Dark Color Roofing Shingles: Right Choice For Your Home

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Dark Color Roofing Shingles:

In today’s post our team of experts here at American Standard Roofing discusses the importance of knowing how dark color of roofing shingles complement your home. We will also help ensure that you make a choice that will suit your home’s appearance. In addition we will also remind homeowners about how dark roofing shingles are almost always more suited to colder climates. Here in Michigan area, dark color roofing shingles are extremely popular too. Our team discusses further underneath.

Climate Consideration is Important:

Climate Considerations

As mentioned earlier, the number 1 reason for choosing dark color roofing shingles should be your climate zone. Here in Southfield Michigan and Metro Detroit area in general, dark color roofing shingles are very popular for homes. The reasons are very simple. Color of roofing shingles keep homes energy bills from piling up. Roof colors affect the overall temperatures of your homes.

Reflection And Absorption of Heat:

Reflect or Absorb Heat

Reflection and absorption play an important part in how seasonal roof colors affect your homes. A well known fact that always escapes our attention is that roof colors affect your homes internal temperature. Another fact is that roofs with a lighter color reflect heat and high temperature. The opposite applies for dark color roofing shingles which absorb that heat and high temperature. This off course means that this heat gets transferred to the roofs below the roof.

Dark Color Characteristics:

Dark Colors

These colors include dark grays, blues and greens. They represent sophistication and contemporary architecture. Our experts recommend darker shades with white trims to bring out the contrast and personality of your home. For a great roof and siding color combination, we also recommend using darker shades for urban areas.The mix of old and contemporary architecture will develop your home build it’s own personality.

Are Dark Shingles More Suitable in Michigan Area?

Michigan Roofs

Dark color roofing shingles make sense in Michigan area. We sell a lot of them. In colder temperatures, people want more heat inside their homes. A darker shade roof captures and absorbs more heat compared to a lighter color roof. For this reason, our team here recommend darker colored roofs in older climate zones with long winters and short summers.

Verdict: Go For Dark Color Roofing Shingles?

Verdict : Roof Colors Affect Your Homes

In the end the decision is obviously the homeowner’s. We do know that roof colors affect your homes, and that is a fact. The Energy Department of US recommends lighter colored roofs for houses in warmer climates. But they also provide a caveat: lighter colored roofs may increase utility bills and energy costs in colder climate areas. Ultimately, it becomes a matter of personal preference. With the wide variety of roofing shades and materials available in the market, a suitable comprise can be achieved between the right color and local climate.

We’re Here For All Your Planning Home Improvement Help!

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American Standard Roofing serves all Metro Detroit area and a covers a 50 mile radius of the region. We offer our services to each and everyone within this service radius. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 for all your roofing needs. We are happy to help!

The Effects of Weather

Protecting us from the power of nature


Your home is the last line of defense

lightningThe only thing standing between you and the elements is the house that you live in. This can be quite scary if you really consider the implications. We all know that taking care of home improvement projects can seem like a never ending task. So, where to begin? Well, from the top down of course! Think of the roof like the head of a body, it is in charge of all the major functions you need to protect your property. It is the closest part of your house to the sky and therefore takes the harshest punishment from the weather. Heavy snow, ice, rain, and other wet weather all need to be kept outside of your house, but they take a heavy toll on that poor old roof over your head!

Praying to the weather Gods will only get you so far!


Practical advise to help preserve your roof.

Now, keep in mind all this information is provided assuming you had a quality roof installed in the first place. Trust me when I say, more often then not this is simply not the case. The majority of roofing contractors simply install the cheapest and easiest roofing system available, then run off with all the profit that they can. This is because they have no intention of staying in business long. They may not be licensed or insured, and simply change the companies name when the problems and complaints start to pile up. To make this short and to the point…the first thing you can to in order to properly maintain your roof is to hire a professional roofing contractor in the first place!


Dangerous and not much fun but so, so important:  Get rid of all that heavy snow ASAP!roof snow remove

Once the snow has piled up past a half-foot or so you are risking potential damages to your roof. It is obviously best if you are capable of getting up there and actually shoveling the snow off the entire roof. However, there are tools for the less coordinated or adventurous such as the roof rake that allow you to accomplish similar results from the ground. This simple tool can be purchased at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot and is telescoping so that you can get that extra reach without over extending yourself. If you are a hard core do it yourself type person check out this article on how to make one yourself and save a little money. The DIY Snow Ripper Can Eliminate Snow From Your Roof in Minutes


Properly installed, this can be a life saver!

Heat Tape for heavy traffic problematic areas.

heat tapeA solution that should be utilized for any pesky or hard to reach areas that are a constant pain in the winter times. There are just some areas that you can’t get to in order to clean them off or that seem to collect a ton of ice regardless of what you do. Heat tape will help to melt the snow and ice in these areas, but make sure it is installed in such a manner that it will work with gravity. Some people have had great success running it throughout the gutter system as this is usually the first place to freeze up when it gets cold. The last thing you want to do is to install it somewhere in which it will just melt the ice and then the water just sits there with no where to go. It will find its way right into your house somehow or another. There are heat tapes available at your local hardware store for common problems, and there are commercial heat tapes that require a electrician to install. Analyze the situation and determine how severe of a problem you have before making a purchase.


Proper air flow will do wonders.

With enough ventilation, most of your problems should solve themselves.air flow

Most people do not understand how important ventilation is when it comes to roofing. You want the temperature in your attic to match that outside, and the only way to ensure this is with the proper installation of intake and output vents. With the temperatures closely matched you minimize the condensation and thus likelihood of the roof wood rotting or growing mold. When a roof is well ventilated rarely will you see any major issues with ice damning except in low slope areas. A commonly overlooked mistake is when the bathroom or dryer vents are dumping right into the attic. These need to be properly vented using a roof jack so that they do not cause unwanted temperature fluctuations & excess moisture from getting in your attic.


Animals love to find soft spots so they can make their new homes in your roof!

If you suspect any rotten wood up there, it is best to replace it sooner then later.

squirrel houseThe smallest of leaks can cause moisture to rot away that wood quicker then you would ever believe. As cute as they may seem you really do not want to deal with any animals taking up residence in your residence. Animals such as squirrels and birds will literally spend an entire day searching for that one soft spot that they can continue to chew until a hole straight into the attic has been formed. Once inside, getting them out can be tougher then evicting dead beat tenants from a rental property. If you have any concern about questionable looking wood on or around your roof, call a professional out as soon as possible. Better to be safe then sorry. Wood replacement is not all that expensive, and will save you a fortune in the long run by preventing the need for some major repairs.

Personal Sob Stories:

Have you ever delayed a roof repair only to suffer major consequences?

  •  Yes, it was a horrible mistake I will never make again
  •  No, we are lucky and should play the lotto!

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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.


 

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.

Wind Warranties-A post from the vault

Is wind a real problem in Michigan?

This is the after math of the March 2006 storm in Nixa, MissouriAre crazy wind storms common? Not generally, and those that use it as a selling point are taking advantage of your anxieties. They say that shit happens, well so do storms. They can cause unbelievable damage to your home in a fraction of a second. But, spending additional money trying to prevent this is generally a waste. We do not live in tornado alley, and we are far from the coast with all of their funny named hurricanes. It snows a lot in Michigan, and once in a blue moon we will get to see a tornado or two. That’s it, plain and simple. Any salesman that tells you their shingle can withstand a tornado needs to clearly explain what magical nailing pattern they plan to use.


The details are important, but nothing to go crazy over.

This is roofing that we are talking about here, not the most exciting subject in the world. You can’t wear it or drive it, and you will most likely only look at it once after it gets installed. That being said, it is important to have a professional properly install a quality product in order to provide you with as much protection as possible. Unless you are electing to get a metal roof, or have special circumstances that require specific considerations, keep it simple when shopping around. Nearly every contractor has access to the same exact materials; anyone that tells you they make their own is probably stretching. Unfortunately, all too often, one product will be recommended over another because of price alone. This is an important factor, but make sure that you at least explore all of your options before making a decision.


So you are saying that my roof won’t blow away during a storm?roofing tornado

That is not exactly what we are saying. There are no special nails, installation procedures, or rubber shingles that will protect you if the conditions are bad enough. This includes any extreme wind, rain, or snow storms that occur. God forbid you ever experience one of these calamities personally. In such an instance, any damages are generally covered by your insurance company.  Clients of American Standard can easily call us for a copy of their records, as all records are now digitally kept.


Special circumstances that warrant further consideration:

Extremely steep roofs are one such exception to this rule, as they require more nails to hold the shingle in place properly. There are also many other details that need to be considered when working on steep pitched roofs, things that you should clearly go over with a roofing professional before signing a contract. Certain homes, such as those located directly on a larger lake, tend to get hit pretty hard with sporadic gusts of wind. Again, in such situations a similar strategy may be recommended. These are all things a reputable contractor would suggest anyhow, they are standard practices. Purchasing an upgraded wind warranty is most of the time just giving you some additional peace of mind. This soothing feeling can however cost a fair amount of money. Just like the cold hard cash that you just spend to get this boost of confidence, the additional warranty is just a thin piece of paper. There is nothing more to it, no actual substance behind it, except in your mind.  A good contractor will follow the proper nail and sealant installation patterns, and back their work without question with no additional charge.  That kind of peace of mind is priceless.


Web LogoWe 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 gutter needs!

Quick Glance Over Residential Versus Commercial Gutters

Residential Versus Commercial Gutters

Residential versus commercial gutters is an important topic which our team at American Standard Roofing will cover in today’s post. We have come across a fair share of customers wanting to upgrade their gutter systems. This a result of the raging debate over residential versus commercial gutters and which one is better for residences. We have covered this in depth in a previous post, and we thought we’ll cover it again and go over a few things.

Advisable to upgrade when considering residential versus commercial gutters?

It is very common for customers to ask if they need to upgrade there gutters to a commercial 6 inch system. A lot of our customers come in with the impression that larger gutters generally mean better gutters. While yes, larger gutters mean lesser chances of debris getting stuck in, the statement might not always be true. Our team has a lot of experience with gutter systems and advises homeowners that most of the time sticking to a regular 5 inch residential gutter system is the best way to go.

Below, we will talk about three important reasons why homeowners should stick to residential when considering residential versus commercial gutters.

1. Aesthetic Appearance:

Ugly Gutters

A simple increase of just one inch in size can make a huge difference in appearance. It can have a huge impact on appearance when the gutters are hung. Broader, bigger gutters will end up covering the entire fascia board. Consequently, this means the house will show less amount of trim showing on the outside. Unfortunately this tends to make the home look much less appealing. Oversized gutters hanging on the outside also give the home a bulky or swollen look. Our advice is simple when it comes to residential versus commercial gutters. It never hurts to hunt around for houses with a similar look. Driving around! Look for homes that have the same type of gutters as you want. Looking around at houses can help homeowners save money. Our team has seen work orders being completed and then being ripped down only to have residential gutter systems put in because of aesthetic reasons.

2. Maintenance Issues:

Maintenance Gutters

Bigger gutters obviously have more flow of water. This means more debris. Commercial sized gutters need more maintenance as compared to smaller residential ones. Bigger gutters obviously need more cleaning done. That also means that during winter times more ice will build up along the lines of and inside the gutter. While there are many safeguards for both residential versus commercial gutters, things can end up dreadfully. Our team has seen gutters being ripped out from the sides even though they had solid fasteners. Needless to say, homeowners need be extra careful when it comes to maintenance. And remember, upgrade in terms of size in residential versus commercial gutters often means added maintenance because of the workload.

3. Structural Designs Will Not Get Fixed by Upgrading Gutters:

There have been certain instances in which customers wrongly assume that upgrading gutters will fix structural problems they have with the home. Certain homes are just designed poorly. This poor design leads to a whole host of problems which cannot be fixed by a simple gutter upgrade.

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For instance, certain areas in which several roofs all converge and pour directly into a valley are always going to be troublesome. These areas will accumulate an excess of ice and when it rains hard everything will pour together and come off that roof like a water fall. A gutter diverter can be helpful to reroute some of the flow but regardless of what you do the water will most likely still continue to flow over your gutters. Our recommendation is to place extra protection underneath the area so that the water doesn’t erode the soil or destroy the concrete.

As explained above, maintenance is important. Homeowners should make sure to clean out the gutters every fall season, and then in the winter throw up a calcium chloride puck or run some heat tape down the length of the gutter and the downspout. Simple solutions some times are also the most effective, our team suggests.

We’re here to help!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit area and need help with residential versus commercials gutters, do check us out. We’ve been in the business for over 36 years and have served over 11000 Metro Detroit customers! Customer satisfaction is everything for us. We offer lifetime warranty for the product, both labor and material. We have expert staff members, and dedicated employees. We also take pride in providing superior pay and safety to our crews. We are also fully licensed, bonded and insured.  Call us today at (248) 350-2323.

Bad Credit Roof Financing: Making Roofing Loans Easier

Bad Credit Roof Financing

Bad credit roof financing has become a primary hurdle for homeowners in the roofing industry today. Our team here at American Standard Roofing advises prospective bad credit roof financing homeowners looking for roofing loans, to be extremely careful. Finding a professional roofer with great background, experience and reputation is essential. That said, when majority of roofing companies hear that you are looking for bad credit roof financing, they start using unsavory tricks. Multiple ‘plans’ suddenly start popping up for bad credit roof financing, along with options that sometimes homeowners do not need. Their salespeople try to force down more projects on you piggybacking on the bad credit roof financing and loan. Here at American Standard Roofing we think this is extremely unprofessional behavior. Our business philosophy is simple: the more aware customer is the better it is for everyone. That is why we have an article for you today that will discuss in-depth bad credit roof financing and loans for better homeowner awareness.

Bad credit roof financing shouldn’t be a hurdle for homeowners!

Bad Credit Roof Financing Hurdles

There has been a decline in some distasteful practices in financial sector over last few years. This has resulted in more cleansed environment in terms of greedy and wolfish common practices. However, unfortunately, the home improvement and roofing industry still have loopholes for bad credit roof financing that can hurt homeowners.

Discounted cash prices or bad credit roof financing?

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Homeowners need to understand is importance of quality products and service for the roof. This comes even before the bad credit roof financing loan. After you have decided on that, let the contractor know you are interested in financing. Any earlier and you risk being taken advantage of. This is because most roofing companies have a knack for selling things homeowners rarely need. One important thing to note here though is that usually contractors will provide a discounted cash price when you bring up bad credit roof financing. It is up to the homeowner to decide if that is a good option. In the end, the homeowners need to decide whether monthly payments (which usually come with added costs) is more feasible for their wallets, or a discounted total payment is the way to go. It all depends on individual circumstances.

Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate:

 

Negotiations

We cannot emphasize on this enough. The best way to negotiate your bad credit roof financing is by considering the total amount you are willing to pay. It is not by playing around with monthly payment amounts. Negotiate your bottom line. A common trick contractors use is throwing a low monthly payment at you. A low, fixed month payment is great. But is it great if you have to pay the amount for over a decade? Will it be okay if you miss a payment and the amount suddenly triples? Not so much. Negotiating terms before hand is also important because taking out bad credit roof financing loans comes with great responsibility. This also needs to be negotiated seriously because it comes with high chance of accumulating debt over a period of time as well. Not to mention the impact it will have on borrowers credit history.

Make your down payment after much consideration:

Think Before Making Downpayment

Homeowners need to pay special attention when making down payment for the bad credit roof financing loan. Do not let contractors change numbers mid way through the projects after you have made the down payment. A homeowner can get caught making a huge down payment and then having to pay more because original quoted amount gets changed because of ‘unforeseen circumstances’. Simply because customer has an open credit line does not give contractors the reason to charge more.

So what are some kinds of bad credit roof financing and loans?

Bad Credit Roof Financing Loans

Luckily, there is a wide variety of bad credit roof financing available. The best advice to look for such a loan is to check banks, credit unions and other lending institutions. Most of them are willing to work with bad credit. There are other options as well like personal loans, credit cards, and other lines of credit that we will discuss in detail underneath. Besides this, another option is to talk to your roofing professionals. If it is a reputable company, they should be able to offer bad credit roof financing with ease. Following are a few ways homeowners can look in getting loans:

  1. Professional Contractors: Your contractor might even be able to offer you financing. Many companies have relationships with lenders that allow them to apply for a loan for you, and the lender would pay the contractor directly. These types of loans are specific for construction, and often have 0% interest rates and other promotional specials. However, just like a credit card, if you miss a payment the interest rate will usually go up substantially, so make sure keep track of when payments are due.
  2. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Title I: This loan can work for people looking for bad credit roof financing. If you are a home owner and you do not have a lot of equity built up, you can generally get qualified for this. It is very simple how this works. Any lending institution (such as bank or credit union) will provide loans from their funds and FHA will insure them against any loss they might take if borrower defaults. This loan can be taken to work on roof repairs, replacements and even some luxury item renovations. Here is a link to the program’s website for more information.
  3. Credit cards: These are a good mode of obtaining a loan, and their more feasible if their interest rates are low. Homeowners do need to have good to moderate credit to qualify for that, however, in most cases. Many customers with bad credit opt for applying for credit cards that have a security deposit with them and a lower credit line. These type of credit cards are easier to obtain when looking for bad credit roof financing. If you’re good with managing finances, this can work out well. Break up the cost in monthly payments and do not charge anything else to the card. An excellent tip from our experts here at American Standard Roofing.
  4. Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): This is another option customers can look into. Existing home owners can put their home as collateral for a loan and then use it for roof repairs/replacements. More information about HELOC can be found here. This type of line of credit is generally only used for large expenses. They can include medical bills and necessary home improvements. A good idea is to draw on this line of credit. Then finance a new roof with this credit, and pay it all off over time eliminating further need for search of roofing companies that finance. Home refinancing and home equity lines of credit are different in that you are putting up your home as collateral for the money they are loaning you. You should discuss with your banker what the best option is for your situation.
  5. Build Your Savings: Start saving! That is the best option among all other for bad credit roof financing. Start putting away a fixed amount today. This will gradually build up for that rainy day when you need a new roof.
  6. Grants: Finally, if you have tried looking into all other options for bad credit roof financing, and still come short, do not worry. Most areas in the US have allocated grants from the federal and state government. Homeowners will have to check with local building administrators and talk to community members check what is available. While they rarely cover whole amount of project, they can still cover a major chunk of costs without hurting the wallet.

Think quality of work, not just costs:

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Just like everything else in the world, the right balance is very important. While costs might be important, remember that a bad installation can come back and haunt you. There needs to be a good balance between the quality of work and products and the costs incurred by the homeowner. Sure bad credit roof financing is harder to get. But that doesn’t mean you should compromise on quality.

Other important questions to consider when considering taking out a loan:

  1. Another important thing to consider when working with bad credit roof financing is asking yourself if you really need the loan. Is it actually need or a want? Will you be able to survive without taking out this loan?
  2. Will the new roof or any other improvement being done from this loan actually increase your home’s value?
  3. At this time, when you are planning on taking out a loan and in need of bad credit roof financing, can you really afford the renovation? In case of roof, can you afford it in terms of monthly payments or discounted cash price?
  4. Finally, will there be any tax deductions you can claim at the end of the year? Are there any credits that you as a homeowner can earn due to taking out this loan?

Have you shopped around?

Compare Lenders

The above info-graphic is from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Most of the homeowners do not do necessary homework when it comes to taking out a loan. Keeping in mind the above types and conditions e mentioned, there are a variety of bad credit roofing loans out there with different interest rates. Our advice to homeowners is simple: get multiple quotes from several different contractors and lenders. You should get quotes from contractors before approaching lenders so that you’ll know how much you need to borrow. Our team also advises getting a minimum of at-least 3 quotes from different contractors.

One of the benefits for that is when you approach a lender to get a loan, they will have an easier time determining bad credit roof financing amount. This will also go on to show the lending institution that you are serious about the work that needs to be done. It will also go on to show that you have done your homework and have come to them for borrowing after due diligence. In addition, homeowners should also check with their local bank or credit union that they have an ongoing relationship with over the years. These lending institutions might be willing to work with homeowners they have known for a long period of time despite bad credit and other circumstances.

Getting more than 1 quote for the roof job also enables homeowners to find the best and the most cost effective plan tailored for them. This effectively will reduce the cost of the project and make the bad credit roof financing amount lower making it easier to get the loan.

So what should homeowners do? Go online, talk to people for referrals and do your homework when looking for contractors. There are many out there but you will have to differentiate the good ones from the bad ones. That is not an easy task in itself given the market saturation when it comes to roofing professionals.

A few things you should be looking for in contractors:

  1. Make sure contractors are licensed, bonded and insured.
  2. Make sure they offer full warranty of the product along with labor. Here at American Standard Roofing we offer 30 year product and labor warranty.
  3. Make sure the contractors are reputable. Go online and check their reviews. Customer satisfaction is key. Online reviews are an excellent way of judging how contractors treat their customers. Our reviews are best in the business.
  4. Talk to people in the community. Referrals are an excellent way of finding good contractors.

How does Credit Score Matter?

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Above is an excellent infographic from credit.org that shows what credit scores lending institutions consider when making decisions about bad credit roof financing. While not exact, it should give homeowners an idea of how interest rates vary as credit scores go up or down.

While it may look scary, but here at American standard Roofing, we work with multiple financial institutions who will work with you.

GIVE US A CALL TODAY!

We are Michigan’s #1 roofers. We have been in the roofing business for over 36 years and know what we’re doing. Over a period of time we have built relationships with a bunch of financial institutions. We will work with you and get you on your way to getting that new roof. Call us today at (248) 350-2323 or visit our website here.

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Expert Tip From Professionals at American Standard Roofing

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When you have a problem, turn to the pros for advice. Don’t get caught with sudden, costly repairs. Keep a close eye on your roof and learn how to spot problems. American Standard Roofing have been in business for over 36 years. We are here to help. This quick and short post will provide an expert tip from our professionals.

Leaking roofs can cause a lot of damage if not fixed right away. As covered previously by us, most leaking roofs do not necessarily require new roofs. Most leaks are failures in flashings. This can cause thousands less than in fact replacing the entire roof.

Your roof also plays a major factor in the overall efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems. In both hot and cold weather, moisture in the attic can become trapped and condense on the rafters. That is why it is important to insulate it properly. This moisture can drip down onto the insulation and reduce its effectiveness. This can result in increased energy costs. As we all know, winter is upon us and while we like to stay warm. At the same time it is also important to improve efficiency. To help prevent ice build up in the winter, make sure you have properly installed foam or cardboard baffles in the inlets of your home.

Solution to your roof could be very simple. The best tip any homeowner can get is that it is very necessary to call an honest, reliable and reputable roofing professional to have your roof checked out.

Remember to use a roofing company with a dedicated service department, like American Standard Roofing. Customer service, honesty and professionalism are our number one priorities. We are a premium roofing company that serves both residential and commercial customers in Metro Detroit areas and beyond.

Best Shingle Color, Oh Mother…

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You have asked me for the best shingle color, 

all that I can say to you is "Oh mother...",

we are good friends, I think of you as a brother,

and it does not matter how we we know each other,

because your wife she will smother,

my face as if caught with another lover,

all certainty she will make sure to cover,

with doubt and regret, as if I know the best shingle color,

I feign to be color blind in order to save my own behind,

happy wife, happy life is all that is on my mind,

if asked, deep in my heart that is all you will find,

devotion and faith, respect of her opinion no matter how it grinds,

for a roof you will look at once and make sure it is aligned,

then to forget about it and all of its kind,

siding, gutters, insulation and such,

the home improvement bug has you deep in its clutch,

you ending up spending too much,

and now you are forced to live in a hutch,

a shell, a broken room because your house is on a crutch,

best to just leave the country and become a Dutch.