5270 Northland Drive                      

Grand Rapids, MI 49525    

616.363.3228
Frequently Asked Questions

Should I have my roof inspected annually or semi-annually?
Although roof inspections and preventative maintenance are not a substitute for a warranty, our experienced crew members can detect and repair any potential problems that could lead to extensive roof damage and/or replacement. 

 

Our roofing experts will clean any debris from your roof and drains, inspect the roof membrane and seams, and assess the condition of your flashings, all within a budget limit you choose.

 

What are the benefits of using a thicker roof membrane?
Thicker roof membranes increase the puncture resistance of the roofing system, which is especially important for roofing that is subject to high foot traffic. Thicker membranes also typically have longer weathering capabilities, increasing the life span of the roof.

 

What are the benefits of having my roof removed/replaced vs. roofing over the existing roof?
While roofing over an existing roof can be cost effective in the short term, a solid dry substrate can prolong the life of most roof systems. In the case of flat roof systems, roof removal can ensure that any moisture trapped in the roof system and insulation board is eliminated.

 

Moisture can deteriorate roof decking, insulation board, roof membrane, and roof seams. Deteriorated decking can be expensive to replace and wet insulation board can loose its R value, compress and settle, causing fasteners to protrude through the roof system. Additionally, leaks, should they ever develop, can be difficult to detect as water can travel some distance or remain trapped between the two systems.

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