32550 Dixon St. Dowagiac, MI 49047

Southwestern Michigan


Roofing installation refers to the process of installing a new roof or replacing an existing roof on a residential or commercial building. A roof is a critical component of any structure, providing protection from the elements and helping to maintain the integrity of the building’s interior. Proper roofing installation is essential to ensure a watertight and durable roof that can withstand various weather conditions.

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Welcome to Your Dream Home

At Gatz Construction, we take great pride in bringing your dream home to life, precisely tailored to your ideal specifications. 

Our process begins with a collaborative approach, where we sit down with you to understand your vision, lifestyle, and preferences. From there, our team of skilled architects and designers work closely with you to translate your ideas into detailed plans, ensuring that every aspect of your dream home is meticulously crafted to perfection. We offer an array of design options, from architectural styles to interior finishes, allowing you to make personalized choices that reflect your unique taste.

During the roofing process, our team of skilled builders and craftsmen is dedicated to impeccable attention to detail. We prioritize the use of premium materials and the latest advancements in roofing techniques to craft a roof that seamlessly combines aesthetics and long-lasting strength. Transparent communication and consistent updates are integral elements of our approach, ensuring your involvement at every milestone. When you rely on us for your roofing needs, you can trust that every nuance will be meticulously executed with the highest level of care, unwavering dedication, and an unwavering commitment to surpassing your anticipations. Our unwavering pursuit of excellence underscores every action, resulting in a roof that not only safeguards your dwelling but also elevates its visual appeal. Your contentment is our ultimate aim, and it is our privilege to contribute to a space that resonates deeply with you and your cherished family.

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Roofing Step by Step

Here are the key steps involved in roofing installation:

Step One: Roofing Material Selection

Choosing the appropriate roofing material is the first step in the installation process. Common roofing materials include asphalt shingles, metal, wood shakes, clay or concrete tiles, slate, and synthetic roofing materials.

Step Two: Preparation

Before installing the new roof, the existing roofing materials, if any, may need to be removed. The roof deck is then inspected for any damage or issues that need to be addressed before the new roof is installed.

Step Three: Underlayment Installation

The underlayment, typically a layer of felt or synthetic material, is laid on the roof deck to provide an additional barrier against water penetration.

Step Four: Flashing and Ventilation

Flashing, made of metal or other materials, is installed around roof penetrations and edges to prevent water leaks. Proper ventilation is also added to ensure adequate airflow in the attic space.

Step Five: Roofing Material Installation

The chosen roofing material is installed according to the manufacturer's guidelines and local building codes. This may involve nailing down shingles, securing metal panels, laying tiles, or other methods depending on the roofing material.

Step Six: Ridge Caps and Edging

Ridge caps are installed at the peaks of the roof to protect against leaks, and edging is added along the roof's edges to provide a finished appearance and protect against wind uplift.

Step Seven: Clean-up and Inspection

Once the roofing installation is complete, the job site is cleaned up, and the roof is inspected to ensure everything has been properly installed and meets quality standards.

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Have Any Questions?

Roofing refers to the construction and installation of the protective covering that shelters a building from the elements. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the structural integrity of a property.

A well-maintained roof ensures protection against weather conditions, prevents leaks, contributes to energy efficiency, and preserves the value of your property.

Signs such as missing shingles, leaks, water stains, damaged flashing, or visible wear and tear indicate the need for repair or replacement.

Regular inspections twice a year, especially in spring and fall, are recommended. Additional checks after severe weather events are also advisable.

Roof repair involves fixing specific issues, while roof replacement entails installing an entirely new roof due to extensive damage or aging.

The timeline depends on the size of the roof, the materials used, weather conditions, and the complexity of the project. It can take a few days to a couple of weeks.

We offer a variety of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, metal, wood shakes, tile, and slate, each with its own benefits and aesthetics.

Proper ventilation is crucial for preventing moisture buildup and extending the lifespan of the roof. We ensure that vents and ventilation systems are appropriately installed.

Yes, we offer warranties for both the roofing materials and our installation work, providing you with peace of mind and protection.

Proper insulation and ventilation in the attic, along with sealing air leaks, can help prevent ice dams from forming on the roof.

Yes, we provide emergency repair services to address urgent issues and prevent further damage.

Contact us to schedule a roof inspection. We’ll assess the condition of your roof, provide recommendations, and discuss repair or replacement options.

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Michigan Natives

Gatz Construction is based out of Dowagiac Michigan. We are not a out-of-town builder with no understanding of the area we build in. We take pride in being from Michigan and look to provide quality homes.

A Custom Home Builder You Can Trust

As a custom home builder with over 35 years of experience, we have built a solid reputation for delivering exceptional craftsmanship and personalized services to our clients. Our longevity in the industry speaks volumes about our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Throughout the years, we have honed our skills, expertise, and attention to detail, ensuring that every custom home we create is a true reflection of our clients’ dreams and aspirations. Our team of dedicated professionals takes the time to listen to our clients’ needs, collaborating closely with them throughout the entire process, from design conceptualization to final construction. We take immense pride in our ability to bring visions to life, creating bespoke homes that stand the test of time. When you choose us as your custom home builder, you can trust that your project will be handled with care, precision, and a passion for excellence, resulting in a home that exceeds your expectations and becomes a cherished space for generations to come.

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Roofing installation is a complex and labor-intensive process that requires skill and expertise. It is essential to hire licensed and experienced roofing contractors to perform the installation to ensure the roof’s longevity and performance. Properly installed roofing can protect the building, enhance energy efficiency, and add value to the property. Regular roof maintenance and inspections are also necessary to identify and address any potential issues before they become significant problems.