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Our typical roof installation takes one to two days depending on the size of the roof, how steep the roof is, and how much wood decking needs to be replaced.
The factors that influence the cost of a new roof are generally the quality of material used, the difficulty of the installation, number of stories of the home, and the number of layers currently on the roof. You can read our blog post here for a more in-depth explanation on the factors that influence the cost of a new roof.
Yes, have us pull the permit, because whoever pulls the permit is then liable for the work. Most cities in Southeast Michigan DO require a permit, with average permit costs between $150 and $600 based on the city where the work is being done.
The steepness of the roof determines if it is flat or pitched and this is measured on a scale of 0/12 to 12/12. If a roof is a 2/12 or lower, it is considered flat, and flat roofing material must be used for installation, not only for the safety of the home but to meet building code requirements as well. Here in Michigan, if your roof is measured at 3/12, we are required to cover the entire roof deck (the wood the roof sits on) with ice and water shield.
Ventilation is the most critical component of your roofing system, and this is how we achieve the longest lifespan of your roof! We will explain the current type of ventilation you have in detail, what is needed to balance the airflow, and how we are going to install it. Our sales team and our installers are certified year after to year through AirVent, Inc. to ensure we are up-to-date on optimal ventilation and available products.
Be wary! We have all heard of extended warranties that panned out to be worth about…. Nothing. We are a 5-star certified contractor through CertainTeed, which means that our entire team has to test each year, ensuring we are up-to-date on the materials we use and exactly how to install them. Our work is inspected by members of CertainTeed’s team, and we must be current on our liability and workers compensation insurance as well as be in good financial standing. Meeting those high standards means we offer an exclusive warranty directly through CertainTeed that covers tear-off, material, disposal and labor! Almost unbelievable right?! The best part? If we win the lottery and move to Bora Bora, CertainTeed can only replace our work with another 5-star certified contractor.
You mean you don’t want to climb up onto your roof, rip the old roof off and handle getting all the old nasty nails and debris into a dumpster? Of course not—but WE do! This type of home remodel takes the right tools, equipment, and knowledge. We will handle it all from the start with our professional set-up to the final nail clean up. We leave your home looking better than when we arrived.
The only preparation is covering and/or removing any valuable or precious items that may be stored in your attic or garage. Old dust, sawdust and granules fall through the rafters while we are working, so covering items or removing that precious Hot Rod or Harley before we come really helps! As for patio furniture, grills or items normally stored outside, we will move them away from the home during installation and then put them back into their spot once we are finished.
Once your old roof is completely removed, the deck will be visible to assess for damage. Our team leader/foreman will take pictures of the deck and then replace only the area/s that require replacement. If you are home during installation, we will knock on the door and let you know if there is damaged wood and our plan for replacing it. If you are not home, we will call and keep you updated on the decking the day of install.
The very best way to ensure energy efficiency in Michigan is by having the most efficient ventilation system and the proper amount of insulation in your attic. These two systems work together to create a long life for the roof and additionally, they take the pressure off your furnace and air conditioner.
The best way to maintain your new roof is ensuring the gutters are clear of debris to facilitate water dispersion and to trim back any tree branches that may be touching the roof. That’s it!
Our estimates include a free roof and attic inspection, a personalized meeting with one of our knowledgeable sales team members, an open discussion of all available options and the best solutions for your home, a value-driven price including all skilled labor, quality materials, and disposal. When it comes to your home and your money, we make it personal!
We determine the “very worst case scenario” prior to beginning and openly discuss this with you. We are transparent and open about your home, and while most installs do not have structural issues, we are homeowners, too, and no one wants major surprises during a large project like a new roof. Not only will we be prepared before we start, but we document everything and will keep you informed along the way.
We recommend inspection at least once every five years. If we have extreme weather events with hail, strong winds, and ice, call us. We are ready and willing to come take a look. Proactive inspections help us maintain your peace and protection.