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Roofing | Residential Roofing Contractors | Michigan

Lansing Roofing CompanyProtect your investment and improve the curb-appeal of your home with JR Neely's professional roofing.  Start with your standard 30 year roofing or upgrade to your 50 year or lifetime metal roofing

Read some frequently asked questions about roofing below: 

Is there going to be a supervisor at my roofing job?
Can heavy snow damage my roof?
What is an ice dam?
Why is wind-driven rain a problem?
What is a roofing underlayment?
How much roof maintenance is needed after installation?
How long will my roof last?
When is the best time of year to install a roof?
How do I know when my current roof needs to be replaced?

Is there going to be a crew leader at my roofing job?

Every crew that we send out to do a roof has a crew leader/supervisor on the crew.  The average experience that our crew leaders have is over 30 years!

Can heavy snow damage my roof?

Yes! It is important to keep heavy snow off your eavesdrops and cleared out of your ridge vents.

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What is an ice dam?

Ice dams occur when snow melts near the ridgelines of warm roofs (roofs without adequate ventilation). As the water runs down the roof to the overhang, it cools and freezes. If the snow continues this melt and freeze process, an ice dam can form that can seep under the shingles, through the decking and into the house. This, of course, can cause serious roof leaks--even in freezing temperatures.

The best prevention to ice dams is a well-ventilated (cool) roof. Additional protection for your roof can be applied with an impermeable ice and water membrane. The membrane is installed on top of the decking, under the roofing material.

Temporary prevention of ice dams can also be done through the use of electric cables along the eaves of the roof (where the dams usually form). However, new ice dams can form above the cables and still cause extensive damage. Another emergency solution to ice dams is to fill a sock or nylon with calcium chloride. Lay the stocking vertically across the ice dam. The calcium chloride will melt the ice and release the water so that it can drain outside, and not inside your roof.

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Why is wind-driven rain a problem?

Wind-driven rain can cause sloped roof coverings to shift and lift. Rain can then be easily driven under the roof covering directly to the unprotected roof deck, where it causes leaks and damage to the inside of the home.

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What is a roofing underlayment?

A roofing underlayment is typically a rubberized membrane that goes under shingles to prevent water penetration. It is the one piece of a roofing system that is expressly designed to be waterproof. Without a self-adhered underlayment, water from wind-driven rain or ice dams can infiltrate under your shingles and severely damage your roof—or even worse, the inside of your home. Grace roofing underlayments, widely regarded as the best in the industry, offer premium waterproofing protection. Non-adhered roofing underlayments typically provide only water shedding protection to the roof (not waterproofing as self-adhered underlayments do).

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How much roof maintenance is needed after installation?

Since all roofing types and materials need different amounts of maintenance, there is no simple answer. Routine maintenance can be anything from keeping your drains and gutters clean to extensive work. Maintaining your roof is your responsibility, so whichever material you choose; make sure that you will be able to fulfill its maintenance needs.

For instance, asphalt shingles and wood shakes and shingles need to be maintained by routinely cleaning out gutters and trimming back tree branches. Replacing damaged shingles and keeping moss or algae off of the roof are ways to ensure longevity.

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How long will my roof last?

, like any other material, is likely to deteriorate with time. A new roof can last anywhere from 10 to 40 years, although 20 years is the average. You can lengthen the life of your roof by choosing the right contractor for the original installation and keeping up with any maintenance requirements. Even if you follow these recommendations, there are factors you can't control such as weather elements.

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When is the best time of year to install a roof?

The best condition for installing a roof is when the temperature is above freezing and there is minimal chance of snow and rain. Since you cannot predict bad weather, always know that installation delays may occur.

How do I know when my current roof needs to be replaced?

Different roofs deteriorate at different rates. If you see any of the following signs, it is time to consider replacing your roof:
- Leaks in numerous places
- Continuous leaks, even with repairs
- Problems return soon after repairs
- Repairs do not fix the problem

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One of the best ways to improve the appearance and increase the value of your home is by replacing your roof. Why wait?  With our convenient financing, you’re roofing costs are surprisingly reasonable.  Our Michigan roofing company provides roofing services to greater Lansing and all other Mid Michigan areas. 

Call us today at 1-800-576-3359 or schedule a FREE CONSULTATION HERE.

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We were treated with respect and kindness by everyone we were in contact with from JR Neely. We are completely satisfied with the craftsmanship, the quality of the windows and the friendly customer service.

Scott and Sandy B.
? Charlotte
I have received so many compliments from the neighbors on how nice the house looks. I had no idea it would have that type of an impact on our neighborhood!

? Grandledge
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? Mason