Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How To Prepare Your Home For a Roof Replacement

If you’re having work done on your roof, you know that your contractors are prepping in advance to do the best job possible, but did you know that there are things you can do as well?

Roofing companies in Ann Arbor do a lot of planning in advance before they go to a job site, and there are some small tasks you can do to make sure they can get the job done easily and quickly.

At Wilderness Construction Inc., we’ve been one of the most trusted roofing companies in Ann Arbor since 1999. Part of our great relationship with Washtenaw County is making sure that we have great relationships with our clients before, during and after a renovation.

We’ve come up with a list of things you can do to ensure that your roofing job goes smoothly:

  • Inform your neighbors: Let your neighbors know that contractors will be coming to your home to work on your roof. Giving them advance notice will keep the relations between you friendly, as you’re letting them know about noise and overcrowding of street parking.
  • Prepare your yard: When roofing companies in Ann Arbor come to your home, unloading the materials is the first step. Our technicians will set up the materials needed for your job on your lawn, so make sure to clear it of any debris, and give the crew enough room to work. Clearing away any toys or belongings will prevent them from being damaged accidentally.
  • Secure any hanging belongings in your home. These include things like paintings, mirrors, chandeliers, and anything else that could fall and be damaged as a result of the vibrations likely to occur when your roof is being worked on.

Doing these things before your contractors arrive will make the process of getting a new roof go smoother. 

For more information about how a typical roof replacement goes, give us a call! We can answer your questions and talk about a roof replacement for your specific home when we do our free, no-obligation inspection.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

What Are Architectural Shingles?

Are you looking to buy new shingles for your home?

Are you considering a bold choice, or something that makes a statement?

Architectural shingles provide a classic look and give your home a polished finish that will make it stand out in your neighborhood.

What’s The Difference Between Regular and Architectural Shingles?

Also known as laminated or dimensional shingles, architectural roofing shingles are among the highest quality roofing products made. They are made with a heavy fiberglass base, and ceramic-coated minerals that are tightly embedded in water-resistant asphalt, making them a sturdy choice for your roof.

You can also get architectural shingles made to look like other roofing materials, such as synthetic slate architectural shingles. Another unique architectural shingle design imitates the look of slate without the weight issues that normally accompany those materials. These architectural roofing shingles do not require any additional roof support as slate would.

With many colors and styles to choose from, architectural shingles can give your home a unique look.

Which Roofing Companies in Ann Arbor Offer Architectural Shingles?

If you want to change up the look of your home, you need to hire a roofing company that you can trust! Wilderness Construction Inc. has been one of the most trusted roofing companies in Ann Arbor since 1999 and wants to help you with your next renovation!

Give us a call today for a free no-obligation inspection and see how we can help you!