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About Michigan Roofing
Roofing contractors in Michigan provide a range of services such as laying, maintaining, and repairing roofs, in addition to waterproofing, asphalting, and other roof maintenance tasks.
Typical Climate in Michigan
Michigan experiences widely varying seasons with warm summers and below zero winters with plenty of snow. The northern regions experience colder temperatures and the heaviest snowfall in the state. The west coast along the lower peninsula also experiences snow due to Lake Michigan's influence on the climate. The peninsular region, especially the south, is subject to thunderstorms. The tornado season makes its presence felt beginning late spring and well into summer. With all these extreme conditions, a reliable and well-functioning roof is important.
Common Roofing Concerns in Michigan
One of the most common problems is roof leaks caused by rain or frost which in turn leads to damp ceilings and structural defects, if left unchecked. Bad workmanship at the time of laying a roof may also cause incessant problems later on. Winter in Michigan brings snow loading problems that especially affect older homes. Strong winds, heavy rain, and sleet, in addition to heavy snowfall, often compound roof problems. Some houses suffer from storm water drainage problems that often require the services of a roofing contractor.
Licensing in Michigan
In order to get a roofing license in Michigan, it is necessary to pass a credit and background check. The test is in the form of 50 questions and is conducted by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). It is known as the Residential Builder & Maintenance & Alteration Contractor License, which only authorizes the person to perform specific trades that they qualify for. The letter code for roofing qualification is M.
There are organizations such as the Southeastern Michigan Roofing Contractors Association that run 3-year apprenticeship programs in most parts of the state. These programs may be approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Legal Issues and Complaints
Complaints against both licensed as well as unlicensed contractors may be directed to the Bureau of Professional Licensing at the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Written complaints may also be mailed to the Bureau of Construction Codes:
Bureau of Construction Codes
Office of Local Government and Consumer Services
P.O. Box 30254
Lansing, MI 48909