Roofing in Royal Oak, MI
With the cost of roofing on the rise, and all of the nightmare stories about roofs failing in the first ten years, it is more important than ever to make sure it gets done right the first time. We’ve all heard the old adage: you get what you pay for, and it’s no fun to say, but it’s true, especially when it comes to roofing. Underlayment is the back bone of a good roofing system it is a key element in a roof’s ability to stand up to the test of time.
The purpose of underlayment is to be a final defense against leaks, but more importantly, to act as a vapor barrier between the heat and moisture in the attic, and the base of the shingle. Modern shingles are thicker, and contain a rubberized material, causing them to expand and contract up to four times as much as older, asbestos composition shingles. These rubberized shingles allow for longer life, however, it creates a need for a vapor barrier beneath the shingles to keep heat and moisture in the attic from infiltrating and damaging the shingles during expansion.
Felt paper is the least expensive underlayment. It is basically paper, saturated in tar used to seal the wood around the nails. The problem is, that when tar paper gets hot, it sticks to the underside of the shingles, causing it to tear when the shingles expand and contract. So while felt paper is in expensive, it is not a long-term solution in modern roofing systems.
Synthetic underlayments are a much better option when it comes to creating a permanent vapor barrier and a more complete roofing system. While these underlayments cost more up front, when installed properly by a professional, using synthetics will most definitely save you money in the long run. Synthetic underlayment is a tarp-like material, woven with thousands of strands of nylon thread, that constrict around the nail at entry to create a water-tight seal around nails and fasteners upon entry. By creating this seal, it eliminates the need for tar or petroleum, reducing the level of flammability. These materials do not break down over time, and will not tear from the expansion and contraction of the roof, leaving the vapor barrier intact for the life of the home.
- An excerpt from "What to Know" Jason Howland, Home Improvement expert, Wendell's Roofing
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Hello. My is Mary. My husband and me had you out last year to fix our roof and I was outside the other day and see that our neighbor works with you. He said he does Photography & Videography & Advertising. I wanted to tell you what an wonderful job you team does and I had Jeffrey clean out my gutters and downspouts and he did a wonderful job. I heard Jeff's radio advertisment and I want to let you know that he is doing an awesome job too. Keep up the good work and of you.
I am very pleased with the work done
I am very pleased with the work done. Wes and Brian were very pleasant, answered questions and explained them. Wendell was the ultimate professional.
Thank you so much for a fast, efficient and courteous job (thanks also for cleaning the gutters and letting me bend your ear :0). This the best thing that has happened to this house at least in 5 years! Unless I move or something else happens, I will definitely call again and recommend you to all my friends as well. Again, thanks for getting here in a time of need and for a GREAT job!
I will refer Wendell's Roofing to all my future clients and friends.
After the horrible storm March 10, 2017 - 800,000 people without power - I found that the back half of my roof was damaged, and due to its age, decided to replace the entire roof. I called my Insurance company , had the adjuster out and started getting bids. I received 5 different bids. I was amazed that some companies came in with bids only 2-$3,000 more to replace the whole roof, then what my insurance company was giving me for only half the roof. So I did a great deal of research, and found the company with the highest rating and excellent recommendations. Wendell's Roofing gave a lifetime guarantee on materials and workmanship and had the highest 'Quality' materials on the market. Barry Bressler, my sales manager explained in specific details the difference between the bids I was getting, the cheap materials they would be using by comparison, explaining the price difference... They completed my work in 1 day, and the clean up was amazing! I have been in Real Estate for 30 Years, and I will refer Wendell's Roofing to all my future clients and friends.
Thank you all!!
We started the project with a leaky valley. Wendell's was more than willing to work around my schedule to come out to do an estimate. I am so impressed with Barry, he was very professional and honest about what needed to be done. Unfortunately, when the valley was being fixed, the whole roof needed to be replaced. Barry and the whole staff worked with me through the process. They made me feel like I was part of their family. The entire roof was done yesterday, and it looks amazing!! I would highly recommend Wendell's to anyone that needs repairs or the whole roof done. Thank you all!!
Fantastic customer Service!
Fantastic customer Service! We had some roof work done by Wendell's 3-4 years ago and they did a great job. We recently had very minor repairs needed to our roof as a result of a wind storm and Wendell's promptly sent someone to our house in Royal Oak and the repair was made free of charge! Thank you to Jacob and the staff of Wendell's!
Great job! Thank you for getting it done before winter....just like you said you would.
Could not ask for a better job!
Could not ask for a better job!
Fast and exactly what we asked for
Fast and exactly what we asked for
Kris is a genuine pro- We needed our chimney repaired and he identified the problem, however was honest with me and told us we needed a Mason rather than try to sell us work we don't need. Will definitely use this company in the future!
Kristopher was truly a 5 star experience!!
Kristopher from Wendell'so came out and was very informative and trustworthy. I had an excellent experience as a customer with him. I got railroaded by another company the day before and Kristopher helped me to understand what I signed was a service agreement and not an estimate. he took the time to read it to me and clarified any questions I had about it and helped me get out of being forced to have someone that I didn't want to work on my home do the work on my home. the person last night said it was an estimate and to just sign it. I appreciate the time Kristopher spent with me to help me understand the process of the job and I thank him so much for not railroading me and trying to get me to sign something I don't understand. he did all of this without me signing anything because he truly wanted to help me and my daughter. It felt like a family experience and I wish every experience could go like this.
Great service; on time. Quick and easy. Thank you!
New roofing job
I just had a new roofing job done and I'm happy. As a matter of fact just after the video/photography guy came to my door and told me Wendell's has great deals going on, I called and they were able to come out and get the job done. Thanks guys. Both thumbs up on the videos. Keep up the good work.
After recently having a guy in the area doing video for Wendell's Roofing and Remodeling, I saw his videos and I talked to the team on the phone and I had my shingles redone and my siding and gutters redone too. That was an awesome video too. Keep up the good work.
Roof replacement - Insurance Claim
After several strong wind storms in late 2016, I contacted Wendell Roofing to fix a 2nd floor bathroom ceiling leak. Upon Wendell's recommendation, I contacted my home insurance company to access the total damage. Wendell's Roofing agent, Clifton Wright, worked directly with the claims agent and determined that the overall damage was quite extensive. The home and garage roofs were replaced costing me only the deductible. The actual roof replacement by Wendell's Roofers was flawless. After the delivery of the dumpster and new shingles of my choice, the complete job was done in one day. All my experiences with Wendell's staff was exceptionally professional and courteous, from Jacob, my sales rep, Arlene the biller, and of course Clifton. My stress level was definitely lowered by dealing with the Wendell's Roofing team. Hats off for an outstanding experience.
Perfect. I would recommend them even to my family.
Great Service and On Time
I contacted my Father in law that recommended this company because I hate getting on my roof. Sales man Kristopher and Jeff showed up early to quote the Wind Storm Damage and were professional even with my kids crawling and screaming all around them. Mellissa from the office welcomed us to the family and Clifton got our project scheduled in the next few days even though it was a small job. Steve came out even with snow on the roof to secure the worst of the roof damage then came back and finished it up when the snow was gone. Very Professional, My calls were always answered and even with all the damage in the area after the wind storm Wendell's Roofing made me feel like my small job was important to them. I would recommend them to anyone that needed roof service. Thanks to everyone that took care of my families home.
Wendell listened to our wants.
Wendell listened to our wants and did just that. He didn't come in and tell us what we wanted done.
Kept everything very orderly
All workmen were on-time every day, kept everything very orderly, worked very hard & timely.
Supervised very well ON EVERY JOB
Honest, Sincere, Dependable. Supervised very well ON EVERY JOB.
Also gave us options and on time
Friendly, knowledgeable. Also gave us options and on time.
Efficient explained everything and fair.
Efficient explained everything and fair.
Professional, honest and easy to deal with from start to finish - and the roof looks great too! Thanks!
Professional sales effort, great guys
Although we are just getting started with our roofing and siding project, I just wanted to commend Wendall's professional sales effort. Jacob and Kris have visited the house multiple times with each time giving us more information, samples and insider roofing tips. They've adjusted their pricing based on our changing choices (sorry!) and have always done it with a smile. It's been great and it played a huge part in us choosing Wendall's Roofing.
A good job
A good job. I like the look and best of all it's raining today and there are not leaks!!! I am planning future projects with this company.
Thank you for a job well done.
Thank you for a job well done. You have a wonderful crew. Thank you! Thank you!
Excellent and reliable work.
Have used Wendells for all roofing repairs since 2008. Excellent and reliable work.
Directed us in the right direction
Cliff was great. Directed us in the right direction. Very helpful.
All of the workers were polite and hard working.
All of the workers were polite and hard working. The supervisor was especially patient when he walked around our home with us after working a long day.
They were here on-time as stated.
They were here on-time as stated. Their work was to our satisfaction. Any problems were taken care of promptly.
Thank you again for a job well done!
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful new roof your crew installed on my house. It was not an easy job for them as they had to get into some precarious peaks and valleys to complete the job. But they were very professional and carefully installed the new roof. Taking an old roof off and installing a new one is by nature a messy job. But your crew cleaned and cleaned some more as they went along so by the end of the job my yard looked just like it did when they started. I also would like to thank you for being a professional when you first arrived at my house to give me an estimate. I did obtain three estimate from three companies but felt the most comfortable with you. You took the time to patiently explain all my questions. I also have to commend your staff. I dealt with Renae and Nikki and they are the best!!! I highly recommend your company to anyone looking for a new roof. You may not be the name people hear over and over again in TV ads, but you are the best in my opinion. Continued success to you and your business and thank you again for a job well done!
The work was outstanding
From start to finish the work was outstanding. The crew was on time, courteous and willing to go the extra mile. We are planning future projects with this company.
Very good Jack was very professional and explained everything
Very professional, great product, very fast!
Everything was great. The salesman that came to our house was very professional and not high pressure, which I appreciate. The work is high quality and great value. The roofers were here and gone before we even came home from work. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a new roof!
Great guys, great service
Great guys, great service. Roofing job done quickly and efficiently. One minor problem was resolved to our satisfaction.
Very detail explanations
Very detail explanations. Answered all my questions.
He was great , thoroughly went through option great personality!!! Was super help
I would be proud if they were my workers
Excellent service. Works were very polite. I would be proud if they were my workers.
Great work great service I have used Wendells a few times and Clif was great in the office with helping out
I am extremely happy with the services.
I am extremely happy with the services provided and the explanation of leak issues. I am also very impressed with the fair pricing and no hard sell attitude.
I found the company willing and able to give a full description of installation and guarantees
Kris, the salesmen, was willing to answer any questions I had, even if they had to be answered more than once, he came by after the install and did a thorough inspection to make sure the job was up to snuff. He gave me a veterans discount which was very generous and never showed any kind of pressure he is a true gentleman. Installation was completed as described, on schedule, the installers worked very closely as a team and explained to me what was happening and why, before during and after. the installers were great workers and very punctual. Kris was nice enough to help me type this review up.
Owner addressed a few issues promptly
Excellent experience. ..owner addressed a few issues promptly. Roof looks great!
Excellent service and very helpful Shawn very complete in his detailing issues Would recommend them anytime
Great customer service!
I had the best experience with Wendell's. After speaking with 3 other companies that did not satisfy my needs I had Wendell's come out and it was a breeze! They arrived in timely fashion and got everything sorted out for me easily, even when I need an emergency tarp during a rainstorm. Cliff even came out to meet with my insurance and help me with having them pay for everything! The interactions have been great and I would recommend this company to anyone that needs roofing needs!
I had my home done about 5 years ago tear off and replace and was very impressed it was winter and the roof was icy and we had flurries throughout the day and yet it was completed in 1 day no accidents. So it wasn't a hard decision who i would be calling for my garage they did my entire roof 10/12 pitch with sheeting in about 5 hours clean up was excellent Job well done. I will be calling them for future jobs thanks again.
Very Professional! Wendell's Roofing did great work and also had great workers. We had a large roof job (home and garage tear off) and it was completed in one day. The clean-up was also great. Thank you Wendell.
Crew was great, my sales man Cliff was great, very efficient, love the life time guarantee, and the clean up was very good.
Was great, very polite and very good
Cliff was great, very polite and very good, took video of my house and really explained what was wrong. Very happy with Wendell's roofing over all.
A five star company.
Wendell's Roofing is definitely a five star company with one goal of customer satisfaction. I called Jacob (Sales/Manger) came to my home. He offered different options at different price ranges. There was no high pressure sales pitch only what the customer preferred. The next day I received a call from Irene the Office Administrator, she said welcome to the Wendell's family, and said if there are any I have questions she would be happy to help (she did on more than one occasion). The Wendell's Roofing crew is by far the most professional hard working men I have seen in a long time. Nonstop morning to evening. When they finished there was no nails or debris on lawn or shrubs.
Michael was very knowledgeable.
Michael was very knowledgeable well versed in his products and gave us a very positive impression of your company. Every company should have a Michael in sales :)
I needed a small roof repair done and was unable to find a roofing contractor willing to do a small job. I called Wendell's Roofing and they came over to the house, gave me an immediate quote, and did the repair work - all on the same day I called them. I realize not all work can be done that quickly, but since I'd been unable to find anyone willing to do the work, I nearly cried in relief. Their people were all professional, knowledgeable, and polite. I was delighted with the entire process. I would definitely use them again, and I am recommending them to everyone I know.
He is one of best sale I ever seen
He seemed very knowledgeable and details. He was very willing to answer my questions. He is one of best sale I ever seen.
Cliff was really great.
Cliff was really great. He came into our house and went over all the options available for our roof. He also gave us a great deal and wasn't pushy at all. I'm so happy we called Wendell's for an estimate.
Took care of exactly what they told me what they would do
WENDELLSROOFING followed back up with me and took care of exactly what they told me what they would do. Also, Jack Savaria for Wendell roofing also pointed out another problem area. Also explained how to take care of it.
Gave me the value I was looking for
I was thrilled with the honesty of the inspections and gave me the value I was looking for. The fact that they did the repair for free will make me go with them in the future when I need a new roof. Thanks to everyone..the professionalism was uncommon and much appreciated.
Wendell is very responsive
Wendell is very responsive and provides great service at a reasonable price. I had a recent leak in my business location and he came very quickly.
It was so nice
It was so nice to have someone actually answer the phone, show up when and as promised and take care of the problem in a timely manner. You would be surprised how many businesses don't even return calls or messages.
My wife and I couldn't be more pleased with the Wendell's Roofing experience. From the presentation through the application, it's reassuring to know you are getting every bit of what was represented. GREAT JOB!
$1500 off Complete Roof Replacement
Wendell's Roofing & Remodeling, Inc.
1320 N Campbell Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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