Seamless Gutters: A Basic Explanation for Homeowners

Seamless Gutters

Seamless Gutters:

In today’s post our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss seamless gutters and it’s importance for homeowners. If you are in the market for new gutters, you have probably heard a lot of companies advertising ‘seamless gutters’. But you might be asking, what are seamless gutters? And what is on my house right now? Well, our experts here at American Standard Roofing have made things a whole lot easier for you.

Basic Explanation:

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As explained by our team, previously gutters only came in sections. This was so they could be shipped, usually 10 feet long. This means that in order to run gutters the whole length of your home, your contractor would have to hang several sections in a row. In between these pieces, there are seams. If each seam isn’t properly sealed, it will leak water, potentially damaging wood and siding if left unaddressed. These are probably the type that are currently on your home.

Special Gutter Machine:

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Our team further explains that many gutter installation companies have a special machine that allows them to actually custom make the gutters at your home. Instead of bringing a bunch of gutter sections with them, they bring a big roll of aluminum and then form each gutter in the exact length needed. This eliminates pesky seams that need maintained and resealed periodically, and also gives your home a more streamlined look. The aluminum comes in many different colors, or it can be custom painted to match your homes exterior.

Price?

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The price for seamless gutters varies greatly across the board. When getting a quote for seamless gutters, you can expect to pay around $7-$10 per linear foot, depending on the difficulty of the job. A home with several levels and a steep roof may run more, while an easy ranch could be a little less.

Regular Gutter Repair:

Finally, our team mentions that if you currently have regular gutters and just need a piece for a repair, you should not worry. Homeowners can still buy individual sections of vinyl or aluminum gutter at your local hardware store.

We’re Here For All Your Gutter Needs!

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We know the importance of seamless gutters. 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. This is something not common-practice in this industry. That is why we are #1 metro Detroit roofers. Be sure to give us a call at (248) 350-2323 for all your roofing, siding and guttering needs.

Michigan Winter Roofing Issues: A Comprehensive Guide Part-II

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In today’s post we discuss second of the two most common Michigan winter roofing issues i-e roof leaks. Unfortunately it is also a very common issue as well. Our team here at American Standard Roofing will be discussing it in detail and give some helpful tips to homeowners.

Roof Leak Damage Explained:

Leaking Roofs

As mentioned above, roof leaking can cause all sorts of damage to the property. Our team agrees that skylights and flashing near chimneys are perhaps the biggest victims of roof leaks. Water is a huge factor in causing damage to your home. Cracking, bruising and blistering of the surface of the roofing material can also weaken your shingles and roof in general. But the best news is that it is preventable.

Prevention Tips:

Preventive Measures

  1. Always stay on top of your repairs windows, flashing or shingles. We recommend being proactive during summers. This will help combat potential water damage in your home. Having these small issues looked at will help keep costs low in the long run.
  2. Have good insulation and ventilation systems in place before winter arrives. Proper attic insulation and ventilation keeps roofs temperature stable. This helps moisture levels to stay at bay. Always schedule a roof inspection well in advance.
  3. If you are thinking about roof replacement, make sure you go with certified contractors who have licensed workmen.
  4. Finally, always have good quality shingles and products installed on your roof. Your roofs condition is critical in maintaining your home’s value. And even if you are thinking about selling your home anytime soon, good quality materials will last longer, repairs will be less and give you more peace of mind.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs!

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We also have over 36 years of experience in the industry. American Standard Roofing stands behind it’s work. We will get you the loan you need for your roof. 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

Michigan Winter Roofing Issues: A Comprehensive Guide Part-I

Michigan Winter Roofing Issues

In today’s post we discuss one of the two most common Michigan winter roofing issues. We will go in detail on the first issue today and will follow up with the second issue in the coming days.

Common Michigan Winter Roofing Issues:

Here at American Standard Roofing, our experts agree that two most common winter roofing issues are:

  1. Ice Dams & Buildup
  2. Leaking Roofs

As mentioned above, for the sake of brevity, we will go over Ice Dams & Buildups today. We will cover Leaking Roofs in a follow up post soon.

Ice Buildup Explained:

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We often see ice buildups in Michigan winters. This is actually common in areas that have a lot of snow fall and fluctuating colder temperatures. The cause is simple. Snow melts when temperature goes above freezing and then turns to ice when temperature falls below freezing. This re-freeze of ice on surface of roof forms ice dams that cause long term damage to roofs.

Prevention Tips:

Helpful Tips

  1. First and foremost, we recommend clearing of roof after periods of heavy snowfall. Ice dams lead to shingle damage on roof ending up costing home owners a lot of money. This simple prevention method can help avoid that.
  2. Gutters also play a key role. Make sure your gutter systems are working properly providing proper flow for runaway water.
  3. We recommend being proactive. Have good insulation and ventilation systems in place before winter arrives. Proper attic insulation and ventilation keeps roofs temperature stable. This helps prevention of ice buildup on roof top.

We highly recommend contacting our team here at ASR to help guide you and give a list of services we provide. Stay tuned for our follow-up article on Michigan winter roofing issues.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs:

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We also have over 36 years of experience in the industry. American Standard Roofing stands behind it’s work because 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.

Roof Financing Instant Approvals and their Importance

Roof Financing Instant Approvals

Roof Financing Instant Approvals:

In today’s post our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss roof financing instant approvals. We see a lot of customers who are interested in getting their roofs financed. Roof financing instant approvals, while common can result in long-term consequences. The key is finding the right loan providers and terms.

Does a Good Rate Matter?

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For roof financing instant approvals? The short and quick answer is yes. Our team explains that it is important to get a decent interest rate because it doesn’t make sense to take out a loan and pay a fortune in interest. Any interest rate over a period of time can start accumulating. Keeping your interest rate down can save you from ultimately paying more in the long run.

Be Cautious of “Introductory Rates”:

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Our team advises that homeowners need to be careful of introductory rates which salespeople always talk about as part of their pitch. In our experience, we have seen plenty of advertisements going around that offer you a very low introductory rate. However after that time period for the rate is over, the interest rate jumps. This is especially dangerous because most of us do not see this coming.

What We Recommend:

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Our team advises the following:

  1. Our first recommendation when it comes to roof financing instant approvals is to make sure that it is a fixed rate loan.
  2. Next we recommend looking into the loan structure. This includes homeowners doing their homework on the terms of the loan. The total amount of interest that you will pay is not only dependent on the rate but also on the length of the term.
  3. We also recommend finding out if there is an automatic payment schedule that homeowners can set up. This will help in withdrawal directly out of your bank account saving them the hassle.
  4. Our team advises homeowners check up policy regarding prepayments. Sometimes there is a fine for simply paying your loan amount early.
  5. The best type of loan, in our humble opinion, is a simple interest loan that has no prepayment penalties. This way, you have the comfort of a low monthly payment with the ability to pay it off at any time without the added responsibility to cover the interest.

What We Do Not Recommend:

Be Careful

Our experts advise that homeowners should steer clear of secured loans. What an unsecured loan means to homeowners is that there is no lien placed on your property, the opposite of a secured loan. This is not only important if you are looking to sell your house soon, it is something everyone needs to be aware of. When a lien is placed on the property it is notoriously difficult to get rid of and you are at the mercy of the lending institution. They might offer low interest rates but always remember the pitfalls. Harsh finance conditions can come over anyone. It is best to not risk things.

Here for All Your Roof Financing Instant Approval Needs:

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. Roof financing is our game. We also have over 36 years of experience in the industry. American Standard Roofing stands behind it’s work. We will get you the loan you need for your roof. 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.

Building Business Credibility: How ASR Remains at Top

Building Business Credibility

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Building business credibility is integral for any business.In today’s article we discuss building business credibility and how American Standard Roofing stays on top of it’s game. We will list three factors we feel are integral to customer service. These are the reasons why we continue to be Michigan’s number one roofers.

Building Business Credibility the ASR Way:

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Our customers don’t buy from our business. They buy from someone they know and trust. We provide customer service second to none. Our customers rely and depend on us and we are there for them. We lead the way because of these factors:

1. We Know Our Core Values:

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When we talk about building business credibility, we always stick to our core values. Both business and personal ones. Our work ethic and customer service are second to none. We are honest, sincere and authentic in our dealings.

2. Focusing on the Important Things:

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All our business activities support our core values. We are big on social responsibility as well as supporting local causes. We are always looking to give back to the community. All this while we focus on doing what we do best: roofing.

3. Listening to our Customers:

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We listen to feedback we receive from our customers. That is why we have the best online reviews and ratings in the business. We engage our customers and potential customers in dialogue. If anything is not to their satisfaction, we fix it. Plain and simple. We are not satisfied till our customers are. This is how we built our brand.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs:

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We know all about roofing contractor qualities. 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.

Quality Roofing: Who is Your Best Bet in Southfield?

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Quality Roofing: Finding the best

Quality roofing is something every homeowner should have access to. For a roof replacement, you need someone reliable and dependable. Here at American Standard Roofing, we are ready to take that responsibility. We are based out of Southfield MI and we serve metro Detroit area.

In today article, our team of experts discuss quality roofing and how to look for someone who can provide homeowners great service as well.

Why is the Roof so Important Anyway?

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Well, that’s obvious. It protects from the natural elements like wind, rain, winter storms, snow and ice etc. But besides the obvious, quality roofing can add to your home’s value as well. A nicely installed roof using the right materials serves dual purpose. It can keep your home cool in summers and warm in winters. This can help you save money as you cut costs.

What to Look for in a Roofer?

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Our team unanimously agrees that most important thing is being licensed. Make sure the roofing contractors have license, insurance and workman’s comp. Here at American Standard Roofing, we are all that and then some. We provide customer service second to none as well. We like our customers to be 100 percent satisfied.

Look Online:

Roofer Online Reputation

Our team highly recommends checking online. In this day and age, reviews and feedback are a plenty online. Have a look at prospective installers website. See the feedback people have left. The more the reviews, the easier it is to judge quality of work. Check the contractors feedback on Google, Angie’s List and Yellow pages as well. Make sure to see contractors have addressed any concerns in the reviews section as well. That is a good sign. It shows after the job they took time out to respond. Have a look at our reviews and you will see, we provide the best service in who metro Detroit!

Talk to Your Friends & Contractors:

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Finally, find a good roofer by looking around and talking to your friends. Networking gets a lot of things done and asking around certainly has benefits. Most installers will do a good job if they know they have been referred by someone for quality roofing.

Also talk to contractors in your area. Ask about the scheduling process and costs. You should also ask about any permits needed from city or county as most areas do need authorizations. A good question to ask if contractor has his own tea. We recommed only those contractors who have their own crew and do not subcontract.

Finally, be sure to ask for references from these contractors. You should easily be able to find previous customers from those contractors and they can give a great idea how the quality roofing job was done.

ASR is Here for all Your Roofing Needs!

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors, with 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. This is something not common-practice in this industry. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Replacing Roof: Your Most Important Home Improvement?

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Just How Important is Replacing Roof?

Is replacing roof your most important home improvement move? In today’s article, our experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss the relevancy of replacing roof. They make some good points too! Here are three reasons why homeowners might want to rethink their home improvement priorities.

Your Property Value & Curb Appeal Increases:

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Yes, replacing roof will help retain value of your property. If home owners are planning to sell their home, potential buyers inquire about roofs all the time. In addition, a freshly installed roof adds to the aesthetics of your property. Selecting the right roofing company to do your roof is extremely important. This is where American Standard Roofing comes in. Our positive reviews and feedback speak for themself.

Replacing Roof Beats Repairing Roof:

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This is simple. Repairs are not permanent. We have often seen roof repairs fixed for a limited time and then needing repairs again. This is a continuous cycle. This can cause a lot of grief in the long run. It will also make a dent on your wallet. Here at American Standard Roofing we recommend replacing roof foremost. That said if the budget doesn’t allow, repairs are still better than no repairs. Needless to say, this should be a home improvement priority.

Pay Lower Insurance Premiums:

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Finally, insurance. Keep insurance costs in mind when you think of home improvement. The sooner you contact your insurance to cover claims, the better. If you wait too long with issues in your roof, you might just only receive coverage for basic repair from insurance companies. We always suggest identifying the problem first and foremost by calling a roofing professional.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We know all about roofing contractor qualities. 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.

Winter Roof Replacement: A Quick Guide

Winter Roof Replacement

Winter Roof Replacement:

Winter roof replacement is something most homeowners consider this time of the year. Our first article for this year starts with our panel of experts discussing winter roof replacement and what it entails.

Components Affecting Winter Roof Replacement:

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Following are the three components our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing agree on. These should affect winter roof replacement decision making of property owners.

  1. Work Force (Crew).
  2. Quality of Equipment Used.
  3. Quality of Product Used.

Work Force & its Importance:

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Here at American Standard Roofing, we have our own crews. We understand the importance of a work force who love their jobs, even if it requires winter roof replacement and working in harsh conditions. We are used to working in freezing temperatures and will make sure our customers are satisfied. At American Standard Roofing, customer satisfaction is priority number one.

Quality of Equipment Used:

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Nothing but the best. That is our motto when it comes to equipment. We have the finest industry standard equipment necessary for our work. We make sure our equipment is not affected by extreme temperatures. That guarantees perfect installation of your roof.

Quality of Product Used:

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Third what is most important in extreme weather roof replacements is quality of product used. Workmen morale and high quality tools are of no use if sub par quality products are used. This is why we always use top name brand shingles and other products for installation in our jobs. These three factors make up for a high quality job. American Standard Roofing rides itself on that.

We’re Here for all Your Roofing Needs!

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. 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. This is something not common-practice in this industry. 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.