The roofs in this part of Michigan have to withstand a lot of abuse over the years — driving rain, gusty winds, snow, sleet, broiling heat and sub-zero temperatures. In the Ann Arbor area, the weather is both extreme and fickle! That means that if you want your roof to last a few decades, its structure had better be solid and the materials, top quality and made to withstand abuse from the elements!
Anatomy of an Ann Arbor Roof
Unless you’re a roofer yourself or you’re building a new home, you probably don’t give much thought to what goes in to the creation of the structure that protects your home from the elements. The term “a roof over our heads” is just a trite expression in popular culture. But a roof is actually a system of components that work together to insulate and protect, and ultimately contribute to the style and curb appeal of your Ann Arbor home. The top layer — the shingles, clay tiles, metal, etc. — that most people think of as their home’s “roof” is actually only one part of a cohesive system that includes foundation of the roof (the trusses, rafters, etc.), insulation, the deck (on to which an underlayment, shingles or other finishing material will be installed), flashing (to keep areas around roof structures like the chimney or a plumbing vent from letting water, heat and cold in), and the gutter system which allows the roof to shed water and direct it away from your home’s foundation.
Yes, like most things in life, there’s quite a bit below the surface of your home’s roof — more than meets the eye, so to speak! And believe it or not, a large part of the equation that will add up to your roof’s “lifespan” will depend on how well everything was put together from the bottom up.
But we get where you’re coming from. Aesthetics matter — a lot! That’s why it’s important to choose a material that matches the style of your home, but one that will also be efficient and dependable when charged with the task of keeping all that extreme Michigan weather outside, where it belongs! That’s where consulting with a professional, licensed Ann Arbor roofing company comes in. A roofing company that’s been working in the Ann Arbor region for a while will understand what works best in our climate in terms of efficiency and longevity, and can even guide you towards alternatives that provide the best protection but also do the most to enhance your homes curb appeal.
Next comes the hardest and most important part — choosing the roofing company that will give you the most value plus the professional results you’re after …
How to Choose an Ann Arbor Roofing Company
Isn’t it funny when you scan the yellow pages for a company to perform a service — electrical work, plumbing, or roofing — it’s sometimes one of the first names you see under that category, that ends up also being the best at what they do? We at A-2 Roofingkinda feel like that’s the case with us. Of course, we’re not advocating that sort of approach to investing in a new roof (or any other home improvement job), we’re just pointing out the irony here! Here’s what we mean. When you contract for roof replacement or repairs with A-2 Roofing, here’s what you’ll get:
Here are a few more things you should know about us …
A Few Words of Sage Advice
We understand that investing in a new roof is a big deal, and not something you take lightly. We want you to know that we offer financing if you need it, and we’ll work with you to provide you with a roof that fits your budget and looks and performs great!
But here’s the thing about spending your hard-earned money on a new roof. It’s an investment in the value of your home or business because it’s protecting and enhancing your biggest asset. Ignoring a failing roof will inevitably lead to more bilateral damage and expense than you bargained for! At A2 Roofing, we promise that we’ll quote you a fair price for your new roof (or repairs), and perform with the expertise that you expect — and deserve. You’ll be happy with your new Ann Arbor roof. We guarantee it!
Why not be proactive and contact us today for a free inspection and quote?