What Homeowners Need To Know About Residential Roofing And Repair

A home’s roof is a supportive element that needs upkeep and personal care. It prevents structural damage, reroutes water from flooding your home, and provides architectural curb appeal. Property owners can use residential roofing early on to prevent spending money on unexpected expenses. Here’s what you need to know about caring for a roof and making essential repairs.

What Do Homeowners Need To Know About Residential Roofing?

It is important to understand the rules and regulations that property owners must follow to protect themselves as consumers. This is why choosing a licensed and certified roofer like North Shore Roofing is vital. Under the Massachusetts State Building Code 780, roof assembly and rooftop structures mandate roof measurements, ventilation requirements, material, and construction methods. The code also defines standards and prevention measures for roofers.

What Do I Need To Know Before I Get A New Roof?

There are common signs to look for when knowing when you need a residential roofing replacement. Roofing repairs can be minor or more forceful, but North Shore always does an inspection and look for repair options to keep it affordable for our clients. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, you see water stains, flooding, or sagging, you likely need a replacement.

What Should Be Included In A Roofing Estimate?

Knowing what should be included in a roofing estimate is important. A roofing estimate should include a description of needed products and services, including location and roofing material details. Not only will this information help you decide on what a roofing job will entail, but you will avoid unethical roofing companies that add hidden fees to bump up your final expenses.

What Should I Expect With A Roof Inspection?

During a roof inspection, a roofing specialist should follow a checklist. The first thing roofers check is access points to see if moisture is present or caulking is missing. Next, it is important to check the flashing and roofing material quality, including the shingles and the ventilation system. Staining, cosmetic issues, and the state-of-material can infer a roof has more serious problems.

What Should I Expect When Making An Insurance Claim?

If you need residential roofing repair or replacement, the damage may be covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. Usually, inclement weather that removes a few tiles or causes a leak is covered, which an experienced roofer like North Shore Roofing can do the paperwork for you. We are used to showing up during emergencies and working directly with insurers to get the approval you need. It speeds up the filing process and ensures everything is covered in the claim.

When Is The Best Time To Repair A Roof In Massachusetts?

This is a common question we get a lot. We can make roofing repairs all year long, but there is a certain time of year when replacements are more comfortable.  Residential roofing is best in the spring and early to late summer months. You’ll also want a day when you expect good weather.

North Shore Roofing is all about making homeowners’ lives easier, better, and safer. Call us at (978) 977-3816 or contact us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NorthShoreRoofingMA.