Roofers Working After Storm

Business Expansion or Stormchasing: What’s the Difference?

After a disaster strikes, some contractors decide to expand their businesses to where their services are needed most. Others fly into a disaster area, grab as much work as they can, and then head back home to another state when the work is done, or sometimes when it is not. This practice, called “storm chasing,” often leaves the homeowner with no one to stand behind the work or correct problems if they arise.

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Leaking Roof – A Homeowner’s Nightmare

Leaking Roof – A Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare

The sight of a water leak from above makes most homeowners shudder. When water starts pouring down your walls or through your ceilings, you may feel helpless. By the time you see the leak, a considerable amount of damage may have already occurred and a roof repair will be necessary. However, homeowners can take proactive steps to mitigate the damage from a leaking roof.

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GAF-lifetime-roofing-warranty

Roofing Warranties- What Do You Really Get?

Whether you are buying a home or replacing a roof, roofing warranties are very important. You should know the warranty for the roof on a home you intend to purchase, and also carefully consider roofing warranties when contracting to replace a roof.  In this Podcast, Kelly describes the 3 different types of warranties you’ll find […]

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When and How to Inspect Your Roof

When and How to Inspect Your Roof

Thunderstorms, blizzards, heat waves, or high winds often occur in New England, and in Florida, hurricanes are also a concern for residential roofs. After harsh weather, ensure that your roof has been cleaned of dirt and debris and inspected for damage. A residential roofing system that has not been properly maintained, repaired after harsh weather or regularly inspected by a professional can quickly fall into disrepair. In order to prevent this, hire an expert roofer to inspect the roof of your home.

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Replacing an Asbestos Roof

Replacing an Asbestos Roof? What You Must Know Before You Begin

Asbestos is made up of microscopic mineral fibers that when inhaled into the lungs can cause serious respiratory disease and cancer. Having asbestos in your home, and particularly an asbestos roof, isn’t necessarily a hazardous situation. Cement asbestos roofing have the fibers embedded in the cement reducing the health risk if the material is in good condition and not disturbed.

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Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt Roofing Shingles – What You Need to Know

Asphalt roofing shingles are commonly used on our sloped New England roofs. They are a popular choice because of the many styles and colors available. They are not only affordable, but also provide the protection your home needs while giving your home curb appeal. If you are planning to replace your roof anytime soon, here are the things you need to know so you can make an informed selection.

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Roof Wind Damage Insurance Claims

Roof Wind Damage Insurance Claims – What to Expect

In New England, we are approaching hurricane season where we deal with potential damaging winds, torrential downpours of rain and other elements that have potential to damage your home. High winds are capable of causing extreme destruction causing trees to uproot, home siding to blow off, debris to become projectiles and roofs being ripped off. Even if your home is constructed to tackle damaging winds, you never know what else can factor into damaging your roof. Should this happen and you need to call your insurance company, make sure you are prepared.

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