Siding is the New Black

Siding has become a very popular choice for the exterior of both homes and sheds,

and it’s not hard to see why.  New siding can add a pop of color to your home, make the exterior look new again, and also offers a great maintenance free alternative to other options.


sidingWith aluminum or vinyl siding, you never have to worry about painting again.  Long lasting and durable, a quick spray down with the hose is usually all you need to make it look new again.

Siding will also add curb appeal to your home.  Not only will you enjoy pulling up in the driveway every day, it will be appealing for potential buyers as well.

Having new siding installed is also the perfect time to add more insulation to your home.  The insulation will be placed on the exterior of your home, then will be completely covered up with the siding.  When your home is better insulated, you will lose less heating and cooling from inside, and it will lessen the drafts in your home.  This means you will have to spend less money on your energy bills each month.

If you are considering siding for your home or shed, American Standard Roofing can help.  With over 40 years in the business, their professional installers will complete the job efficiently and properly.  The high quality siding used all come with a written warranty, and will last for years to come.  There are a variety of styles and colors to choose from.


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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.

Proper Roof Ventilation is Important: Our Experts Explain

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Proper roof ventilation is by far the most overlooked aspect of home maintenance by homeowners. Most homeowners fail to check if they have proper roof ventilation when considering repairs and other similar projects. One of the main reasons why it is overlooked is location. It is a hard to reach place. Access to roof is not always easy and same goes for the attic. Our experts go over proper roof ventilation in today’s post, and help homeowners better understand why it is so important.

What Does a Proper Roof Ventilation System Do?

In order to explain proper roof ventilation to homeowners, our experts here at American Standard Roofing came up with a simple explanation:

A proper roof ventilation system effectively stops moisture build-up in the winters on your roof, and lowers your temperature in the summers inside your home. It plays a key role in making any home’s cooling and heating systems more efficient. This not only increases the life of your roof, but also cuts down cost making it a friendly affair for your wallet.

It is also interesting to note that most homeowners think that once a roof is built or repaired, it is sufficiently ventilated. More importance is given to insulation than proper ventilation of roof. While insulation is extremely important, a proper roof ventilation is an important part of the equation as well.

Signs of Bad Ventilation in Your Home?

Signs for Non Proper Roof Ventilation

Our experts here have identified a few indicators that might point towards lack of proper roof ventilation. These are:

  1. If you feel there is excessive heat in the attic area during summers.
  2. If you spot mold or any kind of natural growth under your roof and attic area. These is usually due to dampness cause by lack of ventilation.
  3. If you see frosting on sheathing, rafters or other items in the attic. This can indicate a lack of air ventilation.
  4. If you spot water droplets from edge of nails. While this can also point to a leaking roof, this can also indicate a lack of proper roof ventilation.

Benefits of Proper Roof Ventilation:

Our team here is a big advocate for proper roof ventilation. Here are some benefits that homeowners reap:

DurabilityA properly ventilated roof lasts longer than a non-ventilated roof. It helps stop build-up of ice and dams on the roof which can cause damage to the roof and shingles. A big build up of ice is also bad for the entire building.

Airflow: A proper roof ventilation provides additional air-flow. This is beneficial both in summers and in winters. In summers it circulates the air keeping the temperature down. In winters additional air flow means dampness will not set in the building materials. Added air flow also means less damage to insulation in attic area.

Moisture lock: As explained above, proper roof ventilation also helps in protection from moisture. Moisture is the biggest enemy when it comes to roofing. It causes the building material to rot, consequently increasing repair costs. A well ventilated roof makes sure that air flow doesn’t allow moisture in the materials. A proper roof ventilation system also makes sure air is circulating adequately in both winters and summers.

Don’t Have Proper Roof Ventilation? Call Us!

Our experts strongly advise to check your roof for proper ventilation. If you think it needs work done, contact roofing professionals. If you’re wondering, homeowners can easily add on a ventilation system to an existing roof. If you’re roof has started showing signs of damage and you feel you might need a roof replacement, now is a good time as any to call us.

If you are not sure about your home’s roof ventilation, give us a call. We are roofing professionals with over 36 years of experience. We can help. We also do free roof, siding and gutter estimates. Give us a call today.