Roof Replacement

Roof Replacement Ann Arbor MI

ROOF REPLACEMENT SERVICES IN ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

Your roof is the first line of defense between your family and the elements. Whether you are looking for simple functionality or attention-grabbing visual impact, we will help you choose the materials that offer both protection and style – all at the right price.

Types of Roofing Replacement and Installation Services Available

At GoTo Roofing, all the roofing types we provide include top-of-the-line materials. We specialize in asphalt shingles, flat or rubber roofing, and standing-seam metal roofs.

Roofing Company Ann Arbor MI
Roofing Company Ann Arbor MI
Roofing Company Ann Arbor MI
Roofing Company Ann Arbor MI

Types of Roofing Replacement and Installation Services Available

A full roof replacement involves stripping the old shingles from your roof and exposing the underlying wood. Should there be a need, rotted or structurally unsound pieces of decking are removed and replaced. This is also when additional ventilation products, such as box vents or baffles are installed.

Ice and water shield is applied to those edges of the roof that are over a heated wall space, as well as, along the valleys and around any penetration points in the roof. Ice and water protection is a requirement of the State of Michigan’s building code. The amount of required ice and water shield is dependent on the overhang of the roof itself. Code dictates that this protection must extend at least two feet past the heated wall space, or more simply, two feet beyond the point where the roof begins to cover the exterior wall. It is important to note that ice and water shield does not prevent ice from forming. This is a common misconception. The purpose of ice and water shield is to protect these more vulnerable areas of your roof from ice, and the resulting water, when it does form. 

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The rest of the roof’s decking is covered with underlayment that protects the wood decking from the shingles. This is an important step because shingles contain tar and asphalt, which, when exposed to the sun’s rays, will cause the wood to deteriorate if there is nothing to protect it. Historically, felt paper was used as underlayment. The quality and strength of felt paper has drastically decreased over time. Today’s felt paper does not hold up to water and tears easily, making it difficult to install. In more recent years, synthetic underlayment materials that are stronger and have increased water protection have been developed. Many contractors still use felt paper today, but at GoTo Roofing, all the roofs we install are covered with synthetic underlayment. We know that this is in the best interest of your home and will maximize your new roof’s lifetime.

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To further protect your new roofing system, metal flashing is installed along the edge of the roof and at any juncture where items like vent pipes, skylights, chimneys or abutting walls intersect with the roof, creating the potential for water to find its way inside. Creating a water-tight seal around these areas can be difficult because of the natural tendency for expansion and contraction to occur. Metal flashing overlaps these areas and keeps things sealed while allowing for this movement. Flashing is vital. It is the last and best defense against leaks!

Once protected as much as possible, your new roof is ready for your chosen shingles to be installed!

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ROOF REPLACEMENT ADVANTAGES

  • A full roof replacement will last you longer than re-roofing (laying down new shingles on top of old shingles).
  • Replacing your roof will allow you to address any structural or other problematic issues underneath your roof.
  • A roof replacement will save you money in the long run because you will be able to identify early signs of water damage or rot. This type of damage can eventually permit water to leak into your home causing costly damage.
Of all the major home repairs you could do, a new roof is arguably one of, if not, the most important. Should an old roof fail, you will quickly understand the importance of having a solid roof. Damage to your walls, flooring, and furnishings are enough to make anyone realize the integrity of a roof matters. A roof replacement is not something that should be delayed. If you are unsure if your roof is nearing the end of its lifetime, call our office to schedule a free inspection. Our trained professionals will assess your roof to determine its condition.

Primary Communities Served

Ann Arbor | Dexter | Chelsea | Saline | Ypsilanti | Milan | Belleville | Canton | Plymouth | Whitmore Lake | Northville | Pinckney | Brighton | Howell | South Lyon | Grass Lake | Novi |Farmington Hills | Livonia | Dearborn | Gregory | Tecumseh | Romulus | Westland | Southfield

and everywhere in between