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Transform Home Improvements, has been a leader in the home improvement space for more than 30 years. Whether your home is… More
  • 70 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
COVID-19 Update: We will respond to inquiries from our customers for both installation and service and are taking precautions seriously. We… More
Extremely happy with the entire experience. They did everything possible to give us the lowest price so my mother was able… Full review
  • 32 Years in Business
Able Roof started out in 1986 with Steve Weyl, his pickup truck, and his keen sense for what homeowners were looking… More
I was extremely pleased with my experience with Able Roof last Fall. I had an appointment with Zach Harmon to get… Full review
  • 31 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Since our founding, Bay to Bay Building Concepts has been known for quality services, exceptional efficiency and the highest level of… More
The end result of a project completed by Bay To Bay is amazing. They take time to answer questions and will… Full review
  • 3 Years in Business
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Family-owned and operated, our West Michigan & Grand Rapids roofing company has built a superb reputation for high-quality roof repair and… More
I built custom homes for ten years and have worked with a lot of contractors. Our roof had damage from a… Full review
  • 14 Years in Business
  • Licensed
We are family owned and operated. We offer consistent quality and pride in our products and craftsmanship. We'll take care of… More
Five star service. Five star quality. Five star good looking crews!!!! Full review
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Raising the bar in the home improvement industry was our goal when we started Sir Home Improvements in 1980. Our mission… More
Andrew G, Adam H and Fred B were awesome remodeling my bathroom. They were courteous respectful clean and efficient. I feel… Full review
  • 7 Years in Business
At All-Weather Seal Co., Inc., we are the exterior home improvement specialists trusted by residents in communities throughout Michigan. Since our… More
Alec stop out today for a quote on my roof. He was very knowledgeable about the products. Very friendly yet thorough.… Full review
  • 39 Years in Business
B.A.M. Builders has successfully been in business for over 25 years. We bring "Old Fashion" values & ethics to the construction… More
  • 31 Years in Business
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Roofing Buying Guide for Grand Rapids

When it’s time for a new roof, there’s quite a bit of planning involved in preparation of the project, which can take 2 days to 1 week. This buying guide provides tips and information covering the basic steps to keep the roofing project going in a forward direction.

Checklist for Grand Rapids Roofing Project

  • Grand Rapids Climate
  • Permits and Inspections
  • Contractor Information
  • Estimated Cost
  • Resources
  • Materials
  • Benefits of a New Roof in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Climate

When you’re researching the types of roofing materials, one thing you want to consider is the materials ability to withstand inclement weather. While there are many roofing materials to choose from, not all have the same capabilities to ward off the elements.

The climate in Grand Rapids can be severe especially during the winter. With this in mind, you need to select a roofing material that works in the Michigan climate. This is something to discuss with your contractor.

Grand Rapids seasonal weather goes from one extreme to the other. The city receives on average 144 days with rain and 158 days of sun. During the summer months, temperature highs average 83. The winter lows plummet to the mid-teen range. Snow is excessive with an average of 73 inches per year and well above the U.S. average of 25 inches annually. Humidity is also far below the U.S. average of 44 out of 100 with a rating of 16 out of 100 meaning the comfort index for humidity is not very good.

Grand Rapids Permit and Inspection

Grand Rapids requires a building permit for re-roofing. For information about the cost of a permit, visit the Design and Development Services webpage which also provides a cost calculator that gives you the price of the permit.

Having a permit and inspection ensures that the new installation is in compliance with building codes, ordinances, and regulations are adhered to. Doing work without a permit can result in fines and other costs, as well as removal of the unauthorized installation.

Grand Rapids Roof Contractor Information

Your contractor is a vital source of knowledgeable information and that is one reason why it is important to hire a professional in the field. While some roofing materials are relatively easy to install, others require expert knowledge. This is yet another reason to do your research for any contenders for the project.

Start with contacting several contractors to request a meeting for an estimated cost. The property will be measured and an estimate given. Keep in mind, there may be additional costs such as required repairs that can’t be estimated until the existing roofing material is removed. Ask each contractor about the possibility of other costs involved. Each estimate should be signed and dated.

It’s recommended to do a thorough background check for each contractor. The Better Business Bureau is a wealth of information regarding a contractor’s work history. Also, use the free search tool at Michigan Contractor Licenses Directory to verify any contractor you are consider hiring.

Estimated Cost of Roofing in Grand Rapids

The type of material to be installed is determined by the roof design, climate, and personal preference. The cost of a new roof is determined by the square footage of the property with the type of material, labor for installation, supplies, and equipment factored in.

To give you an idea of an estimated cost of a new roof in Grand Rapids, the following example shows a breakdown for a 2,500 square foot in Grand Rapids being covered with a wood shingle roof.

An average estimated low cost is $8,276.50 and a high of $11,808.25 based on 2,670 square feet to allow for overage. Labor for 90.7 hours at the low end is $2,727.73 and $6,591.44. Additional supplies $561.00 versus $645.00. Equipment cost is $52.50 compared to $86.25. The estimated totals result in an average cost per square foot of $4.65 versus $7.65

Roofing Resources in Grand Rapids

If you plan to have a metal roof or asphalt shingles installed, visit the Energy Star site for information about eligibility for a federal tax credit.  The DSIRE site, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides information for financial programs, grants, and loans in Michigan.

Common Roof Materials

This short list covers the most common roofing materials ranging in price from inexpensive to expensive. Each has its own attributes from durability to long life spans. Discuss the best choice for your property with your contractor.

  • Asphalt shingles– also known as composite shingles
  • Metal
  • Clay tiles
  • Slate tiles
  • Rolled roofing
  • Hot mop
  • Fiber cement
  • Wood shingles
  • Wood shakes

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Benefits of a New Roof in Grand Rapids

There are several benefits of installing a new roof. Each supports a positive return on investment:

  • Better interior energy efficiency
  • Increased property value
  • Aesthetically visual curb appeal
  • Eco-friendly materials
  • Positive selling points when putting the home on the market

With a properly installed roof by a professional contractor and crew, your home will be secure from the elements for many years.