Metal Roofing: Some Benefits Courtesy ASR

Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing:

While we do a lot of residential shingle roofing, once in a while we do get metal roofing tasks. Our experts here at American Standard Roofing have decided to explain why metal roofing is a good alternatives at times to regular roofing.

Why Metal?

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Our panel of experts answer why metal roofing can sometimes be the way to go. Metal is often preferred for its solidness and low maintenance. Some metal roofs nowadays are polished and very aesthtically pleaiing. Metal is also a durable element if it is taken care of properly. Our team discusses top three benefits of metal roofing for homeowner’s ease.

1. Lifespan:

Roof Life Expectancy

The lifespan. That is one of the biggest pros metal roofing has over traditional roofing. If taken care of properly, these roofs can last 50 years or longer. A metal roof will last an average of five times longer than a typical asphalt roof. That is one reason why we always suggest metal roofs to our customers when they are not interested in shingle roofs.

2. Fire And Weather Resistance:

Reflect or Absorb Heat

Metal roofs tend to withstand the natural element better than other shingles. This is because of their build and the material. They can stand up to harsh snow, rain and wind. A metal roof can withstand winds of 140 miles per hour. In addition they are also great for snowy conditions if designed properly. Metal is also fire resistant. That is why it is also very popular with our commercial customers. It is an attractive feature manufacturing facilities, restaurants and foundries etc.

3. Ease of Installation:

Winter Installation

The biggest point we can bring up here is that metal roofs are a lot easier for professional roofers to install. This installation is easier when compared to a shingle or asphalt roof that requires hand nailing shingles or the use of torches and other materials. This can directly affect labor costs and time for professionals ultimately making it a cheaper endeavor for the customers.

We’re Here For All Your Roofing Needs!

 

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We know a thing or two about metal roofing. We also have over 36 years of experience in the industry. American Standard Roofing stands behind it’s work. Our reputation is important to us. We believe in never sacrificing quality for easy profits. We also stand behind our services for the lifetime of the product, both labor and material. That is why we are #1 metro Detroit roofers. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out

Signs Need New Roof: Part 2 by American Standard Roofing

Signs Need New Roof

Signs Need New Roof: Continued

Our today’s post is a continuation of our previous post regarding signs need new roof. Our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing pick up the discussion where we left off.

Roofing Nail Pops:

Signs need new roof

The picture above might be one of signs need new roof. Roofing nail pop ups are more common than one thinks. Our experts explain that there are plenty of reasons why nails back out of seemingly solid wood. The most common reason is that the nail did not get grab the wood good when it was first driven. Our team also indicated that it is very important that roofing nails of the correct length are used to secure shingles. As a key measurement, we suggest that sharp end of the roofing nail should completely pass through and extend approximately 3/8 inch past the underside of the roof sheathing.

Drip Edge:

drip edge

Our team explains that a bad drip edge might be one of signs need new roof for you. A good drip edge helps the water flow properly into the gutters thus preventing it from flowing behind and damaging the fascia boards in the process. Unfortunately many contractors cut corners but either not installing any or by using a very thing type. Make sure your new roof has drip edge installed all the way around it. Even where there are no gutters, and that it is the widest on the market.

Fascia & Soffit:

Fascia & Soffit

An additional thing to look out for signs need new roof is this one. Our team explains that when water is getting in from behind the gutters or from a roof leak it can cause the fascia and soffit to rot out extremely quickly. This all needs to get replaced when having new roofing installed and should be included in the original quote. If possible, it is also a good time for your contractor to install soffit venting that will help keep the wood breathing and thus healthy for a long time to come.

Algae & Mold:

Algae & Mold

Finally, algae and mold. These not only cause nasty stains on your old roof but also can cause it to age prematurely. The signs are easy enough to see and just because you notice some discoloration does not necessarily mean that there is anything wrong. However, it doesn’t hurt to call a local expert to properly assess the situation especially if your roof is over ten years old. Make sure that your new shingle is algae and mold resistant when choosing your new roof.

We’re Here For All Your Roofing Needs!

 

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We know about signs need new roof. We also have over 36 years of experience in the industry. American Standard Roofing stands behind it’s work. Our reputation is important to us. We believe in never sacrificing quality for easy profits. We also stand behind our services for the lifetime of the product, both labor and material. That is why we are #1 metro Detroit roofers. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Signs You Need New Roof: American Standard Roofing’s Quick Guide

Roof Measurements

Signs You Need New Roof:

In today’s post, our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss signs you need new roof. These are some basic things that homeowners tend to over look.

Flashing:

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Flashing is something commonly over looked by inexperienced roofers. Homeowners can have disastrous consequences if flashing is not installed correctly. Here are a couple examples of bad installs you should be aware of.

In the first, the flashing may simply be old and is pulling away from the brick. It looks like they have attempted some repairs by caulking it up but this will only last so long.

The next picture they just ran the underlayment up the wall without anything to hold it there. Sooner then later the underlayment will pull away exposing the wood underneath to water. All of our installations get flashing and then a layer of rubber ice guard followed to counter flashing to seal it tight.

Sidings Issues:

Improper Sealed Siding

The above problem may just be from improperly sealed siding but it is a good example of another roofing problem that is likely to cause leaks. On a proper installation the siding should be removed and ice guard wrapped a few inches up the wall to prevent and water from getting in. We often see damage like this when water gets behind the siding and then slowly rots it out.

Shingle Blowoff:

Shingle Blowoff
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Shingle blow off is probably the most common repair lead we get called on. Often it is caused by a severe windstorm and nothing could have been done to prevent it. But then again, many times we notice that the shingles have been nailed wrong causing such issues to keep occurring. Make sure there are both enough nails in the shingle and that they are being nailed in the proper place to ensure maximum protection and longevity.

Adding Shingles Over Existing Shingles:

Layering Shingles

Amateur roofers will sometimes convince unsuspecting customers that adding shingle over the existing shingle is the way to go in order to save a few dollars. That is just inviting future problems. Unless the existing shingle is stripped off completely there is no way to be sure the wood is any good underneath. If you nail good shingle to bad wood they will inevitably fall off fairly soon! Regardless, in time the nails from the layer underneath will start to work their way up causing problems such as those seen in the image below.

Keep a look out for our part two of this same discussion!

We’re Here For All Your Roofing Needs!

 

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We will know if you need new roof. We also have over 36 years of experience in the industry. American Standard Roofing stands behind it’s work. Our reputation is important to us. We believe in never sacrificing quality for easy profits. We also stand behind our services for the lifetime of the product, both labor and material. That is why we are #1 metro Detroit roofers. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.