When protecting your most valuable asset, your home, quality, and trust are non-negotiable. This is particularly true when dealing with an integral part of your home – the roof. For Michigan homeowners, finding a reliable, experienced Michigan roofer is paramount. At Martino Home Improvements, we bring decades of experience, ensuring that your home is in the safest hands.
Roof Repair & Roof Replacements for Residential Roofing
We offer a comprehensive range of residential roofing services, including the ability to repair almost every type of roof, from minor issues to complete replacements. Our skilled and knowledgeable team members can quickly and efficiently diagnose problems, ensuring top-quality service within your budget. Our roofing experts understand the importance of a reliable and sturdy roof to protect your home and family.
We specialize in various sloped roofing materials used in residential and commercial applications, including shingles, cedar shakes, tile, and slate. Our expertise allows us to work effectively with different materials and provide customized solutions to meet your needs.
Whether you need a quick emergency fix or a complete roof replacement, our team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. Let us take care of all your residential roofing needs, knowing that your home is in good hands with our experienced professionals.
Do roofers need to be licensed in Michigan for Roof Installation?
In Michigan, roofers are required to be licensed to work on both residential and commercial properties. There are two types of roofing licenses available: the Residential Builder License, which allows for work on residential properties only, and the Maintenance & Alteration Contractor License, which permits work on both residential and commercial properties.
To obtain a Michigan roofing license, individuals must have a combination of three years of practical experience in the roofing trade and 60 hours of approved pre-licensure education. Additionally, applicants must pass a state licensing exam covering trade knowledge, business management, and Michigan laws and regulations.
Roofers in Michigan must also have liability insurance and be bonded to protect themselves and their clients in the event of any accidents, damages, or legal issues. This insurance and bonding is necessary for obtaining and maintaining a roofing license in the state, a standard in the roofing industry.
Hiring a licensed and insured professional roofer for your project means you’re getting the best contractor to deal with your roofing issues. Low-quality roofers often forego getting licenses and insurance and offer services at rock-bottom pricing. While these low-cost roofing solutions seem like a good idea, chances are you won’t get high-quality roofing services from an unlicensed roofer.
Why do roofers have a bad reputation?
Roofers often have a terrible reputation in the industry due to various factors. One common issue is the lack of quality work and bad roofing practices, which can result in incomplete or subpar roofing installations. Additionally, unlicensed contractors may engage in shoddy workmanship or employ unethical business practices, leading to potential legal issues. Customers frequently express concerns about poor communication, project delays, and unexpected additional costs. And while weather delays can happen with professional roofing contractors, they are far less likely to occur.
These negative perceptions can significantly impact a roofing company’s business and reputation. With the prevalence of online reviews and social media, dissatisfied customers can quickly share their negative experiences, tarnishing a company’s reputation and deterring potential clients. Furthermore, legal issues resulting from unlicensed work can lead to costly fines and damage a company’s credibility. Maintaining a positive reputation and consistently delivering high-quality work is crucial for success in a competitive industry like roofing.
Choosing the Largest Michigan Roofing Company
One way to determine if a roofing company can help with your project and ensure it is done right is by hiring a large roofing company. However, larger roofing companies can sometimes be too large to have the customer service of a hometown roofer.
Many larger roofing companies will subcontract the project to other roofing companies, essentially becoming a middleman for your roofing project. Some of these roofing companies are not even native to Michigan.
Choosing the Smallest Michigan Roofer
A smaller roofing company may not be a good idea either. You may be okay with some smaller roofing companies that deal with small roof repair projects, such as a small roof leak. But when it comes to roof issues such as a complete roof replacement, you’ll need enough experienced roofers to complete the project quickly. Here at Martino Home Improvements, we can handle small jobs such as leaking roofing, but we are also large enough to handle large roof replacement and repair projects quickly with a team ready to go.
Additionally, by choosing a smaller roofing company, you are supporting the local community and contributing to the growth of local businesses. Martino Home Improvements has a strong community presence and is committed to providing its neighbors with top-notch service. By selecting a smaller roofing company, you can expect a more customer-focused, individualized, and attentive approach to fulfilling your roofing needs. That’s why here at Martino Home Improvements, we say we’re large enough to handle your roofing project but small enough to care.
Additional Services by a Roofing Contractor
While some may think that the roofing system on your home is simply a layer of shingles, we are a full-service roofing company that handles all the details of your roof. Here are some additional roofing services we offer in Southeast Michigan:
Gutters play a crucial role in protecting your home from water damage. Without proper gutters, rainwater can accumulate around the foundation of your house, leading to mold growth, rot, and potential fire hazards. Installing new gutters and gutter guards can prevent these issues by directing water away from your home and preventing debris from clogging the gutters.
Storm Damage (Working with an Insurance Company)
Martino Home Improvements understands the urgency and potential stress caused by storm damage to roofs. With decades of experience, their team is equipped to handle roofing issues caused by storm damage efficiently and effectively. We offer comprehensive services, including roof repair, replacement, and installation, to give you peace of mind.
Additionally, Martino Home Improvements is adept at navigating the insurance process, working directly with insurance companies to streamline the claims process and ensure homeowners receive the coverage they are entitled to. Their knowledgeable team can assist in the initial assessment of damage to the final repairs, making the entire process as smooth and stress-free as possible for their clients. All while offering competitive pricing for the roofing project.
Using quality materials in your project is always recommended. By upgrading to high-quality insulation, you can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency, leading to reduced utility costs. Our team uses top-of-the-line roofing and insulation products to ensure the best results for your house, providing long-lasting performance and maximum energy savings.
Proper roof maintenance is essential for preserving the integrity and longevity of your home’s roof. Regular maintenance should include keeping gutters and downspouts clear of debris to ensure proper water drainage. Additionally, it’s essential to regularly check for damaged or failing shingles or flashing, as these can lead to leaks and water damage.
After heavy snowfall, removing snow and ice from the roof is crucial to prevent excess weight and potential water damage. Regular inspections by a qualified roofing professional every 3-5 years are also vital, as they can spot subtle signs of trouble that the untrained eye may overlook. These inspections can help catch minor issues before they become major problems, saving you time and money in the long run.
By paying attention to roof maintenance, including gutter and downspout care, regular inspections, and snow removal, you can help extend the life of your roof and protect your home from potential damage. Always seek the expertise of a qualified roofing professional to ensure the job is done thoroughly and correctly.