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Regardless of whether you need to replace your existing roof or you are involved in a new construction project that requires a roofing system, it is always a smart idea to work with the best roofing contractor available in your area. 

Here are some things to consider when you are researching roofing contractors for your upcoming project.

Business Reputation

Installing a new roof is not something that you should trust just anyone to do. For your protection, shortlist only roofing contractors that have an established business reputation with plenty of satisfied clients. 

While you might be attracted to the allure of hiring a less expensive contractor found through popular mobile apps or classified service websites, consumers should always be wary of roofing contractors who offer a price that seems “too good to be true.” 

Places that help research roofing contractors include their Facebook Business Page, the Better Business Bureau, and sites like Yelp, Manta, and Angie’s List. Personal referrals from trusted friends shouldn’t get overlooked, either. These are a great place to begin research of roofing companies you’re considering. Using the information you’ve gathered, you can make a more educated decision about hiring them

Roofing companies that are active in the community and support initiatives such as Habitat for Humanity, GAF Roofs for Troops, or other local causes shows they care about their neighbors and others in the community.

While it is sad to think, scams – especially those that target home repairs – are not uncommon. The only way to safeguard yourself from being a victim to these types of rackets is by working with trusted roofing contractors who are Factory certified installers with a proven track record of customer satisfaction.


Homeowners who have an urgent need to replace their roof without delay will likely prefer to work with a roofing contractor who is available to work in the very near term. 

If you find a company that can install your roof the same week or week after, beware. If they can do so quickly then they probably to not have much business, which might be a red flag.  Most roofing companies book out quite a bit- even months- during busy seasons.

If you’re planning the project ahead of time and don’t need a new roof installed ‘yesterday,’ you might consider discussing your roofing requirements with several contractors ahead of time. 

There’s some truth that a busy roofing contractor is one who is in demand. By making all the arrangements ahead of time, you can assure that your project will be on the roofing company’s calendar. 

Maintenance Services

Like all parts of the home, your roof requires maintenance to help ensure it remains watertight and free from damages. Professional roofing contractors are available to provide additional roofing-related services.

Inspections – Roofing inspections help to ensure the shingles and other aspects of your roofing system are undamaged after severe storms. An annual look-over helps to catch any signs of significant damages to your roof that occurred over the winter.

Snow Removal – Significant amounts of snowfall can add thousands of pounds of pressure to your roof, and can cause structural damage to your home. Snow removal and de-icing services help residents to protect their homes from Roofing or gutter damage from water damage from melting snow and other runoff.

Use Trusted Brands

Professional roofing contractors stand behind their finished product and the brands they use to complete their roofing projects for customers. When roofing contractors have credentials, they have obtained them by completing specialized programs or courses. This certification affirms the roofing company or contractor is competent and comfortable working with the roofing materials. 

Respected roofing brands include GAF, Certainteed, and Owens Corning Shingles. These durable and lasting roofing systems offer protection against the elements, as well as insulation to keep treated indoor inside. As much as 35% of treated air escapes through the roof of homes, but a new roof can dramatically positively impact energy bills. You pay less and keep more of your treated air indoors.

Customization Options

If you are building a new construction project or you’re looking for a way to add more natural light to your home, customization options, such as adding skylights is the ideal way to brighten up your home. 

When doing roofing customization, such as adding or installing skylights, it is critical to work with professionals. Shoddy work can result in messy and inconvenient leaks, which is never good. 

Professional skylight and roofing installers take extra care to ensure that skylights are both air and watertight. By doing so, this assures that indoor treated air doesn’t escape, and moisture from snow, rain, and melting ice doesn’t make its way into the interior of your home. 

If you need a trusted roofing contractor to work on your new home building project in Weymouth, Massachusetts, these are just a few factors that are worth considering. 

Flynn’s Roofing provides roofing repair and installation services to residential clients throughout Massachusetts including Newton, Newtonville, Waban, Chestnut Hill, Wellesley, Needham, Dover, Canton, Hingham, Milton, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, South Boston, Norwood, Braintree, Weymouth, Cohasset, Norwell, Scituate, Charlestown, and Quincy. 

To ask for an estimate for your roofing project, contact us today.