If your current residential or commercial roof is showing signs of wear and tear, is leaking, or falling apart, you need to replace it. There are dozens of commercials for roofing companies that claim to be the very best, but are they? How do you know which one to choose, or what kind of roof you need? Purchasing a new roof is a large expense. Therefore, you have to take the time to research roofing companies in your area, find out what they offer in terms of labor and materials, and make the best decision you can. If you live Downriver, there is one roofing company that stands out among the rest – Downriver Roofers. For more than 20 years, our roofing experts have been installing roofs for all kinds of buildings, from houses and condominiums, to restaurants and offices. We take pride in sourcing the highest quality materials for your roofing project. We know what a major purchase a new roof is for most people, so we offer affordable financing terms and provide budget-friendly options.
What kind of roof do you need?
There are many different roofing materials to choose from, each containing qualities that don’t fit every home or building. Here are some of the most common types of roofs, along with their positive and negative features:
Asphalt Shingles – these are the most common types of residential roofs in the U.S.
Pros: Low cost, easy to install.
Cons: Non-recyclable and rank low in insulating qualities.
Clay & Concrete Tiles – tiles offer a fancier, more elegant look, and come in a wide range of textures and styles.
Pros: More energy efficient, versatile, and durable.
Cons: Extremely heavy and more labor intensive to install.
Wooden Shingles – these come in a variety of woods, including cedar and pine, among others.
Pros: Provides a more natural, rustic look.
Cons: May not be fire-resistant or comply with local building codes; will cost an additional fee to have it specially treated.
Slate – Slate roofs are not ideal for extreme heat climates.
Pros: Long-lasting and sustainable, environmentally friendly, and beautiful visually.
Cons: Very heavy and costly.
Metal – they come in copper, steel, and aluminum, and are gaining popularity for new home construction.
Pros: Lightweight, recyclable, energy efficient, low-maintenance, don’t overheat, and perfect for inclement weather.
Cons: Noisy during storms and expensive.
As you can see, there are many popular styles of roofs available. A reputable roofing company, such as Downriver Roofers, will take the time to survey your current roof, record exact measurements, and consult with you on your priorities and needs before you commit to signing a written contract. We will show you before and after photos of projects we have recently done, and provide testimonials from satisfied customers. If this is your first time replacing your roof, we will walk you through the process from consultation to completion.
A new roof is a solid investment
Replacing your roof is a smart move in terms of ensuring you won’t have to deal with any water leaks or crumbling shingles. Additionally, a new roof will add to your home’s selling value if you ever decide to put in on the market. As an added bonus, if you select an energy-saving roof, it may also be tax deductible. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), “You may claim a credit of 10 percent of the cost of certain energy saving property that you added to your main home. This includes the cost of qualified insulation, windows, doors and roofs.” http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Get-Credit-for-Making-Your-Home-Energy-Efficient
Our roofing team installs roofs all year-round, so don’t worry about calling if the weather is less than ideal. We offer free consultations, and every technician on our staff is fully licensed, insured, and bonded. To schedule an appointment, call 313-307-4182, or check out our website at http://Downriverroofers.com.