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 Message From Jerry Sprague, the Founder of GF Sprague & Co Inc.
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4 Compelling Reasons to Trust & Do Business with G.F. Sprague & Co.Inc.
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- Certs & Insurances
Massachusetts DCAM Certification – G.F. Sprague DCAM License # #08-0165
The Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) is the state agency responsible for major public construction and real estate services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The agency promotes quality and integrity in the Commonwealth’s building construction and real estate operations. A DCAM certificate is the only one that qualifies a contractor for a specific trade, and a contractor must be recertified by DCAM every year. This makes it a good measure of the quality of a contractor.
The best manufacturers want to ensure that their products are being properly installed, and put contractors through training, testing and (in some cases) retesting before granting certification. In many cases, manufacturer certification of the contractor is required in order for the product warranty to be valid. Many manufacturers also require contractors to receive refresher training and to update their certifications annually. Ask to see the manufacturers’ certifications before hiring a roofing contractor, and make sure your proposal includes everything required 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 prior experience specific to a certain trade (like roofing). The one-time test is based on general building code — solely new construction not reroofing — with few questions related specifically to roofing. Although your city or town may only require a Mass. Construction License for a roofer to purchase a permit, it doesn’t make the company qualified.
Home Improvement Contractor Registration (HIC) – G.F. Sprague HIC Registration #104531
The only requirement for this is that the contractor submit a registration form and pay into a fund. There is no qualifying or testing of the contractor’s knowledge or experience. Almost anybody can get this registration certificate.
Insurance Coverage Certificates
A certificate of insurance clearly defines the types of insurance carried by a contractor, including the coverage limits and expiration dates. Insist on seeing all certificates of insurance (workman’s compensation, liability, vehicle) before hiring any contractor. At GF Sprague, all of our insurance certificates are available upon request.