Protect Your Home With Professional Roof Replacement

Smart Roof is based out of Warren, MI, and we are proud to provide homeowners throughout the greater Detroit area with the highest quality roofing services and customer support. Our entire team is committed to ensuring that you get a new roof that will protect your home and family for years to come. Whether your roof has reached the end of its life or if there has been severe damage, you can trust that our experienced and knowledgeable roofers will get the job done right. Learn more about our roof replacement services below, and call Smart Roof for a free estimate.

The Basic Process of a Roof Replacement

  • Removing the Existing Roof Shingles
  • Inspect the Roof Deck For Water Damage
  • Replace the Sheathing If Necessary
  • Install Roof Features, Including Ice Dam Protection, Flashing, and Ridge Vents
  • Install the New Roofing Material and Flashing For Seams
  • Project Cleanup and Final Inspection

What You Need to Know About Getting a Roof Replacement For Your Home

Knowing When it's Time For a New Roof

How Much Does a Roof Replacement Cost?

Types and Features of Asphalt Shingles

Protect Your Home With Ventilation and Insulation

Choose Smart Roof: Trusted Roofing Contractors in Warren and Detroit, MI

Smart Roof has been working in the roofing industry for 19 years and we understand what it takes to provide exceptional service and completed roof replacements that meet and even exceed industry standards. Our entire team of roofing contractors is committed to completing each project using the highest quality materials, providing the finest attention to detail and integrity, and giving clients honest and reliable opinions. Most of all, we want you to know that you can trust us for roofing services that go above and beyond.

Knowing When it's Time For a New Roof

There are several signs you can look for that typically mean it's time for a roof replacement. In general, there are four signs that you may need a new roof: visible signs of years of wear and tear on the roof, leaking, there has been severe storm damage such as a tree falling on the home, or the roof has reached the end of its life.

  • Wear and Tear: Over time, the roof may develop "bald spots," meaning that the granules on the shingles are missing, exposing the asphalt layer below. There could also be large areas of cracked shingles or shingles that are brittle enough to crack. If a large enough area of the roof is exposed, it may warrant a roof replacement.
  • Leaks: When there is enough damage to the shingles, they may allow water to leak into the home. Water damage is not always a visible sign, so it's important to contact a roofing company regularly for inspections.
  • Storm Damage: Michigan regularly experiences severe weather conditions, including heavy snowfall, rain, and wind. If a severe storm comes through the area and causes a tree or branches to fall on the roof, this type of damage is often bad enough to require a new roof.
  • Age: Asphalt roofs can withstand a variety of conditions and still provide adequate protection for your home; however, there is an age limit. An asphalt roof will typically last around 20 years.

How Much Does a Roof Replacement Cost?

One of the biggest questions the Smart Roof team gets from our customers is how much does a replacement cost. We realize that a new roof can be one of the biggest investments homeowners make, and we'll do everything we can to ensure that the project is affordable.

The cost of a new roof can vary greatly depending on the size of the roof, the condition of the old roof, the slope, accessibility, flashing, ventilation, and other features like chimneys or skylights. There is also the cost of removing the old roof, the new roofing materials, labor, and cleanup. For an asphalt roof in the Detroit area, a new roof can cost between $6,000 and $8,000, or upwards of $10,000. However, for a more precise estimate, a roof replacement company will need to come out and measure your roof.

Types and Features of Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials, but there are several types and features that you can choose for your roof replacement. These include basic three-tab, standard dimensional/architectural, and luxury dimensional/architectural.

  • Basic Three-Tab: This is the most affordable option and is rated for 60mph-80mph winds. They come in various colors to match the siding of your home and provide a classic shingled look.
  • Standard & Premium Dimensional/Architectural: Both of these types are rated for 110mph winds and have additional installation features. The standard variety features two layers that are fused and cut to resemble wood or shake shingles. The premium variety is similar to the standard dimensional shingles but uses more material that produces a shadowing effect over the house.

Protect Your Home With Ventilation and Insulation

During the roof replacement process, the team will ensure that there is proper roofing ventilation and attic insulation to protect the roofing structure itself as well as your home. Because Detroit sees both hot summers and cold winters, ventilation and insulation are incredibly important in ensuring proper air flow and temperature regulation throughout the attic and roof.

  • Roof ventilation, such as exhaust vents at the peak or ridge of the roof, will allow air to move through the space. This is essential during the winter months to prevent ice dams from forming. Ventilation also works to prevent condensation and moisture from accumulating in the attic, which can cause damage to the roofing structure.
  • Attic insulation helps to regulate the temperature inside the attic in both the winter and summer and also prevents damage from condensation. Without insulation, water vapor could damage the walls, cause mold to grow, and increase the risk of ice dams.

"Very happy and I definitely recommend Smart Roof"

Dave N.

Taylor, MI

Smart Roof is committed to providing quality roofing services using the best materials and the highest level of workmanship. Your roof is the primary defense for your home, so it needs to be sturdy and long-lasting. If your roof is nearing 20 years old, if there is leaking in the attic or home, or if there is significant damage to the roofing system or shingles, get in touch with our contractors for a thorough inspection. If it's determined that your roof needs to be replaced, we will provide a detailed quote and project timeline. If you choose us for your new roof, you can rest assured that we will get the job done right, on time, and on budget.

Contact us today for a free roofing estimate!