Emergency Roof Leaks: What Homeowners Should Know

Emergency Roof Leaks

Emergency Roof Leaks:

Emergency roof leaks are bad. They leave homeowners worried and full of anxiety. In today’s post, our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss what homeowners should know when it comes to emergency roof leaks.

Why Now?

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We have had to make several calls in the past days and weeks in regards to emergency roof leaks. With extremely windy conditions as we saw last week and the recent snow storm, there were panic every where. Power outages, downed trees, and lots of roof damage are a common sight for us. While homeowners cringe at the thought of such disasters, it is our job to make sure everything is in proper working condition.

Steps for Safety:

Steps for Safety

Our team is asked this question regularly. What do you do if you are in a panic emergency roof leaks situation? Lets say you are sitting inside during a storm  (or even on a regular day) and water comes pouring in.

1) Evaluate The Situation:

The very first step our team advises is to evaluate the situation. Do it as best possible as you can. Look for foreign objects outside. Is there a downed tree on your roof? Do you see shingles in your yard like a couple just blew off? Is there water coming in your home? And is there any immediate danger?

2) Come Up With Appropriate Solution:

The next step would be to come up with an appropriate solution to the emergency roof leaks situation. If there is a tree on your house, you need to get away from that area immediately. Trees are a lot heavier than they look, and if the framing on your house gives out, you could be hurt or even killed. Professionals will come in and remove the tree after the storm. If there is water coming in but no immediate danger present, you’ll have to wait it out. Get some buckets or something to collect water in and place them under the leaks. We have encountered customers using duct tapes. That does not work. It is usually too dangerous to send a technician up on your roof while it’s raining, but you should still call us as soon as possible to reserve a slot for when the weather clears. They fill up quickly so the sooner you reach us, the sooner we can get out to tarp your roof.

3) Do An External Inspection:

Our team advises that even if you do not find an foreign object on your roof, you should still do a full walk around of your home. This is especially necessary after every storm. Check for pieces of shingle in the yard, and look from the ground to see if there is anything out of the ordinary. Hail can crack and damage shingles so it’s important to keep an eye out.

4) Help Minimize Storm Damage:

You can help minimize storm damage by pruning trees away from your house. Homeowners should also remove dead and dying branches from any big trees in their yards. Trees that are close to the home can bend with the wind and scrape shingles, and branches that are dead or dying are much more likely to snap off and fall onto your roof.

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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Choosing Right Roof Color: A Smart Guide For Smart Homeowners

Choosing Right Roof Color

Choosing Right Roof Color:

Choosing right roof color is an important part of being a homeowner. Our team of experts here at American Standard Roofing have decided to weigh-in on choosing right roof color once again simply because of the buzz this topic creates among the contractors and homeowners alike.

What Homeowners Need to Consider:

Are you trying to figure out what color is best for your roof? Every home has different aesthetics and needs so finding the perfect color for your roof can seem daunting at first.

We’re here to help you find the best color roof for you. Below is a list of things that homeowners should take into account when choosing right roof color.

1. Know Different Type Materials:

Different Materials

There are a variety of materials that are used for roofing. Knowing which material you want to use will determine which colors are available for you to choose from. Clay tiles, slate, wood shakes, concrete tiles, metal and asphalt shingles all have different styles. Take into account the style of your home before deciding on the material you want your roof to be made of. Once you’ve decided on the right material, you can start looking at which colors are available and see which looks best on your home.

2. Light Colors vs. Dark Colors:

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We have also covered this in depth in the past. It is important when choosing right roof color because light colored shingles can keep your home cooler during the summer months and will save you money on air conditioning. If you find yourself spending a lot on A/C, lighter colored shingles will make your home more energy efficient. There are benefits to a darker roof though. During the winter months, dark colored shingles retain heat and will melt snow faster than their lighter colored counterparts. Darker shingles will also save you money on heating if you prefer a warmer home.

3. Find Home Complementing Color:

Complementing Color

Our team advises homeowners to choose a color that goes with the color of your home. Black, gray and dark brown shingles look great on almost any color home so if you’re looking for something traditional, these are the colors to choose. If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, try green, red or blue shingles. Using a mix of shades of gray or brown can give your house a different look without being as much of a statement as the brighter colors. Choose something that will make your home look its best and fits your personality.

4. Check With Homeowners’ Association:

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When choosing right color roof, make sure to check from your homeowners association. Some neighborhoods only allow certain colored shingles. Make sure to check you are not violating any rules before you get your heart set on a specific look for your new roof.

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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Gutters Importance: What Homeowners Need To Know

Gutters Importance

Gutters Importance:

In today’s post our team of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss gutters importance. We have noticed that a big majority homeowners do not spend a lot of time thinking about their gutters. It is unfortunate because understanding gutters importance may prevent costly home repair bills in the future.

What Are Gutters Anyway?

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In order to understand gutters importance, homeowner need to learn what they are and what they do. Gutters funnel water off of the roof and away from your home. This consequently protects your siding, windows, doors and foundation from water damage.

How Do Gutters Protect Your Home?

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Many homeowners do not realize gutters importance until after the damage is done. We are here to address that issue. In order to full understand gutters importance, homeowners should realize how much damage can occur when their gutters are clogged, leaking, or broken. When gutters aren’t functioning properly, rainwater runs off the roof of the house. This results in rainwater collects on the ground near the foundation. Heavy rains can result in standing pools of water. This is bad because water seeps in to the foundation. This can cause a bunch of problems.

Benefits of Gutters:

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Below is a list of things our team came up with to show gutters importance. If homeowners are cognizant of these, it can help them save a lot of costs and trouble in the long run.

  • Stop from potential flooding.
  • Help in preventing cracked foundations by not letting water seep in.
  • Help prevent infestations – standing water can cause insects and other creepy crawlers to take over your home.
  • Gutters prevent mold from growing. Standing water make it easy for mold to grow.
  • Help soil from eroding.
  • Protection from paint damage.
  • Helps preventing rusting from outside building products.

Gutter Maintenance is Important Regardless of Climate:

Residential Versus Commercial Gutters

Our team advises that homeowners need to cater for gutters importance irrespective of local climate. This is because homes will have rainwater runoff regardless of extreme conditions. Even in moderate rain fall season homes have considerable amount of runoff. Clogged or damaged gutters can cause these above mentioned problems with ease.

We’re Here For All Your Gutter 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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Decorating Roof: Some Holiday Tips From ASR

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Colorful lights on a home are certainly enjoyable to look at but it takes considerable time and effort. It can also take a toll on your roof. That said, safety is key when looking to get involved in decorating roof without damaging it. For a homeowner, decorating accidents are the worst thing that can happen this season. That is why it is important to make sure decorating roof without damaging it is done safely. It is also important that ornaments and decorations are properly secured.

Decorating Roof Tips:

Helpful Tips

Our experts over at American Standard Roofing have compiled a list of tips for decorating your roof without damaging it. These tips help you stay stress-free and encounter minimal danger so you can enjoy the season fully. Happy holiday season!

1. Decorations Wrapping:

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Make sure your decoration lights are properly wrapped before you climb the ladder outside. Always make sure there are no tangled or twisted decoration lights/wires. It also means less time for you on the roof and more safety. Fix the wires before climbing the roof. Tangled wires can get caught in cracks and crevices. This increase wire exposure chances. This can also result in electrical sparks and other issues.

2. No Hanging Lights With Shingles:

Hanging Lights

A common mistake that most homeowners make is hanging decorative lights from their shingles. Our experts have seen people making holes in shingles and roofs to hang lights. This is a major no-no. Why? Because it can let moisture and other elements in. A suggestion we have is to put the Christmas lights up with clips that hang on from the gutters.

3. Careful When Taking Down Decorations:

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It is important to take decorations down carefully when talking about decorating roof without damaging it. After the season, everyone is in a rush to take the decorations down. Ripping them down or hastily grabbing and pulling/tugging at them will only result in gutters and shingles being damaged. Take your time to remove each clip holding decorations, separately. Patience now will save you in repair costs later on.

4. Don’t Overload your Circuits?

Electrical Issues

Our crews have also come across quite a few homeowners who have been subject to electrical shocks while setting up decorations. These decorations have a tendency to shock if they are not properly plugged away from power lines. Decorating roof without damaging it means using an external, portable outdoor circuit, for safety. We have also come across homeowners who overloaded their circuit breakers resulting in fires damaging the home. Be safe and play it smart.

5. Safety in Numbers:

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Two is better than one. Always have someone help you out when you are setting up the decorations for your home. There is a wide variety of things the helper can do. He/she can hold your ladder, help carry items, and above all help in times of emergency. This also reduces the chances of damages to homes which an average do-it-yourself-er is prone to.

‘Tis The Season!

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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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Southfield Leaking Roofs: Quick Guide for Homeowners

Southfield Leaking Roofs

Southfield Leaking Roofs:

In today’s post our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss leaking roofs. And Southfield leaking roofs in specific. This is an important issue for homeowners. Today we will try to identify the sources for Southfield leaking roofs, and how quickly identifying them can help in stopping small issues turn into bigger problems.

Very First Step:

First Step

Our team explains that the very first step to any such issues is to stop the leak wherever it is happening. Because of the climate Southfield leaking roofs need extra attention. Natural elements are not roofing material friendly. Water, in specific can penetrate almost anything. All forms of precipitation can prove to be a roofing system’s Achilles heel. Here at American Standard Roofing, we strive to install roofing systems that tolerate all natural elements in all seasons. Not only that, we also want to make sure precipitation does not creep it’s way inside the roofing system.

Determine the Source:

Source

Here in Michigan, we have a lot of precipitation. In order to stop Southfield leaking roofs it is important to identify source for that leak. We all know that leaks are simple to repair. The bigger task however is determining where that leak is occurring. In our experience, when homeowners identify a leaking spot in their ceiling, they often assume that the leak is right above that. That is not the case most of the time, in our experience. Leaks are sneaky. They have a tendency to travel down rafters or edges. That spot on the ceiling can also be condensation gathering up. We have seen our fair share of leaks thought to be as roof leaks. They were actually plumbing leaks. Another one was an air conditioner leak which traveled on to that spot in the roof.

Sources for Roof Leaks:

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In today’s post, our team has identified some common sources for leaking roofs. Our team advises checking against all these things before customers can come to a conclusion. If customers are still unable to figure things out we recommend contacting professionals for best results. Here are a few of the main sources for Southfield leaking roofs:

  1. Most important: missing or damaged shingles. Also make sure seams are in tact.
  2. Inspect flashings and seals. If they are damaged that means it is suspect.
  3. We always emphasize on the importance of proper attic ventilation. Improper ventilation gives way to moisture. You do not want accumulation of condensations anywhere near the roof.
  4. Ice dams are a major problem especially in winters. They prevent water from running off and force water to go underneath shingles. Big red flag.
  5. We have seen skylight flashings improperly installed giving way to water. We have also seen old flashings give out. Keep an eye out for them.
  6. Strong winds and rain. These cause damage to even the best roofing systems.

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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Replace Roof Or Repair: Important Tips For Homeowners

Repair or Replace Roof

Good decision making can have a huge impact on any homeowner’s maintenance costs. Roof is a key component of any structure. More often than not, it is overlooked simply because it is not easy to access. In this article, our team of experts here at American Standard Roofing will discuss whether you should replace or repair roof when it seems like it needs maintenance.

Replace Roof Or Repair: Cost Consequences:

Whether you repair or replace roof, either one of these options will have associated costs. Obviously, the very first decision any homeowner needs to make is whether to simply repair the roof with patch up jobs or have complete re-roofing done.

Repairing Roof:

Roof Repair

As common sense would dictate, when it comes to the repair or replace roof conundrum, repairing is easier and inexpensive. A repair job usually involves replacing shingles. Torn or damaged shingles can removed and new ones put in place very easily. It might not be as aesthetically pleasing however because patch job may be obvious from afar because of faded and new roof colors of new shingles and older color of older existing shingles. Either way, a small price to pay if the repair would extend the life of homeowners roof for another decade or 15 years or so. This is a good option if you are planning selling your home in the next few years. Just ask your roofing professional to order matching shingles because an obvious patch job not only looks unappealing, it also might have a negative impact on property’s value.

Complete Roof Replacement:

Complete Roof Replacement

Even if only part of your roof is showing signs of wear, it’s wise to consider doing the entire job while the crew is on-site with iall of it’s equipment such as ladders, scaffolding and other materials. The reason why our team recommends this is because having a complete re-roof done at one time will be less expensive than doing one part now and the rest of the roof in a few years (which trust us, you will need to invest in).

Once you’ve decided to re-roof, you’ll have to decide whether to install your new roof over the current one. It’s either this or whether to tear the old one off. Once again, the choice comes down to saving a little money now and risking greater costs down the road. Or spending more now to do the job right and minimizing future costs. Once the contracting crew is up there, if you have only one layer of asphalt shingles, you may decide to have them removed even though you don’t have to. But again, doing that may save you money in the future.

Do Your Homework Whether it’s Repair or Replace Roof:

Whether it’s repair or replace roof, our team here at American Standard Roofing advises homeowners to follow the following guidelines:

  1. It is very important to obtain multiple quotes from same and different contractors. Whether it’s repair or replace roof, it helps in comparing process and the gives an idea of amount of needed work on your roof.
  2. Always ask contractors about the kind of warranty they provide on both labor and material. Reputable contractors almost always have more to offer in this regard
  3. In this day and age, reviews tell a lot about business. Go online, talk to people and get referrals. The better the reviews, the happier people are and it works in homeowner’s favor looking to repair or replace roof.
  4. Make sure that the contractor you are hiring is ranked with BBB and has a positive rating. Better Business Bureau has been around for a while and can help with identifying good contractors from the bad ones.
  5. Make a decision whether investing in a new roof is what you want or if you are okay with more frequent repair jobs. Most important decision when it comes to repair or replace roof.
  6. Make sure the contractors are licensed, bonded and insured. The last thing homeowners want is the liability falling on their heads for any mishaps that might arise during projects.

Our Advice:

While we understand that initial costs for a re-roof may be much more than a simple repair, a new roof will last homeowners for decades. A complete roof replacement job will never bother the homeowners for at least a decade or more. It becomes less of a hassle for homeowners because with roof repair chances are you will be contacting someone to fix it again very soon. Our bottom line: In the long term, you’ll end up with more money in your pocket.

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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Shingle Blowoff Reasons: A Comprehensive Guide by ASR

Shingle Blowoff

Shingle Blowoff is Common:

Shingle blowoff is a very common phenomenon. In today’s post our team of experts here at American Standard Roofing will discuss shingle blowoff in depth. Like many Metro Detroit Michigan residents discovered this winter, wind is a very powerful force. Every year the storms blow in, and leave wreckage in their wake. Unfortunately, that wreckage sometimes includes shingles from your roof.

What To Do:

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If you wake up and see shingles all over your yard, the first thing to do is call a few roofers to get a couple of estimates. Have a tarp installed. The quicker you can do this, the better. Exposed elements can cause more damage and leaks to your home.

Get a Professional Opinion:

Expert Advice

Even though you might only see shingles blown off on the ground, there could be more damage that you can’t see from the ground. Hail can crack shingles and damage flashing for example, but you won’t be able to see that unless you are up on the roof. The best plan is to bring out a professional as soon as possible.

Was the Roof Installed Properly?

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Ask your contractor why the shingles blew off. Most shingles withstand 100mph winds. Check your shingles for installation if they are blowing off.

Technical Reasons for Shingle Blowoff:

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There are a couple of things that could be happening resulting in a shingle blowoff.

  1. Each shingle has a strip across the top of it where the nails have to be placed. If the roofer was lazy and landed a few nails off of the strip, then that shingle hasn’t been securely fastened. Check to see if this was a reason.
  2. Each shingle also has an adhesive strip on the back which needs to be clean. Dirty adhesive strips can lead to improper sealing. This would leave your shingles literally flapping in the wind.

Contact Your Insurance Company:

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Contact your insurance company after finding real issue. If the roof was improperly installed from the beginning, you are likely to have continuous problems with it. We find that it is almost always cost effective to replace roofs rather than repairing them.

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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Proper Attic Ventilation: Quick Overview For Homeowners

Proper Attic Ventilation

Proper Attic Ventilation:

In today’s post, our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss the importance of proper attic ventilation. Maintaining a proper attic ventilation system in your attic is essential for protecting the efficiency of your home and also for helping establish a comfortable living area. There needs to be a balance between the air intake and air exhaust near your roof edge. The combination between proper building insulation and purposeful flow of air is the most important component of a durable and energy efficient home.

Types of Damages That Can Occur:

Types of Damages

There are several types of damage that can result from improper ventilation. These are:

  1. Premature aging of your roofing system.
  2. Breaking wood framing.
  3. Damage to your exterior or interior paint.

Our team advises not to undermine the importance of proper attic ventilation. Do not assume that completely blocking the air out of your home is the best decision in the long term. This is a mistake homeowners often make when installing their insulation.

Types of Ventilation:

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There are different types of ventilation that you can consider:

1. Attic Fans:

These usually reduce the heat in your attic by bringing in cooler outside air from either soffits or gables and pushing hot air to the outside. You need to ensure that your attic doesn’t have blocked soffit vents and is well sealed from the remainder of your house. Otherwise you may witness that your attic fans suck conditioned air from your house and use your air conditioning to cool off your attic area, which is very costly and inefficient.

2. Rafter Vents:

Our team strongly advises to cover your attic floor and seal air leaks. They also ensure that the soffit vents are clear and there is room for outdoor air to move into the attic from the soffits and out through the gable or ridge vents. Installing rater vents is as simple as stapling them straight to the roof decking. They should be placed at the point where your ceiling reaches your floor.

3. Ridge Vents:

Ridge vents are usually installed at the top of a sloped roof and allow hot, humid air to escape a building’s attic. A well set up ridge vent will increase energy efficiency and prolong the life of your roof. There are generally two types of vents: metal ridge vents and shingle-over vents. To ensure that a ridge vent works according to your expectations, it needs to have proper intake of fresh cool air, and equal flow of exhaust. Before you begin installing ridge vents you need to remove cap shingles and any wood sheathing. Then you can proceed with the installation of the shingle or metal ridge vent.

Food for Thought:

Food for Thought

Keep in mind that proper ventilation is as important as good insulation of your home. Locating air leaks is as important as ensuring you have a good ventilation system in place. Leaking air is damaging both in the winter when warm air rises up and eventually escapes to your attic, as well as during the winter when cold air can be sucked from your attic. So make sure that you focus on both proper insulation and ventilation in order to increase your home efficiency and prevent any potential damage.

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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Roof Insulation Importance & Science Behind it: Quick ASR Guide

Roof Insulation Importance

Roof Insulation Importance:

In today’s post our team of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss roof insulation importance. Most homeowners are not aware that 40% of both your cooling and heating costs are associated with roof insulation. This gives roof insulation importance a whole new meaning. Imagine almost half of your energy bills associated with roof insulation. Our team of experts discuss further.

The Science Behind Insulation:

Mapping Heat Loss

Our team will discuss the science and physics behind the whole insulation process. This will help homeowners understand the importance of roof insulation.

Lack of Insulation: Winters

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In order to understand the importance of roof insulation, we must first understand the science behind it. Our team explains that warm air rises up as long as nothing is blocking it. In contrast, colder air will tend to drop. Now bring insulation into the equation as this highlights the importance of roof insulation. Now think of a roof without insulation. If a homeowner is heating a room, that heated air will go up and touch the ceiling. This will end up warming the ceiling. Without insulation, this warmth gets transferred through the ceiling, and outside the home.

Thermal Cycle Effect:

Thermal Cycle Effect

In addition, this loss of the heat results in the cooler air ‘dropping’ in the room. Consequently, you end up with a cycle of cold air dropping down and warm air going up. This is called thermal cycle effect. This will end in homeowners losing a lot of warmth. Homeowners will have to crank up their hearts and furnaces to keep a home warm. As our readers can see, this will end up with high energy bills.

Lack of Insulation: Summers

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Now consider the importance of roof insulation during summer times. During a hot day the roof space gets very hot. The ceiling and roof space will have a lot of hot air just sitting on top. This will result in everything being heated up. As the ceiling starts to get warm and starts making the air around it warm too. Air conditioners try to cool down rooms, but they are having to work extra hard now. With insulation in place, the outside heat will not get to the ceiling keeping the room temperature inside the home low. That is why our team insists on talking about importance of roof insulation throughout the year, not just winters.

What is The Solution?

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Our team advises mainly two solutions:

  1. Most importantly, get your roof insulated. Trust us when we say that it will pay-off in the long run.
  2. Properly inspect your doors and windows. We especially recommend those areas where you spend most time, like living room. Just make sure you have sufficient wind and natural element proofing.

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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Roofing Contractor Search: What & Who to Look For

Roofing Contractor Search

Roofing Contractor Search:

In today’s post, our team of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss how to properly execute a roofing contractor search. We know that finding a contractors for your home improvement needs is tough. We also know that there are several factors you should consider before deciding to go with a particular contractor. We will discuss some key factors for roofing contractor search and help homeowners understand it’s importance.

Internet is Your Friend:

Internet is your friend

The first place to start a roofing contractor search is from the internet, our team advises. There are many benefits of surfing the internet for your roofing contractor search needs.

  1. It is convenient.
  2. You have access to so much information.
  3. Search engines like Bing and Google make researching a breeze.

But Still be Careful on the Internet:

Signs for Non Proper Roof Ventilation

We may have established that roofing contractor search is easy. What we have to cater for is that there also are a lot of things homeowners should be careful about it too. Internet is a vast space accessible to everyone. This includes shady companies looking to get the attention of naive homeowners doing a roofing contractor search. Here are some of the things homeowners should be careful about when ion the internet:

  1. Be careful in reading reviews: if the names are shady and reviews are similar looking one-liners, make sure you research it further. People either leave bad reviews, exceptionally good reviews, or nothing at all.
  2. Learn to differentiate between fact and ads: some creative ads out there are made to target innocent homeowners not knowing what to look for. Always do your homework and try to learn as much as possible about the contractor.
  3. Always check the business with BBB: Better Business Bureau still remains a great yardstick to measure competency of a business.
  4. Check with Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor: These two are leading home improvement related websites with business listings and true reviews.

Always Look for Referrals:

Our team advises that some homeowners make the mistake of roofing contractor search by taking this step first. We advise that homeowners first do their homework and then ask family, friends and coworkers. We recommend this for a very simple reason: referrals can sometimes veil your reasonable research efforts. If an acquaintance has success with a certain contractor it also does not mean 100% success for you. You have your own needs and requirements. Our team has heard fare share of stories about referred contractors ripping homeowners off simply because they could.

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That being said, we rely heavily on referrals in our business. It is also our single largest lead source. From a contractors perspective we can tell you that y cultivating good relationships with the customer base, we effectively reduce our advertising expenses. That too by almost 75%. We still do not expect people to hire us based on someones word alone. We let our work and professionalism do the talking.

Do Your Homework:

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Our team can not emphasize on this enough. Always do your homework. Know what product and materials you want. Also know how you want the end result to come out like. And most importantly, get multiple quotes. Shop around for the best deal that you can get. That enables homeowners to be more aware of what options they have available. Consequently this leads to good decision making.

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. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.