New Roof and Second Floor Addition on a Waterfront Cottage in Wareham

These clients had extensive storm damage to their roof. Upon careful inspection by Innovation Construction and a conversation with the client, it was decided that the best move both for now and for future generations would be to add a second floor. This gave them two new bedrooms, a new bath, and plenty of room for future grandkids to come and play!

Looking to add on to your home or redo your roof? Give us a call for ideas and an estimate!

Algae Streaks on Roofs

You’ve seen them.  Those unsightly black streaks on the roof of an otherwise-beautiful home.  They are not caused by soot from the chimney, as some may believe, but are actually algae that form on the shingles.

Algae grows most often on a roof that is shaded by trees, or on the North side of the home, which receives less sunlight.

Does this black algae shorten the life of a roof? Some say it really has no affect. Others disagree, arguing that the algae actually feeds off of the limestone filler that’s an ingredient in many asphalt shingles. (more…)

Increase Cost of Building Materials After a Rough Winter

The building industry cannot escape the law of supply and demand.

Recently there was an article in an online roofing magazine (RoofingAuthority.com) reporting a double digit increase in the price of shingles.  The increase is due to the increased demand for shingles in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.  Imagine the huge number of roofs needing to be replaced after the devastating hurricane.  Manufacturers shipped large supply orders to the east coast, leaving less for the rest of the country. (more…)