Types of Roofs
With decades of experience working with a wide range of roofing mediums, we can replace, restore, or install whatever kind of material best fits your residential roof.
Residential metal roofing is an aesthetically unique option that provides incredible insulation and helps your home to stand out among the rest.
A metal roof is a great investment for someone who recently bought their forever home and is in need of a long-lasting, low-maintenance roof. It’s also a great option for those looking to increase the value of their property while also upping the protective quality of their roof.
Metal roofs are:
Cost-effective: Metal roofs are incredibly durable, lasting up to 50–70 years compared to the 30 year lifespan of shingle roofs. They are able to be made out of a variety of metals (aluminum, copper, tin, zinc, or steel), meaning your roof can be tailored to provide either additional protection from external hazards (like storm winds or heavy snow) or be constructed to improve energy efficiency, reducing utility bills.
Surprisingly quiet: While you might think a metal roof could be unbearably loud during a heavy rainfall or the occasional bout of hail, we install metal roofs over a layer of shingles or a quieting underlayment that can actually make a metal roof better at shielding sound than a shingle roof.
More expensive than asphalt: While they can create a one-of-a-kind look for your home and are more eco-friendly, metal roofs are typically more expensive than standard shingle roofs, due to both the price of the roofing material and increased installation fees.
Most residential homes have single roofs. A report from 2018 notes that 80% of residential roofing projects in the U.S. utilized asphalt shingles. These shingles can be quite versatile when it comes to color options and styles. At Legacy, we work with a variety of shingles, including:
3-tab shingles or strip shingles: These basic shingles have a flat appearance and wind rating of around 60 MPH. While not as durable as architectural shingles, strip shingles are suitable for homeowners looking for a standard, affordable roof that will last for around 15 years.
Architectural shingles (also known as dimensional shingles or laminate shingles): These shingles are heavier and thicker than 3-tab shingles, making them sturdier and more resistant to puncturing. They can withstand winds of up to 120 MPH and can last for 20–30 years. While they cost more than a 3-tab roof, architectural shingles offer more dimension to a home, mimicking the look of a unique cedar-style roof without the uptick in upkeep.
Designer shingles or luxury shingles: The highest quality shingle you can get will be considered a luxury shingle roof. With the same robustness as laminate shingles, designer shingles are larger and can give the effect of a beautiful slate tile roof for a fraction of the cost. Roofs with luxury shingles can last well over 25 years, keeping your home looking fabulous and properly protected from the elements.
Flat roofs can make your home feel more modern and unique while requiring less material and initial installation labor. We offer thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing. EPDM may be a better option for Michiganders, as it performs better in colder climates than TPO due to its darker, heat-absorbing color.
While aesthetically interesting, they can be prone to water collection (despite their slight slope that overall mitigates a buildup). During the installation of a flat roof, we use extremely durable, water resistant materials to reduce the potential damage that standing water can have on your home.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular residential roof type. They are extremely popular for their durability, versatility, and variety. These cost-effective shingles make for a great roof for those looking for a customizable option and longevity that won’t break the bank.
At Legacy, we are proud to use Owens Corning shingles and insulation and IKO asphalt shingles, top of the line products that look incredible and offer Class A fire ratings, minimizing the chance of fire-related damage.
While the price tag on a slate shingle roof is significantly greater than all other options, these beautiful roofs will outlast them all at around 100 years. Talk about a worthy investment!
These shingles are made of rock, meaning they are one of the most weather-resistant options available. Minimal repairs are required with slate roofs as they are mold-resistant and fire-resistant, making them more eco-friendly than asphalt roofs, which will most likely end up in a landfill when they reach the end of their life.
A slate roof is a luxurious option that will keep your house protected for years (and years, and more years) to come.
Wood shingles or shakes, often made of cedar, are a great way to add some natural, rustic character to your home. Since they are poor conductors of heat, they will help to lower your electric bill and keep your home wonderfully insulated in freezing winters and steamy summers. Wooden roofs are not nearly as expensive as slate roofs but do cost more than asphalt shingles, though they have a similar life span.
This form of roofing can be customized with stains and paints to create a look that is unique to your home, but it will require more upkeep than other options due to the fact they are more prone to rot overtime. In comparison to other options, wood is also more susceptible to pest infestations, as well as catching on fire in the event of a natural disaster, so these shingles should be effectively treated with a retardant to minimize the risk of fire damage.
Clay tiles, like wooden shake, can completely change the aesthetic of a home. Clay tiles are very durable, fire resistant, and heavy—they can withstand winds of up to 200 MPH. If you are interested in clay tiles, we will make sure the foundation of your home is sturdy enough to hold the additional weight.
If you’re looking for longevity, a clay roof is a great choice, as they can last anywhere from 50–100 years, providing a beautiful, strong exterior for generations to come. Made from an eco-friendly, rot-resistant material, these tiles do not often need to be repaired.
Composite shingles are made of synthetic recycled materials, often including rubber. They do require additional insulation to be laid prior to installation, but are great options for a long-lasting roof of around 40–50 years. Despite being a more lightweight choice, many composite roofing materials have a Class 4 impact rating, rendering them very durable.
Residential Roofing Repairs
There are a few things that could cause damage to your roof: extreme weather like heavy snow, ice, or wind, a fallen tree or power line, a pesky neighborhood pest, or simply old age.
If a small section of your roof is compromised and allowing water to enter the home, you are most likely in need of residential roofing repairs. If you’ve noticed visible damage to your roof or are noticing a draft, one of our contractors can come out to inspect your home before making the determination on repair or replacement.
While your home insurance will cover repairs that are the result of storm damage, if the roof is reaching the end of its life, they typically will not provide coverage. We are happy to work with your insurance company and provide an assessment.
Residential Roofing Replacement
If it is found that your roof is beyond repair and in need of replacement, our team will work to install your new roof as quickly as we can, ensuring the integrity of your home is kept intact. Like roofing repairs, your insurance company will often cover damage-induced replacement.
Why Choose Legacy Roofing & Restorations?
With over four generations of experience in the roofing industry, our family’s legacy is roofing. When it comes to residential roof installation and residential roof repair, we understand the importance of a quality roof in keeping your home—and more importantly, the people inside—protected.
When you work with us, you get passionate care, quick communication, and expert opinions to ensure you are receiving the best roof for your specific needs. We are happy to offer free estimates—our process is always transparent.
Our licensed contractors use top-of-the-line products, including Owens Corning shingles and insulation and IKO asphalt shingles. We also utilize the best technology, ensuring an efficient process that makes installation as easy and quick as possible.
For those interested in financing, we are happy to offer plans through Service Finance Company, LLC, Wells Fargo, and Hearth, securing you incredible plans on a quick timeline, so we can get to work as soon as possible.
Industry-Leading Roofing Certifications and Warranties
Our certifications include:
We just had Legacy put a new roof on our house. The facia needed repair and they did a great job wrapping it with aluminum. The roof was done in two days (in between rain storms) and looks great. They cleaned up nicely. We decided to go with Legacy for the roof because we had them do a bathroom remodel earlier this year. Thus included adding a guest bath and completely redoing the master bath. Both turned out very well despite issues getting materials during the pandemic. The Legacy team has a lot of talented and reliable people. I would recommend them to anyone needing roofing or remodeling.
We hired Legacy to replace our roof, install new gutters and put siding on our home this year. Jeremy has been great to work with on these projects, and has been very responsive throughout the process. The work done has been outstanding, the materials used high quality, and the crews courteous and knowledgeable. We hardly recognize our home now. Looking forward to more projects in the future with Legacy.
Legacy did a great job installing our new roof. Jeremy was quite patient with us as we tried deciding which shingle color was best for the house. They were in and out in one day and it looks great!
Legacy did all of our work due to hail damage. We had our home, barn, and a shed roof replaced all in one day! Also had siding replaced on our barn and new gutters on our home. We were very pleased with all the work done. Dealt with Jeremy, the owner, and he was very responsive each time we reached out to him. All work was done in a timely manner and they worked with us really well with having to deal with insurance for payment. Would recommend them for sure!
We offer quality roofing services throughout the state of Michigan:
Frequently Asked Questions
The price of your residential roof installation, repair, or replacement varies depending on the square footage of the roof, the type of shingles you decide on, and the pitch of your roof. A new roof can cost anywhere from $6,000–$12,000, while residential roof repair can range from a couple hundred to around $1,000.