Architectural shingles offer homeowners great value and performance in a distinctive wood shake look. Choose a subtle, warm shingle for your traditional home or make a bold, dramatic statement. It’s all within your reach.
Designer shingles with extra-large tabs and rich designs helps create a dramatic visual impact for prestigious homes and properties. Get the look and charm of hand-crafted slate great for classic Victorian properties. Or choose the European look of random cut slate tiles to achieve a turn of the century cottage roofline. Whatever the goal for your property, Ridgecon’s master shinglers can help you achieve your dreams.
Most homes in Southeastern Michigan have asphalt composition roofs. The newest of these roofs have fiberglass reinforcing mesh in the material. This type of roofing material comes in a variety of colors, designs and qualities. At one time it was common to see a 25-year-old composition roof in good condition, even though the original warranty was for 15 years. However in recent years Ridgecon’s seen too many roofs failing prematurely due to improper installation, poor ventilation or use of subpar “builder grade” materials – leaving homeowner in the lurch. Ridgecon’s manufacturer backed roof systems make these problems obsolete.
The most frequent problems associated with composition roof installation are related to inadequate venting, poor flashing, and damage from algae buildup. If you’re having problems with any of the aforementioned – they must be addressed when a new roof is installed. Be sure your contractor makes provisions for these problems within his proposal.
A properly installed composition roof requires very little maintenance other than a periodic visual inspection. The best way to inspect such a roof is with a good set of binoculars from a nearby vantage point. Walking on a composition roof for the purpose of inspection or repair should be kept to an absolute minimum - good advice for all types of roofs.
Many people regard composition less "interesting" than other roofing products. However, the new, longer warranted composition products are available in an array of styles and depth of color. This is not your father’s asphalt shingle. Today’s architectural or dimensional shingles and designer shingles can give your home an enduring high end appearance.
Asphalt composition roofing can be re-roofed with one additional layer of roofing over the original layer. Such re-roofing should only be done when the previous roofing layer is very flat and even.