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What to Expect and How to Prepare for Your New Roof

By West Side Roofing
May 17, 2019 Category: What To Expect, Roofing, Residential Roofing

What to Expect and How to Prepare for Your New Roof If youre wondering what to expect and how to prepare for your new roof with West Side Roofing, that means at this point we have a signed contract with you. Youre officially in our schedule but a lot of times during the year we do have a backlog whether its a couple of weeks or maybe closer to a month so if you arent scheduled yet, the sooner, the better! We understand that getting a new roof is one of the biggest investments you could put towards your house. So, one of the first questions we ask you is, have you ever done a roof before? There is a lot that people do not know when it comes to getting a new roof like what you as the homeowner needs to do or what you should expect while we are there. We try to give you as much info as we can as much about our process to make the homeowners feel as comfortable as possible. That is why we hand out an information sheet to all of our new clients who have never had roof work done before. A

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

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

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

5 Dangers of DIY Roof Installation

By West Side Roofing
May 07, 2018 Category: Roofing

5 Dangers of DIY Roof Installation Fixing your own roof is never a good idea. Any discerning do-it-yourselfer would advise you against it. Even if you have the time, enthusiasm and confidence, the potential dangers that come with the territory makes it not worth it. Heres why its not wise to repair your own roofing system: Falling Off the Ladder Regardless of the scope of work, roofing projects always involve a high level of risk. Professionals invest in fall protection kits because they know that they could end up in the emergency room with only one fateful misstep. Hazards hide in plain sight, too; you cant identify and manage them effectively without proper training and extensive experience. Botching the Installation Reputable roofing contractors, including West Side Roofing, would say that you wouldnt know whether or not you did a good job until theres inclement weather. Lulled into a false sense of security, you might have to deal with surprise leaks at a bad time. Getting the

What Are the Common Roofing Mistakes You Need to Avoid?

By West Side Roofing
April 12, 2018 Category: Roofing

What Are the Common Roofing Mistakes You Need to Avoid? Theres a saying that not all things should be viewed in black and white. When it comes to roofing, however, you cant risk being in a gray area. Going with reputable and highly experienced roofers is a surefire guarantee that youre getting the high-quality roof you deserve, but nevertheless, its best to stay vigilant. What Common Issues Should You Be Wary Of? First things first, make sure that your contractor carries insurance. Accidents are unavoidable, but unforeseen expenses definitely arent. If something undesirable happens to one of your roofers workers, you shouldnt be held liable for the fees and the damages. Amateur roofers are often guilty of using low-quality materials during repairs and replacements. Not only does this compromise the quality of your roof, but it also deprives you of the hard-earned money that you invested. Lets say that youve done your research, and your chosen roofers work with trusted names. The

How Can You Make Your Roof Last a Long Time

By West Side Roofing
April 10, 2018 Category: Roofing

How Can You Make Your Roof Last a Long Time Out of all the parts that make up your home, its the roof that bears the brunt of the weather. Hence, keeping it in tiptop shape should always be a topmost priority. As a responsible homeowner, you should be knowledgeable of the measures you can take to ensure that your current roof lasts for decades. By exerting some effort on proper roofing care, youve already saved your future self from the hassle of spending time and money on repairs and replacements. The Basics of Roof Maintenance When was the last time you checked your gutters? Fallen leaves and twigs should be regularly removed to avoid clogging and moisture build up. The presence of moss and algae, while not as problematic as leaky gutters, still need to be addressed immediately. Not only are they unsightly to look at, but over time, they can end up trapping water that can lead to moisture damage. This can be remedied by simply sweeping or wiping them off. Another simple measure

4 Reasons Your New Roof Could Fail

By West Side Roofing
April 05, 2018 Category: Roofing

4 Reasons Your New Roof Could Fail When homeowners invest in a new roof, they do so confident that it will last for a long time. Not only does a new roof cost a lot of money, but installing it also takes time. However, there are still instances when even brand-new roofs could fail. West Side Roofing, your trusted roofing provider, shares four common reasons. Poor Choice of Materials Like many things, you get the roof for which you pay. Choosing the roofing contractor with the cheapest bid might be tempting, but keep in mind that they might have skimped on or cut costs on necessary materials to be able to come up with such an affordable price tag. Treat your roof as an investment, not just in your property, but also for your family. From this perspective, would you still want to skimp on quality just to save a few dollars? West Side Roofing only uses high-quality materials, so youre assured that every penny spent is worth it. Poor Workmanship The best roofing materials in the world

3 Common Roofing Problems You Might Encounter

By West Side Roofing
April 03, 2018 Category: Roofing

3 Common Roofing Problems You Might Encounter Roof problems are a cause for concern among homeowners everywhere because, aside from being expensive to fix, theyre also time-consuming. Luckily, most of them are preventable it just takes a meticulous eye and knowing the warning signs for which you need to look. West Side Roofing, one of Ohios most-trusted roofing companies since 1931, lists three of the most common roofing problems for which you need to watch out. Roof Leaks A leaky roof is one problem that can wreak havoc on your whole house if left untreated. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to leaks and moisture build-up in roofs, which can range from the roofs age itself to poor workmanship. Save yourself from the trouble of having to experience it in the first place by hiring a reputable roofing company who can conduct check-ups on a regular basis. West Side Roofing is a certified GAF Master Elite contractor, a title granted to the top 3% of roofers in the industry. Pooling

How You Can Benefit From Slate and Tile Roofs

By West Side Roofing
March 13, 2018 Category: Custom Design, Roofing

How You Can Benefit From Slate and Tile Roofs Aesthetically speaking, tile and slate roofs are some of the most appealing roofing materials. Their rustic yet classy look can add a distinctive, vintage flavor to how your property looks like from the street. Nonetheless, their timeless beauty isnt all they have. West Side Roofing, one of the leading roofersin the Buckeye State, explains the key features of these two roofing types. Slate Roofing Famous for its beautiful appearance, a slate roof has some huge upsides. Many people invest in this type of roofing material because of its natural look. It also comes in a variety of sizes and thicknesses to fit the architectural requirement of your home. Moreover, slate roofs are often available in gray, green, purple, black, red and other colors. When properly constructed, slate roofing systems can last for at least a century. That, however, depends on many factors, including regular roof maintenance and prompt repair. Get in touch with your

Important Things to Learn Before a Roof Replacement

By West Side Roofing
March 05, 2018 Category: Roofing

Important Things to Learn Before a Roof Replacement Similar to other home improvement projects, roof replacement requires you to plan ahead. This allows you to prepare your home, manage your finances and anticipate slight or massive changes. West Side Roofing, one of the leading roofing contractors in the area, discusses things you need to know before starting the construction. Work With the Right Roofer Why entrust your roofing project to amateurs when you can work with the pros? It makes perfect sense to hire a local contractor that carries the proper credentials. This way, you can avoid the costly consequences of a botched installation or repair. More importantly, youre assured that your roofing project will be finished on time. Remove Old Roofing Materials In some cases, your roofer will suggest installing the new roofing materials over the existing ones. This, however, can cause some structural concerns. While it can help you save a few bucks, it means your roofers cant inspect

The 4 Basic Design Elements of Your Roofing System

By West Side Roofing
February 14, 2018 Category: Roofing

The 4 Basic Design Elements of Your Roofing System Contrary to popular belief, the roof isnt just one structure; its actually composed of different subsystems that each play a role in protecting your home from the elements. These same parts also play a key role in defining the overall design of your roof and what you should prioritize if you want to improve its aesthetics. In this post, West Side Roofing. Co., your local roofers, discusses the four basic design components of your homes roofing system. The Ridge The ridge is the highest point of the roof, also known as its peak area. Its arguably the most defining part of your entire roofing system as it stands out neatly among the rest of the parts. The ridge itself is what we refer to as the spine of the entire roofing system. We recommend installing ridge cap shingles at the very peak; this functions as both an aesthetic component and extra protective layer on an otherwise vulnerable part of the roof. Pitch The pitch is what we

The Common Causes of a Leaky Roof

By West Side Roofing
February 12, 2018 Category: Roofing

The Common Causes of a Leaky Roof Leaks in your roofing are an underrated threat. While they start out small, they can grow in a matter of weeks and can do extensive damage for such a minor roofing problem. Common culprits are usually behind this issue. In this post, West Side Roofing discusses the common causes of a leaking roof. Damaged Shingles Your roofs surface, which consists of the shingles, is your homes first line of defense from the elements. Torn and damaged shingles will allow moisture and water to enter, breaking through the underlayment, which, in turn, causes leaks. If you suspect that theres a leak up there, call a roofing professional right away so they can inspect your shingles. Doing so addresses the problems while theyre still inexpensive and small. Worn Flashing Flashing is comprised of thin strips of material, usually made of metal, that protect the most vulnerable parts of sloped roofs, such as roof edges and valleys. Because of their constant exposure to

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