- Ice & Water Shield
- Shingles (asphalt, SBS, or Steel)
- Accessories (Caps, Boots, Sky Lights & Drip Edge)
We recommend a complete tear off on ALL existing materials so we can inspect the whole decking and replace any rotten or soft wood.
We only replace wood when it is absolutely necessary to save you on the cost while responsibly insuring a good quality, long lasting roof.
The weak spots in your roof, that tend to develop leak issues and rotten wood are predictable:
- Boots & Caps
Roofing Ventilation Systems
Ventilation is one of the most important and complex elements to a proper roof installation. If there is not enough ventilation it can lead to problems such as curling, cracking, mold growth, and overall decay of the roof.
Hip style roofs are the ONLY roofs where our recom- mendation is to use exhaust 750 can vents.
There are a variety of underlayments to choose from that can drastically determine the longevity of your roof.
Michigan code calls for 3 feet from the eaves and valleys of Ice & Water Shield. We double it to 6 and we only use the premium Ice & Water Shield.
Felt paper has been around for more than 100 years. This material rips, tears and absorbs water instead of repelling it. This material is still being used widely by crews today.
Quality synthetic underlayments are woven with a High Density Polymer, similar to Kevlar. This material avoids ripping & tearing, repels water, and effectively perform as a secondary water barrier under your shingles
Which is tougher? A piece of asphalt or a tire?
Why not asphalt?
Asphalt shingles are now made with paper cores where they used to have a strong fiberglass weave. This causes the shingle to rip and tear easily creating crevices that become weak points in the roofing system allowing leaks to be more prevalent
Just like our roads, asphalt reacts negatively with our harsh weather here in Michigan.
What is SBS?
- Bends but won’t break.
- Can withstand hail at 90 mph
- Class 4 Impact Resistant
- Wind resistant up to 130 mph
Will my roof look good in 10 years?
Algae can become black due to the dark-pigmented sheath that they use to protect themselves from the sun’s rays.
Standard roof shingles are susceptible to algae spores which can decrease the value of a home
CertainTeed has developed shingles with algae resistant technology. They are made with a blend of surface granules that include copper. They guarantee against any contamination or streaking from algae for 15 years
Northgate SBS Shingle
An SBS-modified shingle is manufactured with special polymers that give it “rubberized” characteristics.
Northgate SBS shingles created by CertainTeed is what we
have chosen to recommend in Michigan
Granulated Steel Shingles
Tilcor stone-coated steel panels:
- Made from virgin galvanized steel (24 gauge auto grade)
- Stands up to extreme weather conditions
- Uses a revolutionary concealed fastening system
- Won’t crack, break, burn, curl, split rot or grow mold
- Is a true 100 year roof