Thursday, March 11, 2021

Add "Roof Inspection" to Your Spring Cleaning To-Do List

Spring is a great time to inspect your roof for damage. If your roof is newer it might not need any repairs, but the one thing all Michigan roofs do need is a spring inspection. Winter storms and the freeze/thaw cycle can damage your roof and leave behind debris that can clog gutters. Finding and repairing roof damage early, before it can damage the structure underneath, can save you money later. 

A thorough roof inspection includes the inside of your house as well as the outside. Roof damage can ultimately worsen to the point that it also damages the structure it’s meant to protect. Regular inspections can catch many problems early before the damage gets into the house. 

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Spring Cleaning Your Roof

Spring is just around the corner! Are you ready? Warmer temperatures, spring flowers, and lower heating bills – what’s not to like?

While the warmer temperatures and lower heating bills are welcome, the spring thaw can also mean spring cleaning and maintenance. Storms, snow load, and ice dams may have damaged your roof over the winter, so don’t forget to add “inspect the roof” to your to-do list. You might just save yourself from needing to add “roof repair” to you to-do list later! 

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Monday, January 18, 2021

What Does the Freeze/Thaw Cycle do to Your Roof?

Mild winter weather may seem harmless to your roof but can actually damage it. When snow or rainwater on your roof freezes before it can run off, the ice can damage roofing materials. During a mild winter, water on the roof can freeze and thaw over and over. This can eventually damage the roofing materials or separate flashing from around the chimneys, ducts, and vents. That kind of damage can lead to leaks. In harsher winters, it can lead to ice dams. 

The freeze/thaw cycle is just one reason it’s important to inspect your roof for cracks and other existing damage before the temperatures drop. If your roof already has cracks, they will get worse with every freeze/thaw cycle.

If your roof has damage, if it’s old, or if you’re just not sure about its condition, it’s not too late to call Roofman for an inspection. We can inspect, repair, and even replace your roof year-round, even in winter!  

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Mild Winters Can Be Hard On Your Roof, Too!

Warm one day, cold the next. If you’ve lived in Michigan for long, you’re no stranger to temperature extremes. This winter has been especially mild so far with very little snow, and that’s mostly good news for your roof. Little to no snow means no snow load to stress your roof, and less chance of an ice dam forming. But that doesn’t mean a mild winter is easy on your roof.

When it rains or when snow melts, water runs down into seams and cracks in your roof. When the temperature drops and that water freezes, it expands, widening those seams or cracks slightly. It’s called the freeze/thaw cycle, and each time it happens, it can damage your roof a little bit more.

For more information about the freeze/thaw cycle and your roof, visit our website.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Michigan Winters Are Hard on Your Roof

There’s no doubt – Michigan winters are beautiful, but that beauty can come with a cost.  

As the temperatures fall and the snow piles up, the condition of your roof becomes even more critical. The cold, ice and snow take a toll on your roof and can add up to extensive damage and expensive problems if you and your roof aren’t prepared. 

You can’t control the weather, but you can take steps to protect your home before it gets any worse. 

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Watch For Winter Roofing Emergencies!

Winter is here! You can’t control the weather, but you can take steps to protect your home before the weather gets any worse. Michigan’s winter lows, snowfall, and temperature variation are tough on your roof, causing problems like:

  • condensation
  • leaks
  • ice dams
  • snow load
  • and icicles.

Snow removal, proper insulation, and attic ventilation can help. So can regular inspections to check for damage before the snow flies. 

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Monday, November 30, 2020

A Common Myth About Roof Replacement

Many people assume their roof can’t be replaced in the winter. It’s too cold. Surely snow and ice make it too dangerous to replace a roof?!

This is simply untrue. For an experienced crew, roofing in the winter is not only possible, it requires little to no more work than replacing a roof in warm weather. It’s understandable to think that winter weather would make conditions unsafe for a roofing crew. The truth of the matter is there are always precautions to be taken in the dangerous profession of roofing. In winter, an experienced roofing crew will take slightly different precautions and still be able to do an efficient, effective job. 

Operating throughout Washtenaw County, Roofman USA offers our lifetime guaranteed services throughout the harsh Michigan winter. Our team of roofing professionals will maintain the highest safety standards when installing your roof. From Ann Arbor to Dexter to Saline to Chelsea, Roofman USA can give you the roof of your dreams any time of year. Contact us to learn more! 

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