Residential Roof Replacement & Repair - Ann Arbor Metro Area
Why Choose Wilderness Construction For Your Roofing Project?
Wilderness Construction, Inc. has been a family owned and operated roofing contractor in Ann Arbor for nearly 20 years! While there are a handful of roofing companies installing roofs in our area, we place a heavy emphasis on the wants and needs of our clients, making customer service a top priority. We believe in developing lasting relationships. When our team enters your home, we treat it as if it were our own. No matter if you're in need of a simple roof repair, or a full-scale roof renovation, our goal is to fulfill your needs and keep the line open for future projects – we will never leave you or your home left hung out to dry!
Know When It's Time To Replace Your Roof
There are many warning signs that will begin to pop-up telling you it's time to have a roofing contractor give you an onsite evaluation. If you've noticed any of these signs, you may be due for a replacement roof:
Curled or cupped shingles
Cracked shingles/defined bald spots on shingles
The roof is 20 years old or older
Homes around you getting new roofing (if the other houses around you were built at same time or by the same contractors, repairs on those homes should be a signal that it’s time to consider working on your own roof too)
Dark streaks caused by airborne algae
The roof simply looks old and worn (there are many factors that accelerate the aging cycle of your roof – improper ventilation from the inside can lead to quicker degeneration of your shingles' functionality and appearance)
Roof Replacement vs. Roof Repair
The roof is often the largest element of the home – this can mean costly renovations and repairs. At Wilderness Construction, our clients are our top priority. We understand that your home is likely be your largest investment, and maintaining its integrity to protect you and your family deserves the utmost care. At the first sign of a damaged roof, many homeowners jump to the conclusion that it's time for a total roof replacement. Our expert roofers always give fair & honest, FREE evaluations to our clients. A full roof replacement isn't the answer for every home or situation – sometimes a quick roof repair is all you need!
"I used Wilderness Construction to repair my roof and do multiple minor repairs and tweaks in a new home I bought 6 months ago. Jason actually walked me back from having to replace the whole roof and I was really impressed by that, because I was was prepared to spend big bucks redoing the entire roof. He said they would be happy to do it but the roof was good for at least 7 more years and why would I spend the money. Big fan and was absolutely impressed by Jason and his entire team."
Before taking on a roof renovation, you'll want a good idea of the material you want to use for your new roof! Here are some of the most popular options homeowners choose for their roofing materials:
Asphalt Shingle Roofing
This is the most common residential roofing material used in the U.S. They are popular because they’re economical and easy to install. Older asphalt shingles have a typical lifespan of 15-20 years, while premium asphalt shingles that are available today are engineered to last with very comprehensive warranties.
Clay & Concrete Tile Roofing
Clay and concrete tiles add texture and elegance to your roof. They’re extremely durable and energy efficient. However, they can expensive and require additional framing.
these roofing materials are durable and resistant to extreme weather conditions. You can purchase metal roofing in panels or individual shingles.
Slate offers beauty and elegance for your roof. You can get slate shingles in many colors, and while it can be expensive, it is very durable, fire-resistant, and recyclable!
Wood Shingle Roofing
This is a popular look for many homeowners, because even when they start to get older and weathered, they still look classy. Be sure to check your local fire codes before purchasing this material!