Medford Roofing Contractor

The Top Roofing Company in Medford, MA

When you need a new roof on your Medford, MA home or property, Ranch Roofing is the team of experts to call. We provide top-notch roofing services for both residential and commercial properties, and we’re committed to exceptional customer service.

We handle everything from start to finish with your roofing project: We provide a free initial consultation and price estimate, we pull the necessary permits, we strip off your old roof, and install your new roof, then manage any follow-up inspections afterward. We are also available to respond to your questions and concerns at all points throughout the process.

We understand that evaluating roofing contractors can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this resource with the expert tips and answers you need to help you make the best decision for your home. 

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An expert from Ranch Roofing will help determine the roofing system that will work best for your home.

Ranch Roofing
1191 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476

Signs You Need a New Roof

Sometimes it can be a challenge to determine whether you need a new roof. It can take the eyes of a professional to know for sure whether any damage you notice can be repaired or requires replacement. Here are a few of the signs you might see if your roof is indeed at the end of its lifespan.

  • Leaks. If you have a leak, you can be sure you need a repair, at minimum, and possibly a full roof replacement. You might notice a small drip in one room, water stains on the ceiling, peeling paint, a musty odor, or a sagging ceiling. A small leak can turn into a big leak quickly, so we urge you to call right away if you’re noticing signs.
  • Discoloration on the roof. Black streaks or white or green patches can be signs of mold, algae, and moss growth on your roof. While it can be cleaned off in some cases, other times it’s indicative of a bigger moisture problem or water damage, so it’s important to have it checked sooner rather than later.
  • Worn or missing shingles. If you’ve found one or more shingles on your lawn or if you can see that some are worn, curling, or cracked, it’s a sign that some repair work has to be done, at least. If your roof is getting older, it will probably need to be replaced.
  • Soffit or fascia damage. Ice dams, high winds, or storms can damage your soffit and fascia. You might see chunks of it missing, or you may see that some of it is moved or not attached securely. This will allow moisture to get up under the roof, so you’ll need an inspection to see how much damage there is.

Finding the Best Roofing Contractor in Medford, MA

With so many Medford roofing companies to choose from, how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right one? There are some criteria you should keep in mind:

  • Experience: It’s best to choose a company that has the experience and expertise needed to handle all aspects of the job. It also helps if they’re a local company; this means the roofers will be familiar with the types of roofs common in the area as well as local building codes and regulations. Ranch Roofing has been serving Medford property owners since 1996.
  • Qualifications: Expertise and excellence will naturally lead to recognition by various bodies. You’ll want to choose a company that’s been recognized by an overseeing company at some point.
  • Licensed, bonded, and insured: Your roofer should want the protection that goes along with being property licensed, insured, and bonded. They should be following state and local laws and keeping their license updated at all times.
  • Services: Roofing companies will offer various services, so make sure the one you choose offers what you need, whether that’s a specific type of roof or a particular type of warranty. They should also be able to handle the full process of installing your roof, from the estimate to the final inspection.
  • Warranties: Roofing materials come with different types of warranties. You want a roofing contractor who uses high-quality materials that will withstand the test of time. Look for a contractor that offers a 30-year, 50-year, or even lifetime warranty for long-term peace of mind.
  • Reviews: Don’t overlook the impact of customer reviews. People who are very happy and very unhappy will leave reviews for companies based on their performance. Don’t write off a company with a couple of negative reviews, but do look at what the issue was and whether the contractor has responded.

Architectural Shingles: Why We Recommend Them

We install slate, rubber, and asphalt shingle roofs, and the most common by far is asphalt shingle. Many people don’t realize there are different types.

Two popular types of shingle roofs are those made from 3-tab shingles and those made from architectural shingles. We highly recommend architectural shingle roofs.

Here’s why:

  • Architectural roofs are thicker and have a sturdier texture.
  • They stand up better to snow, wind, and other extreme weather.
  • They come with longer warranties and a longer lifespan.
  • They don’t require much maintenance.
  • They hold their value better and can even raise the value of your home.

When having architectural shingles placed, it’s important to choose a Medford roofing company experienced in installing them. As this is the type of roofing we work with most often, the specialists at Ranch Roofing are extremely adept at working with architectural shingles.

The Price of Your New Roof

Many homeowners are very interested in how much their new roof will cost. A roof replacement is a major home renovation, and it comes at a high cost.

At Ranch Roofing, we offer a free estimate so you know ahead of time how much you’ll be spending on your roofing project. We also have some factors to share with you so you know what might be impacting your price:

  • Roof size: Larger roofs are more expensive to install. Each roof is measured by roofing squares, which equate to a 10×10 square. The more squares your roof is, the higher the price will be.
  • Installation complexity: Some roofs are more difficult to install than others. Steep slopes, skylights, chimneys, vents, eaves, overhangs, and other features need to be worked around. The more of these you have, the more likely they’ll push up the cost of your roof.
  • Continued maintenance: While your upfront cost is significant, it’s not the only factor to think about in terms of price. You will have maintenance costs for any roof in the coming decades, and some types of roofing will need more care than others. Ask us about what your chosen roof type will need.
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Real Customer Reviews: Ranch Roofing in Medford, MA

“Bob O’Sullivan came to our rescue after we had been let down by another contractor. The contrast between our two experiences could not have been greater. Bob and his team were conscientious, thorough, responsive and professional…in short, he cut no corners and spared no effort to do the job right. Bob seems to take genuine pride in his work and in the good reputation of his company. I would whole-heartedly recommend him to family and friends.”

“I could not possibly be happier with my experience with this company. I’m so impressed. Having a roof torn off and replaced is a messy and costly project. (I have had a roof installed in a previous home out of state). Ranch Roofing made it as painless as it could possibly be, at an excellent price.”

“Ranch Roofing was incredibly responsive and communicative. Because of some damage that my roof sustained, they were able to prioritize my job in their schedule and finish the job before an incoming storm. The crew that arrived at my house were professional, friendly and highly efficient. They repaired damage, put on new shingles, ice & water shields, and edging. They really did some high quality work!”

Ranch Roofing has installed over 150 roofs in Medford over the last few years!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I replace my roof?

Most roofs will last between 25 and 30 years. If your roof is over 20 years old, it’s wise to have it inspected to see if you’re getting to the end of its lifespan.

Why does Ranch Roofing recommend architectural shingle roofs?

There are a variety of reasons. First, they are economical, as they’re a type of asphalt shingle roofing. They’re durable and will stand up to tough weather conditions. They are also attractive; many people find that they add to curb appeal.

Do you install my new roof over my old one?

While that is possible, at Ranch Roofing, we strip the old roofing material to begin with a clean slate for our new materials. This results in a higher-quality roofing replacement.

My roof is leaking after a heavy snowfall. What should I do?

Give us a call so we can evaluate your roof for damage that needs repair. It’s best to do this as soon as possible to prevent more damage if it snows again.