Monthly Archives: August 2013

Roof Replacement | and Why We No Longer Do Roof Repairs

Many people ask us: “Do you do Roofing?”  And the answer is YES!!!  But there are stipulations.

We do not do Roof Repairs, only Full Roof Replacements.

Though this might seem strange, the answer is quite simple.  Because we offer a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty on all of our work, if we were to complete a roof repair, we would then be held accountable for any problems with that roof down the line.  This has happened to us in the past, and the customer took us to court over it, saying that our inadequate repair was the cause of their roof’s demise. The judge ruled that “if you touch it, you own it” and we had to replace their entire roof for free.

We now only do full roof replacements, so we can dive all the way in, address all issues with ventilation and whatnot, and walk away knowing there wont be any problems for 20 years.  We would love to replace your entire roof for you, but unfortunately cannot complete any repairs.

Call us to find out more! (586) 777-6633

 

Fall 2013 Michigan Home Improvement Shows

The Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac holds a Home Show every Fall and Spring, and it is always a bustling event.  Both shows offer Free Parking and Admission.

Read more about the Pontiac show Here and the Warren show Here.

These shows are a great opportunity to learn about the latest products and trends in Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Windows, Doors and More, get ideas for your future remodeling projects and meet with multiple contractors.

Hope to see you there!

Home Remodeling Mistake #2: Incomplete Design Plan

Remodeling in stages can be a mistake if you don’t have an overall plan that does not change.  The plan must show the entire house and not just one room at a time.  Otherwise it is easy to end up with incomplete ideas, which leads to contractors guessing what you wanted to achieve.

Having the design done by one firm and the building done by another can also lead to problems, because the contractor may not have the entire picture.  Details that have not yet been firmed up are always left off the working prints, so the contractor must make assumptions, which may or may not be correct.  The contractor will usually assume missing details are meant to match the existing styles or materials, unless they are told differently.

For instance, perhaps a homeowner is having an addition built onto the house now, and is planning on having a new roof in a different material put on the entire house the following year.  In that case, it would make sense to roof the addition with the new material.  But this is the kind of detail often left off the prints, so unless you tell your contractor your plans for next year, they will assume that the roofing material on the addition should match the existing roof.

One way to avoid the problem of contractors having an incomplete picture is to use the same company to design and build.  You should also make sure all changes and missing details are written in a change order or amendment to the contract.  However, not all missing details will be caught before the project starts.  Make sure you have open communication with your contractor in writing, via email or fax, for updates and clarifications.