Since colonial times, copper has been the material of choice for many roofs, roof flashing,and accents on New England homes. Today, the craft of forming and working with copper is a “lost art” practiced by few skilled craftsmen. Our coppersmiths are craftsmen who are trained specifically in the proper design, fabrication and installation of this unique exterior metal finish. Each project is custom-built in our own shop by the same coppersmith who installs the copper on your home, ensuring beautiful, long lasting protection.
Whether you have a copper roof, copper flashing or gutters, or seek an attractive copper accent, your first call should be to us. Our copper artists have years of experience working with this traditional material.
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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 re-roofing — 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.