Expert Roofing Services

When in need of new roofing, Western Massachusetts homeowners have trusted Keith G. Roy Construction for more than 70 years. Our company is licensed and insured, and we are members of the National Roofing Contractors Association and the National Association of Home Builders. Our trained installers only use the highest-quality materials.

Putting off roof repairs can cost you thousands of dollars, so don’t wait until disaster strikes. Once you see any of the follow warning signs, call us at 413.485.7533 for an inspection.

Warning signs you may need a new roof!

Exterior Warning Signs:

  • Warped, loose, missing, torn, or rotted shingles
  • Shingles covered in moss or algae
  • Loose material around chimney or pipe
  • Excessive debris on roof, which can cause rotting
  • Branches that could pose a threat to the roof in bad weather

Interior Warning Signs:

  • Water spots or leaks on ceiling
  • Cracked paint or walls, peeling wallpaper, or discolored plasterboard
  • Poorly ventilated attic, which may show signs of moisture, including moldy insulation
  • Mold on walls or ceiling

Replacing or repairing a roof is a major home improvement project that should only be performed by an expert. Here’s how to be sure you’re using a reputable contractor.

  • Ask to see licenses and insurance information. The company should have up-to-date liability coverage and workers’ compensation certificates; otherwise, you could be responsible should an accident occur on your property.
  • Look into the roofer’s reputation. Ask for references from past clients and check websites like Yelp or Angie’s List for reviews or complaints.
  • Check the contractor’s industry credentials. See if they are members of any professional associations, and ask what training the installers have received.
  • Be sure to get all plans in writing, from descriptions of the work to be performed, to the project timeline, to payment procedures.

Choosing a roofing contractor - Questions to ask:

  • Buying a new roof is a big investment. First and foremost, you should insist on working with a professional roofing contractor. Follow these tips for choosing the right person for the job.
  • Check for a permanent place of business, telephone number, tax identification number and, if your state requires it, a business license.
  • Ask the roofer for proof of insurance. In particular, insist on seeing copies of his liability coverage and workers' compensation certificates. Make sure the coverages are in effect through the duration of the job. If a contractor is not properly insured, you may be liable for accidents that occur on your property.
  • Check to see if the roofer is properly licensed or bonded. Some states have specific licensing requirements, others do not. Your state's Department of Professional Regulation or Licensing Board will have this information.
  • Make sure the roofer is financially stable. A good roofer can provide current financial information about his company.
  • Ask for a list of references and ask former clients if they were satisfied with the work.
  • Insist on a detailed, written contract and examine it for complete descriptions of the work and specifications, including starting and end dates and payment procedures.
  • Have the roofer list the manufacturers with which his firm is a licensed or approved applicator. Most roof systems require special application expertise to achieve lasting quality.
  • Check to see if the contractor is a member of any professional associations, such as NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) or NAHB (National Association of Home Builders).
  • Call your local Better Business Bureau to check for any complaints filed against the roofer. To go to BBB - click here.
  • Carefully read any roofing warranties offered, and look for provisions that would void it.
  • Ask the roofer what type of safety training he provides for his workers and what industry education programs they have attended. The best roofing contractor is only as good as the workers who install the roof system.
  • Be wary of the lowest bid. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many fly-by-night contractors' below-cost bids seem attractive, but these contractors often are uninsured and perform substandard work.

When searching for experts in roofing, Westfield, MA homeowners know Keith Roy Construction provides high-quality, professional service. If you have any questions or you would like to get started today, call us at 413.485.7533 or click here to contact us and request a quote through our online form.

Protect your home from the top. A good quality roof will not only offer protection from the elements, it will also positively impact the heating and cooling your home.

There is a greater variety of roofing materials than ever. We can help you determine the best choices for your home.