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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.

Continuous Education Sept 2020

Top of the Line

Duro-Last, it’s the top of the line! Duro-Last , a leading name in commercial roofing, stands at the pinnacle of roofing technology in our ever-evolving modern world. The dynamism of commercial roofing technology underscores the importance of staying ahead through continuous education and training. To guarantee the highest quality installation, Duro-Last commercial roofing mandates certification […]

DIY Dangers

Do-It-Yourself Dangers of Roofing

DIY Dangers While you should always be checking on the condition of your roof, there are some projects that should not be taken on alone. Repairing/replacing your roof is one of them. Roofing is rated one of the top 10 most DANGEROUS jobs in the world. There are many safety precautions that are taken for […]

Hire local


At Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation, we know that home improvement projects can be costly ventures, so we realize the importance of choosing the right contractors. Whether it’s roofing or insulation you’re looking to renovate, we bring a highly qualified workforce and extensive expertise in understanding local needs. With the problematic winter and spring months […]

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Family Feel

Taking ownership of a company that was originated so deeply rooted within the community comes with great responsibilities and co-owners Kevin and Craig and staff were wholeheartedly prepared to take on those responsibilities when they transitioned into Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems, Inc. in 1999. With the business remaining local for close to 35 […]

Prefabrication vs Roll Goods

Why We Choose Pre-Fabricated Roofing

At Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems, Inc. we believe that part of the Duro-Last difference is the prefabrication process that takes place to ensure the highest quality product is being used for every job. When considering what material to use for a low-slope roofing project, the leading drawback is the up-front cost of prefabricated […]

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Distinctly Duro-Last

If you are following Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems, Inc. on social media*, you’ll recognize the Duro-Last brand from a majority of our posts. We’ve been working with Duro-Last for over 30 years to install commercial roofing across the state of Michigan and using top of the line products is a necessity to us […]

Cellulose Insulation

A Guide to Cellulose Insulation

At Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems, Inc. we specialize in 4 main types of insulation: Fiberglass Cellulose Open-Cell Spray Foam Closed-Cell Spray Foam In our latest blog post, we featured a piece about open vs closed cell but now we’re turning our focus to cellulose. Cellulose is one of the oldest forms of insulation […]

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Open Cell vs Closed Cell Foam Insulation

When it comes time to insulate your home or business, there are numerous varieties of insulation to choose from and at times it might feel overwhelming to decide. The two types that tend to cause the most confusion are open cell and closed cell spray foam insulation. Both products work in different ways, therefore having […]