Your roof is the single most critical structural system for protecting your home against wind, weather and wildlife. Therefore, it must be built to withstand sun burnout, wind lift up, torrential driving rain, snow loads, ice back ups, pounding hail, animals clawing, knawing, pecking to get in, rotting, falling leaves and branches cutting through— whatever Mother Nature can throw at it!
With over 40 years of experience evaluating, restoring and replacing thousands of roofs in the Boston area, G.F. Sprague has the knowledge and expertise necessary to properly protect your home and your family.
Types of Roofs We Install & Repair
Roofing Repair or Replacement?
If you are unsure whether you need a full roof replacement or just a simple repair, CONTACT US for a free on-roof inspection and analysis. Once the inspection is complete we will write you a recommendation for repair, maintenance or replacement.
More than half of the roofs we inspect do not even need to be replaced! We find that, with professional roof repairs, we can extend the useful life of most roofs without the expense of total replacement. Speak with a G.F. Sprague professional today to explore your roofing options.
We’re Here In A Emergency
In the event of storm damage, our Emergency Roofing Response Team is “on call,” 7 days a week, to provide emergency repairs in the event of a major leak, penetration or structural damage occurs. We take quick action to help mitigate further damage. Call 781-455-0556.
A Note From Jerry Sprague, the President of G.F. Sprague & Co. Inc.
Four Compelling Reasons Why to Trust & Work with G.F. Sprague & Co.Inc.
- 40-Yr Warranty
- 5-Star Service
- Certs & Insurances
G.F. Sprague and Co. Inc. gives you a Forty-Year Workmanship Warranty on any of the work we provide to you. Our warranty is greater than 2-TIMES the average warranty here in Ma. When you quantify value, and the strength of someone’s word, look to see for how long they are willing to honor it. Receive the best warranty in Mass., make your choice to be G.F. Sprague & Co. Inc.
The promise of every person who works at GF Sprague and Co. is to ensure your experience with us as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. You understand your house is the hands of experienced professionals, but we also want to deliver the peace of mind that comes with knowing we are always present to support and serve YOU throughout the process, with open correspondence and a willing attitude. In order to achieve this promise we have established the GF Sprague 5-Star Service Program. We at GF Sprague want you to rate us in many key areas so that we know we are completing our project well, or to discover where we need to get better. IF, AT ANY INSTANCE DURING YOUR PROJECT, YOU FEEL GF SPRAGUE IS NOT LIVING UP TO OUR OBJECTIVE OF A “5-STAR” RATING, PLEASE LET US KNOW! WE’D APPRECIATE THE CHANCE TO RESPOND TO YOUR ISSUES AT ONCE. At the completion of your project, we’ll ask you to complete a 5- Star Service rating card. We want your honesty! We truly do want to know how well we achieved (or exceeded!) your expectations. We appreciate for the trust you have entrusted in our team members and our company, and we promise to work as hard as possible to earn your trust.
Massachusetts DCAM Certification – G.F. Sprague DCAM License #08-0165
The Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) is the state office responsible for major public construction and real estate services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The agency promotes quality and integrity in the Commonwealth’s home construction and real estate operations. A DCAM certification is the only license that qualifies a contractor for a specific trade, and the contractor is required to 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 instill confidence that their products are being properly installed, and they 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 each year. Be sure to ask to see the manufacturers’ certifications before hiring a roofing company, and make sure your quote includes everything needed to prevent voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.
Massachusetts Construction License
– G.F. Sprague Construction License #cs20976, with no restrictions
Unfortunately this license requires little knowledge and no previous experience associated with a specific trade; like roofing. The one-time exam is based on general building 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 Massachusetts Construction License for a roofing company to obtain a license, it does not ensure that the company is qualified the contractor is qualified to work on your roof.
Home Improvement Contractor Registration (HIC) – G.F. Sprague HIC Registration #104531
The only requirement for this license is that the roofing contractor submit a registration form and pay into a fund. There is no qualifying or testing of the contractor’s skill or experience. Almost anybody can get this registration license.
Insurance Coverage Certificates
A certificate of insurance clearly defines the forms of insurance carried by a roofer, including the coverage limits and expiration dates. Insist on reading all certificates of insurance e.g.workman’s compensation, liability, vehicle; before employing any roofing company. At GF Sprague, all of our insurance certificates are available upon request.
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Towns in Massachusetts We Service
Services We Provide in Ma
Roofing in Ma
Your roof is the single most important structural system for protecting your house against wind, the weather and wildlife. Therefore, it must be constructed to withstand sun burnout, wind lift up, rain storms, heavy snow, ice back ups, thunderstorms, animals clawing, knawing, pecking to get in, rotting, falling leaves and branches cutting through whatever Mother Nature can throw at it!
Gutters in Ma
almost all of us would not use gutters altogether if we could. So why are gutters required on most houses? The reason why is house design, construction and the surrounding landscape, the water landing on your roof must be conducted away from the structure. Not having gutters, water and ice would wear away your siding, windows, lower roofs, foundation, landscaping and anything in the way of flowing water in all forms.
Chimneys in Ma
Your chimney experiences similar bad weather and elements as your roofing, and will (can) also experience damage and deterioration. Your chimney should be inspected regularly, preferably in the spring or early summer when winter season is past. This way, you’ll reduce any destruction and allocate enough time to schedule any repairs you may need before a new heating season begins in the fall.
Replacement Windows in Ma
New replacement windows can be one of your homes most appealing features. New windows can provide you with an effortless source of ventilation, ease of operability, superior sun light, and cleaning convenience not found in older windows. If you own an older house, or dual pane windows, you may be losing 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% when the home was sold when replacing their older windows. Today there are so many companies which make windows, it can be challenging trying to choose a top quality replacement window. We all know every window producer or replacement window salesperson states to have the highest quality replacement window.
Radiant Barrier in Ma
The insulation in your home’s attic is designed to reduce the transfer of heat from inside the air space beneath your roof. With even the thickest, most effective insulation needs assistance. That’s where Radiant Barrier comes in. Radiant Barrier is a layer of high-tech material which covers your present insulation and reflects the the loss of 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.
Ice Dam Removal in Ma
The freezing conditions and snowfall which happen across New England in Winter (and into the early Spring) can produce a dangerous circumstance 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.
Storm Damage Repairs in Ma
Call us at 781-455-0556 for 24-hr emergency home repairs. If your roofing, rain gutter, or chimney should suffer a small leak to massive damage as a result of wind, rains, snow storms, ice dams, downed trees or utility poles, you quite often cannot wait for a sunny time to make repairs! Or if your chimney or gutters are damaged and immediate repair is necessary, there is only one company to call: Call the experts from GF Sprague! Our Emergency Response Team is “on call” 24 hours to provide emergency repairs.
Emergency Repairs in Ma
24 HOUR EMERGENCY REPAIR SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES, CALL 781-455-0556. If your roof, gutters, or chimneys should experience a small leak to catastrophic damage as a result of high wind, downpours, snow storms, ice dams, downed trees or utility poles, you often can’t wait for a warm sunny day to make repairs! Or if your chimney or rain gutters are damaged and immediate repair is necessary, there is only one company to call: Call the experts from GF Sprague!
- Roofing Repair & Installation
- Gutters & Flashing
- Radiant Barrier
- Ice Dam Problems
- Storm Damage
- 24 Hour Emergency Repair
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Nichole Hoban is a guest blogger for G.F. Sprague & Co. Inc. She specializes in roofing, windows, gutters, and other home improvement topics.