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Shelby Township Roof Replacement

Roof Replacement in Shelby Township, Michigan Winter is coming soon to Shelby Township, Michigan, and it's important to get your roof fixed before the cold weather arrives. A new roof will not only protect your home from the winter weather, but it will also add value to your home. Many people put off getting a new roof because they think it's too expensive, but when you compare the cost of a new roof to the cost of repairing water damage, it's a no brainer. This video shows an installation we just finished here in Shelby Township. Atlas [...]

2022-11-18T15:03:14-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

Oakland County Garage Roof Replacement

This week, one of the jobs we did was replacing the roof of a garage in Royal Oak. The old roof was in bad shape and some of the wooden decking needed to be replaced. We did a complete tear-off of the old roof and installed new Atlas Pinnacle Pristine shingles in the Coastal Granite color. Before Roof Replacement Why do we always tear off the old shingles? It’s the only way to do a proper job and it’s also the best way to avoid any future [...]

2022-10-28T15:58:09-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

When should you repair or replace a roof?

Most people only think about roof repair when there is a leak. However, roofing experts say that it’s important to consider the condition of your roof and make repairs before any major damage occurs. Roof replacement may become necessary if the roof is too damaged to be repaired. Signs of roof damage that you can’t ignore This is one of the most obvious signs that there is a problem with your roof. If you see water stains on the ceiling, it’s likely that there is a leak in the roof. Another sign of [...]

2022-09-27T11:13:45-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , , |

How mold damages your roof, and how can you prevent it?

Mold on your roof is not only unsightly, but it can also lead to structural damage and shingle damage. In order to prevent mold damage, it’s important to understand the conditions that promote its growth. Additionally, regular roof inspections can help you catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues. What causes mold to grow on roofing shingles? Mold needs three things to grow: food, moisture, and warmth. Roofing shingles provide an ideal food source for mold, and the shady, moist conditions on your roof make it the perfect place for mold to thrive. Mold thrives in humid [...]

2022-09-27T11:34:28-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , , |

Roof Replacement in Walled Lake, Michigan

Here is a job we just completed in Walled Lake, a beautiful city in western Oakland County, Michigan. The new shingles are Atlas Pinnacle in the Majestic Shake color, which gives a nice, natural earthy look. Even though the overall color is close to the original shingle, the way the Atlas Pinnacle Majestic Shake shingle are designed gives it an awesome sense of depth. The picture below has a closer look at the shingle. With the alternating colors and shadow lines at the top, it has a really awesome look to it that makes it really pop [...]

2022-09-27T12:16:13-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

How moisture and bad ventilation can damage your roof

Madison Heights, MI We recently replaced a roof right by us here in Madison Heights. We expected some wood damage, since we did an inspection from inside the attic, but what we found during the tear off was surprising. The moisture damage actually ate a hole right through the roof’s wood decking, with mold stains running throughout the board. While water damage can damage the roofing, the real damage can be done by mold in the attic or walls and to the interior of your home if it gets bad enough. One of the essential [...]

2022-09-27T13:58:25-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

How to Choose a Home Improvement Contractor Without Getting Ripped Off

Springtime in Michigan has specific signs it has arrived like Morel mushroom hunting, yard work, Robin sightings, geese flying north, and the growing fix-it-list for your home. To take on the spring season and tackle that growing fix-it-list you will eventually need to hire a contractor to do some work. Top Tip – When hiring a contractor to do a project on your house, know that in Michigan if a project totals $600 or more in Labor and Materials the contractor must be licensed by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.  Before you contact [...]

2022-09-27T14:32:32-04:00Categories: Roofing|

How Do Ice Dams Affect Your Roof In Michigan?

Ice dams and ice icicles are forming on many houses and homes during winter here in Michigan. In this article, we cover what an ice dam is, what causes ice dams, short and long-term fixes, and how to prevent ice dams. What is an ice dam? Ice dams form when there is a build-up of snow and your roof heats up to 32 degrees or more. When your roof is above 32 degrees it will melt the snow touching the roof, which runs down to the eaves, refreezes, and turns to ice. This melt [...]

2022-09-27T15:36:51-04:00Categories: Roofing|

Another Roof Installed Near Us In Madison Heights

We just completed another roof replacement near us, here in Madison Heights.  With this customer, they had a tree branch fall onto their roof.  Since the entire roof was due for a replacement, we opted to repair the damage as the entire roof got replaced. Madison Heights Roof Tear-Off We started by tearing off the existing shingles.  Once we got to the bare roof decking, all damage from the tree branch falling was then repaired.  We then installed six feet of ice & water barrier, then installed Owens Corning Pro Armor synthetic underlayment on the remaining portions of the roof. [...]

2022-09-27T15:43:01-04:00Categories: Roofing|Tags: , |

Adding a Dormer to the Roof in Clarkston Michigan

Here is a job we finished last month where we added a dormer onto their main roof line to match the look of their garage. Dormers are one of the most cost effective ways to increase the curb appeal of your home.  While we didn’t do it with this job, they can also be used to add square footage to the rooms below where the dormer is installed… also increasing the value of the home. Clarkston Michigan Dormer Framing We started by framing in the dormer on the existing roof. [...]

2022-09-27T16:08:30-04:00Categories: Roofing, Siding, Uncategorized, Vinyl Siding|Tags: , |