Asphalt roofs consist of either a rag fiber (paper) or a fiberglass mat impregnated with asphalt and covered with colored mineral granules.
Today, there is an incredible selection of styles, weights, colors,and warranties. Ask a qualified company to show you what choices best fits your house, your taste and your pocket book.
Extending the Life of Your Existing Roof
In many cases we’re able to add years to your current roof, slowing down the rate of shingled roofing deterioration and — here’s the bonus — saving your house from harmful black mold, wood rot, plus insulation, ceiling, wall, frame, and structural deterioration. Our free inspection may very lead to some substantial cost savings
GF Sprague has extensive experience with the installation and repair of asphalt roof shingles. We are authorized to install CertainTeed asphalt shingles, one of the most trusted, reliable manufacturers of roofing materials.
CertainTeed shingles are consistently ranked #1 by Consumer Reports. CertainTeed asphalt shingles are available in a variety of styles and colors. Each carries an extensive manufacturer’s warranty, along with our GF Sprague satisfaction guarantee.
CertainTeed has the strongest training and certification program in the industry. We take full advantage of this training to supplement our in-house training program so that we can deliver a well built roof to every customer, every time.
A Message From Jerry Sprague, the Founder of GF Sprague & Co Inc.
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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.