Siding & Roofing Services FAQs
Rely on First Response Roofing and Construction’s Expertise
With over 25 years of experience, First Response Roofing and Construction, LLC is a premier roofing company in Port Huron, MI and surrounding areas . Our licensed, insured team strives to provide the best quality window, siding, and roofing services in the region. Whether your home or business needs gutter cleaning or window replacement parts, we’re the experts to call. We’re even available after-hours for emergency service calls. Below, you’ll find answers to the questions we hear the most often from our customers.
How Do I Know If I Need a New Roof? What Are My Options?
Does your roof have curled or missing shingles? Is your roof older than 20 years? Have you noticed any leaks, rotting boards, or sagging issues? It could be time for a roof replacement. We specialize in metal, asphalt, slate, tile, flat, and wood shake (cedar) roof shingles. We’d be happy to explain each type’s pros and cons to recommend the best re-roof option for your budget. Whatever you decide, we use high-quality roofing materials across the board, so you can feel confident about your choice.
My Roof Leaks. Do I Need to Replace It Completely?
Not necessarily. Minor leaks or a few damaged shingles may be repaired rather than replaced. We won’t know what to recommend until we look at your roof. Our team specializes in emergency roof repairs and storm damage repairs for insurance claims with fast response times. When you call for an estimate, we’ll inspect your roof to see if a repair or replacement is your best option.
How Long Will It Take to Install My New Roof?
We won’t be able to give you a timeframe until we know more specifics about the type of roofing you desire. People choose us as their residential or commercial roofer in Port Huron, MI and surrounding areas because of our vast experience and ample manpower to get any job done quickly and reliably. We’re knowledgeable about local zoning laws and building permit requirements to install your new roof on-time and on-budget.
Are Your Roofers Licensed and Insured?
Absolutely. Quality of work matters in the roofing industry. As a professional roofing services provider, we focus on high-quality roofing repairs, replacements, and installations to exceed your expectations. We guarantee our work with long-lasting warranties for your peace of mind.
How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?
Roof inspections are not to be taken lightly. You need to know your roof is secure and able to withstand another harsh Michigan winter. Whether you’re moving into a new house or you need us to inspect your roof for signs of damage after a storm, we’re here for you. Our roof inspection services will put your mind and pocketbook at ease. We recommend having your roof inspected every five years, at least. However, letting us take a look at it every fall and spring ensures we can detect issues early.
What Are Differences Between Residential & Commercial Roofs?
First Response Roofing and Construction, LLC specializes in residential and commercial roofing services. Installing a new roof requires a lot of work, knowledge, and specialized equipment, no matter the type. Many commercial roofs are flat or nearly flat to cover larger buildings, while many residential roofs are sloped or angled. Commercial roofing usually requires different building and zoning codes than residential. Finally, various roofing materials may be better suited to a commercial roof rather than a residential roof or vice versa. From asphalt shingles to metal roofing, our company does it all.
What’s the Best Type of Asphalt Shingle to Use on My Roof?
We use Landmark® asphalt shingles because they feature a dual-layered design for durability and come in a wide array of colors to complement any trim, stucco, or siding. They also come with a Class A fire-resistance rating, a 100+ year legacy, and CertainTeed’s lifetime limited warranty.
What Types of Metal Roofs Are Available?
Metal roofing is popular because it comes in many colors and styles and has a life expectancy of 45-50 years if maintained properly. We specialize in classic rib, standing seam, and stone coated metal roofing from DECRA®, as well as metal shingle roofing and aluminum roofing. Aluminum roofing is lightweight and affordable, not to mention eco-friendly because it can be constructed from recycled materials.
How Can I Tell If My Home’s Siding Needs Replacement?
If your home’s siding looks faded, warped, rotted, cracked, or loose, it’s likely time to replace it. Since we specialize in both roofing and siding services, you can call us for all your siding installation, repair, or replacement needs. The siding we install should offer your home superior protection for decades to come without needing much maintenance. We recommend CertainTeed vinyl siding because it comes in many fade-resistant colors with a lifetime limited warranty.
Can New Siding Help with Noise Reduction?
Insulated vinyl siding is often recommended to help with noise reduction. You can say goodbye to your neighbor’s barking dog, the sounds of street traffic, and even noisy thunderstorms, thanks to the installation of your new siding, which may reduce your noise levels up to 39%.
Can Siding Replacement Improve My Property’s Energy-Efficiency?
Vinyl siding replacement can also help you improve your home’s energy-efficiency. However, for the best results, consider insulated vinyl siding, which adds another insulation layer to your home. This added insulation helps reduce the amount of air escaping or entering your home for energy savings.
How Long Does It Take to Install Replacement Siding?
We won’t be able to give you a timeframe until we know your siding project’s specifics. However, the average siding installation takes about two weeks. This includes the time to remove your old siding, prep the area, add insulation, install the new siding, and make any necessary modifications.
Does Siding Replacement Affect the Interior of My Home?
While many homeowners think of siding in terms of their home’s exterior aesthetics, it impacts your home’s interior as well. Siding serves as a barrier to keep unwanted moisture, cold air, and noise out while keeping you comfortable inside your home. Siding deflects rain away from your home to prevent water damage while also insulating you against the elements.
What’s a Replacement Window? How Are They Installed?
Occasionally, it’s necessary to replace and upgrade your home or business’ windows. Old windows not only make your property look rundown, but they could also be costing you money. We install many types of replacement windows, including double-hung, single-hung, casement, slider, bay, awning, bow, and custom windows of all sizes. House window replacements are similar to new window installations with the replacement windows typically installed from the outside. The old windows are removed before we prep your new windows for level installation with shims. The amount of time for installation will vary by replacement window type, how many windows you have, and the size and layout of your building.
How Often Should Residential Windows Be Replaced?
Most windows should last 15-20 years before they’ll need to be replaced. If you don’t know how old your home’s windows are, it’s a good idea to get an inspection. Replacing them could improve their performance and your home’s overall energy-efficiency. If you’ve noticed drafty rooms, fogged glass, cracked window frames, or windows that seem to get stuck easily when opening or closing them, you should consider a replacement sooner rather than later. We may recommend vinyl window replacement for customers concerned about their energy costs.
What Type of Home Window Replacements Do You Recommend?
First Response Roofing and Construction, LLC recommends Pella window replacements because they meet ENERGY STAR® certification to lower your heating and cooling costs. However, we like to present our customers with many options, so you never feel pigeon-holed into just one choice. We’ll help you select the style of home window replacements best for your budget and layout.
What Does Low-E Mean When It Comes to House Windows?
Low-E stands for “low emissivity,” which means its surface reflects, absorbs, and transmits heat. Adding a Low-E coating to your home window replacement glass will help you keep your home at a steady room temperature. Because it’s a special coating added to the glass, your replacement windows with Low-E won’t look any different than your other windows.
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For the most advanced roofing and siding services in the Port Huron, MI, and surrounding areas, look no further than First Response Roofing and Construction, LLC. Contact us today to talk about your upcoming projects!