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Replacing Roofs on Historic Homes

Replacing Roofs on Historic Homes

Do you own an older home that’s rich with personality? Is your roof unique, contributing to the charm of your home? Owning a historic home should be a point of pride! You’re preserving the classic charm of your local neighborhood, but preserving history can pose some challenges. Importance of Historical Roof Preservation Historical roofs are not just functional elements of a building;...

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Roofing and Home Resale Value: What You Need to Know

Roofing and Home Resale Value: What You Need to Know

Getting ready to sell your home? Wondering if a roof replacement will allow you to list your house for a higher selling point? According to sources like Credit Karma and Zillow , the answer is yes!  Generally, roof replacements bring in over a 60% return on investment, making them a valuable home improvement. A well-maintained roof improves curb appeal, and provides future buyers with peace ...

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Preparing for Spring Storms

Preparing for Spring Storms

Are you looking forward to sunshine and backyard barbeques?  Do you have to remind yourself of the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers”? Michigan's unpredictable weather, heavy rains, strong winds, and occasional hailstorms can pose challenges for your roof. Get your roof ready to prevent potential damage and costly repairs.  Here's a quick guide on how ...

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Spring Cleaning: The Optimal Time for Roof Maintenance

Spring Cleaning: The Optimal Time for Roof Maintenance

Are you ready to begin spring cleaning? Don’t know where to start? Can you recall the last time you had your roof inspected? This year, consider cleaning your house from the outside in. As temperatures rise and snow melts, mold and mildew thrive in the warm, moist conditions. Spring into action this year and catch these issues ahead of time before they snowball.  Here’s what you ...

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Common Winter Roofing Problems and How to Prevent Them

Common Winter Roofing Problems and How to Prevent Them

 Are you eagerly awaiting the warmer temperatures of Spring? Sick of grey skies, cold rain, and snow?  Winter can be a challenging season for you and your home, too.  One of the areas most affected by winter is your roof. Understanding common winter roofing problems and taking simple preventive measures can save you time, money, and headaches.  Here are some common issues and ...

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Ice Dam Prevention and Removal: Protecting Your Roof from Winter Damage

Ice Dam Prevention and Removal: Protecting Your Roof from Winter Damage

Who doesn’t love the beauty of snow-covered landscapes? Can’t wait to sit by the fire and drink hot cocoa after making your first snowman?  Amidst the picturesque scenery, there lie risks to your home's integrity – ice dams. These frozen barriers can wreak havoc on your roof, leading to costly repairs if not addressed.  What are Ice Dams?  Ice dams form when a...

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How a Well Cared for Roof Helps Save Energy

How a Well Cared for Roof Helps Save Energy

Have you noticed a sudden increase in your energy bills? Do you feel a draft in some areas of your home?  While you may associate roofing with protecting your home from the elements, a properly cared-for roof can also significantly impact your energy bills during the winter season.  Let's explore how a well-maintained roof can help you save energy and money. Insulation is Key Withou...

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Signs You're Working With a Reputable Roofing Company

Signs You're Working With a Reputable Roofing Company

Are you looking for ways to upgrade your home? Want to boost your home’s value?  When it comes to home improvement projects, few are as essential as roofing.  Your roof protects your home and everything inside it. When it's time to repair or replace your roof, you want to ensure that you're working with a reputable roofing company.  How can you be sure you're maki...

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Roof Replacement

How to Prepare Your Home for a Roof Replacement

Are you preparing your home for the holidays?  As the vibrant colors of summer give way to the warm hues of autumn, it's time to start thinking about home maintenance tasks before the cold winter sets in.  One project to consider is replacing your roof. Fall is an ideal time to take on this task so you can enjoy a cozy, worry-free winter. There are several reasons to replace your ro...

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How Attic Ventilation Affects Your Roof

How Attic Ventilation Affects Your Roof

Is your second floor unbearably hot in the summer? Does your roof get ice dams in the winter? Just as ventilation is important for comfort and air quality in the main living spaces of your home, it’s important for your attic, too.  Here’s how attic ventilation affects your roof and how you can improve it: Problems Caused by Poor Attic Ventilation  Poor Air Flow Heat rises, a...

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Roofing Maintenance Tips for Longevity

Roofing Maintenance Tips for Longevity

Did you recently replace your roof? Want to make sure it lasts a lifetime?  Maintaining your roof is essential for its long-term durability and home protection. While it may seem like a daunting task, regular roof maintenance can be simple.  Keep Your Roof Clean Regularly cleaning your roof is a simple yet effective way to maintain its durability. Remove debris like leaves, twigs, and b...

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Tips for Handling Unexpected Roofing Issues

Tips for Handling Unexpected Roofing Issues

Did a recent storm damage your roof? Not sure about the best course of action? Unexpected roofing issues can happen at any time, causing stress for you and potential damage to your home. Knowing how to handle these situations can help reduce further damage and get your roof back in shape more efficiently.   Here are a few tips for handling roof damage, including the first actions to take whe...

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How Roofing Affects Your Energy Bills

How Roofing Affects Your Energy Bills

Do you have an older roof and high energy bills? Are you replacing your roof? Want to make sure it’s as energy efficient as possible? Your roof is a large component of your home, but it isn’t something you usually think about. When you do think about it, you’re probably just crossing your fingers that it will last a few more years!  However, when it comes to your home econo...

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New Siding Boosts Your Homes Curb Appeal

New Siding Boosts Your Homes Curb Appeal

Is the color of your siding starting to fade?  Are parts of your home exposed due to cracks in the vinyl?  New siding directs water away from your home, provides a layer of insulation, and affects your home's overall appearance! First impressions matter; if you’re trying to sell your home, replacing your siding can give you a leg up on the competition. Here’s how new sid...

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How to Prepare Your Roof for Summer

How to Prepare Your Roof for Summer

Are you ready for sunshine and warmer weather?  Have you completed your spring cleaning checklist? Not sure if your roof is ready for the summer heat?  In the summer, it’s hot during the day then quickly cools at night. This rapid temperature fluctuation can cause roof expansion and contraction, creating tension that decreases your roof's lifespan.  The summer heat is una...

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Why Spring Cleaning Should Include Your Roof

Why Spring Cleaning Should Include Your Roof

Are you getting ready to clear out your closets and deep clean the carpets? Spring cleaning activities should include the exterior of your home too! You might take care of your lawn and flower beds, but your roof also needs attention! Heavy winter snow and ice can be hard on your roof. Checking on your roof’s appearance during the spring can help diagnose issues before they get out of hand....

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If Your Roof Starts Leaking

If Your Roof Starts Leaking

What to Do When Your Roof Starts Leaking The first thing to do if you notice a leak in your roof is to clear the area around the leak and contain the water. Sometimes this means moving furniture out of the way and then finding a bucket or trash can that you can use to collect the water. This keeps your furniture and valuables out of harm’s way, and by collecting the water in a container, yo...

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Poor Ventilation Causes Rot

Poor Ventilation Causes Rot

How Insufficient Ventilation Causes Your Roof to Rot If your roof isn’t ventilated properly, it will lead to damage over time. Stagnant air holds moisture, which can seep into the woodwork. On hot days, roofs can trap large amounts of heat. Mold Damp, hot, stagnant air makes the perfect conditions for mold growth. The difference in temperature between your roof and the outside, or even the ...

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Buying or Selling a Home?

Buying or Selling a Home?

Are You About to Buy a House - But the Home Inspection Revealed Bad News About the Roof?  A thorough roof inspection from an Ann Arbor roofer give you a clear picture. Recently an associate of ours we’ll call “John” was looking at buying a home. He and his wife are expecting their first child and he wanted to find the perfect place for them to call “home.” They ...

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Importance of Good Ventilation

Importance of Good Ventilation

Does Your Home Need Roof Ventilation? You might find yourself asking if roof ventilation is actually worth it for your home. The short answer is yes, any home with an attic space would benefit from ventilation. There are a few reasons for this. Good Airflow Heat rises and when it does it gets trapped under your roof. Vents provide the heat with a way to escape, which promotes good airflow through...

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Fixing Roof Leaks

Fixing Roof Leaks

Fixing Leaks with Experts on Roof Repair in Ann Arbor, MI  Your roof puts up with a lot—from snow and rain, wind, extreme temperatures, trees, and more. A well-designed roof will guide water from high point to low point until the water runs into the gutter or off an edge. Unfortunately, sometimes this simple system breaks down and you develop a leak. If you think your roof might be lea...

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Bad Weather Impacts Your Roof

Bad Weather Impacts Your Roof

  How Does Bad Weather Impact Your Roof? No matter where you live, the weather poses a threat to your roof. Each season will affect your roof differently, and it’s essential to know what signs to keep an eye out for. Rain Storms Every home in the U.S. deals with rain. Roofs are built to keep water out, but that doesn’t mean they are immune, especially as the roof gets older. If r...

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Time to Replace Your Roof?

Time to Replace Your Roof?

How to Know Whether to Repair, Patch, or Replace Your Roof Your roof is a major part of your home, it helps insulate and protect your home from the elements, which is why it’s important to ensure it’s in good condition. There are a few different signs you can look for when determining whether you need to repair or replace your roof. Type of Roof Asphalt roofs are the most common type ...

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Maintaining Your Roof this Fall

Maintaining Your Roof this Fall

Tips to Maintain Your Roof in the Fall   Do you notice twigs or other debris piling up on your roof? Do you keep your gutters clear? Early in fall when leaves are just starting to turn, you should check your roof to make sure you avoid excess weight. Here are some easy tips for maintaining your roof this fall: Check for fallen debris: twigs, leaves, and other fallen debris should be cle...

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Replace Your Roof this Fall

Replace Your Roof this Fall

Why You Should Replace Your Roof this Fall Do you want to increase the value of your home? Does your roof have damage you’ve been ignoring? Fall is the best season to replace your roof! Most homeowners rush to get projects done in the summer, so you’ll have an easier time scheduling a project in the fall! Here’s why you need your roof replaced this fall:   Comfortable Tempe...

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What to Ask Your Contractor

What to Ask Your Contractor

  What to Ask a Roofing Contractor Before you hire a company to perform work on your roof, you’ll want to do your research and make sure you are working with a licensed and experienced roofing contractor . Before hiring them, ask them a few questions and evaluate if they are the right roofer for you. Be sure to ask for a copy of their license, and make sure to browse their customer rev...

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Do You Need a New Roof?

Do You Need a New Roof?

When is it time for a roof replacement? Do you know when your roof was installed? Did you just buy an older home and are not sure about the roof? Like appliances, roofs have a lifespan before they need to be replaced.  U.S. News  did a Money article about the lifespan and projected replacement costs for everything from refrigerators and water heaters to the roof over your head. If you&r...

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When is it Time for an Inspection?

When is it Time for an Inspection?

When is it Time for an Inspection?   Do you have broken or missing shingles on your roof?   Is moss or lichen starting to grow on your roof?   A yearly roof inspection is easy to overlook, but once a year you should take a good look at your roof and pay attention to any problems you find.   Here are a few things to note when looking at your roof:  Cracked caulking or rust...

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Is Your Roof Ready for Winter?

Is Your Roof Ready for Winter?

Is Your Roof Ready for Winter? Have you trimmed the trees around your home? When was the last time your shingles were inspected? Inspecting and preparing your roof with a roofing company in Ann Arbor for winter is essential to prevent damage and stress. How to Prepare Your Roof for Winter: 1. Trim bushes and trees around your home : Even if you clean your roof and gutters in the fall, failing to ...

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Can a Roof be Replaced in Winter?

Can a Roof be Replaced in Winter?

Can a Roof be Replaced in Winter?  Do you need an emergency roof replacement? Are you concerned about winter weather affecting your project timeline? You’ll be glad to know that you can replace your roof in the winter, and there are actually some benefits to getting a roof replacement during the off season! How can your roof be installed in winter? Asphalt roofs can only be installed a...

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