Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
Roofing contractors in Boston, MA will all agree that the roof on someone’s home is one of the most important parts of the building. Improperly insulating and maintained roofs cause all sorts of problems for homeowners. From skyrocketing heating bills to interior water damage, a roof that is not doing its job is costing homeowners money day and night.
Ferrimy Construction Inc. located in Franklin, MA just outside of Boston has been helping people save money and maintain their homes for years. The following is some helpful advice for homeowners.
When it comes to a roof, one will normally notice problems when they first start out. Although heating costs seem to constantly go up, keeping a close eye on the amount of fuel one is being billed for is important. Noticing that number jump from one year to the next indicates that the roof insulation or roof may have problems. Also, if there is a draft coming down from the attic or it always seems colder upstairs than downstairs, it is a pretty good clue that something needs to be done—and soon.
Allowing a roof go with problems will only make those problems worse. The worse the problems are, the more expensive the final fix will be. It helps to keep an eye on a home’s roof. It should be inspected after every spring thaw and before the first snowfall. Things to look out for include missing and damaged shingles and flashing. It is also important to keep the roof clear of any debris including twigs, seedlings, and leaves. If the gutters are constantly getting frozen and water is forced back under the eaves, it can easily enter into the roof and then down through the rest of the home.
Ferrimy roofers also recommend being careful of any leaks that may be noticed in the home. If a storm damages the roof or wear catches up with it, holes and missing shingles should be addressed sooner rather than later. Using a thick plastic tarp—the heavy duty blue kind that can be purchased at most hardware stores—and some weights to hold the tarp down will help limit the extent of the damage until a roofer can be on site to properly inspect and repair or replace the roof.
By properly performing roof maintenance in Boston, MA, homeowners can get more from their roofs. The roof will last longer and seal the home better. If homeowners have a question as to whether their roof can be repaired or needs replaced, they can always contacting the roofing experts at Ferrimy at (781) 609-7663.