Helpful Tips for Homeowners Courtesy of American Standard Roofing

Helpful Tips

Homeowner Helpful Tips:

As pointed out earlier from our previous posts, roofs are the most important part of any home’s weatherproofing. Our number one homeowner helpful tips is that a roof that is leaking can cause a ton of damage in a small period of time. Unfortunately, once it is determined that there is a leak the damage has escalated and it is not very easy to get a roofing professional out to make ‘simple’ repairs.

Repair Versus Replacement:

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This is the big question we get asked often. We always recommend replacing your roof if it has not been taken care of and has aged badly. Doing patch-work jobs only stalls the problem. That said, homeowners also need to look at their budgets and try see what best fits their needs. Here at American Standard Roofing we are ready to help with whatever needs you might have.

Repairs in the Long Run:

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Another one of helpful tips our team gives is their insight on eventual costs. Our team explains that it is almost always cost efficient for home owners to replace roofs when it is time rather than doing patch jobs and temporary repairs. Repairs often go awry and end up costing a lot more. We recommend using professional contractors who are licensed and insured for all your roofing needs. Here at American Standard Roofing, we have all the necessary licenses and insurances. We also go above and beyond to make sure our customers are satisfied.

Installation Problems Show up Slowly:

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As explained in this great article by David Hollies, just because your roof has never leaked before does not mean the original installation went smoothly. In fact, roofs most commonly fail because some aspect of the original installation was done poorly. Problems caused by poor installation often don’t show up for 5 or 10 years. If your roof is starting to leak and is 15 years or older, there is a good chance that you’ll need a new roof soon.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs!

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At ASR, 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.

Healthy Roof in Winter Times: Quick Tips for Homeowners

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Good Healthy Roof:

In today’s post our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss what makes for a good healthy roof and some tips for keeping your roof staying healthy.

Routine Maintenance is Key:

Self Inspection

It is no surprise that for a good healthy roof, maintenance is very important. Your roof affects the value of your home. A good healthy roof enhances the real estate value as well as aesthetic appeal for any home. Our team here recommends that before homeowners begin home improvement projects, they should have a roof inspection done.

Why Roof Inspection?

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That is often a question asked from homeowners. During a typical roof inspection a professional roof consultant will examine your roof, skylights and rooftop units etc. In order to keep a good healthy roof, homeowners need to make sure it does not fail. And one of the main reasons roofs fail prematurely is due to neglecting the roof and failure to perform routine inspections. This can also save money in the long run.

You Can Even Do A Self inspection!

Self Inspection

Our team advises that homeowners can even do a self inspection if they feel up for it. Doing a self-inspection of your roof once a year is the best way to prevent any problems from appearing or getting worse. A self-inspection should be done regularly to determine if your roofing contractor should come out, these inspections can be done safely from the ground with binoculars as well.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs!

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At ASR, 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.

Roofing Goals for Homeowners: What to Keep in Mind

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Roofing Goals:

In today’s post our team of experts here at American Standard Roofing talk about roofing goals and how long term planning can help homeowners achieve success. Roofing goals are important because a roof is an integral part of your home. A roof provides safety and security to your home and a new roof also adds to the value of the property as well.

Big Picture:

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Our team advises that homeowners should always focus on the bigger picture. It is important to find a perfect balance. From a homeowners’s point of view, a roof is what keeps the home functional. A new roof increases the value of the property as well as providing shelter and warmth to the occupants of the home, as we explained in our previous post.

Why is Your Roof Important?

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Our team mentions the four following important reasons:

  1. Roof protects your investment in the house.
  2. New roof sometimes increases home value.
  3. New roof helps cut down costs for heating/cooling.
  4. A new roof helps against expensive hidden damages that are not easy to spot.

Internet is our Friend:

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There are a lot of new up and coming and older companies on the internet these days. Our team explains that internet is an excellent resource to check for feedback, check for references, and just simply do your homework about a potential contractor you may want to choose. Always check for reviews from trusted cites like Google, Homeadvisor and Angies List. Be sure to check us our for our amazing reviews in the Metro Detroit area

Here for All Your Roofing Needs!

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At ASR, 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.

Importance of a Good Roofing System Explained for Homeowners

Good Roofing System

If you’ve ever wondered how important good roofing system is for your home, our team at American Standard Roofing here in Southfield Michigan has some useful insights for our readers.

Good Roofing System is Essential:

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A home is a place of safety and security. It provides shelter in harsh weather. A good roofing system is as important as your house foundation. Your house’s structure relies on the roof being solid. A good roof is fundamental to protecting your home. Here at American Standard Roofing, we know how our customers value their homes and for that reason, we go out of the way to make sure our customers are happy with our services.

Extreme Weather & Quality Roof Installs:

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A good roofing system provides protection from extreme weather conditions. This is where a high-quality roof install and materials wins over cheap and lower quality roof jobs. Our crews are licensed and certified roof installers using the top quality materials to make sure your roof lasts longest. We use name brand manufacturer products to provide ultimate peace of mind and satisfaction to our customers.

Keeping Out Moisture:

Leaking Roof

Our team explains that a good roofing system keeps all types of moisture out of the house. Moisture prohibits a roof from doing it’s job. We see a lot of cases where homeowners are not aware of moisture leaks in their older roofs as signs are not prominent enough. This is a problem because moisture gives way to bigger issues such as structural damage, mold growth etc. We highly recommend getting an inspection done. If you are in metro Detroit, feel free to give us a call and we will help!

Good Roofing System is Energy Efficient:

Cost Efficiency

Energy efficient roofing systems save homeowners a lot of money. We have seen cases where energy usage increases as high as 50 per cent because roof is inefficient. This means your furnace is having to work double time to keep your home warm in winters because of a bad roof. This also means your air conditioner is working harder to keep your home cool during summers. All this is avoidable by installing a good roofing system.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs!

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At ASR, 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.

 

Roofing Done Right: Securing Roof to Protect Your Home

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Roofing Done Right

As Michigan’s top roofers our number one goal is going above and beyond customers’ satisfaction. That can only be achieved with roofing done right. Our team here at American Standard Roofing goes over some steps homeowners should take when it comes to their roofs.

Is Roof Really That Important?

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Most definitely yes. Your home is a place of safety and comfort. It provides you shelter from the outside world and it is your sanctuary. A roof is the most important part of that whole equation. Our team advises that a leaking roof demands immediate attention.Signs for that include water stains on ceilings or paint and plaster bubbling from places.

Replace or Repair?

Replace or Repair

Here at ASR, we are big proponents of roof replacement. The reason for that is replacing a roof is the surest way to get a consistent-looking, well-sealed covering. A repair job may solve the problem temporarily, or buy you a year or two, but will typically come back. Yes, it might seem okay at the time but it almost always costs more in the long run.

Reputable Contractor is Must:

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We highly recommend licensed contractors. Always ask for paperwork and previous work references. Your home should not be open to those contractors who work out of the back of their pick-up trucks, have no licenses, and are uninsured. You want an established company with a permanent address, a license to do the work, and proper insurance. Homeowners should insist on seeing all those things. Here at ASR we are completely licensed and insured.

Get Details!

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Our team recommends getting into details as much as possible. Also ask for itemized receipts. Beware of lump sum totals on a paper. Instead ask for breakdowns of everything. Get several detailed bids. Your wallet and your roof will thank you later.

Always Ask about Warranty:

Finally, always ask about warranty. This goes for both labor and material. Homeowners should make sure they are covered. Be sure that the roofing contractor is approved by the material manufacturer to apply the product. Not all roofing companies are certified to apply all types of roofs. Here at American Standard Roofing, all our crew members are certified applicators.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs!

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At ASR, 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.

Winterize Your Roof With These Simple Steps: A Quick Guide

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Winterize Your Roof:

Winterize your roof today for Michigan winters is always a smart idea. In today’s post, our panel discusses 5 simple steps for homeowners to winterize their homes. Here at American Standard Roofing we take roofing very seriously, and we want our customers to always stay one step ahead of the game.

Why is Winterizing Important?

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Home is our safety net. Not only is it our place of safety and comfort, but also our biggest investment.

Roof is the most important part of your home. It protects your home from all outside elements. As proactive homeowners, it is an excellent idea to take the necessary precautions to be sure their home is winterized and ready to endure the long, dark months. Just like we buy sweaters, warm shoes, and school supplies as fall approaches, so do we need to tend to our homes to keep our family safe, warm and cozy.

So how do you ‘Winterize your Roof?’ Simple! Here are 5 easy steps to be proactive in protecting your Home.

1. Maintain Proper Landscaping:

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We can not emphasize enough how important this one is. Cut back overhang and overgrown trees and limbs. This is very important for as branches begin to freeze and winds begin to blow, the last thing you want is your roof getting scraped and damaged from the dance of the storms. It also important to clear so it doesn’t fall on your home, clog your gutter and create hazards.

2. Clean Your Gutters Regularly:

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This is also an important one. Clear your gutters. It’s time for a fall cleaning! It’s imperative to clean your pipes of all debris so there is no water clogging, debris backing up and general gunk in your gutter. Build-up in gutters can lead to more extensive damages in the gutter systems. Uncleaned gutters can also mean a big dent in your wallet.

3. Shingle Maintenance is Key:

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We often see this one. Customers spot bad shingles and they do not do anything. Our advice: repair loose, damaged or missing shingles. It’s best to get to these while the sun is still out and the weather is temperament. Once winter comes, it’s much more difficult to deal with the damage created then taking appropriate preventative measures now. Your wallet will thank you later.

4. Keep a Look-out for Critters:

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Check for critters. Summer brings the bugs, birds and fury guys to make nest as unwelcome guest in cracks and crevasse of your home. It’s wise to get rid of the ‘squatters’ to prevent extra damage and debris. We have seen multiple cases where birds nestings and rodents were able to make way into homes and cause damage.

5. Insulate Your Attic:

Proper Insulation Benefits

Insulate your attic. That is important to winterize your home because insulation keeps your home cooler in summer and warm in winters.  Put a sweater on your roof, metaphorically speaking, to prevent from roof icing, leaks and freezing.

See, simple! Remember that being preventative is always the best choice, as no one wants to deal with damage that can be avoided.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs!

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At ASR, 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.

Roofing Process for Success: ASR Goals & Ideology

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Roofing Process: Our Ideology for Success

This week our team here at American Standard Roofing goes over our roofing process, ideology and goals to show readers how we remain on top of our game. If you are looking for potential roofing contractors, look no further and read on.

Staying Current in the Field:

Trends

As a top roofing company we know how important staying current is. Keeping up with the latest developments in technology and business practices is not easy. We are overwhelmed with the newest, latest, and greatest inventions and ideas. We know that information overload can cause stress. That is why here at ASR, we emphasize on focusing on smaller goals and developments so we can find an efficient way to incorporate them into our current practices.

Planning Ahead:

Process

This is an important one. This is why we are big on standardizing our processes from the moment we give an estimate till the time the roofing job is complete. Our various teams were well-integrated and function like a well oiled machine giving the customers a top notch service.

Turning Success Into Habit

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One reason why we stay on top of our game is because we are consistent in our roofing process. We deliver ultimate customer satisfaction. When you get used to doing something every day, it becomes effortless after a while. Not only are our crews well trained, licensed and certified, our administration and office team is equally capable of delivering. We do this day in and day out.

Building a Complete Business:

Complete Business

Finally, our roofing process entails looking at all aspects of our business.Many roofers get stuck in a trade mentality. They would prefer to be out there performing manual labor then actually building their business. Luckily, here at American Standard Roofing we know how important customer service is. If the customer isn’t happy, neither are we. Our entire business is built around customer satisfaction.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs!

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At ASR, 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.

Roof Protection: The Best Investment for Your Home

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Roof Protection & Importance:

What are your first thoughts when you think of the word “home”? That is the question our team here at American Standard Roofing has been talking about recently. In today’s post we discuss more on how you can protect your home. Roof protection is the number one item to focus on in our list.

What Do We Associate With Home?

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Our team agrees unanimously that home is place of warmth, safety and comfort. It is a place where you are protected from outside elements. Not just physical natural elements but you can get away from outside mental stresses as well once you are inside the boundaries of your home.

Roof Protection: Signs to Look Out For

1. Water Damages:

Leaking Roofs

Our team recommends that homeowners should start with a check for leaks in the attic. That can prevent roofing disasters waiting to happen. This can occur and be most obvious after heavy, driving rains. Look for wet ceiling spots and peeling paint.

2. Broken & Cracked Walls:

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Look out for cracks in flashing around chimney and vents. Also check your gutters for debris and granules. In addition, also check for any missing, cracked or curled shingles on roof. Roof protection requires all of these issues be handled promptly.

3. Proper Drainage:

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Proper drainage is very important especially during and after winters. Drainage issues can also lead to standing water on roof. This can cause serious issues with roof decking and other internal infrastructure. Our team highly recommends to be cautious of faulty drainage systems.

Your Home is Your Place of Zen!

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Home is where you find peace and tranquility. It is our safe haven and home represents balance, harmony and relaxation. Do not let minor roofing issues come in the way. If you need home improvement or any kind of roof work, we are here for you. Protect your home and that means protect your roof.

Here for All Your Roofing Needs!

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At ASR, 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