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Great Lakes Roofing Blog

Welcome to the Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems Blog, your go-to resource for all things related to commercial roofing, insulation, and industry excellence. With over 35 years of dedicated service in Northern Michigan, our expertise shines through in every aspect of our work.

At Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems, we take pride in being a full-service commercial roofing contractor and insulation provider. From full roof replacements to new construction roofs and insulation applications, our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unwavering. We’ve become a trusted name in the industry, delivering top-notch services that exceed expectations.

As a BBB-accredited business, we adhere to the highest standards of trust and integrity. Our blog serves as a dynamic platform to share insights, expertise, and industry trends. Dive into our articles to explore the latest advancements in commercial roofing and insulation technologies, best practices for maintaining your roof, and tips for optimizing energy efficiency.

Discover the stories behind our successful projects, showcasing our team of trained professionals who bring passion and skill to every job. Our blog is more than just informative—it’s a window into our company culture, values, and commitment to excellence.

Explore, engage, and stay informed with the Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems Blog. If you have any more in-depth questions about your specific roofing or insulation needs, please feel free to contact us directly by phone or email. We are expert experienced roofing and insulation contractors that work with industry leading systems, such as Duro-Last.

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Best Roofing Contractor Practices

Your commercial roof is one of the most critical parts of the structure, and sooner or later it’s going to need replacing. When it does, it’s vital that you select the right contractor to do the work. Most post-roof-installation problems can be traced to contractor workmanship. Here are some considerations: Commercial roofing systems vary widely […]

GLR March 22 Blog

Proper Drainage is Critical for the Health of Your Commercial Roof

Steep-sloped roofs that are typical for single-family homes, especially in the Midwest, obviously are constructed to let water easily flow off. Flat, commercial roofs, on the other hand, although originally built with at least a modest slope, are not always as efficient at drainage. This could be because of blockage or because parts of the […]

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Commercial Roofing Maintenance in the Winter

  Don’t stop thinking about maintenance for your commercial roof when the calendar rolls around to winter. Your roof keeps your facility protected during this harsh weather season; return the favor and make sure it’s able to provide watertight protection. Here are some things to keep in mind with respect to winter roof maintenance. Conduct […]

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The Snow on Your Commercial Roof is a Weighty Issue

If you own or manage a commercial property in the northern part of the US, you’re probably diligent about keeping it clear for customers and other building traffic. But the roof, being “out of sight, out of mind,” might get less of your attention. That can be a problem, as accumulated snow on the rooftop […]

GLR Dec 21 Blog

Make Sure You’ve Got the Right Roofing Contractor on Your Team

A successful commercial roofing installation requires a team approach. As a building owner or manager, you should include yourself in that mix, along with someone from your maintenance staff and perhaps a person who handles your organization’s financial responsibilities. Depending on how big or complex a project is, companies might bring in an architect or […]

GLR Oct 21 Blog

There’s Water on the Floor of Your Commercial Building. Now What?

There’s Water on the Floor of Your Commercial Building. Now What? Get the right professionals involved. The moisture could be from any number of sources: Yes, it could be a roofing problem. But it could also come from a window that’s not sealed properly; burst pipes or another hard-to-locate plumbing failure; rooftop HVAC units that […]

GLR Sept 21 Blog

Your Commercial Roof Is Watertight. What Else Does It Offer?

Your roof’s primary requirement is to keep your commercial building watertight and protected from the elements. And if you choose Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation to install your new roofing system, you can be confident that we’ll make that happen. But beyond that, what other benefits can you expect to see from your investment? Here […]

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Is Your Old Roof Costing You Money? Install a New Cool Roof!

  If your roof is 15 years old or more, chances are you’ll need to replace it soon. When you’re ready, Great Lakes Roofing would welcome the opportunity to propose a new cool roofing system. In addition to increased repair and maintenance costs on your old roof, if it’s a black membrane or built-up system, […]