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Offline Deke

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Commercial flat roofer in Detroit area?
« on: September 30, 2018, 01:03 PM »
I hope this is okay. I'm trying to help an older relative at a great distance. Can anyone recommend a good roofer to work (possibly replace) commercial flat roof in Royal Oak area (suburban Detroit).

Offline dmccririe

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Re: Commercial flat roofer in Detroit area?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 01:47 PM »
Might consider Kearnes Brothers construction.  30 year company. 

Offline dmccririe

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Re: Commercial flat roofer in Detroit area?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 01:52 PM »
This is the website for The Inside Outside Guys roofing page from WJR in Detroit.  I tried to look up Glen Hagae but it turns out he died a year ago.  When I listen to the program, they seem to have solid advice.   http://www.insideoutsideguys.com/find-a-professional/roofing-siding-and-gutters/

Offline Holzhacker

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Re: Commercial flat roofer in Detroit area?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 01:55 PM »
Sounds like it might be a commercial job. Consider looking at the NRCA membership list for that area.
When it comes to long term roofing performance its always in the details. The cheaper guys don't address the details. Make sure any proposal includes:
- All materials to be installed in accordance with NRCA roofing manual guidelines and specifications
- All materials to be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
Verify that proposals include information on venting, flashings, types of terminations to penetrations, how parapet walls and copers will be addressed, how many roof layers are already present, if debris will be hauled away, how plants will be protected, what elevation the roof will be accessed from, applicable window protection, etc. if the information is not in the proposal the contractor likely isn't planning on doing good long term work.
Most municipalities only allow 2-3 roof layers. Someone should be doing a core sample to assess how many layers are present. Depending on what type of roof or building this is your guy may want to consider adding insulation board. Depending on age, occupancy and adopted energy codes for the municipality meeting insulation value may be required.
Hope that helps.
"The Code is not a ceiling to reach but a floor to work up from"

Offline Deke

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Re: Commercial flat roofer in Detroit area?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 03:44 PM »
Thanks to all, this is great. Holzhacker, this is gold, copy pasted for sure. Thank you!