Roofing is hard work and expensive, and on the surface a bad job can look very similar to a good one.
It’s no surprise there’s so much misinformation out there regarding roofing and good roofing practice. And it’s no surprise that it’s such a challenge for homeowners who have worked with bad roofers to figure out what happened. Very few homeowners have the experience to spot improper installation or are able to safely climb up and take a look for themselves.
That’s why you need the help of experts who you can trust. SHIELD Home Exteriors is an established Grand Rapids roofing contractor. We are licensed and insurance, with outstanding reviews. Please, look us up! At SHIELD we get out of bed every morning and work hard to provide the best solutions for you, our clients, friends, and neighbors, to improve your quality of life through your home. Call today.
Like in anything in life, you always get what you pay for. At Shield, we promise to always offer competitive pricing to provide you with the most value among roofing contractors in West Michigan. Roofers who undercut our pricing usually compromise on quality by hiring unskilled labor or neglecting the most important parts of your roofing system such as proper ventilation, flashing, and underlayment.
What kind of roofing do we do? Generally, as roofers, we break down roofing into three types: 1. Steep Slope Roofing, 2. Low Slope Roofing, and, 3. Flat Roofing.
Steep slope roofing takes care of most pitches – pretty much anything from 40/12 pitches down to 2/12 pitches. Standard asphalt shingles can be installed on any of the pitches in this range, with some specific considerations on some of the extremes of both.
From 2/12 down to .5/12 we consider this “low slope roofing”
As far as the roofing industry has come, it is amazing that bad roofers are busy operating in the industry. These teams often skate below market value, getting paid in advance to do rushed, shoddy work with poor results—results that fly in the face of common sense.
The following five roofing mistakes are some of the most common that these teams or DIY’ers make, and each can cause unnecessary damage and hassle if not caught and properly corrected in time.