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When you’re looking to install or replace a roof with asphalt shingles, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of traditional 3 tab shingles and the growing-in-popularity architectural shingles . Depending on your budget, preferences and design style, you’ll be able to select the ideal roof fo...

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The best remedy to just about any potential roof problem is preventive maintenance, and that’s perhaps best exemplified by the potential for winter roof damage. In most cases, winter weather won’t cause new damage to your roof, however it can exacerbate existing—or even unknown—problems. Especiall...

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A roof’s lifespan in Michigan is impacted by all four seasons, from the bitter cold and potentiallyhazardous winters to precipitation-heavy springs, to the relentless sun of the summer, and the falling leaves of autumn. Plus, with so many trees and the occasional storm, there’s always the potential...

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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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