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Baltimore Roof Repair: The Benefits of Professional Leak Repair

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

When your car leaks oil, do you ignore the problem? Of course not. You shouldn’t trust just anyone to fix it either. A roof mechanic like an auto mechanics is a very specialized field requiring years of training and experience. The average do-it-yourselfer or neighborhood handyman has no business handling roof leak investigation and repair.

The Benefits of Professional Leak Repair

While repairing a roof leak may seem like an easy task, trust us…it’s not! Water is tricky. It can travel long distances from a leak source. Just because you notice water stains on an area of your ceiling does not mean that the roof leak is nearby. This is why leak investigation and repair can be very difficult.

Trusting your roof repairs to anyone other than a professional roofer could end up doing more harm than good. Professionals are professionals for a reason. They have the experience, the tools, and the know-how to get the job done right!

Garner Roofing: Your Baltimore Roof Repair Experts

At Garner Roofing, we specialize in Leak Investigation & Repair.  Our leak investigation and repair process is as follows:

  • Interior Inspection: We send one of our roofers to your home to inspect the leak from the inside.
  • Interview: Next, we ask a series of diagnostic questions to help us understand the nature and frequency of the leak.
  • Exterior Inspection: We then perform an exterior inspection, focusing on probable causes of the roof leak.
  • Consultation: Using photographs taken during the exterior inspection, we will make recommendations on repairs.
  • Perform Repairs: Repair work is scheduled and completed. (95% of leaks are solved at this stage)
  • Follow up: If the leak persists, we will perform water testing to help determine the exact location of the leak.
  • Second Repair: Once leak area is confirmed a second repair is performed. (99.5% of leaks are solved at this stage)
  • Follow up: If the leak continues additional water testing is performed along with a process of elimination and a progressively expanding scope of work until the leak is repaired.

Our systematized approach to leak investigation and repair has allowed us to maintain a high first call success ratio. So why call anyone else?

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+!

Ice Dams & Roof Repair Tips from Garner Roofing, your Baltimore Roofer

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Considering the strength of today’s snowstorm, Garner Roofing, your Baltimore roofer, thought this would be a good time to revisit the topic of Ice Dams and roof leaks.

What is an Ice Dam?

An ice dam is a roofing issue that forms after a significant snowfall.

When the temperature of your roof is above freezing, the snow on your roof begins to melt. However, if the temperature at the roof’s edge is still below freezing, the melted snow can then refreeze at your roof’s edge, creating an ice dam. This prevents water from reaching the gutters. As a result, water collects behind the ice dam and, with nowhere else to go, leaks into your home.

Preventative Maintenance & Roof Repair Tips

  1. Gutter Maintenance: If your gutters are clogged, they cannot direct water away efficiently. This will cause water to collect at the roof’s edge, putting your home at a greater risk of ice damming.
  2. Attic Insulation: If your roof is too warm, it could cause underlying snow to melt, before refreezing once it reaches your roof’s edge, where the temperature is below freezing. To help prevent this, insulate your attic to an R-value in the R-49 to R-60 range.
  3. Ventilation: Ensure that none of your home’s exhaust vents travel through your roof soffits.
  4. Garner Roofing: Your Baltimore Roofer: If you notice any signs of a roof leak, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call Garner Roofing, your Baltimore roofer. We specialize in Leak Investigation & Repair. Our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified technicians have the experience and knowledge to diagnose and repair even the most stubborn roof leaks as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

Every year, ice dams cause millions of dollars of damage to homes. Don’t let your home be one of them! Call Garner Roofing at the first sign of trouble.

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+!

Winter Roof Maintenance Tips: Roof Leaks & Leak Repair

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Your roof is designed to repel water, keeping you and your possessions nice and dry. Still, over time, even the best roof can develop issues, including damaged flashing, missing shingles, and, unfortunately, roof leaks.

Exterior Warning Signs

Interior Warning Signs

  1. Ceiling Spots
  2. Algae Growth
  3. Missing Granules
  4. Buckling
  5. Rotting
  6. Damaged Flashing
  7. Damaged or Missing Shingles
  1. Sagging Decking
  2. Dark Spots
  3. Moisture
  4. Light Shining through the Decking

If you notice any of the above warning signs of roof leaks, contact your local, Baltimore roofer 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.

DIY Roof Repair vs. Professional Roof Repair

Believe it or not, locating a roof leak is not an easy task. More often than not, the location of the water intrusion is not the same location as the leak itself. It takes both knowledge and experience to diagnose roofing issues.

As you can probably imagine, if locating a leak is difficult, repairing a roof leak is no cake walk either. You will more than likely need to call a professional roofer to both locate and fix the leak.

Garner Roofing: Baltimore Roof Repair

Garner Roofing specializes in Leak Investigation & Repair. 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?

Garner Roofing’s factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified technicians have the experience and the knowledge to diagnose and repair even the most stubborn roof leaks as quickly and cost effectively 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+!

Winter Roof Maintenance Tips: Avoiding Ice Dams

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The weather has been very erratic over the last few weeks. We have gone from freezing temperatures, ice, and snow, to 60 and even 70 degree weather and sunny skies. This has not exactly been your typical winter weather here in Baltimore, Maryland. Although the ever-fluctuating temperature may not seem like a problem, it has led to the constant freezing, thawing, and refreezing of snow and ice on your roof, which could lead to a serious condition known as ice damming. This is even more of a possibility if your roof has not been properly maintained.

Winter Roof Maintenance Tips: Avoiding Ice Dams

  1. Gutter Maintenance: First and foremost, ensure that your gutters are clear. If they are clogged, water will not be able to properly flow off your roof. This will cause water to collect at the roof’s edge, putting your home at a greater risk of ice damming.
  2. Attic Insulation: If your roof is too hot, it could cause snow to melt, before refreezing at the roof’s edge. To help prevent this, we recommend your attic be insulated to an R-value in the R-49 to R-60 range.
  3. Ventilation: Ensure that none of your home’s exhaust vents travel through your roof soffits.

Garner Roofing: Your Baltimore Roof Repair Specialists

If you are experiencing a roof leak as the result of an ice dam or other roofing problem, give the roof repair specialists at Garner Roofing a call today. We specialize in Leak Investigation & Repair. Our systemized approach to leak investigation and repair has allowed Garner Roofing to maintain a high first call success ratio. 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 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+!

Broken Tree Limbs and Emergency Roof Repairs from your Baltimore Roofer

Friday, February 1st, 2013

As a homeowner, you have to be ready for almost anything, from a broken pipe, a kitchen fire, or a damaged roof. Disaster can strike at any time. The trick is to stay one step ahead, removing those factors that could potentially lead to problems, including tree limbs dangling over your roof.

When severe weather hits, high winds or the additional weight of snow often cause tree limbs to snap. If these limbs are above your home, your roof could be in danger. Broken tree limbs are notorious for breaking gutters, tearing away shingles, and damaging roof decking. Because of this, it is important to clear away any tree limbs dangling over your home.

If disaster does strike, you need to call a roofer as soon as possible to fix the damage. The last thing you want is for a small repair to slowly grow into a major repair, requiring more time and money to correct.

Baltimore Roof Repairs from Garner Roofing

When roof damage occurs, it is important to call a roofing contractor you can trust, a roofer 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.

Garner Roofing specializes in Leak Investigation & Repair. 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?

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+!

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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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!

Happy Holidays from Garner Roofing!

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