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4 Benefits of New Roofs

The Benefits of a New Roof

One of the most important parts of any house in terms of value as well as structural integrity is the roof. Not many individuals pay as much attention to this part of their house as they should because the thought of getting a new roof can be quite daunting. Individuals can debate whether or not to purchase a new roof for years and years before finally reaching a decision. This is because the thought of getting a new roof can be quite daunting. Despite the fact that purchasing a new roof is a big decision, there are many benefits that one will experience once the project is complete such as:

Energy Efficiency:

HVAC systems need to work overtime in order to achieve your desired indoor temperature when you have an old roof that is prone to leak air, this leads to increased energy costs. In addition to this, newer roofs are more effective at reflecting solar rays and decreasing solar heat gain.

Curb Appeal:

40 percent of your home’s curb appeal is directly linked to your roof according to Realtor estimates. This is extremely important to consider if you are ever trying to sell a house. Homes that would soon be in need of an expensive new roof often encourage prospective buyers to walk away, while properties that display newly installed roofs with features such as windows or skylights help to convince individuals that the property is worth investing in.

Safety:

Purchasing a new roof helps to avoid hazards such as mold and mildew, keeping your family safe. Other hazards such as collapsing roofs or unstable homes can be the result of old, dilapidated roofs which become more dangerous the longer they are left without repair.

Return on Investment (ROI):

One of the best home improvement projects around is purchasing a new roof. This is due to their average ROI of 67-70%.

Our Roofing Services

Rhode Island Slate Roofing is proud to offer roofing services to individuals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts! Our experts are knowledgeable regarding all kinds of roofing, including:

  • Clay Tile Roofing
  • Slate Roofing
  • Historic Roof Repair
  • Rubber Roofing
  • Specialty Roofing
  • Residential Roofing
  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Asbestos Tiles

Contact Us

If you are interested in or need a roof as soon as possible, feel free to contact us or call us directly at 401-255-2003.

Questions To Ask a Roofing Contractor

Are you thinking this winter may be the last for your roof? Maybe you’ve been considering getting a roof for a few years now and you are ready to make the decision come Spring time. Before you take the next step of looking up roofing contractors, make sure your prepared with these questions when you call them:

Experience: This is an important one. Now days, with the right paper work anybody can appear to be a real roofing contractor. You’ll want to confirm with the company how long they have been in business and how many projects they’ve completed.  You don’t want to invest money into a company that has only completed a few roofing jobs.

Insurance: Don’t just take their word for it. Verify that they hold the insurance they have and make sure they have personal and property insurance.

Testimonials/ Recent Projects:  Any reputable company should have a working website you can visit and inspect their work. Make sure to Google their company name and see what people have to say about their work. Check sites like Home Adviser, Google Business, and Yelp!

Scope of Work: This one may seem obvious, but its important to go over. You should make sure that the roofing contractor you are considering includes clean up after construction is complete. The last thing you want to deal with after a new roofing project is debris flying all over your shrubbery and yard.

Warranty Information: Any roofing contractor that is worth it should have some type of warranty offered on their work. Shop around a few contractors to see what type of warranties are typical in your area.

Locality: Now days there are many contractor companies floating around.  We recommend going with a local contractor who knows the climate in your area and can best advise you on your project. Make sure the company you are dealing with is truly local, and they aren’t sending your project to a subcontractor.

If you are looking for a reputable roofing contractor in the Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts are, look no further than Rhode Island Slate Roofing. A fully ensured roofing contractor who works with both traditional roof shingling as well as slate roofing.

Slate Roofing Repair Job in Massachusetts

Rhode Island Slate Roofing recently completed a slate roofing repair job in Historic Rehoboth, Massachusetts.  We were selected by the Blanding Antiquarian Society to repair their Library roof last March.  March, April, and May are great times of the year to take care of the tiles you may need repaired or replaced. After a long winter in New England your roof may have suffered some damage due to ice, water, and snow.

Roof Reslating in Massachusetts
Roof Reslating in Massachusetts

Rhose Island Slate Roofing enjoys the opportunity to not only work on residential slate roofing jobs, but also working on historical buildings, libraries, and any other building with slate roof tiles.

We have worked on many historic buildings in the past and always look forward to preserving the integrity of the building while completing restoration work.

Our Salvaged Slate Yard

Over our decades of experience we have accumulated a large mass of slate titles so we can accurately match the size and color for every slate repair job we take on.  Pictured below you can see our salvaged slate yard. Accumulating this large selection of slate tiles has only been possible due to the vast array of projects we have successfully complete over the years.

Slate Roof Tiles
Rhode Island Slate Roofing’s Salvage Yard

One benefit of our salvage yard is that we can save money in the long run on your repair job. Instead of having to go out and purchase new slates, we can use our salvaged slates at a reduced cost to you.

If you have noticed your slate roof may have some broken or cracked tiles contact us today for an estimate! We have the experience, know how, and resources to complete any repair job on your slate roof!

 

Top 4 Benefits of A Roof Replacement

The thought of a roof replacement can be scary for many home owners. The price investment upfront may seem much more severe then repairs, but there are reasons that a complete roof replacement is the right move for you. Whether it be a constant leak that never goes away or an unbelievable energy bill, the best solution sometimes is for a complete roof replacement.

Top Benefits of A Roof Replacement

1.) Stop Frequent Roof Repairs: If you are constantly calling your local Rhode Island roofing contracting for repairs, this is a big waste or your time and money. These minor repairs here and there actually add up to a staggering price. Instead of wasting your time, money and well-being talk with your contractor to schedule a complete roof replacement.

2.) Health & Safety: Older damaged roofs over time increase the risk of health hazards. The decreased structural integrity of you roof increase water leaks, potential roof collapse, mold colonies and much more. If the damage is wide spread it can but you in a direct heath risk. Give your family or business the proper peace of mind and replace your roof if it seems needed.

3.) Improved Efficiency: Poor roofs truly just don’t do a good job of conserving energy. As elements of your roof break down, the cold will sneak in during the winter and the heat will make its way in during the summer. If your energy bills are growing from a poor roof, a new roof replacement will do you wonders.

4.) Curb Appeal: Another great reasons to get a roof replacement is that you’ll greatly improve the look of your home. It can create a beautiful curbside appeal and also boost your homes overall value.

For more information about roof replacement, please feel free to give us a call at 401-255-2003 or fill out an online contact form.