Absolute Construction Group LLC is with You Every Step of the Way
New roofs are among the top five costliest home improvements. It’s no wonder, then, that many homeowners shy away from the idea of getting a new one. But a roof is essential, and neglecting it can lead to significant structural damage to your roof and home. We understand your hesitations, but we also understand the importance of a roof. That’s why we aim to make the residential roof installation process as simple as possible. Our experts make themselves available from the start of your project to the very end. Have any questions? We’ve got answers. Call us at 617-481-1725 to get started.
How can I tell if I need a new roof?
There are several ways you can tell that it’s time for a new roof. Missing several shingles or having a large number of cracked, damaged, or curled shingles is a good indication that a roof replacement is imminent. If your asphalt shingles are missing a large percentage of their protective granules, you may want to consider a new roof. Flashing around skylights and vents prevents water from seeping into these seams. Newer homes have flashing made of metal, but older homes are sealed with tar or roof cement. For added durability, consider switching to a metal flashing system. Finally, the age of your roof plays a big factor in whether it’s time to get a new one.
Nothing lasts forever, and even the most durable roof construction will need to be repaired and replaced at some point or another. Asphalt shingles are the most common in homes and can last anywhere between 10 to 30 years. The exact number of years you get out of your roof depends on the level of maintenance it receives as well as where you live. An asphalt shingle installation in the Southwest, for example, may not last as long as an asphalt shingle roof in a cooler climate, like Boston, MA.
Wooden shakes can last anywhere between 30 to 40 years while metal roofs come in at about 40 to 70 years. Synthetic composition tiles and slate roofs are also quite durable, and a homeowner can easily get 40 years out of this kind of residential roof installation. If your roof is reaching its expected lifespan, give us a call at 617-481-1725. One of our roofing contractors can inspect your roof to see if it is, in fact, time for a new one.
We Offer Various Residential Roof Installations
At Absolute Construction Group LLC, we offer several kinds of residential roof installations. As previously mentioned, asphalt shingles tend to be the most popular, largely in part because of their durability, customizable options, and ease of installation. But an asphalt shingle roof is definitely not your only choice. In a place like Boston, MA, that receives a fair amount of snow, synthetic tiles and metal roofs make great options.
Synthetic roofs are advantageous in cooler climates because they resist freeze and thaw cycles and won’t easily crack. Another excellent alternative is metal roofing. Standing seam metal roofs are smooth and allow snow and ice to easily slide off. This means you don’t have to worry about ice dams and the extra weight of having standing snow and ice on your roof. Metal roofs can withstand the strong winds that often accompany snow storms.
Experience the Absolute Construction Group LLC Difference
There are many kinds of roofs to choose from, each with its own pros and cons. We understand that deciding on the perfect roof for your home can be a challenge. That’s why we’re here to help. We empower our customers with all the information they need to make an informed decision about their roof. Our roofing experts have been serving the Boston, MA, area since 2007, and we know what it takes to build a roof that lasts. Call us at 617-481-1725 to learn more about our services or to book your free consultation.