Roofing FAQ

About Capitol Roofing, Inc.

What areas do you serve?

Capitol Roofing, Inc is proud to serve multiple areas throughout New England. We have locations in New London, New Hampshire and Mansfield, Massachusetts. We currently are able to serve areas in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Do you offer free estimates?

Yes. Contact us today to discuss your roofing project and we will do our best to give you an estimate along with our current availability. In some cases, we are able to send someone to your location for an onsite estimate.

Roof Repair & Replacement

Do I need a new roof?

Many contractors are quick to recommend a total roof replacement when a lot of times a problem can be fixed with a simple roof repair. We are happy to look at your roof issues and give our recommendation on the best course of action. You should get in touch with us right away if you are experiencing any of the following issues:

  • Interior leaks
  • Asphalt shingles cracking
  • Missing shingles
  • Evidence of mold
  • Seeing light through roof boards in your attic
  • Your current roof is 15-20 years old

How long can I expect a new roof to last?

On average, new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for approximately 20 years. The actual life span will be determined by a number of factors including weather conditions, proper installation, design, material quality, and roof maintenance.

Why is my roof leaking?

Roof leaks could be caused by several different things.

  • Flashings: The most frequent cause of roof leaks is due to the flashings. Your flashings are extremely important and they have to be watertight in order to avoid leaking.
  • Shingles: Another reason could be the shingles on your roof. Damaged shingles will leave your roof exposed to the outside elements and weather. This is something that needs to be addressed immediately.
  • Ventilation: The ventilation could be inadequate, and this can cause condensation accumulation, ice damming, and frost.

How long does a roof replacement take?

In our experience, a residential roof replacement normally takes no more than 3 days. We have an experienced team who understands that it’s important to have your new roof installed safely and your home back to normal as soon as possible. We make sure that the job site is cleaned and prepped so that materials are not left behind that could cause damage or injury.

Will my property be protected while you are working on it?

Yes! Capitol Roofing, Inc. will make sure that your property is prepped and cleaned up at the end of each working day. When the job is done, our team will make sure that the entire job site is completely cleaned and all materials removed. We want to make sure that nothing is left behind that could cause injury and we make it our priority while working on your home to avoid any damage to your driveway or grass.

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