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About Rhode Island Roofing
Roofing contractors are essential to the building process. They're responsible for consulting, new roof installation and repairing damaged roofs. Roofing contractors know and recommend the best roofing system for your home. On the residential side, roofing contractors use metal and asphalt materials primarily. Roofing contractors also work with cedar shank in certain climates. Other responsibilities include both waterproofing and winterizing roofs.
The tiny state of Rhode Island experiences heavy humidity, with short summers. The winters are frigid, with temperature averaging 28 degrees. In the summer, the average temperature is 73 degrees. The record low for Rhode Island was -23 degrees on January 11, 1942. The record high for the state was 104 degrees on August 2, 1975. Average rainfall is 46.5 inches while snowfall averages around 37 inches. Rhode Island also experiences hurricanes.
The state of Rhode Island requires all contractors to be licensed. Contractors must apply with the Contractors' Registration Board in Providence. Roofing contractors aren't required to take an exam, but they must provide proof of liability insurance for at least $500,000, workers' compensation insurance, and unemployment compensation insurance.
Energy Efficient Roofs
According to ENERGY STAR guidelines, the most energy efficient roofs are metal and single-ply. It's a good idea to choose products manufactured by ENERGY STAR partners like GAF-Elk. Epoch Remodelers uses GAF-Elk's Marquis WeatherMax roofing shingles, which are made to withstand New England's harsh winter weathers and prevent tearing.
The most unusual rooftop in Rhode Island belongs to a mosque in North Smithfield. This rooftop is primarily flat but features a golden dome. The most recognizable building in Rhode Island is the State Capital Building, built at the start of the 20th century. It's the world's 4th largest dome made exclusively of marble, putting it in the ranks of the Taj Mahal and St. Peter's Basilica. A 500-pound gold-covered, bronze statue named Independent Man tops the dome.