Why Hundreds of Hawai’i Homeowners Have Trusted Oceanview Roofing…

Choosing a quality contractor for your roof is one of the most important considerations you’ll ever make in the investment of your home.

Peter-300 Hi, my name is Peter Michelmore and I’m the owner of Oceanview Roofing. I’ve been in the roofing business for over 37 years. I’ve been involved in the installation of thousands of roofs over the years, so there’s not much I haven’t seen. I can work with custom metal roofing, aluminum shake and aluminum slate roofing, cedar, clay tile, Monier tile, DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles, and any type of asphalt roofing.

What makes Oceanview Roofing Unique?

Experience and attention to details.

As a company, we’re not going to practice on your roof. We get it right the first time.

We also pay attention to important things that will give your roof a longer life, including: Stainless steel nails that won’t rust out, top quality underlayment (not just felt paper) and custom folded flashings. I personally inspect each job to make sure everything is completed properly and according to code.

How To Protect Yourself From
Fraudulent Roofing Contractors?

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of guys in Hawaii who call themselves roofers but don’t even have a proper license. Everyone’s got a buddy or a cousin who’s a roofer, who only works for cash on the weekends. The problem with hiring these types of guys is you may have no legal recourse when your roof leaks and you have leaks or other expensive damages to your home.
Here’s what you want to look for:


Many roofing companies are NOT COMPLIANT with OSHA regulations. Often their roofers are often not even tied-in to the roof when working in dangerous conditions. This is why they work for cash on the weekends because OSHA government inspectors don’t typically work weekends.

Liability Insurance

What most people don’t know is that if someone falls off your roof and is injured, disabled (or even killed) and the contractor doesn’t have up to date Workman’s Compensation and Liability insurance, YOU COULD BE PERSONALLY LIABLE. 

Make sure to check the OSHA records and General Insurance of the company that installs your roof BEFORE they start working! Keep a copy for your files.

Workmans Compensation

Check with the Workers Compensation Board to make sure that they don’t just list one employee. This is very important because there are several contractors in Hawaii who pay their workers cash and don’t claim them on WCB. Here’s the problem with these Hawaii Roofing contractors: They are fraudulently avoiding paying taxes and they are incurring a huge liability. If they are caught, they could be put in jail for fraud.
See more: http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2009/05/01/100102.htm
Hawaii State License

Do a search for the company to ensure their license is valid and current under the name which they represent themselves
How long in business with SAME NAME

There are multiple contractors in Hawaii who have a bad record with the BBB or have been sued and shut down their company, then started another company with a similar name. If they are changing their name, it should be a red flag that requires more investigation.

BBB Rating
This rating is not necessarily a true indicator of the strength of a company because BBB is a private self-governing entity which companies can pay for a membership. However, if a company has unresolved complaints, this can be a warning sign. Best to check if there were multiple company names.

What’s your company’s specialty?

Quality. We only use quality materials and pay close attention to details. We have extensive experience working with: Standing Seam Aluminum, Concrete & Spanish tiles, aluminum, wood shakes, asphalt shingles, & flat roof coatings.

How is roofing in Hawai’i different?

In tropical climates, you have to choose a roofing product that will withstand the extremes of strong winds, excessive rain, heat, sun and salt air. Many roofing products will fade, peel, chip or crack in this weather. At Oceanview Roofing, we can guide you through the process to help you find the best quality roofing products that will provide you the best protection possible for your budget.

Call us today at (808) 234-1000 for a no-obligation, FREE estimate for repairing or replacing your roof.

What is the Best Roof For Hawai’i?

 Aluminum Roofing has the best long term value for your investment and Hawaii’s harsh tropical climate.

We have Energy Star products that will save people money on cooling costs. Some even qualify for a  $500 government rebate.

energy starOceanview Roofing is the certified installer for Interlock® Roofing in Oahu, Hawaii, and is proud to announce that their full catalog of lifetime aluminum metal roofing products is eligible for a 2014 Federal Tax Credit of up to $500. This applies for roofing “placed in service” between January 1st and December 31 2013, and meets or exceeds Energy Star® program requirements. Watch for more information on the 2014 program.

Federal Tax Credit

If you’re like most, your home is your most valuable asset. And you’ll do anything to protect it. Interlock® metal roofs are built to last. In fact, they’re so durable that when you replace your roof with an Interlock® roof, you’ll never have to re-roof again. NEVER.

Our first goal is to provide you with the last roof you will ever need.

Oceanview Roofing is the certified installer for Interlock® Roofing in Oahu. See more details here.

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