Thanks Lou! With Al O’Neal on Bob Allison’s “Ask Your Neighbor”

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Can not thank you enough for the feedback and support!  We work every day to improve our installation processes, our teams and our client relations.  We are dedicated to our trade, and hope to be the household name that people think of when they need a welcoming yet no-nonsense team of people to take care of their roofing needs.

Thanks Lou!  Below you can listen to Lou’s take on his experiences with American Standard Roofing on Bob Allison’s “Ask Your Neighbor”.  You can join Bob’s show Monday through Friday, 9-11am EST on AM 690, WNZK.

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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. Be sure to give us a call at (248) 350-2323 for all your roofing, siding and guttering needs.

Installation Backlog!

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If you have read the news at all lately, you have seen that our industry has taken quite the beating from this springs weather. The construction industry is feeling the pressure more than any other.  It is also a seasonal business, which means they have even less time to get through their larger than usual backlog.


Roofing and construction companies are typically working at full capacity by mid March at the latest, and this year the massive spring wind storm kicked everything into high gear right away. Certain roofing contractors, such as American Standard Roofing of Southfield Michigan, work throughout winter…but this is a rarity now a days. It is hard to find companies like this because of the extra work that is required shoveling off snow before working, let alone paying the workers extra for the increased hazard and effort.  Temps have to hit at least 40 degrees, and in Michigan let’s face it…not even the weather man knows what will happen with the weather, even on the day of.  Now that the weather is much more permitting, you will find tons of companies with a back log for MONTHS on end.  Companies are scrambling to complete work, and to find the necessary skilled workers to complete these jobs.


The good news is that the materials ARE available.

This should make the bids more competitive, but again this all depends on demand for the work. This circles us backJob Duration around to scheduling.  It is very difficult for a contractor to arrange for delivery of materials when there are 20 other shipments that need to be made that same day. Therefore, it is a lot safer to do business with a company that is large enough to have a good relationship with their suppliers. This is just one other downside to hiring to two guys working out of the back of a truck. An associate at the local distributor ABC Supply said “Unfortunately there are only so many orders that can get filled in a day, and we have to service our larger clients first before we can even consider the smaller guys.”  While material delivery is only one small part of a successful installation from start to finish, it is a very important one.


Please bare with your local contractors on scheduling installations!

Remember, every rain day or extreme temp day we deal with sets them back even further.  However many jobs were scheduled for installation that day are now added to backlog, and have to be moved in to the already existing future load.  Extreme temps and hard work day after day means tired crews.  Contractors can never forget to take care of their installers, and this also plays a key part in the proper scheduling of installations.  The safety and well being of the teams always must come first.  Go easy on your contractor if your installation dates take a bit longer to arrive, as they must make the best and safest decision and consider weather, availability of material delivery and refuse can delivery, the well being of their teams and the ability to successfully complete the project without issue concerning all points, and the existing backlog that must be taken care of.


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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. 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.

Spring Storms Cause Install Backlog

help!I NEED A NEW ROOF YESTERDAY…HELP!!!!   Installation Backlog


If you have read the news at all lately, you have seen that our industry has taken quite the beating from this springs weather. The construction industry is feeling the pressure more than any other.  It is also a seasonal business, which means they have even less time to get through their larger than usual backlog.


Roofing and construction companies are typically working at full capacity by mid March at the latest, and this year the massive spring wind storm kicked everything into high gear right away. Certain roofing contractors, such as American Standard Roofing of Southfield Michigan, work throughout winter…but this is a rarity now a days. It is hard to find companies like this because of the extra work that is required shoveling off snow before working, let alone paying the workers extra for the increased hazard and effort.  Temps have to hit at least 40 degrees, and in Michigan let’s face it…not even the weather man knows what will happen with the weather, even on the day of.  Now that the weather is much more permitting, you will find tons of companies with a back log for MONTHS on end.  Companies are scrambling to complete work, and to find the necessary skilled workers to complete these jobs.


The good news is that the materials ARE available.

This should make the bids more competitive, but again this all depends on demand for the work. This circles us backJob Duration around to scheduling.  It is very difficult for a contractor to arrange for delivery of materials when there are 20 other shipments that need to be made that same day. Therefore, it is a lot safer to do business with a company that is large enough to have a good relationship with their suppliers. This is just one other downside to hiring to two guys working out of the back of a truck. An associate at the local distributor ABC Supply said “Unfortunately there are only so many orders that can get filled in a day, and we have to service our larger clients first before we can even consider the smaller guys.”  While material delivery is only one small part of a successful installation from start to finish, it is a very important one.


Please bare with your local contractors on scheduling installations!

Remember, every rain day or extreme temp day we deal with sets them back even further.  However many jobs were scheduled for installation that day are now added to backlog, and have to be moved in to the already existing future load.  Extreme temps and hard work day after day means tired crews.  Contractors can never forget to take care of their installers, and this also plays a key part in the proper scheduling of installations.  The safety and well being of the teams always must come first.  Go easy on your contractor if your installation dates take a bit longer to arrive, as they must make the best and safest decision and consider weather, availability of material delivery and refuse can delivery, the well being of their teams and the ability to successfully complete the project without issue concerning all points, and the existing backlog that must be taken care of.


Web Logo

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. 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.

Homeowners Beware: Do Not Let Scammers Enter Your Home

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Here at ASR, customer safety and protection are our priority #1. We want to divert the attention of our readers to this post from Betty Sexton of KKTV11 News:

I want to pass on another reason to be very careful about opening your door to a stranger. A Colorado Springs couple who live on the north side of the city tell me they’re still shaken about their experience.

Even though they have a “No Soliciting” sign on their front door, a man rang the doorbell, claiming to be a roofer, offering to help them for free. They now believe he had an ulterior motive.

The so-called roofer said he noticed a few loose shingles on the couple’s roof. He told them if they had some hot water, he had the glue and material to fix the problem. They tell me, “He seemed like a real nice guy. I think he had a gift of gab.” They say the man, in his late 20s, about 5-foot-5 with a muscular build and dark hair was driving a royal blue Ford pickup truck. The man reportedly got some items out of the back of his truck and seemed ready to get to work.

The stranger followed the husband into the kitchen and waited while he ran the tap. He told him the water had to be really hot. Then the man claimed the water wasn’t hot enough. He insisted that they boil the water.

That’s when the husband got suspicious. Out of the corner of his eye he noticed movement and saw another man had somehow entered their house and was heading out of the bedroom area of their home.

When the husband confronted the second man, who also had dark hair but was younger and smaller, the so-called roofer reportedly said, “Oh, this is my brother. His name is Joey. He’s looking under your ceiling for water leaks.” Neither the husband nor the wife bought that story. They said the first man never talked about a second man and they have no idea how or when he got into their home. Both men were then ordered out.

The husband told me, “It scared the hell out of me.” his wife said, “I still don’t feel very safe.”

The couple called 911 and a police officer came out and took a report. They checked, but don’t believe anything is missing. The couple feels lucky. They’ve beefed up security and want to share their story so others won’t be as trusting as they were.

I’ve told you about a few other cases where homeowners have allowed a stranger into their homes, who claimed to be with Colorado Springs Utilities. They later learned the man was a crook who had a second, silent accomplice who helped himself to their valuables.

It’s no longer safe to open your door to strangers, period. If you’re not expecting someone, don’t feel compelled to open the door. If you do open the door, keep outsiders outside. Ask to see their credentials, keep the door locked, and call to verify their story.

One more note: 11 Call for Action had such an overwhelming response to our free senior seminar last week, we’ve decided to hold a second one from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Two representatives with the Colorado Springs Police Department will be there as well as the head of Silver Key. It will be at Radiant Church at 4020 Maizeland Road in Colorado Springs. We will focus on the scams targeting seniors.

Contact Betty Sexton at bsexton@kktv.com or 578-0000.

Here at American Standard Roofing, we strive to make sure our customers feel safe and secure. Customer satisfaction is our main goal and that includes our high quality craftsmenship, to our safe and reliable crews. Our reputation and reviews speak for themselves. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to schedule your free quote. And remember homeowners, be safe!