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We Work with Your Insurer for Roof & Home Exterior Repairs

August 30, 2018

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… Read More

Weather Related Roof Damage

What to Know About Cleaning Your Roof

August 3, 2018

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… Read More

Should I have my roof cleaned?

What Your Roof is Trying to Tell You: Dark Streaks

July 27, 2018

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… Read More

Dark Streaks on Your Roof

Metal Roofing Accents for Your Home

June 29, 2018

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… Read More

Metal Roofing Accents

All About Skylights

May 23, 2018

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… Read More

All About Skylights

Preventive Maintenance for Commercial Roof Systems

May 10, 2018

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,… Read More

Roofing Preventive Maintenance

How to Stop Ponding Water on a Flat Roof

May 3, 2018

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… Read More

What to do about ponding water on a flat roof

Does My Home Really Need Gutters?

April 12, 2018

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… Read More

Gutters

Choosing a Commercial Roof System

March 30, 2018

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… Read More

Choosing a Commercial Roofing System

Checklist: Spring Home Exterior Maintenance

February 28, 2018

The best spring home maintenance tips generally all relate the same message: Do something. Preventive maintenance is essential because completing a relatively simple task now prevents you from having to undertake a complicated (and expensive) task later. When you proactively manage your home’s… Read More

Spring Exterior Home Maintenance