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.

24Apr/15
attic insulation and ventilation

Venltilation Matters

What is attic ventilation? Balanced intake and exhaust “Ventilate” comes from the Latin word for “to fan.” Simply put, it’s the action of moving air. Out with the hot. In with the cool. And that’s exactly how ventilation works. It provides conditions that allow air to flow. Every time stale, the overheated air in your home or attic is vented out and fresh air is pulled in to replace it, you have what is known as an “air exchange.” But ventilation is much more than a simple breeze blowing through your house. It’s a the process that provides a steady, high volume of air movement. Think about it as a system of components, all sized and positioned to provide constant intake and exhaust of air. Roofing Above All calculates the balanced ventilation your home requires, enabling you to effectively “wash” the entire attic by pulling air from the intake vents low on the roof’s edge or in the soffit to the vents at the ridge in the high areas. More is better, right? A sure sign of poor ventilation is an unbearably hot attic in the summer. Another thing to check is evidence of moisture, such as mold, mildew, rustedRead More…

22Apr/15

Ice Damming

Ice dams are most common in northern climates that are subject to heavy snow buildups on roofs. Ice dams occur when this heavy snow buildup melts during the day and then refreezes when temperatures fall overnight. After several days of the thaw-freeze cycle, it’s common for the ice to work up under the shingles until it reached an area of the roof warmed by your home. This is when your home becomes vulnerable because that ice begins to melt from your home’s warmth and causes a leak. This leak can potentially damage your ceiling, walls and the contents of your home. The problem worsens because insulation loses its R-Value when it gets wet. In cases where the ice dam goes unnoticed for an extended period of time, there can be significant damage to the building and its contents.