With over 25 years of roofing experience, our certified technicians service residential and commercial structures. We offer a wide array of services to fit every need. We will provide you with the expertise necessary to install the right roof for your home. Our roofing experts will work to find the source of your roof leak quickly, assess roof damage, and provide you on the spot roof repair or immediately return to repair more significant roof problems.
Leaving roof damage unchecked can lead to issues inside your home like molding or rotting, and end up costing you more in the long run. Roof problems are often covered by your homeowner's insurance (hail or high winds). We can help you decide if filing a claim is the right move. We install many types of roofing materials available in the market today. Call us today and get a free estimate.
We have master roofers that provide residential and commercial roofing solutions, from asphalt shingles, metal roof, to the latest energy-efficient membranes for commercial roofs. We also do gutter design, gutter repair, and new gutter installation.
We will guide you through the entire remodeling process with exceptional expertise. After all, we are one of the most highly regarded home remodeling companies.
Our company has been dedicated to providing outstanding service and quality artistry. Our customers particularly value our dedication to low prices and quality materials as well as quality craft.
Our skilled handyman contractors can build any structure you would like. If you are looking to create a new custom amenity for your home or business, we can make it.
Insurance Claim Work:
We work with insurance companies on many claims. We have the knowledge, education, and experience to work with your adjuster in handling your request. We will strive to make this process work for you, not the insurance company. We will get you every dollar possible. In most cases, we can complete your repairs with NO money out of your pocket. We service the greater Saco Maine area.
Your home, most likely being your most significant investment, hiring the right roofing repair company in Saco is essential. Repairing your Maine home at the beginning stages of roof damages is critical for preventing further damage that could lead inside your home.
We have the experience and knowledge from hundreds of Maine homes, which allows us to quickly identify roof damage, causes, repairs, and prevention. Proper roof repair in Saco may be entitled to shingles repair, a re-roof, a complete roof replacement, or even just a roof cleaning. If your home has roof damage, give us a call and let roof repair experts fix your roof today.
Our services include new roofs, roof replacements, and restoration and repairs for storm and hail damage. We provide expert inspections and detailed estimates of the recommended work. Our experienced Saco inspectors will answer all of your questions and provide you with a written estimate and contract so that you know what to expect. We work with the top manufacturers in the industry, using only the highest-quality roofing materials and offer industry-leading warranties for articles and work. Throughout the project, you’ll work with an owner who will make sure that you are satisfied with your roofing work.
Slate and tile roofs are a critical design feature. The homes were designed so that the roofs help establish the character of the individual buildings and the community as a whole, going far beyond being just functional. Slate is the predominant material used on roofs, but there are also several distinctive types of tile in evidence.
Slate is a natural product, and the appearance cannot be duplicated using substitute materials. It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and durable of all roofing materials. Slate roofs can and should be maintained and repaired to extend their serviceable lives effectively.
Repairing Slate Roofs
Broken, cracked, and missing slates should be repaired promptly by an experienced roofer to prevent water damage to interior finishes, accelerated deterioration of the roof and roof sheathing, and possible structural degradation to framing members. However, if installed correctly, slate roofs require relatively little maintenance. They will last 60 to 125 years or longer depending on the type of slate that was used, the roof slope, and exposure.
Some states have been known to last over 200 years. The natural weathering of roofing slate shows as a slow process of chipping and scaling along with the layers of the stone. Paper-thin layers flake off the surface of the slate, and the slate eventually becomes soft and spongy as the inner layers begin to come apart or delaminate.
Over time, the chemical and physical changes that occur as the slate weathers cause an increase in absorption and a decrease in both strength and toughness. Slate roof repair is viable for localized problems and damaged roofs with reasonably long serviceable lives remaining. Still, the repairs need to be performed by roofers that are experienced working with slate. We service the greater Saco Maine area.
Roofing is more than shingles, tile, or metal. A roof system consists of several components, correctly assembled to provide the appropriate shelter for a structure. These include structural elements, moisture barriers, and possibly insulation or ventilation.
The initial design of a roof system includes features that match the weather conditions in your area. If you have a moderate slope in your rooftop, a hip roof will work best for hurricane-prone regions. If you have a roofline with a higher pitch and gable ends may work better for homes where snow is a dominant climate feature.
A simple roofline with few openings through the roof will perform better with less maintenance. Also, repair or replacement costs are generally less for homes with a simple roof design. Things that can add complexity to roof systems are dormers, skylights, plumbing penetrations, or ventilation penetrations.
A home’s structural roof elements, including trusses or rafters, bracing and sheathing, protect it from damage caused by wind or falling debris. The key to a roof system’s effectiveness is complete protection. What may seem like a minor oversight or slight damage can hurt the performance and longevity of roof components. Proper design and material selection are crucial in creating and maintaining a roof system.
Roof systems (ranging from roof coverings to structural members) typically fail when winds produce forces more significant than the capacity provided by the elements of the roof system. Winds can tear roof coverings from roof decks and can separate roof decks from framing. Roofs can also fail if punctured by windborne debris. Debris punctures pose less of a problem on residential structures. A roof with a slope may limit the amount of rain that can enter a hole (unless that puncture occurs in a valley or other area of the roof where water is channeled or collected). Buildings with flat or low sloped roofs, holes from windborne debris can lead to extensive interior damage.
Historically, damage to roof coverings is the leading cause of building problems during hurricanes and other coastal storm events. High winds and windborne debris can damage the roof covering, and rains that accompany those high winds can enter the building, soaking its contents and interior. After water enters a building, excess moisture becomes trapped within the structure, and mold can grow unchecked unless actions are taken quickly to secure and dry the building. All regions can experience roofing problems. In coastal environments that have higher wind speeds and more significant potential for torrential rains, resulting in issues from roof system damage and failures are more prevalent.
There are many parameters to consider when excellent roof performance is necessary. Proper selection of the roof system for a particular environment, there are other important factors to consider, such as the roof covering, deck, ends, underlayment, flashing, and other components.
Proper roof installation, experience, and sound construction techniques are vital to getting a quality roof. Thorough inspections and compliance with code requirements, standards, and manufacturer recommendations provide homeowners with peace of mind. Other steps can be taken to produce roofs that can perform better than code-mandated systems. Those steps, often called “best practices,” will be discussed in the following sections.
Does your Maine home need its roof repaired or replaced?
Our Saco roofs are designed to withstand all types of weather and help protect us from the Maine elements. As our rooftops age, their integrity decreases slowly over time as nature takes its toll on it. Water leaks and air leaks are common as the age of our roof. Our roofing company is the one to choose if you want to repair current roof damages. We can help to identify any weaknesses that could lead to future problems. We list five signs that display you require a roof repair or a new roof.
Problems with roof shingles:
It is essential to inspect your roof every few years. If you notice shingles that look to be loose, cracked or damaged in any way, you must contact a roofing repair company. These signs mean that your shingles are at the end of their life and that your roof may potentially be exposed to water leaks and roof rotting.
Roof water damage:
It is also essential to inspect your attic periodically during rainstorms. These inspections can help you identify roof leaks that may be creating mold. These leaks could destroy your ceiling. You can also give your home a walk-thru to see if there are dark spots on the ceiling or streaks on the walls. A leaking roof and clogged gutter can lead to significant water damages.
Higher than average energy bills:
Has your electric bill increased recently? If it has, it could be from increased usage of your air conditioner. If your roof has an air leak, it can make your houses colder air escape and allow for the hotter temperatures to come in. If your electrical bill has risen in the summer months, you may need to contact a roofing repair contractor and have your roof inspected for potentially leaking. We offer free roof inspections.
A critical component of shingles is the sandy looking material on the top of them, also known as granules. Shingle granules (or sandy material) are used to protect your roof from UV rays, rain, snow, and more. It is essential to notice if your shingles are losing granules in your gutters or on your driveway. If you see shingles granules, this means your roof’s life is just about at its end. You should contact one of our roof repair contractors immediately. Don’t forget, and we offer free shingle inspections.
Living in most cities with heavy rainfall can cause ugly dark stains on roofs. The alga is known as “Gloeocapsa Magma.” It is easy to spot if a roof is covered with this algae; look for any vent pipe coming out of a roof, underneath the pipeline will seem to be a clean, bright strip. That fresh, clear strip is typically the color of your roof. The algae can compromise the integrity of your roof and should be remediated by a professional. You should contact our roofing experts today for a free consultation.