Come See Us at the Antique Tractor & Engine Show

Muskegon, MI - American Classic is proud to be a part of the Antique Tractor and Engine Show at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds.  Our “Big Red” Delivery truck is being displayed over the weekend carrying Certainteed and IKO Shingles.  The Show is running this weekend June 8th – 10th.  You can find more details by visiting www.antiquefarmpowerclub.biz


Dependability Matters! American Classic's Team is Dedicated to your Home Year-Round!

In Michigan, exterior contractors have our wonderful weather to contend with all year long.  From the harshest days of winter to the hottest days in August you will find American Classic’s crews hard at work.  Our construction crews are dependable, hardworking, courteous, and efficient.  But it doesn’t stop there….we are blessed with an awesome team.  From the front desk, to the driver delivering product, to our estimators, and everyone in between we guarantee our homeowners a friendly, positive experience.  We understand that a house is more than just a home!


The Whole Enchilada

Grant, MI – American Classic was proud to work with this family to give this home a face lift.  This home sits on a quiet country road.  Passersby's may have not noticed this small ranch before.  TODAY this home shines with CHARM.  We installed Certainteed Vinyl Siding in Pacific Blue, stone is Plygem Stones Shadow Ledge, and replaced all the windows using Northstar Windows.

Before

Before

After

After

Our crews enjoyed working on this project, seeing the end product, and the excitement of the homeowners as each change occurred.  American Classic hopes the homeowners enjoy the new charm that their home now exudes. 


Unique Roof Shines in Saugatuck

Saugatuck, MI – This quaint home in Saugatuck is almost ready for the homeowners to settle in.  We are proud to have installed the CertainTeed Landmark Shingles in Moire Black on this Roof.  The metal accent roof our crew also installed is Matte Black Striated Steel.  This beautiful home is full of character and charm from the Peak of the Roof to the landscaping that will be completed soon. 


CertainTeed Landmark Shingles & Variform Twilight Shadow Siding

Rockford, MI – This beautiful home is close to finishing its beautiful exterior.  As our siding crew was wrapping up they snapped this picture to capture the roof and the siding.  This home has been roofed with CertainTeed’s Landmark Shingles in Moire Black and the siding, board & batten, and shake are Variform’s Twilight Shadow.  We are excited to see how this home’s exterior will look once the mason arrives to add the stone.  One thing is for sure: this Rockford home will have amazing curb appeal.    


How to Select the Proper Shingle Color

Start looking around at roofs in your neighborhood and you will begin to realize that there are a variety of colors to choose from when it comes to asphalt shingles and metal roofing.  Before considering a new roof many homeowners are often under the impression that there are only black and gray shingles.  Shingle manufactures, such as CertainTeed and IKO, have a wide variety of shingle colors.

Your new roof will be a feature on your home for the next 20-30 years and it is an important aspect of the curb appeal.  The roof should complement the rest of your exterior (siding, stone, brick, and/or any other out buildings on your property).

Here are a few tips....

   -  Use a complementing color to the rest of your exterior.

   -  Don’t rush it!  There are many shingle options out there, so talk to a trusted roofing professional.

   -  Always check the shingle color next to your existing exterior.

   -  Think about curb appeal and resale value if you think at some point you’ll be selling your home.

Last but not least, always refer back to your roofing professional.  He/She will have examples of shingles installed if that will help aid you in the decision making progress.  American Classic associates have a database of a variety of shingles that we have installed with different exteriors.  These pictures can aid you in the decision making process.  Also, feel free to check out our Roofing Gallery Page.

CertainTeed's current shingle options

CertainTeed's current shingle options

IKO's Newest Product Line: Dynasty

IKO's Newest Product Line: Dynasty