No homeowner wants to hear that s/he needs to contact roofing contractors. Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents who get this news are in a particular bind because northeastern weather makes roof replacement very difficult during the winter months.
That makes it doubly important for New Englanders to be vigilant about roof maintenance and periodic inspections, which help keep roofs in better shape, and thus reduce the chances of small problems turning into major issues right in the middle of a blizzard.
It’s also very important that New Englanders maintain, clean, and service their gutters periodically. When gutters are left unattended, they can actually cause roof damage. This happens because clogged gutters become weighed down and can pull away from the roof.
Ideally, the roofing contractors who service and inspect your roof will also attend to your gutters, as these elements of your home, while separate, must work in tandem for either to do its job properly.
No matter how attentive you are to maintenance or how often you have your roof inspected, a roof is not going to last forever. Whether due to major storm damage or simply due to age, sometimes you just need a new roof. Massachusetts and Rhode Island homeowners who suspect they need (or will soon need) a new roof are best served when they are proactive and address the problem before a major catastrophe happens, and most definitely when they handle things in the warmer months.
Start by calling your gutter and roofing service provider to schedule an inspection and get an expert opinion. Even if there’s a company you use frequently, it doesn’t hurt to obtain a few estimates just to ensure that you are getting a reasonable price and to learn about any options you might have. Talk to other homeowners in your area and see who they’ve worked with on their roofing projects.
Once you have a few written estimates, you’ll be in a better position to move forward and hire your choice of roofing contractors. Keep in mind that there’s something about working with a company you’ve known and trusted for years that you simply cannot put a dollar amount on. So, if your usual provider comes in a little higher than the next team, ask yourself what that peace of mind is worth to you.
If the prices are similar, knowing that the people working on your home are trustworthy professionals is always worth a little extra. On the flip side, consider that working with an unknown firm is always a bit of a risk, so take the time to weigh the difference in price and take your time coming to the conclusion that works for you.
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