BEFORE & AFTER
Copper Gutters and Asphalt Roof Replacement in Wellesley, MA
On this job in Wellesley, MA, we installed brand new copper gutters and an asphalt shingle roof. The roof was aging, deteriorating, and causing leaks across the home. In addition, the wooden gutters were rotting and cracking. For this job, we removed the rotting wooden gutters and asphalt shingles and did a full roof replacement. Because this was a victorian home, the homeowner wanted copper gutters because of the style and long-lasting durability.
Asphalt Shingle Roof Replacement in Chestnut Hill, MA
On this gorgeous home in Chestnut Hill, we replaced the entire asphalt shingle roof. The homeowner determined that it was time for a replacement so we sent out certified expert, Mark Vacarro to check it out. He provided a full, detailed inspection of the asphalt shingle roof and a written plan with the estimate. After moving forward, we began the asphalt shingle roof installation. When replacing a roof, we cover all shrubbery to protect the plants from falling debris. And at the end of the asphalt shingle roof replacement, we clean up the entire lot including nails before completing our work.
Freedom Gray Zinc Gutters in Newton, MA
On this home in Newton, MA we installed "Freedom Gray" zinc alloy gutters. The homeowner was experiencing leaks behind the back of their aluminum gutters causing water entry into their home. Not only that, but the aluminum gutters were improperly distributing water to the downspouts and away from the home. The pooling of water and debris in the gutters added an additional risk of leaks. As a result, we replaced the aluminum gutters with "Freedom Gray" zinc alloy gutters. We also removed the bottom three rows of slate tile, removed the tar, and installed ice and water shield with a strong drip edge to prevent further leaking. "Freedom Gray" zinc alloy gutters are a sustainable and durable option compared to aluminum gutters.
Copper Panels in Needham, MA
This homeowner was experiencing frequent ice dams in a specific crevice on their roof. As a result, they encountered leaks in the ceiling above their front entrance. We determined that copper panels would be the best solution for their roof. In addition to installing copper panels onto their roof, we installed a rubber membrane roof to line the valley where leaks were infiltrating the home. As a result, the home will now be protected from water damage.
Rubber Roof Replacement in Marblehead, MA
This customer was having issues with the roof leaking. Cutting a section of the roof showed multiple layers that were allowing water to remain in the roof. The new roof we installed resolved this issue by creating a watertight surface and removing the old layers.
Slate Roof replacement in Boston, MA
Roofing customer in Boston, MA, experiencing chronic leaking, replaced roof with slate, copper ridge, copper valley, and copper flashing. Project also involved chimney repairs as well as built-in copper gutters. This project came out absolutely gorgeous with a great full solution for our customer's roofing system.
Wood Shingle Roof Installation in Winchester, MA
These homeowners called us after deciding that they would like to replace their roof with a wood roof. Not only will this new roof perform wonderfully and keep the homeowners warm and dry, but it looks great too! Even though all the snow, you can still see how much of a difference the new wood singles make.
Slate Roof Repair in Winchester, MA
For this job, we made major repairs to this customer's slate roof. The roof had been neglected, but the work we did will ensure that the roof will still last for years and years. Being able to handle projects like this one shows why GF Sprague is the slate roofing expert in Massachusetts.
Copper Panel Installation and Slate Roof Replacement in Winchester, MA
For this job, we installed new copper panels onto the slate roof. This was required after replacing several of the slates once the copper section was finished. This job is another example of how great slate and copper look together.
Copper Roofing in Cambridge, MA
This house in Cambridge was in need of some updating. We replaced the existing copper panels with new ones. The new panels are a little more narrow than the old ones, which will lead to less warping and bending over the life of the panels.
Slate & Copper Roofing in Arlington, MA
For this job, a copper panel was installed to repair the roof, and the slates on this section of the roof were replaced as well. This type of maintenance is a necessity for making sure your slate roof lasts as long as it should.
Copper Wash on a Shingle Roof in Belmont, MA
For this project, we had to address the issue of ice dams forming in the valley of this shingle roof. Water would pool up where the three angles of the shingle roof met as it was not draining properly, and during the winter this would freeze and cause massive ice dams. The solution our certified expert came up with was to replace this section of the roof with copper. This copper wash will allow the water to drain much more easily, and as you can see in the first picture our crew replaced a large section of the shingle roof as well, taking care to tie the ice & water shield cleanly into the copper. This will ensure water does not penetrate the roof, and the copper will allow the water to run right off and drain properly.
Copper Roof Replacement in Belmont, MA
The existing copper roof at this home was starting to leak so we replaced the panels. Not only does the shiny new copper look fantastic, but the precise seals created by our expert craftsmen when soldering the panels will let water run right off the roof rather than into it. The first photo also shows the ice and water shield which goes underneath the copper panels.
Inset Dormer Installation in Belmont, MA
For this customer in Belmont, we provided some repair work on an inset dormer around one of the windows. We used copper to give the house a newer look, and the new work will prevent any leaking or future damage. Check out our photo gallery for more pictures of this job.
Copper Panels on Slate Roof in Belmont, MA
For this project, we needed to make some repairs to a slate roof as part of its regular maintenance. Rather than replacing the slates, we decided that going with copper panels along the last few feet of the roof and new copper gutters would be the best solution. Not only will these help maintain the roof and allow water to flow off the roof to avoid leaks and damage from ice dams, but it adds a great element of curb appeal as well.
Tying a Rubber Roof Into Shingles in Belmont, MA
This customer had been experiencing continuous issues with this part of their roof. We decided that a rubber flat roof would be the best solution, and our skilled crew was able to easily tie the new rubber roof into the existing shingles.
Custom Copper Panels with a Spanish Tile Roof in Brookline, MA
This homeowner called us looking for a routine inspection of their Spanish tile roof, wanting an exterior restoration company with experience in working on Spanish tile roofs. Upon our inspection, our certified expert realized that the lower section of the roof was beginning to leak. The solution was installing new copper panels, leaving the homeowner with a strong and beautiful roof. By calling us early on, this homeowner was able to prevent a small problem from becoming a big headache.
Slate Roof Repair & Carpentry Work in Brookline, MA
This customer had a few slates fall off the roof, as well as some other damage in the same area. Our expert crew was able to completely accommodate all of this customer's needs. From the slates to the damaged wood - even to replacing the soil pipes with copper.
Slate Roof Tile Repair in Jamaica Plain, MA
These customers called us with a concern over falling ice and snow causing damage to their home. Not only did we cure that issue with a snow rail, but we also adhered protective ice and water shield along the lower three feet of the roof. We also restored the lower slate roof, and this customer will not have to deal with snow avalanching off the roof anymore!
Shingle Roof Installation in Milton, MA
Homeowner called in looking to have their entire roof replaced. They had 2 layers of deteriorating asphalt shingles on their roof that they wanted removed and replaced with brand new asphalt shingles. We installed ice and water shield to the roof board and installed shingles thereafter.
Copper Valley Installation on Slate Roof in Newton, MA
Great work done by Jake Pedro on this beautiful home in Newton, MA. Old valley had begun to fail and because of the high traffic nature of the roof, the felt beneath had begun to rot. Replaced the felt with high-quality Ice and Water shield and installed a new, custom fabricated valley.
Flat Seam Copper Roof Replacement in Newton, MA
For this project, we had to replace a section of a slate roof. While replacing this section of the roof with slate was an option, the best choice was to replace the slates with flat seam copper. Our expert craftsmen were able to solder each of these panels together perfectly, leaving the homeowners with a roof that will be both look great and be leak-free!
Slate Repair & Rubber Roof in Newton, MA
For this project in Newton, MA we needed to replace a few damaged slates and repair a rubber roof. Our crew removed the slates so they could properly run the rubber up the roof, creating a leak-proof barrier. This will also help alleviate any damage that future ice dams could cause. They finished the job by replacing the damaged slates, leaving the roof looking great.
Slate, Membrane, and Copper Gutters on the Iconic Newton Library in Newton, MA
The membrane roof way up on top, the slate roofs, and the copper gutters are in incredible condition after 27 years. This is the type of craftsmanship and longevity that we stand by with every project.
Roof & Insulation Replacement in Newton Center, MA
This customer called us regarding not only a new roof but the fact that they were losing a lot of heat through the roof. We were able to work with an insulation company to install more efficient insulation before replacing the existing roof with new shingles.
Roof & Gutter Replacement in Newton Upper Falls, MA
This customer had an issue when a tree fell through their garage roof, leaving a hole in the roof and taking out part of the gutter as well. The new roof will ensure that everything inside the garage is safe and protected.
Slate Dormer Roof with Copper Valleys in Newton, MA
In this job, we found that the homeowner's original valleys were causing water to seep into their home through cracks in the material. As a result, we reinstalled their slate shingles and placed brand new copper valleys and ridges onto the dormer roof.
Copper Wash in Newton Lower Falls, MA
For this job we installed a new copper wash to help water flow down and off the roof as it should. These photos show the ice and water shield that our team lays out first and also shows how the copper is perfectly tied into the existing shingles.
Shed Renovation: Roof, Window, Siding and Door Replacement- Needham, MA
After completing a full barn renovation for this customer, we got the call back to do a matching renovation of their shed. The previous structure was a run-down chicken coupe that did not serve much purpose beyond being an eyesore! The GFS team tore the shed down to the studs and rebuilt it to full function. In addition to new roofing, siding and gutters, the customer also opted to put in new windows and a custom door to match the barn. The old chicken coupe now serves as a beautiful new addition to the customer's home, and is used for kids play and extra storage. This project truly put the "fun" in function :)
Standing Sweep Copper Roof – Wellesley, MA
Replaced old standing sweep copper roof over bay windows in Wellesley, MA. Also, known as a copper sweep awning, this standing seam design is the perfect combination of beauty and functionality. Great to keep your entryways or windows leak-free and water-tight with style!
Custom Copper Craftsmanship in Wellesley, MA
This homeowner called us to replace some copperwork on their home that had worn out and was in need of replacement. Our craftsmen were able to fabricate new copper panels to the exact size needed, and solder them all together to create a watertight seal. Now, these homeowners get to see this beautiful overhang every time they walk into their home.
Slate Roof Leak Repair in Needham, MA
This homeowner called us to solve their issue of water leaking in around the dormer. Our certified expert inspected the area and realized the issue was stemming from metal along the top of the dormer which had worn out. Installing a new piece of custom fabricated copper fixed this issue, and installing slates around the new copper will keep this roof watertight. This type of custom copper work is something our crew can fabricate for any project, giving you exactly the fit your project needs.
Replacement Bay Window with Copper in Winchester, MA
This customer needed to have their bay window replaced as water was starting to leak in around it. We not only installed a brand new bay window, but we also installed copper panels above the window. These will not only prevent future leaks but make the window look even better too!
Copper Installation on a Window in Cambridge, MA
This homeowner called us for several restoration projects on their home in Cambridge. One aspect of the restoration was repairing a few of the windows, as they had begun to leak. We decided that copper was the best option, as it will solve the leak issue and provide a great aesthetic as well. All that's left for this part of the project is replacing a few sections of the wood trim.
Skylight in Brookline, MA
Challenge After years of wear and a lifetime dealing with rain, snow, and wind; this skylight in Brookline, Ma developed a leak in it's foundation bringing water through the ceiling and into the home. The foundation surrounding the original skylight was improperly designed with an unnecessary ledge (termination bar) extending on each side creating the possiblity for water pockets to develop. Solution By removing the ledge, (termination bar) and running rubber up the side of the foundation, we were able to eliminate the possibilty of water pockets developingn. This renovation in Brookline, Ma will direct water down the roof and prevent any further leaks or damage from weather and/or age.
Skylight Installation in Dedham, MA
The skylight was failing and water was leaking in all around it, as the existing flashing had worn out. We decided that rather than just repairing the flashing, entirely new skylights were the best option. The new product will work much better, and it definitely looks great too.
Siding & Shingle Roof Repair in Newton, MA
This customer called us after experiencing a few leaks in their shingle roof. An inspection showed that the leak was coming where the roof met the siding, meaning the shingles there needed to be replaced. We were able to replace these shingles, and more importantly properly wrap the area with ice & water shield to prevent water from getting into the roof again.
Metal Roof in Roxbury, MA
Project in Roxbury, Ma included metal roof replacement over entry room and bay windows. The black metal roof was an excellent solution to the customer's leaky roofs that provided function as well as a nice aesthetic touch. Metal roofs are popping up more and more in the Boston area and are a great product for standing up to the unpredictable New England weather as well as complementing the traditional look of older homes.
Flat Roof Installation in Jamaica Plain, MA
An old flat roof had begun to leak and allow water to seep behind the siding. We replaced the rubber and installed new siding with ice and water shield beneath. Also threw in some new custom copper gutters on this beautiful home in Jamaica Plain, Ma.
Roof Replacement and Insulation Installation in Newton, MA
This job started out as a simple reshingling but after removing the old shingle our craftsmen realized there was little to no insulation, which can cause massive heating bills in these cold New England winters. After conferring with the homeowner we installed new insulation before reshingling with high quality CertainTeed shingles.
Tile Valley Repair in Lexington, MA
Tile roofs are relatively rare occurence in the northeast, however we do still come across them. In this situation an improperly installed valley had caused leaking and damage to the home below. We replaced the valley to prevent any further damage on this home in Lexington, Ma. It also looks much better than the original solution!
Copper Flashing in Lexington, MA
A tricky roof with a large flat portion meant that we couldn't just extend the tiling to the edge, and the homeowner didn't want a rubber roof. Our solution for this home in Lexington, Ma was to install custom fabricated copper panels which were then soldering together to provide extremely strong protection against snow and water!
Copper Wash and Step Flashing Installation in Belmont, MA
When this homeowner contacted us the join between their two roofs was leaking profusely. To prevent any further leaking we removed the deteriorated shingle and installed a copper wash which prevented further leaking and cleaned up the roof. We also installed step flashing down the sides to help prevent water from leaking through the slate and siding.
Shingle Roof Replacement in Newton, MA
This homeowner called us after having several leaks come through their shingle roof on their garage. Once we stripped off the existing shingles, the severity of the rotting in the wood underneath was completely evident. Our crew replaced all of this wood before installing the new shingle roof, giving this garage a new shingle roof that will last for years and years.
Tile Roof Valley Repair in Newton Center, MA
This part of this project was all about repairing damage along the valley of this tile roof. There were several spots where the tiles were damaged, so our crew stripped the valley back to the wood on either side to start this project. This allowed them to make sure the roof was watertight before replacing the broken tiles, bringing this project to a close!
Copper Panel Installation on Slate Roof in Waban, MA
Homeowner were struggling with ice damns. While the ice damns had not caused damage to the house yet, the homeowners decided to nip the problem in the bud and prevent any damage in the future by installing copper panels.
Leaky Chimney Repair in Concord, MA
This past customer called us after experiencing leaks in their single roof. They were happy with the work we did on their garage roof before, so they decided we were the right company to call. When our certified expert inspected the roof, he discovered that the leak was not coming in through the roof, but rather through the chimney! The best course of action was to repair the chimney and replace the worn out flashings surrounding it. The end result is a restored chimney with beautiful copper flashings and a copper cap, and most importantly leaks will be a thing of the past for these happy homeowners.
Rubber Roof Installation in Concord, MA
For this job in Concord, Ma we converted a piece of roof that had been developing severe ice damns to rubber. Directly beneath this piece of roof was heater that had been causing snow to form ice damns, by swapping this part of the roof to rubber we helped mitigate any damage that would be caused by the back up.
Copper Paneling on Town Hall in Canton, MA
The copper panels over the Canton Town Hall's entrance way had begun to leak, due to faulty seams on the welds. One of our craftsman, Matt, removed the old panels and window flashing and replaced them with some new copperwork that turned out great!
Soil Pipe Repair in Needham, MA
Soil pipes help to move any exhaust or fumes from your laundry machines and bathroom out of the house. This soil pipe was not only leaking from the PVC pipe itself, but from the incorrect flashing done on the sides. We went in, removed the old soil pipe and replaced it with a proper pipe and flashing.
Roof Replacement in Waban, MA
Areas like this on roof can be problematic when re-roofing. Ensuring a watertight seal around the roof vent is of paramount importance! Roof replacement on this home in Waban, Ma came out beautiful and will leave this customer water-tight for a long time to come.
Slate Roof & Copper Install in Weston, MA
For this project we had to replace several broken slates on this dormer in Weston. Our crew replaced the slates and installed copper along the edge of the dormer too. While the new copper gives the slates a beautiful new accent, but it will also help keep the dormer watertight and have these homeowners leak free for years to come.
Shingle Roof Replacement in Weston, MA
This customer called us because their roof was leaking. Upon our inspection of the roof, our certified expert determined that the existing roof was too deteriorated to repair. Instead, we decided that replacing the roof would be the best option both in terms of functionality and appearance.
Custom Copper Flashing in Wellesley, MA
A very unique roof with a very neat solution in Wellesley, Ma. A ledge on the side of the house had been collecting water and snow causing water to leak down inside the siding, Our solution was to flash the area with some custom fabricated mini copper panels.
Copper Panel Installation in Westwood, MA
For this project we had to replace the roof over a front entryway. There were a few different options these homeowners could have gone with, but copper was the right choice as the panels will work great and add a beautiful aesthetic touch as well!
Ridge Shingle Replacement in Westborough, MA
The shingles over the ridges of these dormers has been severely damaged by wear and tear. If this damage continued to worsen, it could have eventually allowed water to leak into the tops of the dormers. Luckily we caught this in time, and our crew was easily able to replace these shingles, making sure the dormers will be leak free.
Lead-Coated Copper Gutters in Cambridge, MA
Customer was experiencing leaks in their gutters due to weather and age. Moisture was affecting their fascia boards, and water was evidently entering their attic. We went forward with replacing their gutters with brand new, lead-coated gutters.
Downspout Replacement in Newton, MA
The original downspout had been improperly crimped, causing water to run down the outside of the pipe and leak into the building. We removed the faulty downspout and replaced it with one we fabricated ourselves to ensure a seamless fit.
New Copper Gutter in Newton, MA
These homeowners called us after noticing that water was flowing right over their gutters rather than through them. We found that not only were the aluminum gutters full of leaves but they were pretty damaged as well. New copper gutters were able to solve the issue, allowing water to drain properly and adding a nice touch of curb appeal too!
Custom Built Copper Gutter Installation on Two Front Elevations in West Newton, MA
These homeowners wanted to update their gutters and also add curb appeal to their home. We hand fabricated these copper gutters in our modern sheet metal shop.Not only will these new gutters function well, but they will last for over 50 years, as well as compliment the slate roof.
New Copper Gutters in Newton Center, MA
For this job we replaced the old and damaged aluminum gutters with copper gutters. Not only do the new gutters give the house an updated look, but they will work much more effectively. See more pictures from this job in our photo gallery!
Copper Gutter Liner on Slate Roof in Waban, MA
This house in Newton, Ma was originally built with ornamental wooden gutters, and as they aged they began to rot out. By lining them with copper we improve the performance of the roof while still retaining the house's original style!
Copper Gutter Installation in Newton Upper Falls, MA
This customer had been experiencing issues with their gutters not working properly for years before they decided to call us. Not only do the new copper gutters give the property a great new look, but they also ensure water flows off the roof properly.
Lead Coated Copper Gutters in Weston, MA
This customer was having issues with the existing gutters leaking profusely and with water running behind them rather than through them. When deciding what type of gutters would work best when replacing the existing system, our certified expert decided that lead coated copper would be the best option.
Aluminum Gutters in Weston, MA
Homeowner called about a leak in their home underneath a metal roof. When we went in to inspect, we found an extremely aged shingle roof, malfunctioning gutters, and poor ridge ventilation. Here is the before and after of the new aluminum gutters.
Aluminum Gutter Installation in Wellesley Hills, MA
Homeowner called about a rotting wooden gutter system that was causing leaks and ice dams. The lack of depth on the wood gutters lead to build up in debris and poor distribution of precipitation. We went forward with installing new fascia boards, soffit, and aluminum gutters.
Aluminum Gutters in Wellesley, MA
This homeowner called in about rotting wooden gutters that needed to be replaced before the rainy season. After inspecting their home we found that they not only needed to replace their gutters but their fascia boards as well. As a result, we replaced their fascia boards and installed brand new aluminum gutters which offer greater durability and protection for their home.
Lead Coated Copper Gutter Installation in Framingham, MA
This homeowner called us to take a look at their gutters which were not draining properly and water was running right off the roof rather than through the gutters. Our inspection showed that the gutters were damaged and pitched incorrectly, so new gutters were the best option. This homeowner decided they liked the coated copper gutter option, and the new gutters came out looking great.
Chimney Flashing Repair in Reading, MA
This customer was experiencing leaks in their master bedroom that was damaging their furniture. After inspection, we found that their chimney flashing was severely damaged and needed to be repaired. We replaced their old flashing with brand new copper flashing.
Botched Chimney Repair Finally Fixed in Brookline, MA
This customer had previously had their chimney repaired, but the job was botched as the gunk solution failed. Our expert craftsmen provided a real, permanant, and watertight solution by installing copper flashings. Not only will these flashings solve the leaky chimney issues, but it drastically increases the beauty of the chimney as well.
Chimney Flashing in Jamaica Plain, MA
Customer was experiencing a leak coming from the rear part of their roof. Not only was there an issue with the skylight, but our certified experts found that their chimney mortar and flashing were damaged and in need of repair. Here are some shorts of the chimney flashing before and after it was repaired.