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Common Roof Problems and How We Fix Them

Common Roof Problems and How We Fix Them

When roofing issues begin to appear, sometimes it’s hard to identify the problem. Here are some of the most common roof problems and how they can be dealt with. Leaks and Ponding Water Dealing with a leaky roof is never fun, unfortunately, this is the most...

Repair or Replace? Here’s How to Decide

Repair or Replace? Here’s How to Decide

If you’ve noticed problems with your rooftop lately, it may not be clear whether you should repair it or completely replace it. Luckily there are a few key indicators that show it’s time for a brand new roof. When to Repair When roof damage is minimal, you...

Beyond the Shingles – Why A Full Roofing System Matters

Beyond the Shingles – Why A Full Roofing System Matters

A brand-new roof is a big investment. Let’s look at how building a full roofing system is much more than just the replacement of a few shingles. There are several layers that go into building a sturdy and effective rooftop for your home. The first step in...

Three Reasons to Leave Roofing to the Pros

Three Reasons to Leave Roofing to the Pros

Fixing or replacing your roof is feasibly possible, but doing so can be time-consuming and downright dangerous. Leave new roof replacement to the experts.
Who Can You Trust To Do Good Work?

Who Can You Trust To Do Good Work?

As noted in other blogs, Above Roofing and Exteriors walks many roofs and evaluates the life and health of hundreds of roofs in the Grand Rapids area. We see many avoidable problems by whichever West Michigan roofers put the roof on the house that is now experiencing leakage or other deterioration of the house.
Why Is My Roof Leaking?

Why Is My Roof Leaking?

Many roofs we see that are having problems don’t need replacement yet; much-less-costly repairs often stop a leaking roof and put the roof in good shape for years to come.
How Long Will My Roof Last?

How Long Will My Roof Last?

What are the signs I need a roof replacement? One set of roof replacement questions Above Roofing customer service reps hear is similar to this: How many years should a roof last? How do I tell when it’s time to replace roofing? What are the first parts of a roof to...

My experience with Above Roofing was very pleasant from the beginning. Phil, the first one I met from Above Roofing, was very helpful and made the whole process of deciding what to do about roofing my house much easier. Everything was done just as he said it would be. There were no surprises.Benjamin and his crew were on the job first thing in the morning and caused no disruption to my day.They were all very professional and completed the job faster than I thought.You can see Benjamin enjoys what he does by the way he works with his crew, his commitment to the job, and the results he achieves.They left the job site spotless. You would hardly know they had even been there except for my new roof.I would gladly recommend Above Roofing to anyone who needs any type of roofing done in a professional and competent manner.Terrence Dunn
Terrence Dunn
Terrence Dunn
14:24 13 Sep 19
Very pleased with the quality of the workmanship, the professionalism of the estimator, the scheduling person and the lead workman on my project. Was disappointed that the project was delayed approximately a month due to apparent inability to get the right skylights. will recommend this business!
Gary Keller
Gary Keller
20:39 01 Aug 19
Really good experience with Above Roofing. Their bid was competitive, they were pro-active in communicating with me as to when they could do the work given the changing weather, and they showed up on time, worked hard, and even went the extra mile by coming back the next morning to assure that a second coat of sealant was applied to our flat roof. Can recommend them for sure.
Ed Rock
Ed Rock
00:16 30 Jul 19
GREAT JOB. The new roof looks great. Due to their small portable container there was no mess or damage to my yard. Everyone from the company that I was in contact with was knowledgeable and very friendly.
Hasim Menzil
Hasim Menzil
10:34 16 Jul 19
We had issues with our ceiling in one of our bedrooms, leaking after days of significant rain. This was on a Thursday evening. I called Above Roofing Friday morning and spoke to Bianca, she was very helpful. She let me know that Robert was able to swing by that same night and take a look at our problem. He was very thorough, checking out the attic space above the bedroom and spent some time on the roof, taking pics and was able to determine the cause of the leak. He emailed a quote the following morning and said he could fit us in within the next week or two. Our repair was done just over a week later, within a few hours. Everyone I interacted with was very pleasant and professional! I appreciate Robert being honest and upfront with the damage and what the repair would entail. I would highly recommend Above Roofing!
Angi Burke
Angi Burke
19:48 02 Jul 19
We are very pleased with the quality of the work and the speed that they were able to provide the service. Everything was cleaned up meticulously and the workers were courteous and "as quiet as possible". The roof looks great!! Thanks
Rae Anne Hansberry
Rae Anne Hansberry
15:10 11 Jun 19
We had tree damage to our roof - which had been replaced six years earlier by Above Roofing. We called for an estimate and their response was just like our earlier experience - responsive, professional, and friendly. When the crew came to do the repair they worked quickly and were pleasant to interact with. The result was perfect - can't tell where the damage was. I'd call them again without hesitation.
Thom Bell
Thom Bell
15:00 24 May 19
Very professional and did an excellent job with the roof and clean up. Would give them 5 stars for their great work.
Mary Bredeweg
Mary Bredeweg
22:28 23 May 19
Quoted just what was needed and right on the mark. Very professional estimator and installation crew. Highly recommend Above Roofing. Excellent customer service!!!
Bob Rice
Bob Rice
14:51 23 May 19
From the quote to the actual repair, my wife and I have a great experience. Erich was very informative and able to answer any of our questions concerning the leak we had. The actual repair of the roof matches the existing shingles almost perfectly, and was completed in a day with zero scrape or waste left behind.In the future when we need a new roof, we will definitely come back to Above Roofing.
Jason Levac
Jason Levac
14:23 15 May 19
I would highly recommend Above Roofing for any roofing needs. A few weeks back I had a couple leaks in my roof and Erich came over to see what was going on. Erich was very professional and on time, after his inspection he recommended that I try some minor fixes on my own. I was able to fix what he recommended and it fixed my leak, Erich saved me from filing a claim and paying my deductible. Thank you for professional/honest help!
Jordan Freiburger
Jordan Freiburger
17:33 01 May 19
Phil and the installers were great, very professionals and competent. I will use them for my next roof!!
Mark Smith
Mark Smith
12:56 29 Mar 19
We could not be any happier with Above Roofing. I contacted them through Home Advisor. Their response was quick and everyone that we had contact with was knowledgeable and friendly. My wife and I would strongly recommend these folks for any roofing needs.
T Felan
T Felan
23:03 28 Mar 19
Good experience overall- very honest with quote ( actual work that was needed ) work was done in a timely manner- Above Roofing staff were professional and great to work with.
Andrew Harper
Andrew Harper
16:15 23 Feb 19
During a recent ice storm we had received damage to our roof and contacted Above Roofing to help us. They exceeded our expectations in every area of response, service, quality and price. I would use them again and recommend anyone else to use them as well.
Craig Geers
Craig Geers
20:50 21 Feb 19
Above Roofing replaced a skylight in our master bathroom. They did an exceptional job! They were timely, efficient, and very neat. They are an honest company and the price was very fair. I would highly recommend them!
Cindy Ayala
Cindy Ayala
19:51 04 Dec 18
We were quoted for a new roof two years ago and they said we DIDN'T need a new roof and that a competitor was lying to us saying as needed a $20,000 roof. We called them back to fix a leak just recently and they went above and beyond. Our roofer called when he arrived and was very courteous and noticed some extra small stuff that he fixed at no extra charge than what was originally agreed on to "surprise us". I would recommend this company to anyone as they are honest and upfront through the entire process. They care more about customer service than getting a huge sale and that is the true secret to a successful business. Thank you again!
Christina McDonald
Christina McDonald
13:33 01 Nov 18
We used Above Roofing for a full roof replacement and they did a fantastic job. The work was top notch, everyone on their team was friendly and helpful, and the price was very fair. We got a few estimates before proceeding with Above and other companies had quoted us double what Above did for the same type/color of shingles but with half of the warranty offered by Above. Above was able to get the job completed in a day and a half and they did excellent with cleanup. Every single person we worked with always had a smile on their face and were eager to answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend Above Roofing - they were a pleasure to work with and did a wonderful job!
Nora Vollmer
Nora Vollmer
19:34 25 Sep 18
David came out to look at my gutter system. He suggested that I didn't need a new gutter system and sent me a detailed report with pictures on some fixes that I need to have done to keep my gutter system working properly. He did not charge me for this service even though he took the time out of his schedule to look at my gutter system and write and send the report with pictures. I will definitely call them first when I need a new roof or gutters!
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith
00:49 22 Sep 18
Extremely pleased and impressed with this company. Business integrity and great people make it a no brainer to choose them. They did an awesome job taking care of my leaky roof giving me total peace of mind that it was done right. Do Not Hesitate to choose this company, for repairs or a new roof.
Larry D
Larry D
20:11 10 Aug 18
Above Roofing does such a good job. They put a new roof on a few years ago, three years ago they put new windows and siding on. I needed some work done around my chimney. They came out and put a sealant on the brick and new flashing around the chimney. They do excellent work. They clean up as they go. They are friendly and professional. I have recommended to several of my friends. They also have been pleased with their work as well.
Cathy Byerly
Cathy Byerly
00:53 31 Jul 18
Salesman with the business stopped out to give a quote. He advised my roof still could last several years and recommended I hold off until then. Still gave me a quote and was very thorough with information.
RM Shackleford
RM Shackleford
16:42 28 Jul 18
Just had Above Roofing install a Sun Tunnel skylight and a new ridge vent. From the time the job was quoted to the point of completion, they were very knowledgeable, friendly, considerate, and professional. They took the time to explain what they were doing, to work with me on placement, and to provide the product details I needed. They minimized the mess by laying down tarps and cleaning up afterward. Oh, and they completed the job an hour before lunch. Two thumbs up.
Keith Finnegan
Keith Finnegan
15:27 26 Jul 18
We have a 100 year-old home that has a balcony off an upstairs bedroom. Under the Wolmanized wood flooring, was the original tin roof and there was a leak into the half bath and breakfast nook below. Of 6 roofing companies that advertise doing residential flat roofs, 3 didn't even return my voice mail, 2 said they'd have to check with the boss because it was a small job, then never called back, and Above Roofing came the next day to do a bid. Because we didn't get multiple bids, I can't comment on the cost, but we have been so impressed with the professionalism, communication, education, and timely completion of the job. While on vacation, we received a courtesy call that they were at our home putting a temporary fix on the roof to prevent further water damage until they could complete the job. The job was completed within two weeks. One important thing to note is that their roofers are not subcontracted, they are valued employees of the company. Everyone is background checked and drug tested. A totally impressive company.
Anne Oneill
Anne Oneill
14:12 20 Jul 18
Very easy to work with. The job changed a couple of times as we discovered more. They were very flexible and did a great job. Highly recommend them.
David Smith
David Smith
21:07 08 Jul 18
Fast, friendly, quality service with integrity and reasonable pricing. We had a major ice issue for years that now no longer exists thanks to the Above Roofing team! We recently had a tree fall on our external garage. Above Roofing removed and installed a new garage roof and new siding, gutters and covers that now looks better than the original. We highly recommend Above Roofing.
Lloyd Guyot II
Lloyd Guyot II
02:09 08 Jul 18
Above Roofing is top notch! My husband and I have used their services for a few different projects at our house and they never disappoint! From start to finish, they are friendly, efficient, and provide quality work! Give them a call, you'll be glad you did!
Brandi Schwab
Brandi Schwab
19:55 02 May 18
I appreciate good service however when I am the beneficiary of OUTSTANDING SERVICE from all four Above Roofing team members (I say team and not employees because employees do a job team members support each other to be sure the customer is satisfied) the team I experienced from Ashley the welcoming-friendly and kind first contact, to Erich the excellent estimator who was thorough, friendly patient and acrobatic in crawling through my attic, then Courtney another gentle, friendly caring voice and ending with Jason, the Michael Angelo of Roofing truly amazing work. I cannot even tell there was a repair and l have a 15 year old roof amazing job and Jason could not have been nicer which seems to be a wonderful theme for Above Roofing teammates. So I want to thank all four of you for making what could have been an unpleasant painful repair a wonderful experience and I thank you for not only what you have done but how you do it. I would and will recommend Above Roofing to anyone I know that has a Roofing need. You all are great people and yes I can say that because you made this experience feel like I was dealing with friends not a business. Thank youJohn Pettit
John Pettit
John Pettit
02:33 25 Mar 18
We obtained 3 quotes for a new roof. We appreciated that Above did the most thorough estimate—took pictures, crawled through attic space, and then sat down to review the pictures. The cost was comparable to the other estimates we received.
Megan Rosalez
Megan Rosalez
01:36 15 Feb 18
Very professional and take the time to make sure the job is done right. They are quick to find solutions and correct issues that might arise during construction. Through working with them, it is clear that meeting client expectations is their top priority.
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
19:36 07 Dec 17
These guys are good workers.....got the job done right and on time! Great business to deal with. They don't leave you a mess to clean up either. We highly recommend them!
Tom Buck
Tom Buck
15:17 12 Oct 17