Benefits of Getting a New Roof

The roof is one of the most important areas of the house that needs to be maintained all year round. At E.M. Snow, Inc. we understand selecting and buying a new roof can be a big decision and investment. However, once we correctly install your roof, we guarantee you peace of mind for many years.

Here are 3 benefits of a new roof.

Preventing Health Hazards.

Old roofing can cause issues like water damage that can potentially lead to mold and mildew, which becomes a safety hazard to you and your family if it continues to be exposed to the elements. A new roof installation or replacement will protect your home from all the natural elements hazards and keep your home dry.

Reducing energy bills.

When your roof gets old, its shingles will start to curl, peel, or even fall off, which allows air in your home to escape. A new roof will not only help fix holes, but it will be well insulated and also be built with new energy efficient materials to help reduce energy costs even further.

Increase the look and value of your home.

If you are planning to sell your home soon, investing in a new roof is a great way to increase your home value. Potential buyers tend to feel more at ease when knowing a home roof has been recently maintained, as it means they do not need to think about replacing anytime soon.

If you’re interested in a new roofing installation in Waltham, MA, we highly recommend you speak with us for a free estimate. For more information about our roofing services, call us today at 781-893-4546.

Benefits of Scheduling Roofing Work During Winter

One of the top questions we get asked every winter is should we wait until spring to have our roof done? While we understand to worry about having roofing work completed when the weather is cold, there are some of the benefits of doing so.

  1. Leaks Can Get Worse.
    If you notice a leak, it is best to get it fixed right away. Leaving the problem until spring to deal with will just grow worse, putting your home and family in danger of developing water damaged and mold. Scheduling replacement during winter will not only lower risks of damages but keeping you and your family remain dry and warm all season long.
  2. Damages to the Roof leaves it vulnerable to the elements.
    We know how unpredictable the winter weather can be in Massachusetts. If you spot any damaged, loose, or missing shingles after winter storms, it’s essential to have them replaced as soon as you can.
  3. More Comfortable for Contractors.
    As you can imagine, some contractors are more comfortable doing roofing work during winter rather than the hot summer months. Being up on a roof exposes these workers to even warmer temperatures, which can make it difficult for them to complete their work safely. Those who do roof replacements during winter can stay warm in colder temperatures while still being able to go about their jobs.
  4. Snow Removal is Quick and Easy
    Safety is a priority for us, which means snow needs to be cleared away first before getting started. While this adds a bit of time for replacements, but once the snow is cleared away, contractors can or handle replacements in a safe, non-slippery environment.

Please contact us today to set up a free consultation for roof installation or replacement. The winter weather won’t be stopping us!

When Should I Replace My Roof?

Even if your roof isn’t falling in on itself or if there aren’t puddles in your home, there are plenty of signs that your roof needs to be replaced. When your roof starts to fall apart slowly, it will usually tell you. As a homeowner, it is important that you are aware of these signs. Whether you think your roof is getting old or if you are doing a routine check, these signs may be telling you that it’s time for a new roof.

1.) Roof Age: Most asphalt roofs have a typical lifespan of 20-25 years. This will obviously vary depending on the quality of maintenance your roof gets and other circumstances.

2.) Buckling or Curling Shingle: Look at the slopes of your home that get the most sunlight. If your roof shingles are starting to buckle or curl, that is a sign you may need a new roof.

3.) Missing Shingles: If a shingle here and shingle there fall off your roof, it isn’t the biggest deal in the world. But, if it happens fairly often and your house starts to look like a checkerboard you may want to look into fixing this issue.

4.) Shingle Pieces in Your Gutter: The shingle pieces that make up a roof are very smaller granules. As the shingles start to break down the shingle granules will start to come off and roll into your gutters.

5.)  Sunlight Showing In The Attic: One of the easier issues to notice is if daylight comes through the roof boards in your attic.

There are so many different variables that go into a roof. Along with that, your roof gives you man signs that it is breaking down. If you aren’t sure if you need any help with replacement roofing issues, please feel free to reach out.

When customers get new roofs with us, we always recommend CertainTeed Products.  A new roof is not a short-term fix. With our skilled contractors and high quality manufactured materials, we have a solution that lasts for a long time!

E.M. Snow Inc. has over 50 years of experience in Eastern Massachusetts and is happy to help. We can be reached over the phone at 781-893-4546 or through our online contact form.