FAQ

Northeast Home & Energy Q&A

Do I need to repair my roof or totally replace it?

This is a tough one as it varies depending on the customer's situation. If the current shingles are past their prime, decaying, or the original roofing contractor installed the roof system improperly then there is a good chance that you're going to need a roof replacement. Perfectly good roofing shingles can be repaired if the damage hasn’t affected their integrity. In some cases, due to the unpredictability of the New England weather, storms may blow off shingles or cause damage to a roof system in which one of our repair technicians can come out and assess the roof.

Does Northeast Home & Energy offer financing or discounts?

We strive to make it as affordable as possible while still offering the quality you deserve when choosing a new roof. We offer financing options, as well as senior/military and promotional discounts.

How do I know if it's time to replace my roof?

All too often, roof system problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic inspections often can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of roof system problems. The project managers at Northeast Home & Energy are highly educated and experienced in this field and are here to help you with any questions or concerns you might have. Some telltale signs of a roof that needs to be replaced are: Leaks Blistering/Peeling Stains/Discoloration Mold Cracks/curls in shingles Missing/loose shingles

How long does a roof replacement take?

Depending on size and ease/difficulty of the roof, our roof installs typically take between 1-2 days to complete.

How much does a roof replacement cost?

Without a doubt, this is our most frequently asked question, and with good reason. Replacing your roof is not as exciting as remodeling a bathroom or bedroom, but it’s a necessity. You only should have to replace your roof once, MAYBE twice in a lifetime, so although it may be a large purchase, at least its rare. Although quality roofing companies may not always be the cheapest option, a roof is not something that you want done unprofessionally. It may save you a few bucks now but could lead to a ton of headaches and much more costs for repairs in the future. Here are 3 main factors when determining the cost of your new roof: Size Brand/Material Ease/Difficulty in Installation Size A quality roofing company will take an accurate roof measurement based on square footage and then divide this number by 100, giving them what is called a roofing square. One roofing square equals 100 square feet. Most roofing materials are sold by the square, not the square foot Brand/Material Different materials provide different benefits including visual appeal, functionality, warranties, and overall purpose. When choosing a roofing material it's best to consider the slope of the roof, the complexity of the roof, the style of the house, local climate and the cost of the material. Here at Northeast Home & Energy you can trust that we have the knowledge of different roofing systems and materials to help you decide which may be best suited for your home. Ease/Difficulty in Installation A particularly steep roof will also yield higher costs because there is more surface to cover, and the labor slows down due to mobility. Complex cut up roofs with special features like skylights, bays or cones generally require a bigger budget, and don’t forget to factor in gutters and downspouts, flashing, zinc treatments, and vents for mitigating algae, mold, leaks, and extreme attic temperatures.

What type of roof shingles should I purchase?

This is a question where aesthetics and finances come into play. Having installed roofs for over 10,000 homeowners since 1980, we can recommend without hesitation GAF and CertainTeed asphalt shingles. Both manufacturers offer multiple grades and colors to suit all customers' needs.

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our service area

We serve the following areas

MassachusettsRhode Island
  • Albion
  • Barrington
  • Bristol
  • Central Falls
  • Cumberland
  • East Greenwich
  • East Providence
  • Harrisville
  • Jamestown
  • Little Compton
  • Manville
  • Middletown
  • Newport
  • North Providence
  • North Smithfield
  • Pawtucket
  • Portsmouth
  • Providence
  • Riverside
  • Rumford
  • Smithfield
  • Tiverton
  • Warren
  • Warwick
  • Woonsocket
Our Locations:

Northeast Home & Energy
21 N Main St
North Grafton, MA 01536
1-508-455-4225
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