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Residential ROOFING Overview

West Michigan’s climate is tough on roofs. With freezing winters, hot summers, and everything in between, it’s important to have quality roofing materials that can withstand inclement weather and qualified professionals to properly install your roof. Werner Roofing is a trusted, local West Michigan roofing company providing exceptional service and top-of-the-line materials from name brands like GAF and Sheffield Metals. Rest assured that a Werner Roofing residential roof will keep your family safe in any storm. When you call us with a question or concern about your residential roof, a Werner Roofing representative will:

  1. Visit your home, survey the problem, and give an honest assessment based on the current condition of your home.
  2. Prepare a proposal that includes all of your possible options for repair and replacement.
  3. Keep your budget in mind. We offer a variety of shingles and metal roofing materials for all budget types.
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How do you know when it’s time for a new roof?

The only way to be sure of your residential roof’s current condition is to have a licensed professional personally inspect it. Werner Roofing is proud to offer free roof inspections for every client, so you can be sure of your roof’s condition.

Every Werner Roofing inspection comes complete with our promise: “We won’t recommend or sell a roof replacement unless it’s necessary.”

What you need to know

If you’re building a new home or you’ve decided it’s time to re-roof your home, there are some basics you’ll want to consider when designing your new roof. You’ll want to know how to accurately calculate your costs, how to understand your roofer, and what your options are for your new roof. Check out these handy tips on what you should know about building your new residential roof.

Terminology – “Squares”

If you’re considering a new roof, it’s helpful to know some basic roofing terminology First and foremost, roofers will talk about “squares.” Now, if you’re used to general home building terminology, you might incorrectly assume that they’re referencing a square foot.

SQUARES – A roofing square is a 10-foot-by-10-foot square, containing a total area of 100 square feet. This is helpful to know when you’re determining the cost of your new roof. Most bundles of composition shingles are made to cover 1/3 of a square.

So, say you have a 1,500 square foot roof. Your roof is therefore 15 squares and will take about 45 bundles of composite shingles to roof your house. Once you know what a square is, you’ll be able to calculate the cost of your roof with more accuracy.

Roofing Cost

Now that you understand how exactly your residential roof is measured, you’ll want to be aware of any extras that will increase your roofing costs. The cost of materials is the base price point, but you will have to take into account the cost of labor to install your roof, the shape of your roof, and if you’re re-roofing or if this will be your home’s first roof.

Additional cost considerations include:

  • More intricate styles of roofs than a simple gable roof
  • Add-ons like skylights and chimneys
  • When re-roofing, stripping the existing roof before installing the new one will add to your roofing costs significantly.

For more information on your projected cost, check out our blog on breaking down the cost of your roof.

Roofing Materials

The majority of roofs installed in the U.S. are either asphalt or metal for a variety of reasons:

  • Both tend to be the least expensive over their lifespan
  • They are the most durable options for residential roofing
  • Both have long lifetimes
  • They require very little maintenance
  • They well suited to the harsh West Michigan climate

For more information on the pros and cons of both options, check out our informational pages on asphalt roofing and metal roofing.

Roof Shapes

There are many different shapes of roofs to choose from, from gambrel to gable. When you’re building a new roof and choosing the style, it’s a good idea to take the area you live into consideration.

CONSIDER WHERE YOU LIVE – If you experience a lot of inclement weather, high winds, & harsh temperatures, some roofing styles are better for your home than others. It’s a good idea to talk to your roofer to ensure the shape of roof you have chosen is practical for the climate you live in.

Additionally, some roof shapes can be more expensive than others, so you’ll want to talk to your contractor to see what shape is right for your budget as well. For more information on different types of roofs, check out our blog post about the 7 basic roof shapes.

Free Roofing Estimate

Planning some work on your roof? Is your roof in need of repair? Werner Roofing can help. Contact our roofing team for a free estimate for your upcoming roofing project.


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8,000+ Happy Customers

Great Lakes Power Tools
Great Lakes Power Tools
February 26, 2024
Did an amazing job on our roof. Quality work done right and fast.
Julie Humpal
Julie Humpal
February 26, 2024
I recently had the pleasure of working with Werner Roofing, and I must say, they exceeded all my expectations! From the initial consultation to the completion of the project, their professionalism and expertise were evident every step of the way. The team at Werner Roofing demonstrated outstanding communication skills, ensuring that I was informed and involved throughout the entire process. They took the time to thoroughly assess my roofing needs and provided a detailed explanation of the recommended solutions, which I truly appreciated. Not only did they complete the project in a timely manner, but the quality of their workmanship was top-notch. My new roof looks fantastic and has already proven its durability in recent weather conditions. Furthermore, the crew was punctual, respectful, and left the job site clean and tidy upon completion. It's evident that Werner Roofing takes great pride in their work and strives for customer satisfaction. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my experience with Werner Roofing. If you're in need of roofing services, I highly recommend them without hesitation. Thank you, Werner Roofing, for a job well done!
Kathy Holtz
Kathy Holtz
February 22, 2024
I can’t say enough about the amazing service I received. It was perfect in every way. From the prompt appointment to get an estimate to the completion of the job I have nothing but high praise. The crew was courteous and friendly but still focused. The clean up was excellent, going so far as to sweep out my garage. I would not hesitate to use them again. The roof looks perfect! They get my highest recommendation!
Laurie Vergeson
Laurie Vergeson
February 19, 2024
Trey and Manny came to do some adjusting on my gutters and did a great job.Trey answered.y questions and was very knowledgeable.Thank you🙂
Alice Slajus
Alice Slajus
February 18, 2024
The people at Werner Roofing are fantastic to work with, thorough and communicative, and the crew is exceptionally hard-working. Our new metal roof is gorgeous. I highly recommend Werner Roofing.
Matthew Wyant
Matthew Wyant
February 16, 2024
Chip from Werner roofing was very helpful and honest. He told me that our shingles still have a good 10 years before they need to be replaced. I will definitely be giving them a call again when the time comes.
Denise Johnson
Denise Johnson
February 15, 2024
Excellent job very happy, Good quality work.
harold jones
harold jones
February 14, 2024
Very happy with my new roof.

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Contact Us

Werner Roofing
13844 172nd Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Service Areas

Grand Haven, MI
Spring Lake, MI
Norton Shores, MI
Muskegon, MI
Holland, MI
Grand Rapids, MI


We have full liability and workers’ compensation insurance, and we are licensed in the State of Michigan - License No. 2102206590

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