09Nov/17
Clean work, checking the energy efficiency of their house by measuring the thickness of fiberglass insulation in the attic

How to Check Your Attic Insulation

As fall is here and winter is soon approaching, now is a good time to check your insulation. Let’s be honest, this is a pretty smart move! Ensuring that your insulation is in proper shape can save your hard earned money in the long run. At Ridgecon we encourage you to keep watch and make sure things are in working order before the colder weather kicks in. Before we get into the details of checking your insulation, let us digress a little. What is insulation? Insulation acts as a heat loss and heat gain barrier in roofs, ceilings, walls, and floors. Insulation can serve as a cost-effective way to make your home more energy-efficient and keep it cooler in the summer and warmer during the winter. Insulation can also reduce condensation and mold build–up in homes. Having proper insulation in your home is essential for many reasons. If you believe you might have a problem with the insulation of your home, make sure to schedule a professional insulation inspection. Remember, Ridgecon consists of a professional team of insulation contractors (one of the best in Michigan), who can check your attic insulation. What is included in an insulation check? First thing’sRead More…

02Nov/17
House under construction.Roof with metal tile,screwdriver and roofing iron

Roofing Terminology to Familiarize Yourself With

Pittsburgh lock seam, Half gable roof, Hip, Rake, Gable Vent… What do these words mean, right? If you’ve ever needed roof repair or roof installation in Macomb Michigan, you may have heard these expressions. These expressions are frequently used roofing terminology. Now, you may be wondering, why do I need to know this? When it comes to roofs or roofing, most people aren’t familiar with the jargon and the terminology that’s used by professionals. Some may think that roofing terminology should be left to the pros, but every homeowner has a roof over their head. By knowing the basics, you might be able to fix minor corrections on your roof and possibly be able to help your contractors identify and resolve any problems that might occur. With this in mind, you may want to continue reading and broaden your knowledge of roofing terminology. We know that it can get complicated because many contractors use different terms to describe the same service or roof area. Fortunately, there are a few terms which mean the same for all contractors, so you won’t feel like we’re speaking in a different language next time you call us! Roof Structure Deck – This is theRead More…

03Oct/17

The 5 Most Common Roof Problems You Should be on a Lookout For

The roof, like every other part of your home, needs to be maintained. Sometimes, it’s the weather that causes trouble other times it’s just time. As the roof gets older, the materials age and repairs get inevitable. Roof repairs can be a handful, and the repair costs can be pretty high if the problems aren’t treated when they first appear, our team at Ridgecon Construction present the 5 most common roof problems you might encounter in Macomb County. Poor installation problems One of the most common problems homeowners have to face has to do with faulty or poor installation. This can dramatically reduce the roof’s life expectancy while increasing the likelihood of further problems. When the roof isn’t installed correctly, rain, wind, snow, ice, and debris can lead to moisture getting under the layers of the roof which might lead to leaks, rot, and mold. Improperly installed flashing is also a common problem. Flashing seals the penetrated areas of the roof (the areas where the heating and cooling system, vent pipes and chimneys are). When this is poorly attached, it can cause open seams, laps which might lead to tiles blowing-off. Unwanted Guests No matter how cute some small crittersRead More…

27Sep/17

Get Your Roof Repaired Before the Stormy Weather Sets in

Autumn has once again rapidly approached! Fall can bring an array of unexpected weather in Michigan, so it is essential for you to evaluate your roof’s condition pronto. Inspecting your roof right now has many advantages. Problems caught early can be solved while they are still minor. If you do discover damage, you can more comfortably budget overall roof repair cost. You can also avoid the domestic emergency of having to repair leakage, insulation problems or other damage while rain is pouring through a compromised section of your roof. So, if you have any questions about your roof’s current state, place a call to Ridgecon Construction, a professional roof repair company in Macomb, to have your roof evaluated. Before you say “My roof is in great condition, I don’t need anyone to inspect it,” please consider some of the most common problems that could escalate into a roofing nightmare. If you don’t act in time, of course. Holes! First of all, you should inspect your roof for any potential holes. Leaks can do tremendous damage when the colder weather arrives. No one wants to see their furniture swimming for the gold medal. Uninvited guests Check for little critters and insects!Read More…

05Sep/17
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Are All Roofing Companies the Same? Compare Us!

Having work done on your roof is always a stressful experience. Apart from the expense, there’s the noise and mess that’s an inevitable part of any construction project. You have workers on your property all day, and, during the process, your home could be exposed and vulnerable to the elements. Add to all this the possibility of something going wrong and it’s no wonder many homeowners are hesitant to get work done. However, neglecting your roof is not an option, which is why you need to know how to choose the best people for the job. So are all roofing companies the same? The answer is a definite NO! The differences can be huge, making it very hard to know you’re hiring a dependable contractor. The first step in choosing the best is to make sure any company you talk to can answer yes to these three questions before asking them for a quote: Do they have Licensing and Insurance? Never hire a contractor who can’t produce a valid residential builders license and proof of adequate liability and workers insurance. Although their quote might be a lot cheaper than others, there is no guarantee of the quality of work, andRead More…

25Aug/17
Roofing Company preparing estimate for roof repair.

When Should I Repair or Replace my Roof?

No matter what material your roof is made of, at some stage, it will need repairing and, eventually, replacing. If it’s composed of asphalt shingles, which the majority of roofs are, this will be, give or take, every 20 years. Remember, although roof repair or replacement might seem expensive, it’s nothing compared to what the damage from a neglected roof might cost. Roof Repair So when is the best time to repair my roof? Well, before anything major goes wrong with it is the best answer to that question. This is why it’s a good idea to schedule a checkup once or twice a year, especially if it is more than 10 years old. In the early spring, look under the eaves and in the attic for any drips or damp patches. These could indicate that your roof has been damaged by snow and ice during the winter and has sprung a leak. When you’re cleaning your gutters in early fall, take the opportunity to check if any shingles have become loose or cracked or discolored. In either case, if you see anything suspicious, contact Ridgecon Construction roofing specialists to get it checked out. We’ll tell you if it canRead More…

28Jul/17
Best Shingle Material

What Is the Best Roof Shingle and Material for Your Home – a Guide for Making the Best Decision

Selecting the proper roof material for your home is an important decision that will have several effects on your home. Not only does it provide a distinctive visual effect, it will also affect the degree of maintenance your home will require. Ridgecon Construction has 20 years of experience, and we know that these decisions are not easy to make and can be confusing. However, we can walk you through every aspect of this choice with ease. If you are new to roof shingles, we can help you become familiar with them and make an educated decision. If you are looking for roof shingle prices, we are the ones you should call. Do you want to know more about CertainTeed and GAF shingles? You’ve come to the right place! CertainTeed and GAF Shingles A part of a roofer’s job is to give advice on brand choices.  CertainTeed and GAF shingles are among the most popular roofing material manufacturer brands in the market. Both high in quality and known for their reliability. Have you ever wondered what professional roofers think about these brands? If the answer is yes, read on! On average, CertainTeed shingles are recommended since workmanship and materials are aRead More…

21Jul/17
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The Michigan Roofing Company That Cares

When it comes to replacing the entire roof of your home, you know that you’re not facing an easy task.  Even if the damage is small, it can be dangerous to even assess the level of repair you need. This is where we come in! Ridgecon Construction is one of the best choices when it comes to roofing companies in Detroit. We offer professional roof repairing services here in Michigan and if you need a new roof, use our cutting-edge roofing calculator which will make your job easier by giving a good estimate of your end costs. Our roofing calculator is hassle free, meaning you don’t need to sign up or submit your personal details to use this tool! This can help you plan and change things accordingly throughout the process. Expertise in roofing isn’t just doing the job on the spot, it’s also about having an informed understanding of roofing materials and their characteristics. Our roofing professionals know for instance, what kind of shingle materials would suit your home best and are also aware of what changes should be made to the roof to accommodate this. As we have stated above, different roofing materials, dimensions, and roof types callRead More…

14Jun/17
Proper Gutter Installation and Cleaning

Why Is Proper Gutter Installation & Cleaning so Important?

Most people know the importance of maintaining their roof.  If you see a missing shingle, you get it replaced as soon as possible. After all, you don’t want water damage to your home, do you? However, it seems people are less concerned with their gutters.  Although they are often overlooked and neglected, gutters are an integral part of the roof.  They control the flow of rainwater, protecting your roof, walls, and foundation. If your gutters are not installed and maintained properly, it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars.  You could suffer water damage to your roof, interior, and exterior of your home.  Clogged gutters can also become a home to pests like bugs, rodents, and mold. Gutter Installation Gutter Installation – DIY or Professional?  Gutters are simple things, half-tubes of aluminum that hangs around the edge of the roof and sends rainwater down the drain, right?  Yes, but…and it’s a big but!  There’s a lot more to installation than what meets the eye. First, you have to choose the right type of material and the right size.  Get this wrong in the beginning, and you’re looking at years of expensive repair and maintenance work. Second is the pitch.  PitchRead More…

25May/17
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Our No Roof Left Behind Policy & Competition

Ridgecon is a family-owned roofing company in Detroit, known for Roofing Above All. For over 20 years, we’ve served thousands of homeowners in the Metro Detroit area, providing quality roofs and roof-related services. We know how important it is for you to have a safe roof over your loved-ones’ heads and we strive to make sure that is what you get. As a result, our business has thrived. For this reason, we want to give back.  A small token of appreciation for the trust the community has placed in us. We all know that times can get tough, and bad things happen to great people. Outstanding individuals can be forced, through no fault of their own, to choose between paying for basic necessities and medical bills or getting essential repair work done to their roof. Just like you, we hate to see our neighbors, family members or close friends faced with these decisions. Fortunately, No Roof Left Behind, allows you and Ridgecon to extend a helping hand. If you know a homeowner in need, we want to give you the opportunity to help out. In 2009, Ridgecon founded the No Roof Left Behind program. No Roof Left Behind is aRead More…