Boston & Greater Boston Roofing
Roofing Contractor in Cambridge, MA
Olympic Roofing is happy to be serving Cambridge, MA. Known for it’s ties to Harvard University and MIT, Cambridge is a beautiful city with a very rich history. Olympic has been active with roofing work in Cambridge, MA for several decades, working primarily in roof repairs, roof replacements, and new roof installations. Containing over 105,000 residents and being the fifth largest city in Massachusetts, Cambridge is one of the most active cities in the State. Once owing most of its economic development to manufacturing in the 19th and 20th century, the city now employs most in its educational systems. Our projects range in size from simple repairs to major commercial work. We provide unparalleled services for the homes and buildings in Camridge, MA.
Olympic Roofing has been serving Cambridge, MA and the New England area for the past 60 years. We specialize in residential, condominium, and commercial roofs. We understand the density and layout of the city and realize that most of the development is taken up by residential housing complexes. We take this into consideration every time we come to town and make sure we follow the proper procedures and maintenance. We take pride in our craftsmanship and dedication to get the job done in a timely manner. Contact an Olympic Roofing expert today for a free estimate.
Olympic services include, but are not limited to:
New Roof Installation
Snow and Ice Dam Removal
Roof Heating Cable Systems
Gutter Repair, Installation, Cleaning
Attic Insulation & Attic Ventilation
Ice Dam Prevention
Roof Repairs and Installations
Chimney Repair Work
And much more!
Cambridge, MA Roofing Services Overview
As the premier roofing contractor in Cambridge, MA, our team provides service for residential homes, commercial buildings, and condominiums throughout Massachusetts. The Olympic Roofing Company provides the many services listed below. Read through our areas of expertise, or call 1 (800) 535-4312 to learn how we can help with your next roofing project.
Roof Repair and Installation
Whether it’s a new or old home, we will provide you with the necessary roof repair. We specialize in all types of repairs and will be happy to help resolve your issue in a cost-effective way, while maintaining the highest quality of work. We also provide our customers with superior roof installation backed with the strongest warranties in the industry.
Gutters are the exterior drainage system of your home. It is important to keep up maintenance to prevent them from leading to serious damage in the future. We can provide you with information on how to install, clean, maintain and repair gutters. We also install Designer Gutters for Historical Homes. We recommend when installing new gutters to go with a product such as GutterShell™, which keeps leaves and debris out, making upkeep much easier.
Another area that must be addressed on every roof is the chimney. There are two areas that need to be inspected; the lead flashing at the base of the chimney and the cricket on the slope side of the chimney (a problem area if not flashed correctly). The majority of chimneys in New England are constructed with brick and lead flashing. Every time the roof is replaced the lead is disturbed and potentially damaged. When we perform an inspection we will evaluate the condition of the lead and the mortar located in the brick joints.
Ventilation for the Roof and Attic
In Cambridge, MA during the summer the roof needs to breathe and maintain a cool temperature. During the winter you should regulate the attic temperature so that it is equal to the exterior. This prevents ice dams and icicles from building up. Never break the ice off your roof as this can cause serious damage, and possibly injury.
Roof Transition Flashing
One of the most important parts of a roof detail. If a roof is stripped and there is no existing step flashing or the step flashing is old and deteriorated it must be replaced in order for the new roof to function properly. This may involve removing the existing siding and residing the transition points. We will provide you with a separate price for this work and alternative materials that may be used (Vinyl, shingles, clapboards etc.)
Ice Dams and Snow Removal
Ice dams are a dangerous effect of poorly insulated attics and roofs. Ice dams form when attic temperatures melt the snow on the roof, which then turns to ice when cooler night temperatures arrive. Ice dams can also form from the backup of ice in your gutters. Ice dams are dangerous, and can cause damage to shingles and result in a roof leaks. We perform ice dam removal and offer key advice to help prevent ice dams from forming in the future, such as heating cables and improved ventilation.
Olympic installs a variety of roofing materials including shingle roofing, metal roofing, rubber roofing, and wood roofing. Click the links to learn more about each of our options, as there are different installation methods and material choices to select from.
Olympic also serves these other locations:
Greater Boston, Boston MA,
North Shore MA,
North Andover MA, Danvers MA,
Wenham, West Newbury MA,