14Jun/17
Gutter installation and repair.

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.  Pitch isRead More…

25May/17
Image of flyer for No Roof Left behind project by Detroit Roofing company.

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…

03May/17
Man using nail gun to apply asphalt shingles to a roof

Small Roof Repair or Complete Makeover – When Does Your Roof Need a Complete Makeover?

The time eventually comes when you must make home repairs. When you’re a homeowner maintaining your home is key, and the roof is no exception. Most of the time, the roof repairs will be fairly minor ones, the kind you can easily fix yourself. However, at other times, the damage can accumulate to such an extent, that you are better off with a complete makeover rather than trying to repair it. When does your roof need only a small repair, and when does it need a complete makeover? Who are the best roofing contractors in Detroit? What will my roof repair cost? Ridgecon – Roofing Above All will help you find out in this article! Is the cost worth the hassle? Occasionally, the damage may seem small, but it can be a big gamble if you delay getting it repaired. It’s better to keep small problems small and to manage bigger problems effectively. Speaking in numbers, homeowners in the U.S. spend between $300 and $1,100 for a roof repair, so the average is around $650. Everything between $1000 and $3000 is considered a major makeover, but at that point, maybe a new roof would be the best solution. While theRead More…

29Apr/17
Colorful playroom interior in converted attic.

Converting Your Attic into a Living Space

Have you finally decided to clean up that dusty attic and turn it into a bedroom, a kids room, or any other kind of living space? It’s likely, you have been thinking about it for quite some time now, but still don’t know where to start and who to contact? When you start a project like this there are many things to consider, such as insulation, is your attic properly insulated? Also, keep in mind the roof. Do you need to install a new roof before starting a project?  Ridgecon – Roofing Above All, the best roofing contractors in Detroit are here to help you answer some of these questions. If your attic is empty, it has great potential to be transformed into an entertainment area, playroom, bedroom or even a man cave. For most of us, the only problem with utilizing this already-existing space is more or less the cost of conversion. Luckily, you already have the existing framework of the roof to work with, so costs are much smaller than adding an entirely new addition or extension to your home. Nevertheless, there are some things you still have to take into consideration before starting this project. It’s notRead More…

26Apr/17
Light spacious dining room with stone tile wall and built-in fireplace, skylight, tile flooring and view of entrance door

The Pros and Cons of Skylight Installation

Are skylights luxury household items? Should roofs have windows in them? Some people think about them as “money out the window”, while the truth is, these windows are almost a necessity for homes that receive limited natural light. Detroit roofing businesses and roofing contractors, in general, are well aware of the advantages and drawbacks of having or installing a skylight and in this article, we will discuss these. First, you should think of it as if it is the same as other windows in your house. The main difference is that it’s not vertically positioned. Skylights can be flat or domed, fixed or vented. The vented ones are basically like casement windows for roofs. Some of them are operated by an electric motor, while others are manual. It’s crucial that skylights are more durable than ordinary windows, since roofs may have things fall on them, skylights have to withstand impact. How are Skylights Installed Installing a skylight is something you, a window company or a contractor can do. If you opt to do it, you have to be confident with basic carpentry, shingling, window installation, drywall work, and painting. You can easily make a DIY project out of it. But ifRead More…

19Apr/17
Construction workers putting shingles on the roof of a house.

What Roofing Above All can do for You?

Let’s face it, when it comes to home maintenance there are quite a few tasks which bring shivers down inexperienced homeowner’s spines. Sure, some menial tasks can be simply done with little to no serious effort. But we all know, there are lots of maintenance errands and duties which require a bit more “know-how”. These tasks are much more demanding, and in most cases, are better left to a professional. Roof and gutter installation can be one of these tasks. We at Roofing Above All are among the best roofing contractors in Detroit, a company well known for its proficiency in the field. No matter whether it’s insulation, gutter or gutter guard installation or re-roofing, we will get the job done, and leave our satisfied customers with a smile on their face. But exactly what kind of services do we provide for you? Let’s take a look! Roofing Installing a roof on a house is never a simple thing. For starters, it accounts for as much as 40 percent of your home’s visible exterior so doing your research before selecting materials and hiring only the best professionals is crucial. You’ll want to select the most durable, aesthetic and affordable materialsRead More…

03May/16

Is it Best to Repair or Replace that Roof?

Many homeowners wonder: is it best to hire roof repair Detroit services or replace the roof? Experts estimate the cost of replacing a roof have nearly doubled in the last dozen years. That’s reason enough for homeowners to postpone roof replacement for as long as possible. And frankly, Ridgecon isn’t interested in pushing for a replacement if your roof still has some mileage left in it. Making a good decision is key to minimizing short and long term costs to you.

26Apr/16

Don’t Judge a Roof by its Shingles

We’ve all heard the saying: “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” Can the same be said for roofing? Absolutely. All roofers have access to the same building materials. But not all of them have the skills or integrity to install the best elements for you and your family. And let’s face it, it’s what on the inside that counts. Not just the goings on of a family inside their home, but what’s been installed under the shingles, under the vapor barriers and ice shield.