Michigan is definitely a place that feels the impact of the seasonal changes. Winters are long and extremely harsh here. Lake effect winds and snows do their best to do as much damage to your roof as they possibly can. The summers are mild and provide a decent break for your roofing systems.
With the extreme conditions its essential to keep your roof in top working order. Improper roofing mixed with Michigan weather conditions can lead to problems to your home like spreading mold, drywall damage, increased leaks and rotting.
You can find the best roofers in Michigan for free estimates on any type of project, From repair to replacement and all materials that are common to Michigan (metal, slate, asphalt, composite, etc.), we have prescreened roofing contractors.
About Our Prescreening Process
So, you can be sure that you are dealing with the best roofers in Michigan. Our prescreening process checks licenses, inurance, ratings and experience. When you fill out the form on the right and describe your needs, we will then place the Michigan roofing contractors who are best fit for the job, in touch. You will receive completely free estimates from as many as four local roofers.
Licensing for roofers in the State of Michigan is overseen by the Bureau of Commercial Services at the state's Department of Consumer and Industry Services. Roofers can apply for two types of licenses to do their work: the alteration contractor's license and the residential builder and maintenance license.
For legal roofing companies in Michigan, contractors and businesses are required to have a clean financial credit background as well as a clean criminal background check. Additionally, prior to the state licensing exam and application, the examinee needs to perform 60 hours of related education defined as acceptable for pre-license requirements.
Because Michigan breaks up its licenses into categories of trade and approval, a roofer will need to pursue a class M contractor's license to be authorized to do related work, otherwise known as the Residential Builder license.
Michigan's licensing exam comes in two parts, a trade section and a business and law section. The cost for taking the exam includes a $100 charge if both parts are taken in the first sitting. If not taken on the same exam date, the examinee will need to pay $60 (business and law) and $70 (trade) for the two parts taken separately. Both have to be passed successfully for a license to be approved. The trade part of the test includes 100 questions and the examinee is given a total of 150 minutes to complete it. The second section on business and law includes 50 questions and 75 minutes are allowed for completion.
If the contractor plans to have employees working for him under his roofing license, he will also need to have a workers compensation policy in place to cover any employment injuries that occur during project and contract work.
Our most frequently served areas in Michigan include:
- Upper Peninsula
- Grand Rapids
- Ann Arbor
- And counties like: Bay County, Berrien County, Calhoun County, Eaton County, Genesee County, Ingham County, Jackson County, Kalamazoo County, Kent County, Livingston County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Muskegon County, Oakland County, Saginaw County, St. Clair County, Washtenaw County and Wayne County!
No doubt, the Motor City has tough weather. If you live in the Detroit metropolitan area and are looking for roofing estimates, Roofing-Directory.com can definitely help out. We have Detroit contractors who can asses your needs and let you know if you need a roof repair or replacement. Just fill out the short form and be sure to indicate which part of the Detroit area you live in.