By Randall Balais

Are you thinking of re-roofing your home but are not sure if it’s needed? To help you decide, here are West Oahu Roofing’s (WOR) customers’ top five reasons on why they decided to re-roof:

1. Old Roofs. Homes built before the mid-’90s are ready for re-roofing. These homes should be re-roofed soon to prevent damages, such as roof leaks, to the interior of your home.


2. Roof Leaks. Roof leaks can be fixed with simple repairs while others may need new roofs. WOR will give you an honest evaluation on how to remedy the problem. The longer you wait, the chances of added costs due to repairs increases.

3. Rooftop PV. Many homeowners in Hawaii are taking advantage of rooftop solar. Before photovoltaic (PV) is installed, make sure your roof is evaluated. Re-roofing after PV installations are subject to additional costs to remove and re-install PV panels.

4. Home Cooling. Older roofs are usually dark in color, which traps extra heat in your home. New roofs have heat reflective energy saving characteristics that make your home cooler.

Bernard  C. Balais

Bernard C. Balais


Re-roofing with quality materials and an experienced company is the best way to ensure your home is protected from nature’s elements and will keep your family safe for years to come.

5. Home Sale. Not only does re-roofing take care of all the roofing issues, it also adds to the curb appeal and increases the value of your home. When selling a house after a new roof installed the added value of the home is approximately 15-20 percent.

Selecting the right roofing company can be stressful because there are many different roofing companies, materials and manufacturers in the roofing industry. Allow the team at WOR help you find the perfect roofing system to fit your needs and budget.

WOR is a local family owned and operated roofing company that has maintained an A+ Rating at the BBB and has been in the roofing business for more than 12 years. WOR was formed with the goal to provide homeowners and contractors on Oahu with quality roofs installed by experienced roofers, all at a reasonable cost.


WOR installs and repairs all types of roofing from asphalt shingles, mod bit, roof coatings, tile, metal roofing, wood shakes, and skylights. We can also handle carpentry and gutters repairs in house so everything is done together.


“When it is time for you to re-roof, my team of knowledgeable sales associates and experienced roofers will be there to work with you,” said WOR President RME Bernard C. Balais.

With 2016 coming to an end, we would like to thank all of the homeowners and contractors we have worked with this year, and we look forward to serving all of our new and repeat customers in 2017.


If you are in need of a professional and quality roofing company, give WOR a call for a free estimate. Visit westoahuroofi for more information and to see the company’s professional reroofi ng installations.

Randall Balais is Operations Manager, Sales and Safety Coordinator at West Oahu Roofing Inc.

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