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By Master Craft 07 Sep, 2017

Long lasting beautiful roofs that do not diminish with age, Class A fire safety resistance, on average 50% lighter than asphalt shingles, wind resistance, energy efficiency, Class 4 impact resistance protection against hail damage, insurance discounts available plus added home beauty and value

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By Master Craft 09 Mar, 2017

The one single home improvement that will provide home owners with the greatest benefit in energy savings and comfort is window replacement with efficient Energy Star rated windows. You may even qualify for a federal window replacement tax credit up to $1,500 if you choose qualified Energy Star windows and complete this home renovation by the end of 2010. In the Greater Boston MA area where the winter months are brutally cold, an investment in Energy Star windows can go a long way towards lowering your heating bill and worthwhile.

But you will want to find a reputable and licensed window replacement contractor who can help you to select windows that meet the tax credit requirements while assuring a quality window at the best price. The best time to do it is in 2010 when you can take advantage of a federal tax credit up to $1,500 for qualified purchases.

By Master Craft 09 Mar, 2017
Your home has always been your very best investment – that is, until the 2008 market crash that left a glut of properties in foreclosure and caused real estate values to plummet. With recovery uncertain and declining values continuing, many homeowners are reluctant to invest in repairs and renovations that are desperately needed and desired.
By Master Craft 09 Mar, 2017

During the brutal winters in Boston Massachusetts, icicles along the eves of your home may lead to ice dams that can seriously damage the interior and exterior of your home. Thick ridges of solid ice not only build up along the eves but can loosen roof shingles, damage or tear off gutters and can produce serious internal damage when melting allows water to back up and enter the interior of your home. Costly effects from the back flow of dripping or pouring water include stained and sagging ceilings, peeling paint, damaged drywall, warped flooring and siding and ruined interior furnishings. Moisture collecting in the attic insulation reduces energy R value and comprises your health as it attracts and ventilates mold and mildew throughout your home.

Many homeowners discover a more serious roofing problem when they request a quote for roof repairs due to a leaking roof. Other times, serious interior damage makes it evident that roof replacement is the best answer. The solution relates to proper roof materials and ventilation and installation of an “ice barrier shield.”

By Master Craft 09 Mar, 2017

Ice dams form when warm, moist air from your living area rises and collects in your attic and roof except in the eaves. Melted snow on the warmed roof freezes on the cold eaves forming an ice dam. Melted water from the warm roof backs up and flows under the roof shingles into the interior of the house.

In this YouTube video by John O’Brien, MasterCraft specialty roofing contractor in the Boston area, you will see ice building up in gutters that will ultimately melts and leaks into improperly vented homes with no ice and water shield.

By Master Craft 09 Mar, 2017
  • Choose a stable, reliable Boston roofing contractor who has been in business for more than five years.
  • Roofing installers should consist of expert professionals who only work in their area of specialization. That means that roofers only provide roofing services.
  • Ask to see proof of the THREE mandatory contractor licenses in Massachusetts that will protect you as a homeowner.
  • Ask to see proof of liability insurance.
  • Check references from at least three customers who have received roof repairs and roof replacement services.
  • Determine that the contractor is knowledgeable about proper roof ventilation that will protect you from damaging effects of ice dams in the winter and roof damage to insulation, sheathing and shingles from heat in the summer.

John O’Brien, MasterCraft specialty roofing contractor in the Boston area since 1986, is an expert licensed and insured contractor / installer for custom roofing and gutters who consistently earns a 4.5 out of 5 star ratings for his professional contractor services.

Request a no obligation free quote for roof repairs or replacement and achieve peace of mind knowing you are protecting your home and health from damaging and costly effects of ice dams for many years to come.

By Master Craft 09 Mar, 2017

Nobody wants to think about damaging ice dams and all the destruction they bring to homeowners in the form of roof damage, mold, warped siding and damage to dry wall, ceilings, interior materials, window coverings and furnishings. And too often homeowners in the Boston Massachusetts area and other harsh Northern climates don’t realize the effects until damage is extensive and quite costly.

Fortunately with some revolutionary green building solutions, ice dams can be minimized and prevented entirely. Energy efficient ice melt roof systems and solar attic fans save on heating and cooling, prevent mold and costly damage from ice dams.

By Master Craft 06 Mar, 2017

Even new homes often lack sufficient ventilation and air exchange, allowing for humidity to form and ascend upwards where it results in damage to the roof, insulation, plywood and produces mold. Another problem is a significant build up of heat that is transferred into your home’s living spaces. In the summer, this means higher air conditioning costs. In the winter, attic heat produces snow melt that accumulates and refreezes at the eaves and valleys, producing destructive ice dam formation.

MasterCraft will install Solar Star solar attic fans in any sunny roof location of your home. These can replace existing roof vents, offering passive roof designs including whirlybirds, dormer and powered vents. Solar attic fans convert existing passive vents into quiet, eco-friendly solar powered solutions that eliminate harmful heat build up and damaging moisture.

By Master Craft 06 Mar, 2017

Replacing your old, drafty, single pane windows with properly installed Energy Star and highly rated windows is your best investment for saving money and energy while keeping warm and comfortable this winter.

Ordinary traditional windows have a single pane of glass through which heat can escape during cold weather and cold during hot weather. Besides higher fuel costs, single pane windows make interior rooms feel drafty and uncomfortable. Many ordinary windows also require ongoing and costly maintenance like painting and sealing.

By Master Craft 06 Mar, 2017

Soon to be the ONLY UL APPROVED system, HotEdge patented and patent pending roof transfer and cable containment system products direct thermal energy to the roof edge, roof valleys and drip lines. They effectively promote ice melt drainage and prevent refreezing, ice dams and icicle formation that can damage roofs, siding and interior structures and lead to growth and circulation of mold.

Homeowners in the Greater Boston area can finally have peace of mind knowing they can add HotEdge low maintenance roofing systems to their existing roof or have it installed during roof replacement. Homeowners in Northern climates such as Boston know all too well how stressful and expensive it is to deal with ice dams, icicles, ice melt, bitter cold conditions and snow accumulation on their roof. Now for the first time ever, HotEdge products offer a viable solution and can be installed by MasterCraft, the exclusive Boston roofing contractor for these products at the present time.

John O’Brien, MasterCraft owner and specialty roofing contractor is committed to innovative solutions for solving problems faced by homeowners and local businesses in the Greater Boston area. With back-to-back blizzards with record low temperatures over the past several weeks with more weeks of winter to come, homeowners will want to sign up right away to get on the list for a HotEdge installation by MasterCraft. The quote is free and without any obligation. Click here now and request a no obligation free estimate for a HotEdge Roof Ice Melt System for your home or commercial property.

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By Master Craft 07 Sep, 2017

Long lasting beautiful roofs that do not diminish with age, Class A fire safety resistance, on average 50% lighter than asphalt shingles, wind resistance, energy efficiency, Class 4 impact resistance protection against hail damage, insurance discounts available plus added home beauty and value

To control the color or size of this text, please change the global colors or text size under the Design section from the left menu of the editor.
By Master Craft 09 Mar, 2017

The one single home improvement that will provide home owners with the greatest benefit in energy savings and comfort is window replacement with efficient Energy Star rated windows. You may even qualify for a federal window replacement tax credit up to $1,500 if you choose qualified Energy Star windows and complete this home renovation by the end of 2010. In the Greater Boston MA area where the winter months are brutally cold, an investment in Energy Star windows can go a long way towards lowering your heating bill and worthwhile.

But you will want to find a reputable and licensed window replacement contractor who can help you to select windows that meet the tax credit requirements while assuring a quality window at the best price. The best time to do it is in 2010 when you can take advantage of a federal tax credit up to $1,500 for qualified purchases.

By Master Craft 09 Mar, 2017
Your home has always been your very best investment – that is, until the 2008 market crash that left a glut of properties in foreclosure and caused real estate values to plummet. With recovery uncertain and declining values continuing, many homeowners are reluctant to invest in repairs and renovations that are desperately needed and desired.
By Master Craft 09 Mar, 2017

During the brutal winters in Boston Massachusetts, icicles along the eves of your home may lead to ice dams that can seriously damage the interior and exterior of your home. Thick ridges of solid ice not only build up along the eves but can loosen roof shingles, damage or tear off gutters and can produce serious internal damage when melting allows water to back up and enter the interior of your home. Costly effects from the back flow of dripping or pouring water include stained and sagging ceilings, peeling paint, damaged drywall, warped flooring and siding and ruined interior furnishings. Moisture collecting in the attic insulation reduces energy R value and comprises your health as it attracts and ventilates mold and mildew throughout your home.

Many homeowners discover a more serious roofing problem when they request a quote for roof repairs due to a leaking roof. Other times, serious interior damage makes it evident that roof replacement is the best answer. The solution relates to proper roof materials and ventilation and installation of an “ice barrier shield.”

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