Residential Roofing Repair and Maintenance

If you need residential roofing repair, it’s important to find the right company for your needs. There are many things to look for when choosing a roofing repair company such as:

  • Get plenty of referrals
  • Manufacturer designations
  • BBB rating
  • Extensive warranty
  • Proper licensing and insurance
  • Understand your material choices
  • Make sure you are getting what you pay for
  • Ask questions

Getting the right estimate

There are many things to consider when searching for the best estimate for your roof repair. Many factors can change the rate of your roofing estimate including:

  • How long the job will take
  • Are they insured and bonded?
  • Weather conditions
  • Unexpected costs
  • Timeline of repairs
  • Extent of damages

Questions to ask to Get the Answers You Need

Do you have workman’s comp insurance? Insurance isn’t cheap, so many companies don’t have it. If a worker is hurt on your property you could end up paying thousands in medical bills for that injured employee.

Do you carry general liability insurance? Workman’s comp covers the employee getting hurt on your property, general liability insurance covers your actual property. So, if the contractors accidentally burn your house down, they have to pay to rebuild it, not you.

Will you use ladder stabilizers or standoffs to protect my gutters when replacing or repairing my roof? Ladder stabilizers should be used in every roofing job. Stabilizers are like big arms that rest on either side of the ladder against the roof to keep weight off your gutters.

Will you bring a bin for refuse materials? The company you hire should bring a container on site, you should never be required to supply this container, nor should you have to deal with the refuse once the job is done.

What will you do in case of inclimate weather during work? Considering the weatherman is not always right, you and the company you hire should always be prepared for bad weather.  Your roof should be covered in some type of plastic or tarpaulin to ensure it, and everything under it remains dry.

Is there a warranty on the new roof? Today’s shingles cost the same price as older style shingles but last much longer. There should be a minimum of a 25-year warranty on the materials used on your roof.

Will I receive a written estimate?  This should be at the top of your list of questions. A written estimate protects you from being charged more in the end than initially requested. Do not sign a contract without a detailed written estimate.

Does the company install attic vents? Attic vents help cool as well as allow air into the attic which can prevent moisture for accumulating in the attic which can allow mold to grow.

When to hire help

There are many indications that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. Some of the major signs include things such as bald spots, cracked or missing shingles, the age of your roof, curled edges on the shingles. If you have a metal roof you should check for dents and cracks such as damage from hail or fallen tree debris.

You can easily prevent these issues with a simple inspection by a trusted professional. That’s where North Shore Roofing comes in. Give North Shore Roofing a call today to schedule an inspection of your roof (978) 977-3816. You can also check us out on Facebook at and see just how our customers really feel about our services. Don’t let roofing problems ruin your day, let North Shore Roofing handle all your roofing repair needs.