What do you think of when you envision home? We think of a place of shelter, filled with warmth, light, and the love of family. It’s a place where your day begins and ends, where you can relax and be rejuvenated. When we think of home, we think of the center of your world. With so much importance infused into one place, you need the security of knowing that you and your family are being sheltered by the best. Premium Roofing exists to serve people like you.
You are the one who sets the gears in motion when you call our office. After you provide us with the information we need about your roof, we can begin the work necessary to estimate the job’s cost. Either we’ll set up a date to come out and gather the information we need on site, or we can use the Eagle View Precise Aerial Measurement system to accurately measure your roof right from our own office. You may have questions or concerns about any number of matters about your roof. Our proposal packet includes many details such as copies of our license and insurance, a roofing estimate comparison help sheet, a list of references, and numerous brochures about the materials we use. We also highly encourage you to contact our office with any questions.
Estimate in hand, you can begin choosing the right shingle for your roof. Finding the correct shingle is an important decision since you’re investing in something that is going to last for a long time, so we want to make sure that you have plenty of time to choose the type and color of shingle that will satisfy you. To this end, we will provide you with a list of addresses of other homes we have served so that you can see what your shingle preferences look like on a completed roof. If needed, we can also obtain shingle samples for you or you can visit one of our wholesale suppliers.
After you have chosen a shingle type and color, we can begin the process of drafting a contract. At this point, all the work will be on our end. While we ready the contract for your signature, we will also be arranging the other details necessary for completing your roof. We’ll obtain a material list from our wholesale supplier, secure a permit from your local building department, and draft a work order containing details for your specific roofing project.
Upon completion of the contract, we’ll send it to you for review and signature. Once you have signed the contract, the work can begin. Together we’ll set the date to begin the job. Once we have a date, we can order the materials and the dumpster and have them sent to your house. There’s no need to be home if you have other plans though, because the delivery men will already have received any specific details necessary for unloading the materials. The materials usually arrive a day or two before or very early on the day the job begins, and the delivery men can unload most of them right onto the roof, evenly distributing the weight over the whole roof. Rather than ask for half down payment of the contract price upon the signature of the contract, we do not require any payment from you until the materials are on your roof. The dumpster will usually arrive on the morning the job begins. We use rubber-wheeled dumpsters to ensure that no damage is done to your driveway, and a full dumpster usually weighs about the same as a regular vehicle. The work crew will usually arrive between 8 and 9 a.m., and the job can begin.
Once the job has started, the same crew will be there every day until the job is finished. The crew begins by tearing off the old roof down to the wood decking. A lot of noise and mess occurs at this point, but we make certain to cover any landscaping or decks with tarps to eliminate damage. If possible, we try to carry all roof debris right to the dumpster from your roof. While your roof is uncovered, the crew will make sure the decking is sound. If we run into mold or any other unexpected issue, we inform you immediately so that we can discuss your options for addressing that issue. Such unforeseen decking problems, however, are rare. The crew also makes certain not to leave for the night without making sure that all sections of the roof uncovered during the day are shingled or at the very least watertight.
As the process continues, our standard is to install six feet of ice and water barrier around the eaves and valleys of your roof. Although the required building code is two feet past the inside wall, we like to take extra precautions against leaks during the heavy snowfall of most Michigan winters. The rest of the roof decking is covered with synthetic underlayment, so your entire roof is protected beneath the shingles. We also install adequate ventilation specifically for your roof layout. Proper air flow is essential. Shingling your roof can be a noisy business, but the fuss is well worth the results. If you have any questions or concerns at all during the roofing process, you can talk to the job foreman on site so that we can make sure we’re doing the best job possible on your roof. Of course, you can also call our office at any time.
When your roof is completed to your satisfaction, we’ll give you an invoice for the other half of your contract price. If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear them then. Our goal is to provide superior service to our customers! When it comes to the center of your world, we want to do all we can to make it a secure and beautiful home.