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The Top 9 Reasons to Consider Oakes Roofing for Roof Installation in Birmingham Michigan

Roof Installation Oakes RoofingRoof installation in Birmingham, Michigan is a detailed process that is best performed by an expert in the roofing industry. As Michigan’s leading provider of residential and commercial roofing services, Oakes Roofing is known for delivering five-star service and quality workmanship. Whether you are replacing the roof on your home or installing a new roof on a local church, you deserve a roof installed by professional technicians who use the most effective installation techniques and materials. Below are the top ten reasons why you should consider Oakes Roofing for all of your roofing needs.

1) Over 30 years of industry experience

Industry experience is the cornerstone of a successful roof installation in Birmingham, Michigan. Entrusting your roof to a fly-by-night company can put you and your property at increased risk for injury or damage. Choosing an experienced roofing company is the key to ensuring that your new roof is installed safely and accurately. Here are just a few reasons why experience is so important when installing a roof:

  • A reduction in leaks
  • A longer lifespan
  • Improved ventilation and insulation
  • A more attractive appearance

For over 30 years, Oakes Roofing has delivered unparalleled roofing services to the Birmingham community. All technicians are highly skilled and trained in the latest cutting-edge installation techniques. Additionally, they receive the highest degree of support and supervision from the Oakes Roofing ownership team.

2) Comprehensive roofing inspections 

The path to a successful roof installation begins before the first shingle is applied. A skilled roofing technician will not dive into the installation process without first taking the time to evaluate the condition of your existing roof and existing structural support. This process enables a roofing company to determine whether any preliminary work needs to be completed before your roof installed.

Oakes Roofing technicians always begin the roofing installation process with a detailed evaluation of your home or building. Specifically, the technicians will determine if you need to have your old roof stripped all the way down to the wood decking or if you should cover your existing roof with new shingles. During your inspection, a certified technician will conduct a walk-through of your home and survey your home’s perimeter to screen for signs of damage to your roof, chimney, and gutters. A technician may also climb onto your roof to more closely examine your vents and flashing. Cracks and signs of sun damage will also be noted. Finally, we take the time to look for signs of rotting wood and to remove all debris from your gutters to screen for signs of deterioration and wear.

3) Expertise with all types of homes and commercial buildings

No two homes or buildings are exactly alike in terms of their construction and design. For example, the process of installing a commercial roof varies greatly from the installation of a residential roof. Using a cookie-cutter approach to roof installation can compromise a roof’s performance and the overall appearance of the home or building.

The Oakes Roofing team knows that commercial facilities often require careful consideration of the facility’s drainage needs and membrane strength. Additionally, commercial roof installation can rarely be completed in a single day and often requires a sizable crew of technicians. Here are just a few of the many types of businesses and organizations that Oakes Roofing serves:

  • Retail stores and malls
  • Churches and mosques
  • Hospitals and medical complexes
  • Schools and educational facilities
  • Restaurants and diners
  • Warehouses and other industrial buildings

During your consultation, the Oakes Roofing team makes every effort to consider your goals and budget. Your security and satisfaction are top priorities for Oakes Roofing, and you will enjoy the benefits of working with a family-owned business. Every roof installation project is unique and you deserve the five-star treatment that Oakes Roofing offers.

4) Attractive financing options

Serious roof damage seems to occur at the most inopportune times. The unpredictability of roof problems combined with the cost of a new roof can make it challenging to cover the cost of expense of of a new roof in a single immediate payment. Some homeowners may even delay the installation of an urgently needed new roof because they fear they will not be able to afford a new roof. Delaying roof installation can end up costing more money in the future, as existing issues can evolve into severe problems if left untreated.

The Oakes Roofing team believes that you should not have to sacrifice your security and well-being due to financial constraints. As a valued customer, you would be eligible for some of the best financing offers on the market. Additionally, you may qualify for assistance with insurance claims. A trusted Oakes Roofing advisor will be happy to sit down with you to determine which financing option would be the best fit for your budget.

5) Experience installing slate, metal, and asphalt roofs

“More than 70 percent of all single-family homes in the US are roofed with asphalt shingles, though that number is slowly shrinking thanks to more energy-efficient and durable metal roofing. Asphalt (composition) shingles dominate the market because they are affordable, offer a variety of attractive options do a good job protecting homes from the elements.” – Roofing Calculator

Asphalt shingles continue to dominate the roofing landscape. However, a growing number of property owners are choosing slate, tile, and metal roofs due to their attractive appearance and superb longevity. Selecting an experienced roof installer is especially important if you are investing in a slate or metal roof, as failure to properly install metal or slate can lead to leaks and excessive noise. 

When you choose Oakes Roofing to install your roof, you do not have to worry about a lack of experience with today’s leading edge roofing materials. With thousands of completed projects over the years, the Oakes Roofing team has a superb comfort level with slate, metal, and tile installations. They also have established industry contacts who can often provide materials at a reduced cost to help you enjoy the benefits of a sleek new roof without breaking your budget.

6) Protection of your property during installation

Most people know that workers in the roofing industry are exposed to a host of risks every day. However, the roofing installation process can also be hazardous to people, pets, and belongings within close proximity to a job site. Shingles and debris can fall off the roof and injure people and pets, while rusty nails and broken shingles strewn about a job site can lead to puncture wounds and cause tripping.

Oakes Roofing recognizes these safety threats and takes a variety of precautions to prevent their occurrence. Our technicians also receive extensive safety and compliance training to help establish a culture of safety while they are installing your roof. Here are some of the measures taken to protect your property while a new roof is being installed:

  • Scheduling of your roof installation is undertaken with care in an effort to avoid inconveniencing or endangering people and pets
  • Tarps and boards are always placed on your property to capture falling debris and protect your landscaping
  • Safety railings or barriers are used to block off work areas from people and pets
  • Strategic ladder placement enables workers to safely access your roof while remaining out of the patch of foot traffic
  • Nail guns are always carefully handled, cleaned and stored while not in use
  • A comprehensive cleanup is always undertaken to restore your property to the condition it was in before your roof installation

7) Keen attention to detail 

A keen attention to detail is often the difference between a good roofing installation and a great roofing installation. Precision and focus are key qualities that all technicians should exhibit when installing a roof. When combined with ongoing training, they help ensure that projects are completed swiftly and accurately for clients.

Perhaps one of the best examples of the need for detail during installation is the need to ensure that slate overlaps are accurate. Haphazardly overlapping slates can lead to leaks and the need for costly repairs in the future. Oakes Roofing technicians are aware of the importance of overlap and sidelap, as outlined below:

A critical factor is the amount that slates overlap each other to keep water out of your house. Knowledgeable roofers make chalk lines on the felt underlayment to assure the overlap is adequate. Slates should overlap by at least three inches on the sides, called sidelap. Even more important is the overlap at the top of each slate, called headlap. If your roof is steep — with a pitch of at least eight inches in height for every 12 inches in width — you need three inches of headlap. – The Washington Post

8) An impressive portfolio of successful installation projects

Top roofing companies in Michigan are able to quickly produce an impressive collection of references upon request. In fact, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) states that a contractor “should be able to give you names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three clients with projects like yours.” The FTC recommends that you ask those references whether their projects were completed on time and consider requesting a visit to any current jobs in progress. In addition to checking references, it is a good idea to ask the following questions when contacting references:

  • “Did you have to pay any unexpected or hidden fees?”
  • “Were the roofing technicians on time, professional, and focused on the job?”
  • “Did the technicians take steps to protect your property before, during, and after the installation?”
  • “Are you satisfied with the quality of your new roof?”
  • “Have you experienced any problems with your new roof since installation?”

Oakes Roofing has completed thousands of projects over the years and we are proud of our extensive track record of satisfied customers. Prospective customers have access to an interactive map showing hundreds of roofing projects throughout Macomb County and Oakland County, Michigan that were completed by the Oakes Roofing team. Oakes Roofing staff will happily share photos of completed projects and provide additional references upon request.

9) Your total solution for all of your roofing needs

Roofing installation is just one of many services Oakes Roofing provides. When you work with the Oakes Roofing team, you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes along with knowing that you have a trusted contact to handle all of your roof-related problems. You will save time because you will not have to contact multiple providers while saving money because you can enjoy discounted rates by bundling your services. The Oakes Roofing team serves as a one-stop-shop for all of your roofing needs, offering a comprehensive array of services that includes the following:

  • Inspections: Regular inspections provided by Oakes Roofing can help prevent small problems from evolving into large, costly problems
  • Maintenance: The Oakes Roofing team offers preventive maintenance services to help extend the life of your roof
  • Repairs: Missing shingles, curling shingles, and leaking roofs are examples of common repairs that the Oakes Roofing team handles
  • Tear-offs: Oakes Roofing specialists are trained to remove old or damaged roofs safely and quickly
  • Replacement: Most new roof installs involve the removal of an existing roof – another service that Oakes Roofing can provide
  • New construction: The Oakes team is accustomed to working with developers and contractors to install roofs on newly constructed properties
  • Warranty service: If you experience problems with a newly installed roof, Oakes Roofing will provide repair service at no cost to you

Birmingham’s most trusted roof installation provider

As outlined above, there are many reasons to choose Oakes Roofing to install your new roof. From comprehensive roof inspections to a keen attention to detail, the Oakes Roofing team strives to deliver five-star service to homeowners and business owners in need of a new roof. With three decades of industry experience, Oakes Roofing has become Birmingham’s most trusted resource for roof installation. If you are in need of a new roof, we invite you to contact us at 586-726-2300 to arrange a complimentary consultation with one of our certified roofing specialists. We look forward to serving as your single resource for all of your roofing needs!