A no-nonsense, common sense approach to home exteriors.

West Michigan Roofing and Construction is a family owned and operated company that has been providing quality service to the West Michigan Lakeshore, Grand Haven, Muskegon and Holland are for over 100 years. In 2014 we expanded our operations with new locations in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. It is our mission to provide the highest quality materials and workmanship, and to maintain our reputation as one of Michigan’s top roofing companies.

We pride ourselves in completing our work in a timely, efficient manner as well as creating a safe working environment for our employees and subcontractors.

Residential Roofing Contractors, Roof Repair & Replacement
We are an Owens Corning Platinum Contractor as well as a CertainTeed Select installer. This allows us to offer some of the best non-pro-rated material and labor warranties the industry has to offer.

Commercial & Industrial Roofing
Manufacturer certification allows West Michigan Roofing to provide 10, 15 and 20 year material and labor warranties. Energy Star and LEED compliant roofing systems are available.
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Gutters, Siding, Windows, Doors, Insulation & Skylights
We offer seamless aluminum gutter systems, with the option to upgrade to the Leaf Relief® gutter covering system. Replacement of old windows and doors can drastically improve your home’s energy efficiency.  We are VELUX® 3-Star Skylight Installers.

Free Roofing Estimates & Inspections
Inspections of roofing, insulation, siding and ventilation are offered and infrared camera reports are available.  Call us today and don’t forget to ask about our Maintenance Programs.

In The News
Career Opportunities for 2015
– Our new Kalamazoo location
– Our new Grand Rapids location
2013 Super Service Award

 

roof repair

Most homeowners don’t really think of their house as the sum of its parts; they think of it as a singular unit. In fact, 88% of people see the outside of their homes as a singular entity rather than seeing the individual parts of it. This is one of the reasons that some homes go so long in need of roof repair. Every homeowner should be able to identify red flags that a roof needs repair, and there are a few common tell-tale signs.
1. Age
One of the signs that a roof is in need of replacing is its age. Roofs don’t last forever, and though there are a number of different factors that can have an effect on how long a roof will last, any roof over 20 years old is probably going to need to be replaced. If you don’t know how old your roof is, it’s worth calling a professional inspector to evaluate things.

2. Cracked or curling shingles
A common tell-tale sign of a roof that needs repair is cracked or curling shingles. The best way to check is actually from the ground — you don’t need to actually get on your roof or use a ladder to check for this. Get a pair of binoculars and look for shingles with lifted edges, curling shingles, and any shingles that have cracks in them.

3. Shingles missing granules or missing shingles
It’s also important to look for missing shingles or shingles that are missing granules. The easiest way to check for missing shingles is to walk around the perimeter of your house and look for them, and then check the roof itself for bare areas. Do a gutter inspection and look for deposits of the protective granules that cover shingles.

When it comes to residential roofing repair, most homeowners (88%) say that they want a durable new roof, and 83% say that they want one that will endure. Though a roof repair costs can be pricey, it’s important to remember that homeowners spend an average of 1% to 4% of a home’s value on repairs. Because repairs factor into home value, they tend to be well worth it in the long run.


gutter replacement

Part of owning a home means making sure that all of its many components are well-maintained and making repairs when the need arises. Homeowners spend an average of between 1% and 4% of the total value of a home each year, and spend more as time goes on. Here are three home repairs to make this spring and summer that have the best return on investment.

Replacement Windows or Repair
One thing that many homeowners notice during the colder months is whether or not their windows allow drafts of cold air in. This also typically means that warm air is escaping, which can waste energy and drive up utility bills. Window replacement has a return on investment (ROI) of about 79%, so it’s well worth a window repair cost or replacement altogether.

Gutter Replacement
Another repair that many homeowners make in the spring is gutter installation. Gutters that aren’t sealed, that are broken, or are missing pieces can lead to damage in other parts of your home. It’s important that water from ice and snow melt and spring storms gets carried away from the house to help avoid water and mold damage. Installing gutters where needed or getting gutter replacement for damaged sections is worth it, considering the cost of dealing with faulty or nonexistent gutters will be even higher.

Replacement Doors
Believe it or not, replacing the doors on your home can also have a significant impact on property value. According to HouseLogic’s “Cost vs. Value Report,” a new steel front door can have a long term ROI of 98%. As is the case with windows, doors that aren’t well-sealed or don’t offer enough insulation can cause air leaks and drive up utility bills.

If you’re looking to make a few relatively low cost, high ROI repairs to the exterior of your home this spring and summer, these three are a few good places to start. All of these options are rather small projects that can be completed quickly, and will save you money and prevent the need for repairs in the long run.