Frequently Asked Questions

It’s our goal to arm you with all the information you need to make the best choice for your family. We are here to answer your roofing, siding and window questions. 

Roofing questions

How do I know if my roof needs to be replaced?

If your roof is over 20 years old or it’s beginning to show signs of cracking, buckling, sagging or leaking, it’s time to replace your roof. The best way to know for sure is to get in contact with an experienced roofing contractor and schedule an inspection. 

How long does it take to replace a roof?

Roof replacements take about a week on average, but that number can go up or down depending on the size and scope of your project.

What is the best brand of shingles?

The answer is subjective, but we personally install Owens Corning shingles, as we believe they provide the best balance of value, longevity and durability for our customers.

Does Couto Construction repair roof storm damage?

Yes. Couto Construction's expert roof repair team has been serving the Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island area for over 30 years with professional storm damage repair. If you think your roof was damaged by a recent or old storm, schedule a free quote with our team. 

How do I know if my roof has storm damage?

Shingles can sustain damage from intense rain, hail, wind, and various other weather elements. Following a severe storm, shingles might display signs like bruising, cracking, lifting, curling, scratches, or losing granules. If you believe your roof may have suffered damage from a storm, it's wise to hire a roofing expert for an inspection.

Siding questions

How often should I replace my siding?

Siding should be replaced every 10-15 years in Massachusetts. After about 10 years, you should have a siding expert come out to evaluate the siding's overall health.

How much does new siding cost?

New siding projects can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $25,000+, depending on the size of your home and the material used.

What are the advantages of vinyl siding?

Vinyl siding comes in a wide variety of style options and is naturally waterproof and fireproof. What's more, it's mold and mildew-resistant.

Windows, Gutters & Doors questions

Is it more affordable to replace all your windows at once?

Yes. Windows are cheaper when you buy them in bulk. It's more cost-effective in the long run to replace all your windows at once, rather than one at a time.

How much do new gutters cost?

The average window replacement in Massachusetts will cost anywhere between $150 and $2,000 per window, depending on the window type. Bay windows are much more expensive to replace, while smaller casement windows run much cheaper.

What is the most durable door material?

Metal doors are the most durable door type available, but many people stay away from them due to their price and weight. Vinyl doors are a nice alternative, as they offer premium durability with a much more reasonable price tag.

Finance options questions

How much does it cost to get an estimate?

Absolutely nothing! All of our estimates are absolutely free and come with zero obligation.

How much does a new roof cost in Massachusetts?

The average cost of a roof in Massachusetts falls somewhere between $10,000 and $36,000. This number depends on the size and slope of the roof, the material used, and the labor costs.

I can't afford that. Do you offer financing?

We do! We offer zero down and 0% interest with zero payments for six months. After that point, we offer financing for up to 10 years.

Still have questions about your upcoming roofing project?Contact Couto Construction and talk to one of our home improvement experts today.