What to Know About: Roofing »
Find out the questions to ask a roofing contractor and what's involved in repairing and replacing your home's roof.
63541 North AveRay, MI 48096
nick was the person who came out & sold us on why we need to use them! they did a great job building it! our neighbors even advised us they were…
Find out the questions to ask a roofing contractor and what's involved in repairing and replacing your home's roof.
Since solar installations are powered by the sun, they are typically installed on the roof of a home. Below are some facts to cons…
Roofers, roofing contractors, and roofing companies are similar in that they all focused on the care of your roof, but they differ…
Love Dr Quinn's services. Couldn't have reached my goal of 40 lbs without their help! Never could I imagine being a size 4-6 again. Their staff are all wonderful !
Awesome staff and products that are effective! Products are designed to promote overall health and fitness, not just weight loss!
We had multiple leaks in two large skylights that had been “removed, curb recapped, reassembled and sealed” by a self-proclaimed expert back in 2015. The first heavy downpour yielded even more leaks! We called Roofing and Beyond in March 2016. Justin was out the following day to assess the situation and recommended replacing the skylights. He did a great job of educating us on exactly what the problem was and provided a competitive price on replacing the skylights. Since it would take a month for custom sized skylights to arrive, Justin came out and tacked down a tarp over the leaking skylights to eliminate any additional water damage that might have occurred. We felt this is what the “and Beyond” part of the company name truly stands for. Justin and his team did a fantastic job replacing the skylights and they remain leak free! Great job Justin and many thanks!
The staff have great detail on my visit. There is so much offered to aid in whatever level of physical healthy lifestyle change you may be trying to achieve. I've lose 3 pound in one week!
When I started on my weight loss journey, I knew that I had a tough goal to meet. 70+ pounds seemed impossible. I was doing every weight loss program I could think of with no success. When I finally turned to Dr. Quinn Medical Weight loss I was desperate for help. The program was so easy and made complete sense. I didn’t have to purchase food like other medical weight loss facilities and the pounds literally just fell off. After losing more than 50 pounds, I decided to try my hand at losing the last 20 pounds on my own. Although I was able to drop a few pounds, it seemed a lot more difficult then when I was on the program. I am now back on the program to help reach my goal. Bottom line – The staff is great. They actually care about the people that they are helping, and celebrate your successes with you. The program is exceptional. It made losing weight so enjoyable, and seem super easy. I would not hesitate to make the same choice again.
Doctor Quinn and his team are driven more by profits than "doing the right thing". For anyone who might be considering their services, I would suggest looking for other, more reasonable, affordable options. I went in to get a refill on my rx and my vitamins/supplements and was told in order to purchase them, I had to also purchase the package I elected when I initially signed up. This was close to $1,000 and was optional - I wasn't "required" by the doctor to elect all the pieces I did. I stated that I didn't want to purchase the shots - that I couldn't afford it at this point and that I simply wanted to continue on with the rx and vitamins. I was told by the office supervisor, Christie, that this wasn't an option, that the doctor would need to authorize this and that I wouldn't have an answer until the following Wednesday, which was a week away. I had taken the afternoon off of work to make a special visit to the doctor. I was completely confused, as I had been simply purchasing the script and vitamins the last few times I was there. I asked to see something in writing that spoke to this and she couldn't produce anything. On a side note, there was no empathy or regret that she couldn't accommodate me. She was very cold! As I exited I expressed my concern that I found this unacceptable. I was told to call the office manager, Jenna, which I did. I left her a detailed message. She called me back and left a message with no details. I tried her back and left another message and have not heard back from her - that was a week ago. Totally unacceptable!!! Christie, you should have gotten off your high horse and called Jenna to see about "an exception". What a gimmick!!! In the meantime my family doc has refilled my prescription. I can get the script filled, vitamins and shakes for a quarter of the price the good doctor charges. Don't waste your time or money - seek out a doctor and a team who are more concerned with helping others improve their health and wellbeing instead of being motivated by the almighty dollar.
What a great experience. I have been going since September and I am already down 15 pounds. The staff is wonderful and there encouragement is what really helps. I especially like Jenny she is always giving me helpful tips and inspires me to work harder. Dr Quinn also makes sure your treatment is successful but giving you vitamins that work along with the program. If you are looking for a nice healthy way to lose weight I recommend Dr Quinn
Dr. Quinn's program works. The staff is supportive and friendly. I have lost 30lbs and feel amazing. Thank you so much!!
The staff will go out of their way to find new and creative ways NOT to fill your prescription. They filled my prescriptions the other day, with no date written on them, but refused to fill my daughters, because the doctor didn't write a date on the prescription. Cost me a 4 hour back and forth run to try to fill her prescription all because a rude clerk was having a bad day. Rite Aid filled it from the computer in 10 mins even though i had never been there before.That's not the end of it. The time before that they were practically accusing me of selling my kids ADD meds on the street because i got my daughters information wrong...like i don't know what my kids name and birth date are...an hour of yelling later...Wrong kid, similar name. If you have more then one script they will give you odd amounts of all of them to keep you coming back as much as possible on the off chance you might use the stupid card in the store to buy their overpriced gas station garbage. All the while parroting that stupid "Be Well" slogan, dripping with sarcasm like you are in that dumb demolition man movie.Save yourself the trouble, go somewhere else FIRST. You would have better luck filling your prescriptions at a drive through liquor store then here.
I've lost 35 pounds with the Dr. Quinn program. It's the only thing that has worked for me! Staff is very responsive to your needs and keeping you on track!
The type of roofer you will need will depend on whether you require a brand new roof or small repairs. You need to find a contractor with a history of excellent service in a particular roofing project.
Installation - A roofer can put a brand new roof on your home or commercial building. When this is done as part of original construction, the main contractor will probably perform the task, or may hire a specialist. This is a big project so you may want to find a company who can offer a crew to install your roof over a shorter time period.
Since this is a more involved process, it is also more expensive. Home Advisor says you should expect to pay between $4,000 to $9,000 for a roof installation. This, of course, depends on what type of material the roofer uses, the size of your roof, the code requirements of your area and even the angle - or pitch - of your roof.
Replacement - If you want to replace your current roof, you can hire a company or individual to strip your roof and install new shingles or panels. Some roofing options, such as metal tiles, can be placed on top of existing shingles and are easy enough to install that a single contractor can perform the task efficiently.
If the contractor can install the new roof without removing the old one, it is going to cost you less than a complete replacement. Installing lighter materials will also save you money because it requires fewer people and can be completed faster.
Repair - When you have a leak, it may be time to contact a local roofer. Some problems are obvious and you'll want to call a contractor quickly before damage spreads. A roofer will replace holes in your roof after severe weather or fix your gutters when they stop draining properly.
The average roof repair project will cost you a few hundred dollars. Each tasks is different and you should get a price breakdown for each roof repair project. Make sure you are charged a fair price for materials and time.
Maintenance - There are a variety of tasks that can help maintain the quality of your roofing materials. You may want to invest in sealant or coatings that prevent moisture accumulation or reflect sunlight.
A popular project these days is installing solar panels or other environmentally conscious solutions to save money and make your property greener. When pricing these options, make sure to compare how much the project costs to how much the contractor projects you should save on utilities and heating expesnes.
Inspection - If you are selling your home or business, you'll probably want to contact a roofer to inspect your property for any issues that may affect the value. Whatever your reason for inspections, a roofing expert can tell you possible causes for concerns or provide ideas for future maintenance.
Depending on your area, you may be able to find a roofing contractor who will give you a free evaluation, but you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for a full inspection.
Certain events demand you reach out to a roofing expert - such as when a tree crashes through your home. If, however, you're unsure a visit from a contractor is warranted, here are a few signs it's time to give your roof some attention:
The easiest way to tell if your roof needs repair or replacement is to look at it. You should be able to spot broken or missing shingles. Look for subtler signs, such as roof tiles curling or damage around corners and chimneys. Inconsistent coloring could indicate moss or water damage.
If you really want to give your roof a thorough inspection, Good Housekeeping advises property owners to check gutters for broken down granules or interiors for structural sagging.
Not Doing its Job
Your roof is supposed to protect you from environmental elements. If you find water in your home after a rainstorm or feel a draft on cold days, it may mean there are gaps in your roof panels or other problems. A good place to check is your basement or the uppermost level of your property. Try turning out the lights during the day and checking for signs of sunlight breaking through your roof.
You can also check your energy bill. When you feel like you pay too much for heat or cooling, roof repairs could help you cut costs.
After a Major Weather Event
You should always inspect your roof for signs of damage after a major weather event. Wind can blow shingles off your property and hail is a common cause of dents or breakage. If your home suffers from a fire, you need to check for internal structural damage.
All roof materials - even metal shingles and panels - have an expiration date. If you've had your roof for over 20 years, you should consider having a professional give it a full inspection. Problems aren't always obvious, but you can check your original contractor statements for when it's time to reevaluate the work.
After doing your research, you should talk to a roofer in person and ask specific questions before hiring him or her for your project:
What Are Your Qualifications?
The first thing you need to check for is a local address. Its easier to trust a roofer with a history in the community that proudly displays contact information. Not all states require a roofing license, but you should at least check to see if a company or contractor belongs to a national roofing organization or the local chamber of commerce. Ask about any award or certifications the company has earned in previous years.
Can I Have a Cost Report?
No matter how dependable a roofer may seem, never depend on a verbal agreement. You want to get every promise down in writing. An extensive job cost report shows you exactly what work a roofer will perform and how much each service will cost you.
Go line by line and ask about every expense. You should also check to make sure the job completely covers the necessary task, so ask about additional services the contractor could perform for water protection or extended warranty.
What Are Your Plans for Emergencies?
Roofing can be dangerous. You need to make sure that the company or contractor carries liability insurance so you are not held responsible for accidents. Ask to see the proper paperwork and inquire about safety precautions. You should also check if the roofer has contingencies for smaller emergencies, such as rain delays.
How Will You Protect My Property?
Roofing projects can lead to debris and even structural damage. You should invite a roofer to inspect your property before beginning a project so you can point out landscaping or other external features they should look out for. If the contractor doesn't seem to care about aesthetical concerns, you shouldn't expect the finished product to help your curb appeal.
What's Your Warranty?
You need to inquire about how long the work should last. A major factor in longevity will be the materials used. You should research online about how long metal or concrete shingles should perform and make sure the business's guaranteed warranty is in line with industry standards.
Can I Get a Reference?
Not only should you ask to get in contact with past clients, Time Magazine advises homeowners to visit projects currently underway to see how the contractor or company actually performs during a job. You can also go online and check out other customer reviews.
Roofing materials are made out of concrete, metal, plastic and a variety of other substances. Before you settle on material and a design, you should consider these factors:
If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you may want to avoid flammable roofing materials. You have to be aware of your risks for damage and prevent common causes of trouble in your initial buying. This doesn't disqualify all materials. For example, if you worry about moisture but want asphalt shingles, you can purchase algae-resistant versions. If you are designing a home, a pitched roof is better at preventing moisture acclimation than a flat one.
The longer you plan to live in your current home or occupy a commercial space, the more you should invest in a durable roof. The roof of your structure will be a major selling point should you decide to move.
Some roofing materials, such as metal and plastic, have a variety of available looks and designs, while clay tile is very popular for an authentic appearance. You must consider how the roof should look alongside the rest of your architecture and talk to your contractor about the aesthetic values of high-quality materials. You should also consider skylights, chimneys or other obstacles to consistent patterns when planning a design.
Once you consider your regional area, necessary durability and aesthetic appeal, you should take your needs to a roofer who can give you the most cost-efficient option that will satisfy your concerns. You should always create a budget for your roof installation or repair.
If you wish to keep visits from a professional roofer to a minimum, there are some steps you can take to maintain your roof on your own:
Perform Simple Maintenance
Water in your roof is a major cause of mold and leaks. Regularly cleaning your gutters to prevent debris build-up is a best practice. You should also check your flashing and shingle alignment for holes or cracks in the surface. When a roofer installs new materials, ask about specific maintenance you should perform.
Be Aware of Your Risks
If you have a tree near your home, you have to look out for wet leaves accumulating on your roof and the potential danger of falling branches. Homes in colder climates may suffer from freezing, so you want to make sure your roof is properly insulated and prevent heavy snows from weighing down your structure. Before any major weather event, you should inspect your home for possible weaknesses and contact a roofer to prevent trouble.
The primary solution for any possible roof damage is prevention. You can't take your property for granted. You should inspect your roof at regular intervals. Have a professional roofing contractor evaluate your structure after major incidents and well before your warranty expires.