Archive for December, 2012

Tips from your Baltimore County Roofer to help you Protect your Roof

Friday, December 21st, 2012

roof repairYour roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. When your roof is damaged, your home is exposed to the full force of Mother Nature. This is why it is so important to take a proactive approach to roof maintenance  to make sure your roof is problem free

Tips to help you Protect your Roof

1. Regular Roof Inspections make all the Difference: The first step in protecting your roof is to perform regular roof inspections. Look for damaged or missing shingles, dark spots, and other signs of wear and tear. If you notice anything, be sure to contact your local Baltimore roofer as soon as possible.

2. Attic Insulation is a Must: Proper attic insulation will help protect your roof while also making your home more energy efficient. That is what we call a win-win!

3. Don’t forget Attic Ventilation: Attic ventilation helps protect your roof from condensation and humidity, which can damage your roof from the inside.

4. Remove Moss…and Fast: Moss of your roof is common, yet it is actually a fairly serious issue. Moss slowly eats away at your roofing shingles, putting your roof and your home at risk. Because of this, it is important to deal with moss as soon as you spot it.

5. Protect those Gutters: When you gutters are clogged they cannot do their job. However, climbing a ladder ever few months and cleaning your gutters can be a real hassle. This is why we recommend installing gutter guards.

6. Trust the Roofing Experts at Garner Roofing!

When the need to repair your roof arises, it is important to choose a contractor you can rely, a contractor like Garner Roofing!  We will send one of our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified roofing technicians to your home to inspect your roof and provide options based on your needs.

We can help extend the useful life of your roof!

If you have any questions about Baltimore County Roof Maintenance or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation / siding consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

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Moisture, your Roof, & Leak Repair from your Baltimore County Roofer

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

roof repairThe wood decking of your roof should never get wet. This is why it is covered with shingles which are designed to repel water and shed it from the roof surface.   Occasionally, shingles are damaged or blown off during high winds leaving your roof vulnerable which is when leaks occur.

If you notice the warning signs of a roof leak (a water stain on your ceiling, dark spots in your attic, puddles of water, etc.), be sure to address the problems as quickly as possible. Fixing a small roof leak now is much more cost effective than allowing the little issue to become a major problem while repairing a roof leak may seem like an easy task, trust us…it’s not! You will more than likely need to call a professional roofer to both locate and fix the leak.

Professionals are professionals for a reason. We have the experience, the tools, and the know-how to get the job done right!

Garner Roofing: Your Baltimore County Roofer

Garner Roofing specializes in Leak Investigation & Repair. And our systemized approach to leak investigation and repair has allowed Garner Roofing to maintain a high first call success ratio. So why call anyone else? The factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified technicians at Garner Roofing have the experience and knowledge to diagnose and repair even the most stubborn roof leaks as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

If you have any questions about Roof Repair or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation / siding consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

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Roof Maintenance Tip #1: Cleaning the Gutters really does matter

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

When it comes to protecting your roof and extending its life, regular roof maintenance is the key. And while this may seem like a daunting task, preventative maintenance is actually fairly easy. And the first step involves cleaning your gutters.

Keeping your gutters clear is extremely important. If your gutters clog, water can back up under your shingles, damaging your roof and eventually leaking into your home.

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Roof Maintenance Tip #1: Cleaning the Gutters

All you will need is a ladder, gloves, a wire brush, roofing cement, and a garden hose.

Step 1: For starters, it is important to remove debris, like leaves, twigs, birds’ nests, and anything else, from your gutters. This debris could prevent water from efficiently flowing through your gutters. And be sure to wear gloves. You don’t want to cut your hands on anything.

Step 2: Next, using the garden hose, wash any remaining debris from your gutters and watch to make sure everything is flowing properly.

Step 3: If you notice standing water, then you need to fix the slope of your gutters right away. You can eliminate sags by simply lifting the gutter some and repairing any loose hangers. You could also try bending the hanger up with some pliers. If these solutions don’t work, you may need to install a new hangar.

Step 4: If you notice any rust in your gutters, scrape it away using the wire brush. Then apply a thin layer of roofing cement.

Step 5: While cleaning your gutters, if you notice any damage to your roof, call your local roofer as soon as possible!

Garner Roofing: Your Baltimore County Roofer

If you notice any damage to your roof, give Garner Roofing a call. We will send one of our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified roofing to your home to inspect your roof. We will then provide you with options based on our findings.

If you have any questions about Roof Maintenance or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation / siding consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

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Baltimore County Roof Repair Tips: How to save Money on Roof Maintenance

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

With the economy still in shambles, homeowners do not have the money to pay for expensive roof repairs. Because of this, it is important to adopt a proactive approach to roof maintenance. This will allow you to catch small roof problems early and prevent them from becoming major issues. This will help extend the life of your roof, saving you money in the process.

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Proactive Roof Maintenance Tips

1. Be Proactive: At a minimum, you should inspect your roof and perform maintenance annually. Ideally, you would do this bi-annually or more frequently. Remember, the more proactive you are, the less likely you will experience a major roofing problem.

2. Know the Signs: If you don’t know what you are looking for, there is very little point in looking. So what should you look for when inspecting your roof? 1) Roof debris can damage shingles puncture your roof. If you notice and excessive roof debris, like large branches, remove them immediately. 2) Inspect your gutter. If your gutters are clogged, then they cannot do their job properly. This could cause water to back up into your attic. 3) Look for dark spots. This could be a sign of more serious damage. Do not approach the dark spot and call your local roof immediately. 4) If you notice any leaks, try and find the source. Hint: the source of the leak is not always directly above the leak itself. Leaks are tricky. 5) Do you notice any missing or damaged shingles? If so, have them repaired right away. If a shingle is damaged or missing, it can obviously not do its job properly.

3. Hire an Expert Baltimore County Roofer: Do you know how to fix your roof problem? If not, don’t even try. You may end up doing more harm than good, which could cost you more money in the long run. So sit back and leave the roof repair to the professionals.

Garner Roofing: The Easy Choice for Roof Repair in Baltimore County

When the need to repair your roof arises, it is important to choose a contractor you can rely, a contractor that will not try to milk you for all your worth, a contractor you can rely on for good advice and quality workmanship, a contractor like Garner Roofing! We will inspect your roof and provide options based on your needs and budget.

Our factory trained and certified roof mechanics can extend the useful life of many roofs without breaking the bank!

If you have any questions about Baltimore County Roof Repair or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation / siding consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

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Protect your Roof this Holiday Season: Tips from a Baltimore Roofer

Friday, December 7th, 2012

A few weeks ago, we offered several tips to help you stay safe while hanging holiday decorations. This week, we are offering several tips to keep your ROOF safe while you are hanging holiday decorations.

Often times, people don’t stop to think about how their holiday decorations will affect their roof.

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Tips to Protect your Roof this Holiday Season

1. Beware of Ice: The further into the winter season we get, the more dangerous the task becomes for you and your roof. So consider hanging those lights and other decorations in late fall to help avoid icy roofs. Icy shingles are not only dangerous to walk on, but they are also more brittle and easy to break.

2. Use Outdoor Bulbs: Believe it or not, not all Christmas bulbs are designed for outdoor use. So check the packaging and make sure the lights you use are rated for outdoor use. If they aren’t, don’t use them. Indoor lights can short out when they get wet which can cause a fire.

3. No Staples or Nails: Attaching Christmas lights to your roof can be tricky business. Under no circumstance should you ever use staples or nails to do so! For starters, staples and nails put holes in your roof. Needless to say, this is bad. Secondly, staples and nails can easily sever wires, increasing the risk of fire. So instead of staples and nails, opt for gutter and shingle clips.

4. Don’t Damage those Gutters: Do not hang too much wieght on your gutters. They are not designed to hold the weight of some heavy holiday decorations. A broken gutter can easily lead to a leaky roof.

Happy Holidays from Garner Roofing!

If you have any questions about Protecting your Roof this Holiday Season or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation / siding consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

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Extend the Life of your Roof with these Tips from a Baltimore County Roofer

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Your home is one of the largest investments you will ever make. So it only makes sense to protect that investment. That is why you purchase homeowners insurance. But do you want to know the best way to protect your home? It is actually quite simple.

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Protect your Roof!

Your roof protects everything; your family, your possessions, and your home. Your roof is your first line of defense against Mother Nature and the elements. So protect your roof; protect your home.

Tips for Extending the Life of your Roof

1. Cut away Overhanging Branches: Are there any trees hanging over your home? If so, be sure to cut away any overhanging branches. If left alone, these branches could fall and damage your roof.

2. Clean your Roof: Leaves, branches, and other debris can damage your roof if not properly dealt with.

3. Clean your Gutters: If your gutters are clogged, they cannot properly do their job. This could result in water backing up under your shingles and into your attic.

4. Timely Roof Repairs: If you notice any issues with your roof, from missing or damaged shingles to roof leaks and anything in between, be sure to address these problems in a timely manner. Fixing a small problem now is much more cost effective than allowing that little issue to become a major roofing catastrophe.

5. Call Garner Roofing! We will inspect your roof and provide options based on your needs. More than half of the roofs inspected by the factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified roofing technicians at Garner Roofing do not need replacement! We can extend the useful life of many roofs without the expense of total replacement.

If you have any questions about Extending the Life of your Roof or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation / siding consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

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