So Many Roofers in Michigan, So Little Time

There are a lot of options when it comes to roofers in Michigan. While this may seem like a good thing when you’re looking for the best deal, the truth is that the quality of the work you may receive varies quite a bit. There are many reasons why American Standard Roofing stands out amongst the competition. Here are just a few of those reasons.

We offer a 30-year labor and materials warranty. American Standard Roofing uses only the highest quality materials. We also have experienced crews that work exclusively for us. These crews are dedicated to the quality of their work and can provide the highest standards of workmanship in a timely manner. Our trust in the materials we use and the people we have working on your home, allow us to offer a 30 year guarantee.

We complete the majority of our roofing jobs in a single day. You don’t want your home exposed to the elements any longer than it has to be. We also know that large home improvement projects can be a major inconvenience. Our crew will show up first thing in the morning and work the entire day until the job is done.

Our bids are substantially lower than our competitions’. We are able to keep our prices down by having strong relationships with our suppliers, volume based discounts and minimal advertising expenses due to our large referral base. This ensures that our prices can be highly competitive without compromising the quality of our work.

These are just a few of the reasons that American Standard Roofing is your best choice of roofers in Michigan. If you’re looking to have a roof replacement, call us at 248-350-2323.American Standard Roofing

Throwback Thursday: The Sawtooth Roof

Popular during the 19th century, the sawtooth roof has glass panels that face north, allowing for sunlight to enter a building without allowing in excess heat. Before electric lights were used, the sawtooth roof was the design of choice for factories and industrial buildings. First designed by British architect, William Fairbairn in 1827, the sawtooth roof became the standard throughout the industrial revolution.

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The sawtooth roof fell out of favor for many decades as artificial lighting became the norm. In the late 20th and early 21st century however, this design has found renewed popularity. Energy efficiency and conservation have become a concern for modern day architects and newer buildings are being built to maximize the amount of natural light they can bring in. Sawtooth roofs have been proven to reduce energy costs so perhaps this historic icon of the industrial revolution will have a renewed legacy as an energy saving design.4640

Are you thinking of making your roof more energy efficient? Call us today for a free quote on a roof replacement. Don’t worry, you don’t need a sawtooth roof to save money on your energy bills.

Review Round-Up

American Standard Roofing is proud to have so many happy customers. Here is a look at of some of the five star reviews we’ve recently received.

  • “I had 4 estimates for my roof that need replacing after 6 years and Arnie Goodman was fair and understood may budget. I was very pleased!”
  • “The clean-up was great. There was no evidence that a roof had been replaced when they left.”
  • “They are a very good company. They are reliable, good on timing, pricing and workmanship.”
  • “I was very satisfied and I have already referred them to others.“
  • “They were a joy to work with.”

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We take pride in giving our customers the best service possible and each positive review reinforces out commitment to this philosophy. If you’ve hired us to replace your roof and were happy with the results, it’s never too late to leave us a positive review. We accept reviews on Angie’s List, GuildQuality, and Facebook.

Along with positive reviews, so much of our business relies upon referrals from satisfied customers. If you would like to refer us to someone you know, send them this link https://www.americanstandardroofing.com/wp/referrals. Successful referrals earn you and your friend $50 each. Share the love, earn some money and help support a local business.

The Importance of Leaving a Positive Review

How many times have you made a purchasing decision based off of online reviews? Hotels, restaurants, stores and just about every type of business in today’s society relies on thumbs-up-clipart-thumbs.up.03positive reviews to get the word out that they’re worth your patronage. Every business is competing to have the best reviews and hopefully sway potential customers towards their door and away from the competition. This is where you, the customer, has power even after you’ve made a purchase.

Positive reviews give a business credibility that no amount of marketing dollars can buy. Anyone can pay a representative to say that their business is the best, but inspiring a customer to post something positive gives a business validation amongst a customer’s peers that money can’t buy. If you’ve received exceptional service from a business, help them continue to be successful by giving a positive review. Your opinion adds immeasurable value to a business and you’ll become a part of that business’s success.

Why is a positive review so important in the home improvement business? You’re investing a lot of money and a lot of trust in a company that you allow to do work on your property. You don’t want to make the wrong decision about who2thumbsupb to hire as that can be incredibly costly. You rely on the opinions of your peers who have had work done on their homes in the past to point you in the direction of the best in the business. Pay it forward to future customers by leaving a positive review after you’ve had exceptional service. Having recent reviews reiterating that a company is still doing the same quality of work that they’ve done in the past continues to boost their credibility and makes sure that people don’t end up choosing a less than stellar contractor and wasting their hard-earned money.

“But what if I didn’t have a good experience?” you might ask. Before you take to the internet to write a diatribe about the poor service you received, contact the company to see if they can rectify the situation. Just as positive reviews can boost sales for a business, a negative review can be absolutely detrimental. Take the time to try to work out any situations that may arise as they may be more easily remedied than you might have originally assumed.

Lastly, take pride in your local businesses who served you well by helping them standout amongst the competition. Leave positive reviews on places like Angie’s List, Yelp or GuildNow and post to Facebook and Twitter, tagging their business pages. Positive reinforcement will help a company remain at the top of their game and will let your friends and potential customers know who to trust with their money.

Around the World in Five Roofs

You’ll never look at a roof the same way again after seeing these unique roofs from around the world. Who knows…after seeing these gorgeous roofs you may be inspired to upgrade your own!

1. Hospices de Beaune: Beaune, France

dsc_2334Originally founded in 1443 by the chancellor of Burgundy, the Hospices de Beaune began as a hospital for the poor. While today the buildings serve as a museum, the hospital still served patients until the 1970s. Between 1902 and 1907 the roof was restored using replicas of the original glazed tiles. Red, brown, yellow, green and black tiles create the intricate designs that make this roof an iconic representation of historic French architecture.

#2. Sydney Opera House: Sydney, Australia

The roof is constructed of a series of precast concrete "shells". The roofs of the Sydney Opera House are covered in a subtle chevron pattern with 1,056,006 glossy white- and matte-cream-colored Swedish-made glazed ceramic  tiles from HšganŠs AB though, from a distance, the shells appear a uniform white. Architect: J¿rn Utzon. Structural engineer: Ove Arup & Partners. Completed: 1973. UNESCO World Heritage Site 2007

We all recognize the stunning architecture of the Sydney Opera House but did you know that the roof is made of concrete panels covered in 1,056,006 tiles? Using glossy white and matte cream tiles the roof of the opera house has a subtle chevron pattern that can be seen in beautiful detail up close. It took many years to design the roof as it had to be built economically as well as structurally sound. Because of the complexity of the roof’s shape, the Sydney Opera House was one of the first buildings to use computers to test for structural integrity. Not only is this roof beautiful to look at but it was a pioneer in realm of modern roofing! Are you ready for our next location?

#3 Wat Chiang Man: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Built in 1306, this historic Buddhist temple complex in Northern Thailand has some of the most beautiful examples of unique roofing design in the world. The golden pagoda that sits atop the “Elephant Chedi” is intricate and ornate and one of the icons on the area. The multi-tiered roofs of the temple buildings are an important staple of Thai architecture. Ornamental roofs that span many tiers signify important buildings in Thailand and are revered for temples, and government or public buildings. This really makes you appreciate the significance of a beautiful roof doesn’t it?

#4 The Taj Mahal: Agra, India

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The marble roof of the Taj Mahal is one of the most recognizable roofs in the world. Amongst the marble, the domes of the Taj Mahal are adorned with semi-precious stones including jade, crystal, lapis lazuli, amethyst and turquoise. This technique is known as “pietra dura”. Completed in 1643, the total cost of construction for the Taj Mahal would be equivalent to $827 million today. Luckily your standard roofing projects won’t cost nearly that much money!

#5 Saint Basil’s Cathedral: Moscow, Russia

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The roof of Saint Basil’s Cathedral has a history as rich as the colors that grace its roof. Construction began on the cathedral in 1555. The design of the buildings was completely unique and over time, the colors on the roof were painted in increasingly vivid colors. There are eight brightly colored “onion domes” surrounding a ninth taller dome; each housing its own chapel. Throughout the history of the world, there is no known structure that has a the type of design or colors of the domed roofs of Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Have you ever thought of colored shingles for your roof? Don’t worry, they don’t have to be as ostentatious as these colors.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our trip around the world in five roofs. If all this has gotten you thinking about the state of your own roof, give us a call or visit us on Facebook or Twitter to learn more.