West Michigan Residential Roofing
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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:
- Visit your home, survey the problem, and give an honest assessment based on the current condition of your home.
- Prepare a proposal that includes all of your possible options for repair and replacement.
- Keep your budget in mind. We offer a variety of shingles and metal roofing materials for all budget types.
Get a Free Roof Inspection
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.
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.
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
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.
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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