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If you’re considering roofing material options, you’re most likely going to weigh the advantages of metal roofing and asphalt roofing. Which is the best roofing material? The answer depends on which roofing features matter most to you. When it comes to choosing a budget-friendly roofing option, asph...

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Are you planning a roofing project this year? There are plenty of decisions that need to be made, including the type of roof you need and the brand, too. At West Michigan Roofing, our team is here to help you make these decisions, so you can get the best roof system for your unique home. There are...

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Your roof is your home’s biggest line of defense against weather, debris and other potential issues, so it makes sense your insurance company is going to want to make sure your roof is in good shape. If you own or are buying an older home, for example, your insurance company may not renew or issue a...

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While SBS shingles have been around since 1986, they’ve almost been exclusively used on commercial buildings until recently. Now, they’re one of the fastest growing trends in roofing. As homeowners—particularly in varying climates like West Michigan—begin to understand the benefits of SBS shingles,...

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Thankfully, we don’t get an abundance of hail in West Michigan, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune. If your home or business has recently endured a hailstorm, it’s a good idea to check your shingles to make sure everything is as it should be. You don’t have to wait for hail, either. While you’re do...

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It’s a good idea to check for hail damage after any hailstorm and especially when the hail is particularly large, as the larger the hail, the greater the potential for damage.   Small hail, even up to about ½ inch in diameter, probably won’t do much damage, if any. Still, if you notice even a few...

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When it’s time to schedule roof repair or replacement, there’s some confusion as to whether to hire a local roofing contractor or a general contractor. In most cases, the decision is easy as long as you understand the job(s) you need done and the roles of each type of contractor. Differences Betwe...

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Getting your insurance company to cover the cost of your roof replacement is simple as long as you understand your coverage and how to get the claim started. Here, we’ll discuss some of the most common insurance roof-replacement questions on how to get insurance to pay for your roof replacement ....

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How Old Is My Roof?

How Old is My Roof ? It’s very important to know the age of your roof as it helps you with preventive maintenance, sets expectations for how many years you can expect before needing a replacement and can even help you negotiate the purchase price of a home. Ask Questions Before You Buy The b...

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Let’s try to eliminate the confusion of roof warranties. Because there are different types of buildings, different roofing materials, different climates and different installation methods, of course there will be different warranties. How do you make sure you get the one that’s right for your roof o...

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