Over 20 years of Experience in Commercial and Residential Roofing

 

For over 20 years Richards & Swift Roofing has been providing professional service for residential and commercial roofing customers in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne County.

We are an experienced roofing company, knowledgeable in residential and commercial roofing requirements and our roofers are efficient, never compromising the quality of the work we do.

We carry all major brands of roofing materials and shingles.

ICE DAM REMOVAL

An unpleasant site in winter is a sheet of icicles hanging on the edge of the gutters of your home…melting and causing leaking into your home, refreezing onto walkways and creating a sheet of ice and as a consequence, creating a danger to people walking onto the slick ice surface.

 

Ice Dams occur on many homes in the winter and they cause damage to the eavestroughs, roof shingles and leakage of water into the home.

 

Eavestroughs DO NOT cause Ice Dams. Dangerous quantities of ice will still accumulate, even without eavestroughs. It is easy to place the blame on the eavestroughs, but they are not the root problem. Ice dams become visible in the eavestroughs although the cause of the ice dam is not faulty eavestroughs, in fact ice dams have little to do with the eavestroughs.

 

If attic temperatures are warmer than the outdoor temperatures then the rooftop snow will melt and then, the melted snow will refreeze in the colder below freezing temperatures. As this melted snow water eventually hits the lower edge of the roof the water refreezes, forming the start of an ice dam.

 

Our year-round 24-hour emergency roofing service is available if a roofing emergency strikes your home or business.