Frequently Asked Questions of The Melanson Company

Frequently Asked Maintenance and Repair Questions for Melanson Roofing Services:


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What's the best way to select a professional roofing contractor?

Since buying a new roof is an important investment, you should insist on working with a professional roofing contractor. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends that you pre-qualify your roofing contractor to get the job done right the first time.

Is there a roofing consumer group I can reach if I have questions?

In the consumer's interest, the NRCA can assist you in getting the kind of results you expect - a quality roof at a fair price.

Roofing, Metal Roof, The Melanson CompanyWhat should I consider when thinking about getting a metal roof?

Metal roofs are premium roofing systems that are known for being durable and long-lasting systems that can withstand most weather conditions and won't decompose over time. Unlike asphalt, tile, or wood shingles, metal won't dry out, crack or curl, expand or contract under extreme temperatures. And you won't have to change it in 12 to 20 years, as you will with asphalt roofs. The upfront costs tend to be more expensive than asphalt roofs. While asphalt might be attractive initially, over time, you'll wind up having to install two or more while your metal roof will keep on providing the protection for you and your home. A metal roof will indeed save you money over time. In fact, most metal roofs come with a true 30 to 50 year warranty.

Can I get a roof to match my house or building?

No matter what climate or style, you can find a metal roof to match.

What are some signs of needing a new roof?

If you experience any of these things, you probably need a new roof:

  • Leaks or water marks in the attic after wind-driven rain or after ice build up
  • Water stains on interior ceilings and walls; mold and mildew growth
  • Decay of roof shingle, sheathing, and/or siding
  • Cracked, missing, or curled roof shingles
  • Dark, "dirty-looking" areas on your roof
  • Excessive energy bills

My roof needs some repair, but I want to wait until summer or autumn to fix it. What should I consider?

Fall and early winter are usually the busiest times of year for building contractors. Delaying a roof repair until summer or autumn means competing with the school roof-work schedules in the summer and the inevitable congestion each fall. As with everything in my life, great benefits can come from planning ahead.

Residential Roofing Installation, Roofing Repair


"We never got anything but top-notch work from Melanson. In my experience, they are consistently the best roofer in the area."

Tracy Young,
Kimball Union Academy,
Student Cafeteria

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