GF Sprague provides full home improvement, roofing, gutter, chimney, and replacement window services for anyone who owns a home in Massachusetts. We’re experienced and skilled in guiding a homeowner through options to meet their needs, or to the professional buyers who knows exactly what they want. We work with individual homeowners, condo associations, and a wide range of institutions including houses of worship, private schools, colleges, public properties, and commercial owners/property managers.
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Massachusetts DCAM Certification – G.F. Sprague DCAM License #08-0165
The Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) is the state organization responsible for significant public construction and real estate work for the Commonwealth of Ma. The agency promotes quality and integrity in the Commonwealth’s house construction and real estate projects. A DCAM certification is the only license which qualifies a contractor for a specific trade, and a contractor must be recertified by DCAM each year. This certification process and commitment makes it a good measure of the quality of a contractor.
The best manufacturers want to ensure that their products are being correctly utilized, and the manufacturers put contractors through training, testing and (in some cases) retesting before granting certification. In many cases, manufacturer certification of the contractor is a must in order for the product warranty to be valid. Many manufacturers also require contractors to receive refresher training and to update their certifications annually. Be sure to ask to review the manufacturers’ certifications before employing a roofing company, and make sure your quote has everything required to prevent voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.
Massachusetts Construction License
– G.F. Sprague Construction License #cs20976, with no exceptions Unfortunately this license requires little skill and no previous experience specific to a certain trade; like roofing. The one-time test is focused on general housing codes and only new construction, not re-roofing and with few questions related specifically to roofing. Although your city or town may only require a Ma Construction License for a roofing company to purchase a license, it doesn’t ensure that the company is qualified the contractor is qualified to work on your home.
Home Improvement Contractor Registration (HIC) – G.F. Sprague HIC Registration #104531
The only obligation for this license is that the contractor enter a registration form and pay into a fund. There is no qualifying or testing of the roofing contractor’s knowledge or experience. Almost anybody can get this registration certificate.
Insurance Coverage Certificates
A certificate of insurance clearly lists the forms of insurance carried by a contractor, including the coverage limits and expiration dates. Insist on reading all certificates of insurance e.g.workman’s compensation, liability, vehicle; before hiring any roofing company. At GF Sprague, all of our insurance certificates are available upon request.
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Your roof is the single most important structural system for guarding against your house against wind, bad weather and wildlife. Therefore, it has to be built to protect against sun burnout, wind lift up, torrential driving rains, heavy snow, ice dams, thunderstorms, animals clawing, knawing, pecking to get in, rotting, falling leaves and branches cutting through whatever Mother Nature can throw at it! Click Here to Learn More
almost all of us would eliminate gutters altogether if we could. So why are they required on many houses? Because of home design, construction and the surrounding terrain, the water coming down on your roof must be carried away from the home. Not having rain gutters, water and ice would wear away your siding, windows, lower roofs, foundation, landscaping and anything in the path of flowing water in all forms. Click Here to Learn More
Your chimney experiences the same bad weather and elements as your roof, and will (can) also undergo damage and deterioration. Your homes’ chimney should be inspected on a regular basis, preferably in the spring or early summer when cold season is past. This way, you’ll reduce any destruction and have enough time to setup any repairs you may require prior to a new winter season begins in the fall. Click Here to Learn More
Brand new replacement windows can be one of your homes most appealing features. New windows can provide you with an effortless source of cooling, ease of operability, superior sun light, and cleaning convenience not experienced with less modern windows. If you own an older house, or dual pane windows, you could be throwing up to 30% of your heating and cooling budget out the window, literally. On average for the year 2011 the owner could expect to recover approximately 69% upon the sale of the home when replacing their less efficient replacement windows. Now there are a multitude manufacturers of windows, it can be difficult trying to select a top quality product. Of course every manufacturer or replacement window salesperson claims to have the best replacement window. Click Here to Learn More
The insulation in your home’s attic is designed to slow down the loss of heat from inside the air space underneath your roof. But even the thickest, most effective insulation needs help. That’s where Radiant Barrier comes in. Radiant Barrier is a layer of high-tech material that covers over your existing insulation and reflects the escaping heat back into your home to keep you very warm all winter. In the summer, Radiant Barrier serves to reflect attic heat away from your home’s interior to keep you cool and comfortable. Click Here to Learn More
Ice Dam Removal
The freezing conditions and snowfall that occur in New England in Winter (and into the early Spring) can produce a dangerous threat known as “ice dams.” An ice dam happens when the temperature of the inside of your home’s attic is warmer than temperature of your roofing. Snow and ice on the warm surface of the roof melt from the bottom up, and the resulting water flows down toward your gutters. Click Here to Learn More
Storm Damage Repairs
Call us at 781-455-0556 for 24-hr emergency home repairs. If your roofing, rain gutter, or chimney should experience a small leak to massive damage as a result of high wind, rain, snow storms, ice dams, downed trees or utility poles, you quite often cannot wait for a pleasant time to make repairs! Or if your chimney or gutters are damaged and immediate repair is necessary, there is only one call to make: Call the experts from GF Sprague! Our Emergency Response Team is “on call” 24 hours to provide emergency repairs. Click Here to Learn More
Emergency Repairs in Mass
24 HOUR EMERGENCY REPAIR SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES, CALL 781-455-0556. If your roof, gutter, or chimneys should experience a small leak to catastrophic damage as a result of wind, rain, snow storms, ice back up, falling trees or utility poles, you often cannot wait for a sunny day to make repairs! Or if your chimney or rain gutters are broken and immediate repair is required, there is only one company to call: Call the experts from GF Sprague! Click Here to Learn More
- Roofing Repair & Installation
- Gutters & Flashing
- Radiant Barrier
- Ice Dam Problems
- Storm Damage
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Nichole Hoban is a guest blogger for G.F. Sprague & Co. Inc. She specializes in roofing, windows, gutters, chimneys, and other home improvement topics.