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Seamless Gutter Replacement for Your Home

Gutter systems are an important part of your roofing system, helping direct runoff from your roof away from your home’s foundation. There are many types of gutters available for homeowners in the Canton area – although the best on the market are now seamless gutters.  If you are considering a gutter replacement, here are some [...]

2021-04-21T14:24:05-04:00By |Gutters|

Is a Tear-off Necessary for My Roof Replacement?

A roof replacement is a huge endeavor for a homeowner.  Often, you may wonder whether it is necessary to have your roofing contractor go through the whole process of tearing off the old roof. Wouldn’t it be much easier to simply install the new shingles over the old?  Here’s some information to point you in [...]

2021-04-21T14:40:17-04:00By |Residential|

How to Choose the Right Shingle

For homes in and around Canton, Michigan, our Southeast Michigan service area, or pretty much anywhere else in the Midwest, the primary choice of roofing shingles include: 3 tab shingle, architectural shingle, or designer shingle. But how do you choose which is best for your home? What is the difference in shingles besides the price? [...]

2021-04-21T14:40:17-04:00By |Residential|

Are my gutters going to be left clean after the job?

Absolutely, we actually clean your gutters twice! Your gutters are cleaned by hand after your old roofing material has been torn off, followed by a leaf blower to remove fine debris. After installation of the new roofing material, another cleaning is performed and your gutters are cleaned a second time. […]

2021-04-21T14:23:06-04:00By |Gutters|

How many nails are used per shingle?

Most shingle manufacturers recommend at least four nails per shingle and six in high wind areas such as Florida and Oklahoma. That answers the question about the minimum number of nails and we're sure you realize that the minimum will be good enough for fast buck roofing companies, plus they'll use the cheapest roofing nail [...]

2021-04-21T14:40:33-04:00By |Residential|

What is synthetic underlayment and why is it better than felt paper?

Synthetic underlayment is a high tech, high performance layer of material installed prior to the shingles on areas of the roof decking not covered by ice and water shield (the importance of ice and water shield covered in another post). The purpose of underlayment is to absorb asphalt from the shingle and provide an extra [...]

2021-04-21T14:40:33-04:00By |Residential|