Archive for April, 2013

Spring Roof Inspection Tips from your Baltimore Roofer

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Spring is in full swing (finally)! The weather is warming up, the flowers are in bloom, and it is time for you to step outside and begin those home improvement projects you have been dreaming about all winter long. But where do you begin? Well, how about your roof?

Spring Roof Inspection

A spring roof inspection will help uncover any damage that may have occurred during winter and the constant freezing and thawing that takes place. This freeze / thaw effect can have a negative impact on your roof.

Be sure to check the following areas of your roof for damage:

  1. Interior: Before even moving to the outdoors, climb into your attic and look for signs of a roof leak. Warning signs include ceiling spots, mold, and obvious water damage.
  2. Gutters: April is here, which means one thing: April Showers. Are your gutters ready for the increased workload? If your gutters are clogged, rain water will not be properly directed off the roof. As a result, water may back up under your shingles and into your home.
  3. Shingles: Conduct a visual inspection of your shingles. Do you notice any missing, damaged, or curled shingles? If so, it is important to address these issues in a timely manner. Your shingles are designed to protect your roof from the elements. When these shingles are damaged or missing, your roof is exposed.
  4. Flashing: Flashing, the metal strips that seal gaps and prevent water from seeping into your home, are one of the primary culprits of roof leaks. Examine your flashing for any signs of damage.
  5. Chimney or Skylight: Check around chimneys or skylights to ensure the seals between them and roofing surfaces are still intact.

If you notice any warning signs during your spring roof inspection, pick up your phone and call Garner Roofing, your local, Baltimore Roofer as soon as possible.

Garner Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor serving the Greater Baltimore, MD. area and beyond, specializing in roof repair and gutter replacement. When you call us, we will send one of our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified representatives to your home to inspect your specific situation.

If you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today! Estimates are free for all services, including roof repair, siding repair, and more.

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The Benefits of Roof Replacement from Garner Roofing, your Baltimore Roofer

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Spring has finally sprung. As we mentioned several weeks back, this means spring cleaning season is upon us. This is also the perfect time to inspect your roof for any signs of damage, such as ceiling stains, missing or damage shingles, damaged flashing, and more. After all, winter can wreak havoc on a roof.

If you notice any warning signs of damage, it is important to call Garner Roofing, your Baltimore Roofer, as soon as possible. We will send one of factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified representatives to your home to inspect your roof. You may be surprised to learn that more than half of the roofs we inspect do not need replacement. Still, there comes a time when every roof needs to be replaced. When this happens, it is important to act. Delaying roof replacement could actually cost you more money in the long run. On top of delaying the inevitable you will also have to fork out money for increasingly frequent roof repairs.

Can you afford multiple roof repairs and a roof replacement 3-5 years down the road? Sometimes it just makes more sense to opt for the roof replacement now.

Benefits of Roof Replacement

  1. Long Lasting: While roof repairs may cost less, roof replacement is a long term solution. Did you know that the average asphalt shingle roof lasts between 15 and 20 years?
  2. Return on Investment: Roof replacement has an ROI of 67%.
  3. Resale Value: A new roof will help boost the resale value of your home.
  4. Energy Efficiency: A new roof could help solve your energy efficiency woes. Old roofs let warm air escape during the winter and let warm air in during the summer. The result: pricey energy bills.
  5. Curb Appeal: Realtors estimate that as much as 40% of a home’s curb appeal is directly linked to the roof.

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+!