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Picking Your Shingles Has Never Been Easier

By West Side Roofing
March 22, 2019 Category: Shingles, Roofing, GAF

Picking Your Shingles Has Never Been Easier Northeast Ohio is a great place to live until it comes to the weather. We never know what it is going to be like outside and we have even seen every season in one week! In fact, Northeast Ohio was rated number nine out of ten for the harshest climates. If you are the owner of any building in the Cleveland area, whether it be your home, a church, or other, then you know how tough the weather can be on your roof. However, you can easily protect your buildings roof by picking the right shingles! You dont even have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your building for utility. West Side Roofing has a wide selection of shingles to suit your needs all the way from durability to color. Types of Shingles In order to prepare our customers for the tough climate that Ohio brings, we always recommend GAF TimberlineShingles. We have many different color options to choose from so you can have exactly what you want. Most popular color choices: Weathered

Residential Roof Tear-Off and Cleanup

By West Side Roofing
March 08, 2019 Category: Residential Roofing

Residential roof tear-off and cleanup A roof tear off is one of the biggest residential service we offer home and condo owners. If we find that your roof only has one layer of shingle down, were going to recommend an entire tear-off. A complete tear-off can get messy. When it comes time to remove your roof, there is typically a ton of nails, a bunch of debris from the shingles - its the biggest part of the job. To keep your yard clean, we put protective grounds down. We use tarps, plywood, well lean sheeting board on the house to cover over top of the bushes - we really just take the extra precautionary steps so that nothing gets damaged during the tear-off process. One thing that has really revolutionized the tear-off process is the equipter. We have invested in numerous equipters to keep our job sites clean. What is an equipter? An equipter is a mobile trash/dumpster unit. This allows us to actually drive a dumpster around the property and move around to where we are removing your

Steep Slope Roof Maintenance

By West Side Roofing
February 27, 2019 Category: Commercial Roofing

commercial steep slope roof maintenance What Do I Need to Know About Steep Slope Roofing? We typically see steep slope roofs on commercial buildings like large scale condominium complexes, schools, or even hospitals. A lot of these establishments will have shingles or steep slope materials. For the most part, steep slope roofs do not require as much maintenance as a single ply or flat roof commercial roofing system, but its still important to take preventative measures. We recommend checking the sealant around flashings and plumbing stacks and making sure the gutters are cleared out. In our experience, weve found that unit owners call us when theyve identified a problem instead of calling us beforehand to do routine checks. Once a problem is identified, were able to go out to really diagnose to find where the defect is. Our team of experts suggest having someone walk your steep slope commercial roof and make sure there is not a problem once or twice a year. By having commercial steep

Church Roof Repair, Maintenance and Installation in Cleveland, OH

By West Side Roofing
February 21, 2019 Category: Churches

Church Roof Repair, Maintenance Installation in Cleveland, OH If you live in Northeast Ohio it should come as no surprise that we have a lot of churches, a lot of which are on the border of being named as a historical building. As these churches age, they need a specialty roofing company to come in and help repair or replace their roof. At West Side Roofing we have the knowledge, skill, and experience to help repair, maintain and install church roofs. We have experience providing roof services to all types of churches - Catholic, Baptist and all the rest. Roofing Service for Churches in Northeast, OH Churches have really become a specialty for us at West Side Roofing. They are unique in architecture, present some challenges, and are usually up high and steep. Many churches have intricate details that really love to work on. We pride ourselves on doing that type of work. Lets take a look at a few of the projects weve worked on recently: Church Roof Repair in Grafton, OH This picture

How Is Copper Used in Roofing?

By West Side Roofing
February 14, 2019 Category: Custom Design

How is copper used in roofing? Copper is a great material to use in roofing - it is durable and designed to withstand severe weather. Copper roofs are known to last 70-100 years and homeowners tend to view them as a maintenance free option. Copper roofing is not only a great investment due to its durability and efficiency, but it adds a nice elegant touch to your home. Installing Copper Bay Window Roof If youre considering having a copper bay window roof installed on your home, West Side Roofing can help! To get started, give us a call. Once we have an appointment scheduled, our team will come out and measure the window roof. We take those measurements to our sheet metal shop where they fabricate the panels. This will make it a true standing seam copper roof. In our example (pictured left) we used 16 oz. of copper. Before we lay the copper roof, we put down a high-temperature ice guard. The ice guard will cover 100% of the roof deck. Once the siding is put on, if you have a brick

GAF Master Elite™ Certified Roofer in Cleveland, OH

By West Side Roofing
February 07, 2019 Category: GAF

GAF Master Elite Certified Roofer in Cleveland, OH GAF is one of the few shingle manufacturers that offer a certification program that allows us to give out warranties on our products and offer more protection for your home. If it is time for a new roof on your home put your trust in West Side Roofing. West Side Roofing is GAF Certified and services Northeast Ohio for all of their commercial and residential roofing needs. What does it mean to be Master Elite GAF Certified? Throughout our website you may see images of GAF stamps and awards weve received, or the phrase GAF Certified - but what does it mean? GAF is the leader in asphalt roofing. They offer a Master Elite Certification where they provide training to roofing contractors. Only 3% of all roofing contractors have been qualified as Master Elite- and West Side Roofing is one of them! What that means is our entire crew is trained with GAF Products, and its a product we use day-in and day-out 365 days a year. Find out more

What Are the General Components of My Roof?

By West Side Roofing
January 30, 2019 Category: Roofing Material

What are the basic components of my roof? West Side Roofing services all of Northeast Ohio for their commercial and residential roofing needs. West Side Roofing is a GAF Master Elite Contractor for the GAF Corporation. We get a lot of questions during consultations or even on the job about what layers are used to replace a roof or install a brand new roof. Luckily, GAF has provided us with a model to help explain the basic components of your roof. This model represents a ranch-style home with Timberline HD shingles. Ice Guard The first layer to your roof is ice guard.In the model, there is black lines that surround the perimeter, peaks, valleys and ridge vent. This is representative of what is called ice guard. As you may have guessed by the name, ice guard is a shield of protection to prevent water, ice and snow from getting into your roof. The valleys are common grounds for heavy flow of water, ice and snow. We put ice guard anywhere we foresee problems. In our world, ice guard

Roof Replacement Shouldn't Hurt with Rusty Nails

By West Side Roofing
January 24, 2019 Category: Roof Replacement, Equipment

Roof Replacements Shouldnt Hurt with Rusty Nails If youre anything like us here at West Side Roofing, your family matters the most. And with that comes the safety and security of your children. Before choosing the correct contractor to replace your roof, think about what you might have to live with for years on the ground and not up on your roof after its done. Most people dont really think about this one simple thing nails.Thats right rusty old nails that fall onto the ground during a roof tear-off. If you choose the wrong contractor, this could cause you months and maybe even years of heartache in your yard. The last thing anybody wants is an unsafe yard for your pets, children and even yourself. Thats why choosing the right roofing contractor matters more than just the installation and beauty of your roof. The Proper Equipment for Roof Tear-Off and Replacements Have you ever heard of an Equipter? Dont worry most people have not. Imagine something similar to a dumpster that hydraulically

West Side Roofing Earns 2018 Angie's List Super Service Award

By West Side Roofing
January 16, 2019 Category: About Us

West Side Roofing Earns 2018 Angies List Super Service Award Award reflects West Side Roofings consistently high level of customer service. Cleveland, OH - January 16, 2019 West Side Roofing is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industrys coveted Angies List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angies List in 2018. Service pros that receive our Angies List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission, said Angies List Founder Angie Hicks. These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year. Angies List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an A rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be

Maintaining Commercial Roof Systems for Flat Roofs and Restaurants

By West Side Roofing
January 11, 2019 Category: Commercial Roofing

Maintaining Commercial Roof Systems for Flat Roofs and Restaurants West Side Roofing has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers about our residential and commercial roofing services. In this video, Jacqui and Brad talk about commercial roofing and the maintenance thats required for various Flat roofing systems. You can watch or read the transcription below! Commercial Roof Maintenance What Maintenance is Involved for Commercial, Flat Roofs? The facility in the image looks like it has multiple types of roofing systems, so its very important that whoevers doing the maintenance for that facility is knowledgeable in both systems. Theres a single ply system up on the upper roof in the back and a single ply is more of a range of a modified route from the front. The single ply in the back has a lot of units that need to be flashed and theres some internal drains. Periodically, you should walk through to make sure that drains arent clogged and all of the flashing units are properly

Durable Commercial Roofing for All of Northeast Ohio | West Side Roofing - West Side Roofing

By West Side Roofing
October 17, 2018 Category: Commercial Roofing, Roofing

Durable Commercial Roofing for All of Northeast Ohio We continue our video series with the video below. Watch to learn about our commercial work and the areas of Cleveland served by West Side Roofing (licensed in 42 municipalities). *below is a transcription of the video. Servicing Northeast Ohio with 87 Years of Experience. Because of our name, West Side Roofing, many think that we only service the west side of Cleveland, but we serve Clevelands east side as well. Were located on West 130th in Brook Park, but we pretty much service all of northeast Ohio. Thats from Port Clinton to Ashtabula, down through Akron and Canton. Weve actually done some larger projects in the northern Columbus area, too. Northeast Ohio is our primary stomping grounds for for roof activity. Commercial Roofing in Cleveland, OH for Recreational Facilities This series of photos shows a recreation field for one of the municipalities in the Cleveland area. This is a standing seam roof and the panels are manufactured.

Cleveland Roofers Provide Beautiful Roof and Gutters to Match this High-End Home - West Side Roofing

By West Side Roofing
October 11, 2018 Category: Roofing

Cleveland Roofers Provide Beautiful Roof and Gutters to Match this High-End Home Ted Moss continues our video series with Chris Spacek. Watch the video to see how West Side Roofing can help you make a beautiful home. *Below is a transcription of the video. What Makes West Side Roofing Different? Before we jump in, we want to talk to you a little bit about West Side roofing. Chris is one of the original sons, his father had the business back in the 50s and he basically grew up in roofing. Everybody in his family is in the roofing business uncles, cousins, and brothers. My father was a 55-year veteran of roofing and we are fortunate enough to be continuing the company today. We do have some younger family members that are coming up through and they have the same pride in the tradition of roofing. Established in 1931, West Side Roofing has a passionate team thats here to solve your roofing needs. Roof Shingles for this Westlake, OH Home This house doesnt look like it really has

What Other Services Does West Side Roofing Offer?

By West Side Roofing
October 05, 2018 Category: About Us

Does West Side Roofing Offer Other Services Other Than Roofing? (Below is a transcription of the video above.) Hi everybody is Ted Moss here again, and now Im with Jesse from West Side Roofing How are you today Jesse? Very good How are you Ted? Very good. This is our continuing video series on West Side roofing and what makes them great. So were just going to kind of jump right in. Ive got to kind of a before and after shot here which I think is pretty cool. Heres a house. Looks like its got a lot of trees and stuff going on, and the roof looks like its in need of some repair. Heres your after and I think its just a little bit more than shingles isnt it. It is. It is. Obviously you know they did a little bit of tree work before we got there but they kind of our full service: roofing, siding, and gutters. We started off with the roofing work. It was a complete tear off and reroof. Then we went to the siding and that was also a rip tear off and and new siding system. We followed

Why Choose Westside Roofing? - West Side Roofing

By West Side Roofing
September 28, 2018 Category: Roofing, About Us

Why Choose Westside Roofing? The text below is a transcription of the video above: Hey everybody, welcome to our mini-series with Ted Moss over at Virteom. Today were here with Jessie from Westside Roofing. This video is apart of our mini-series, and today were going to be telling your customers what makes Westside Roofing great, and what sets them apart from the competition. Specialty Roofing Attention to Detail This was a specialty roof we did a few years back. You can tell right from the top the specialty shingle is more like a 50-year shingle. Standard shingle is typically around 30 years. You can see from the design of the shingle that it is doing more than just protecting the home, it adds a bit more flare to the house. As you look at this photo, you will see the copper flashing. The copper flashings were part of the specialty crew we had to come in behind the roof and put those flashings up and really make the house stand-out. Its really sharp, even above the bay window

Roof Maintenance - Extending Your Roofing System's Life - West Side Roofing

By Westside Roofing
June 20, 2018 Category: Warranty, Roofing

Roof Maintenance Extending Your Roofing Systems Life Every roof has an expected life span, with some lasting longer than others. Once it gets to the end of its life, even major repairs wont help much. While theres not a lot you can do with an old roof, professionalroofersknow proactive maintenance can make the roof last a long time. We take a closer look at how keeping a roof in good shape can extend its lifespan. Cleanliness Counts The most basic form of proactive roof maintenance is simply keeping the roof free of any debris buildup. This is especially true when it comes to roofing near areas with plenty of trees, where a flat roofing design is bound to accumulate leaves. Keeping the roof clean prevents water from pooling, minimizing the risk of moisture damage throughout the roofs lifespan. The Effect of Repairs The main reasonroofersrecommend prompt roof repairs is because problems, such as leaks or structural damage, get worse the longer they are neglected. A commercial roof

Obvious Signs That You Need a New Roof - West Side Roofing

By West Side Roofing
June 18, 2018 Category: Roofing

Obvious Signs That You Need a New Roof Your homesroofingsystem is the closest thing your home has to a shield against the harsh elements. While roofs are designed for maximum durability, there will still be a time when your roof has to be replaced because of all the wear and tear it had to put up with over the years. Once you see the obvious signs of an aging roof, you need to have it replaced as soon as possible. West Side Roofing talks about those signs: Your Roof Is Old All roofing systems have a set lifespan that depends on climate, the type of roof design and the material used to make them. A typical asphalt shingle roof can last anywhere between 20 to 30 years. A roof past is lifespan is more likely to suffer from structural problems, even if it looks fine. If you dont want to be faced with the risk of constant problems or worse, a roof collapse you have to get your roof replaced. Moss on the Surface Moss and algae tend to build up in areas of the roof where moisture gets

The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Roofing Replacement - West Side Roofing

By West Side Roofing
June 14, 2018 Category: Roofing

The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Roofing Replacement Roof replacement is a complex process, so its natural for homeowners to have many questions about it. Our team of roofing specialists answer some of the most commonly asked questions that we have heard from our clients to help you better understand yourroofingreplacement needs. Does My Roof Need to Be Replaced? The answer to this question depends on the condition of your existing roof. If your roof is relatively new, and the current problem can be fixed easily and affordably, then you can have your roof replaced later. If your roof has deteriorated so much that even repairs will only yield short-term results at best, then youre better off getting a new roof. Cant I Just Install the Roof on My Own? Many homeowners think they can save on roof replacement costs if they skip the labor fees and take the DIY approach. Unfortunately, DIY roofing has some major risks associated with it. Amateur work will likely provide substandard

How Roof Leaks Damage Your Home

By West Side Roofing
May 15, 2018 Category: Roofing

How Roof Leaks Damage Your Home Roof leaks, big or small, can be extremely destructive. They may seem harmless when all that you see are water spots, but dont this issue lightly as leaks can damage your home in many ways. Most professional roofers, including West Side Roofing, would attest that these are the biggest dangers of a leaky roofing system: Compromised Structural Integrity Lets start with the obvious: leaks can lead to water damage. Constant exposure of building materials to moisture can cause paint to peel, wall cladding to buckle, metal to corrode and wood to decay. If you store items in the attic, they would be the first victims of water intrusion. Long-standing water can also put stress on the ceiling and make it cave in, damaging your valuables in the process. Soaking the Insulation Did your energy bills go through the roof? Experienced roofers say that wet insulation might be the culprit. Attic insulation clumps when exposed to water, reducing its ability to reduce

Advantages of Replacing Your Roof This Spring

By West Side Roofing
May 11, 2018 Category: Roofing

Advantages of Replacing Your Roof This Spring Any time of the year is a good time to get a new roof if your current one is damaged. You can enjoy certain advantages, however, if you tackle the project in spring. At West Side Roofing, we list the best benefits of replacing your roofing system during this season: No Cold Weather and Snow Roof replacement is a fair-weather job. Stripping away your roofs sheathing during winter lets the cold air into your home, which can significantly affect your indoor comfort. The job itself is perilous enough, and the snow takes the risk factor to another level. Cold and snowy weather makes the lives of your installers harder, forcing them to take extra precautions to spot and manage hazards. With springs milder weather, professional roofers can carry out installation more efficiently and safely, allowing them to finish the job faster and ensure quality workmanship. Energy Savings Getting an energy-efficient roof before summer can help reduce your

Tips to Keep Your Roofing Project on Budget

By West Side Roofing
May 09, 2018 Category: Roofing

Tips to Keep Your Roofing Project on Budget Roofing project costs vary from one situation to another, but one things certain: you need to budget for them wisely. Be it a repair or replacement job, planning your roofing budget takes a lot of consideration to avoid making a hole in your savings. To get your roofing project done without spending more than youre happy to, West Side Roofing shares some practical tips: Outline Costs Materials will account for most of your roofing budget, but you ought to include the costs of labor and permits into the equation. Otherwise, you cant prepare your finances for the job. Say No to Allowances Allowances are line items in the estimate yet to be determined. To come up with the bid, a roofer would use certain numbers as placeholders. But since theres a broad range of price points for different roofing components, theres a great chance that you wouldnt get an accurate estimate if you leave some things to chance. Sort out everything from the start

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Established in 1931, we are licensed, bonded, and insured for 42 Manicipalities in Northeast Ohio.

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