Top 3 roofing repair mistakes 

Well Michiganders, despite the record winter snowfalls and seemingly endless spring showers, it appears that summer is finally here!  And whether you live near the beautiful lakes and rivers in the Downriver communities of southeastern Michigan or have the privilege of owning a property on the breathe-taking shores of the Great Lakes in Northern Michigan, one thing is for sure–your home or businesses’ roof may not have come out unscathed after enduring the wrath of the polar vortex winter and recent torrential downpours.

However, the good news is that there is help!  At Downriver Roofers, we have a team of experienced professionals and insurance claims specialists who can provide you with a prompt, complete and thorough inspection of your roof.  We will provide you with an accurate assessment of the extent of damages and costs of roof repairs and/or complete replacement.

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to repair a roof or completely tear it off and replace it.  The type of roofing materials used, the architectural pitch and slope of the house and roof, and the experience of the roofing contractors are all factors that should be considered.

You may be wondering …..

Do I hire a less experienced contractor in order to cut down on costs? Should I try to purchase the roofing materials on my own? Do I try to tackle some of the minor patch roof repairs?

As with any investment, be careful to do your due diligence and evaluate all of your options.

Take the necessary steps to avoid unnecessary expenses or costly repairs by keeping in mind these 3 tips:

    1. Unless you have extensive roofing repair knowledge and experience, leave the work to the professionals.  Tearing off a roof is labor intensive,  dangerous and can end up costing more in the long run if you don’t know what you are doing.  The professionals at Downriver Roofers have the knowledge, skills, and proper equipment to insure that your roof is repaired according to code.
    1. Trying to minimize cost by purchasing your own roofing materials seems like a cost savings option.  However, unless you have extensive knowledge of the different types of roofing products, their advantages and disadvantages, the manufacture’s warranty coverage, and their compatibility with your existing roofing materials leave the shopping to the experienced roofing contractors.  Roofing is our business and we take pride in building lasting professional relationships with our suppliers who provide us with competitive industry pricing on our materials so we can extend the benefits over to our customers.   Furthermore, we will not waste your time or money on unnecessary products that can do more harm then good over the long haul for your particular home and roof.
    1. Finally, not taking the time to research and hire a seasoned professional can cause more harm than good.  So do your homework.  Call around.  Get a few quotes, ask for references and compare prices–apples to apples!  Call the Better Business Bureau and check online reviews.  A reputable roofing company cares enough about their reputation as their customer satisfaction to have an informative website and extensive social media campaign.

With all the seasonal storm damage claims being filed in the Downriver and Metro Detroit area, including Trenton, Brownstown, Grosse Ile and Southgate, we have the claim specialists on call 24/7 who are ready to assess and service your roofing repair needs.

So, when it comes to preserving one of your biggest investments–your home, don’t leave anything to chance and do your due diligence by calling upon the professionals at for your free inspection and quote. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with our quality products and quality services.