Roofing

Discover how easy it is to have a beautiful, new roof from Boak & Sons. Your new roof can be installed with 20, 25 or 30 year Manufacturer's Warranties. We have more than 100 colors and blends available in over 20 styles and shapes. We have shingles to match every architectural styling in the most popular colors to compliment your home's exterior. Boak & Sons always removes the old shingles per the Manufacturer's recommendation and disposes of them in EPA approved sites. We check to make sure all bad decking is replaced where needed and your attic is properly ventilated. 

Boak & Sons has been awarded two of the top level accreditations from each of our Fortune 500 shingle manufacturers – Owens Corning and CertainTeed.

Boak & Sons Is:

CertainTeed SELECT Shingle Master - This is the top level CertainTeed roofing credential, and represents the highest standards of excellence, quality and knowledge in the shingle roofing industry. An SSM has shown extensive knowledge of shingle installation and quality through rigorous testing. Only an SSM can offer you the highest level of SureStart PLUS™ extended warranty coverage when an Integrity Roof System is installed on your home. Call us for more details on this 5-star extended warranty.

Owens Corning PLATINUM Preferred Contractor – This is the highest distinction for Owens Corning Roofing contractors. A Platinum contractor has to maintain of variety of criteria including a good professional reputation. It also enables us the ability to sell the Platinum Promise™ Limited Warranty, which backs workmanship for 15-25 years. Homeowners can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having quality shingles installed by the best of the best.

Owens Corning's most popular shingle, The Oakridge:

CertainTeed's most popular shingle, The Landmark:

 

Question: 
How long has the contractor been in business?
Answer: 

They should be in business for at least 3 years, but experience grows with time (Boak & Sons has been in business for over 30 years).

Question: 
Does the contractor meet local legal requirements for licensing and insurance?
Answer: 

Numerous cities and townships require registration, and a good company should have liability insurance (Boak & Sons does).

Question: 
Who does your work, do you use subcontractors?
Answer: 

It is usually better to have a company with its own employees because the control and quality is better (Boak & Sons does this).

Question: 
Are your employees covered under workman's compensation insurance?
Answer: 

This is very important and should be in writing on your contract. Ask to see their current Workers Comp Certificate.  This is to protect you if a worker gets hurt on the job (Boak & Sons does this).

Question: 
What kind of labor warranty do you give and how long is it?
Answer: 

Most labor warranties should be at least three years and it is only as good as the company that gives it. Ones that have been in business for an extended period of time are your best bet (Boak & Sons gives a five year warranty).

Question: 
Is it O.K. to cover over old shingles?
Answer: 

It is much easier and faster to cover over old shingles, but Boak & Sons does not. This is because most of the time the flashing, the pipe boots, and the valleys do not get the attention they need. Bad or wet wood stays hidden to make a nice home for ants and termites. Covering old shingles does not stop them from deteriorating or decaying. We feel it is best not to cover old shingles.

Question: 
How do your employees get paid?
Answer: 

Most roofers get paid by the square, how many shingles, or how much siding they do a day. But we found, at Boak & Sons, paying by the house generates the highest quality of work and less chance of problems down the road. Remember you get what you pay for.

Question: 
Do you belong to the Better Business Bureau and Home Builders Association?
Answer: 

It is important to belong to the Better Business Bureau to let people know your track record. Not that you have never made a mistake, but did you fix that mistake? Boak & Sons has belonged to the Better Business Bureau for many years.  It is equally important that your contractor belong to the HBA; Boak & Sons has been a member since 1984.

Question: 
How do you know you are dealing with a good company?
Answer: 

We feel that you need to check for worker's compensation, member of the Better Business Bureau, and the company's place of business to see if they have a building, office, trucks, and equipment to take care of your job as well as it should be. Boak & Sons has an  office and warehouse on Victoria Road. Boak & Sons strives to be a service-oriented company, to serve our customers.

Question: 
What do you do with old shingles taken off of my house?
Answer: 

It is important that the contractor cleans everything up and hauls everything away. Some companies have big dumpsters dropped off in their customers yards or driveways. This can be a problem with blocking the driveway for sometimes over a week before it is picked up. Sometimes they leave big marks on the driveway. Boak & Sons uses their own dump truck to haul the trash away.