hospitals charge more than $12,500 a day. And at many of them, including California Pacific Medical Center, emergency rooms are profit centers. That is why one of the simplest and oldest medical procedures — closing a wound with a needle and thread — typically leads to bills of at least $1,500 and often much more
The rising cost in medical care should remind homeowners to take all forms of ‘prevention from sickness’ very seriously. In your home, for example, you should make sure that all parts of your house are in good condition. A damaged roof, for example, cannot provide proper insulation; too much heat or cold air could get in, and come rainy days, it will allow for water to leak into the house or moisture to build up. And where too much humidity or dampness is present, health risks such as heat stroke, colds, flu and all sorts of allergies that fungal and bacterial growth can bring would become more common.
With that said, the roof is one of your home’s primary defenses against the harsh elements and Tittle Brothers knows what good roofing in Detroit entails. The prevailing climate in this city is always taken into consideration – where it can get particularly hot during the summers, with the occurrence of occasional hailstorms and thunderstorms. And with summer just around the corner, it’s a good idea to make sure that your home’s roof is ready for the beating of extreme heat.
Tittle Brothers is always ready, anytime for all your Detroit roofing and other home improvement needs. They are here to assist you all the way – because they understand that you place utmost importance to your family’s welfare.
(Article Excerpt from As Hospital Prices Soar, A Stitch Tops $500, The New York Times)