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The leaves are beginning to here in West Michigan, which means winter is just around the corner. Is your home ready? Perhaps you spent part of your summer planning for a new roof, and even have some estimates you’ve been considering. It’s easy to assume that with the changing seasons, you might as...

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Michigan weather will take its toll on your roof and significantly impact its lifespan. Because your roof could have significant weather damage even before you notice a leak, it pays to request a free inspection. In the event your home has sustained a catastrophic event (wind blows shingles off,...

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While our focus at West Michigan Roofing is on installation and repairs, we do have our opinions on maintenance practices that can affect your roof. Every year, we get questions ranging from, “Will you wash my roof?” to “I had someone clean my roof, and they ruined the shingles. Can you fix it?”...

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You can learn a lot from looking at your roof. Some things are obvious, like needing to replace shingles if you notice some missing. Or, if you see ice dams in the winter, you have to check your insulation before you find yourself with a huge problem. What about the less obvious things your roof i...

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There are a lot of advantages to metal roofing, and a growing number of homeowners are considering metal roofs over asphalt shingles. However, there are a few drawbacks to metal roofing, as well—most prominently the cost. How can homeowners get the look they want at a desirable price? Benefits of...

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One of the best ways to introduce natural light to a home is through skylights. Windows and doors are great, but skylights allow sunlight in all day, no matter which way your home faces. Here, we’ll outline some of the benefits and drawbacks of skylights so you can determine if they’re right for you...

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As of today, there is no such thing as a roof that will last forever. Every roof will, eventually, need to be replaced, which is why it’s so important to take good care of your roof. By properly maintaining your commercial building’s roof, you not only extend its life to the high end of its cycle, b...

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If you notice puddles of water on your flat roof, you might wonder if it’s normal or cause for concern. Since it usually only happens after big rains, and the water will eventually evaporate, most people don’t consider it an emergency and will let it go until the next time. While it’s true ponding...

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Gutters are an interesting topic in roofing and construction, because while it seems everyone understands the general purpose of gutters, there are also several misconceptions out there (such as gutters being the cause of ice dams—they’re not), and even confusion as to whether or not gutters are tru...

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When choosing a commercial roof system, it’s important to know exactly what your building needs. Much of this is determined by your location, and since we work in West Michigan, we’re experts at the types of materials suitable for our weather. Other factors need to be considered, as well, such a...

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