Archive for January, 2013

Don’t put off that Baltimore Roof Replacement because of Cost

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

As a roofer, I hear it all the time: “We don’t want to replace our roof right now because it costs too much. We will just wait for a little while.” While this is definitely your right as a homeowner, let me caution you. Putting off an inevitable roof replacement could end up costing you more money in the long run. How?

1. Roof Repairs: While the occasional roof repair is okay, paying for repairs every few months just doesn’t make sense. When roof repairs become more and more frequent, that smaller price tag can quickly add up.

2. Roof Emergencies: Putting off a roof repair could put your roof and your home at risk. Older roofs are prone to larger and more catastrophic failures, which could put a pretty serious dent in your wallet.

3. Energy Efficiency: Are your energy bills inexplicably rising? If so, it could be because your old roof just isn’t energy efficient. A new roof could be the solution to your energy woes, drastically improving the energy efficiency of your home.

Eventually, every roof will need to be replaced. What about yours?  If your roof is 15-20 years old and is starting to show its age, you may be the prime candidate for a new roof.

Garner Roofing: Your Baltimore Roofer

If you think it may be time to replace your roof, give Garner Roofing a call. We will send one of our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified roofers to your home to inspect roof and provide you with an honest assessment of your roofing needs. You may be surprised to learn that more than half of the roofs we inspect do not need replacement. However, if you do need a new roof, don’t panic. We will work with you to make the process as affordable as possible.

If you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today! Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Hang out with us on Google+!

Roof Repairs vs. Roof Replacements: A Baltimore Roofer explains the Considerations

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Roof replacements and roof repairs. One sounds scary and the other, not so much. However, you may be surprised to learn that sometimes roof replacements are not only a necessary decision, but also the most beneficial choice you can make as a homeowner.

There will come a time when you seem to be calling your local roofer every month or so to repair a roof leak, some damaged flashing, missing shingles, or some other roofing issue. This may seem like the most cost-effective way to maintain your roof, but these small repair costs add up. Eventually, there will come a time when roof repairs are just not a cost-effective way to maintain your roof. This is when roof replacement becomes not only necessary, but beneficial.

Roof Repairs vs. Roof Replacements

Roof Repair

  1. Cost: Occasional roof repairs are much more economical than a complete roof replacement. However, when these repairs become more and more frequent, you may need to re-evaluate your plan of action.
  2. Time: It is typically much easier and less time consuming to fix a roof issue, like a few missing shingles or a leaky roof, than it would be to completely replace the existing roof.
  3. Put off Roof Replacement: In today’s economy, homeowners are leery to spend thousands of dollars on a new roof. For this reason, roof repairs are much more appealing.

Roof Replacement

  1. Long-term Solution: While roof repairs are nice, a complete roof replacement is a much more long term solution.
  2. Great Investment: Not only do roof replacements have a great return on investment (67%), but a new roof will also increase the resale value of your home.
  3. Increased Energy Efficiency: A new roof could be the solution to your energy woes. Old roofs let warm air escape during the winter and let warm air in during the summer. Your new roof should drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home.
  4. Curb Appeal: Last but not least, new roofs just look good!
Garner Roofing: Your Baltimore Roof Replacement (and Roof Repair) Expert!

When a roof replacement is your best option, you need to call a roofer you can trust. You need to call Garner Roofing. Our representatives and installers are factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified.

If you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today! Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Hang out with us on Google+!

Roof Replacement Tips from a Baltimore Roofer: 10 Signs you need a New Roof

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Over the years, every roof begins to show its age. Still, with a little preventative maintenance and the occasional roof repair, you can easily prolong the life of you roof. Eventually, however, it is an inevitability that your roof will need to be replaced.

So how do you know when your roof needs to be replaced?

10 Signs you need a New Roof

1. Damaged or Missing Shingles: Your shingles are your home’s first layer of protection from the elements. So when these shingles are damaged or missing, it puts your roof and your home at risk.

2. Roof Leak: Roof leaks are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Not only is there a problem with your roof, but the issue has most likely caused water damage inside your home.

3. Sagging Ceiling: If you notice the ceiling in your home beginning to sag, it is a clear sign of a roof leak.

4. Water Stains: If you notice any wet, dark spots on your roof decking, this is an immediate indicator of a larger problem.

5. Granule Loss: The granules of your asphalt shingles play an important role in the protection of your roof. So when you notice an excessive amount of granules in your gutters, this could be cause for alarm.

6. Dark Streaks: Dark streaks require immediate assistance from a roofing professional.

7. Damaged Flashing: Damaged flashing is one of the most common causes of roof leaks.

8. Algae or Moss: Moss will eat away at your asphalt granules, putting your home at risk.

9. Drip…Drip…Drip: What’s that noise? If it is dripping and it is coming from above, you should check it out right away. It could very well be an indicator of a leaky roof.

10. Age: If you notice any problems with your roof and it is older than 15 years, roof replacement may be your best option.

Garner Roofing: Your Baltimore Roof Replacement Contractor

Eventually, every roof will need to be replaced. What about yours? Well, you may be surprised to learn that more than half of the roofs we inspect do not need replacement. We can actually repair most roofs, forgoing a complete roof replacement. So before you start to panic, give the roofing experts at Garner Roofing a call. We will send one of our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified to inspect your roof and provide you with an honest assessment.

If we determine that you do need a new roof, don’t panic. We will help make the process as painless as possible!

If you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today! Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Hang out with us on Google+!

Roof Replacement Return on Investment (ROI) explained by a Baltimore Roofer

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Before you pick up that hammer or call your local contractor, remember that not all home improvement projects are created equal. It pays to prioritize your projects, picking and choosing those home improvements that will add value to your home and money in your pocket. So what are some of the best projects in terms of Return on Investment (ROI)?

  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • New Deck
  • New Siding
  • Window Replacement
  • Roof Replacement
roof replacement

Roof replacements are a great home improvement project to tackle, with an average return on investment between 60 to 65%. Not only that, but roof replacement also…

  1. Protects your home from the elements. Your old roof may have developed a leak ro two over time. Your new roof will better shield your home and your loved one’s from Mother Nature.
  2. Enhances your home’s curb appeal. In fact, Realtors estimate that as much as 40% of your home’s curb appeal is linked to your roof.
  3. Improves the resale value of your home.
  4. Makes your home easier to sell. Homebuyers look for several things when purchasing a home, including updated kitchens, remodeled bathrooms, and new roofs.
  5. Improves the energy efficiency of your home.
  6. Saves you money. There comes a point when replacing your old roof makes more sense than constantly paying for roof repairs.

Garner Roofing: Your Source for Baltimore Roof Replacements!

If you are interested in investing in your home and replacing your old, worn out roof, give Garner Roofing a call today. We will send one of our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified representatives to your home to examine your roof. Then, we will provide you with an honest assessment of your roofing needs.

If you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today! Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Hang out with us on Google+!

 

Baltimore Roof Replacement Tips: Overlay vs. Complete Tear Off

Friday, January 11th, 2013

When the need to replace your roof arises you will be faced with a tough choice: overlay or complete tear off? Each has its advantages and disadvantages. The choice is yours, but to help you make a more informed decision, we at Garner Roofing have decided to outline those advantages and disadvantages for you.

Overlay: An overlay is when new shingles are placed directly on top of the old roof.

Benefits of Overlays

  1. Save Time
  2. Save Money
  3. Save on Labor
  4. Save on Disposal Costs
Disadvantages of Overlays

  1. Shorter Lifespan
  2. Doesn’t address the Underlying Issues
  3. Can only be done if certain conditions are met

Complete Tear Off: A complete tear off is exactly what it sounds like. The old roof is removed and a new roof is installed in its place.

Benefits of Complete Tear Offs

  1. Longer Lifespan
  2. You will get a New Ice/Water Membrane, New Felt, and New Flashing
  3. Addresses any Underlying Roofing Issues
Disadvantages of Complete Tear Offs

  1. Costs more Money
  2. Takes Time
  3. You have to dispose of the Old Roofing Materials

Garner Roofing: Your Baltimore Roof Replacement Expert!

When the need to replace your roof arises, it is important to choose a contractor you can rely on for good advice and quality workmanship. That is what you get when you call Garner Roofing. Our representatives and installers are factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified. We provide you with an honest assessment and, more than half of the time, we can actually repair your roof, forgoing a complete roof replacement.

If you have any questions about Roof Replacement in Baltimore 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 Roof Replacement: Replacing Asphalt Shingles

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Your home is probably the largest investment you have ever made and will ever make. So it only makes sense to protect that investment. You have purchased homeowners insurance, you have purchased a home warranty, and you have installed a security system, but is that enough?

What many homeowners fail to realize is that the physical protection of their home begins and ends with their roof. So when the need to replace that roof arises, it is important to call a roofing contractor you can trust, a roofer like Garner Roofing! We install, replace and repair most common types of residential roofing systems.

Replacing Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of residential roofing material used today, accounting for just around 80% of all U.S. home. These roofs last for 20 years or more, but like all roofs they will eventually need to be replaced.

When to Replace your Asphalt Roof

If you notice any problems with your roofing and it is older than 15 years, roof replacement may be your best option. Still, before committing to a total replacement, give Garner Roofing a call. Our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified roofing technicians will inspect your roof and provide you with an HONEST assessment. In fact, more than half of the roofs we inspect do not need to be replaced!

If you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

Happy New Year from Garner Roofing!

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Is it time to replace your roof? Your Baltimore County Roofer has an Answer

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Over the years, your roof takes a beating. From severe weather like Hurricane Sandy to the slightest summer breeze, Mother Nature is constantly working against you to the point where regular roof maintenance and repairs are not enough. Eventually, you will be left with one option: roof replacement.

Before you jump to conclusions, anticipating the worst, give Garner Roofing, your Baltimore Country roofer, a call. Our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified roofing technicians will inspect your roof and provide you with an honest assessment. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that more than half of the roofs we inspect do not need to be replaced! However, sometimes roof replacement is the only option.

Don’t worry; there are several benefits to roof replacement, including:

1. Enhanced Curb Appeal: Realtors estimate that as much as 40% of your home’s curb appeal is directly tied to your roof.

2. Improved Resale Value: Roof replacement will not only make your home more visually appealing, but it will also increase your home’s resale value.

3. High Return on Investment (ROI): Roof replacements boast an average ROI of 67%, making them one of the top home improvement projects to undertake.

4. Greater Energy Efficiency: Your roof plays an integral role in the overall energy efficiency of your home. Your old roof may be the reason your heating and cooling bills are abnormally high.

5. And More!

Call Garner Roofing Today!

Your roof protects everything; your family, your possessions. So when the need to replace your roof arises, it is important to choose a contractor you can rely on for good advice and quality workmanship, a contractor like Garner Roofing. Our representatives and installers are factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified. So give Garner Roofing a call today!

If you have any questions about Roof Replacement in Baltimore County 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!

Happy New Year from Garner Roofing!

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