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When Should You Replace Your Roof?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

When Should You Replace Your Roof?
A lot of homeowners take their roofs for granted. As long as it’s keeping the rain out, then the roof goes unnoticed.

However, your roof is actually one of the most important parts of your home, and homeowners need to make sure their roofs are in peak shape.

You may be asking yourself “how to tell if I need a new roof?” or “how long does a roof last?” These are important questions that can guide your future roofing plans. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a guide on roof repair and replacement. We will discuss the various signs indicating you need a roof replacement, ranging from roof leaks and tired-looking shingles to addressing storm damage.

So if you’ve recently found yourself asking “what are the signs I need a new roof?” join us as we help you decide!
 
Lifespans of asphalt shingles, cedar shake shingles, synthetic shingles, natural slate shingles, synthetic slate shingles, metal, and rubber roofs.
 

Start With Age

While there are a number of visual cues that indicate the need for a roof replacement, your first consideration should always be the age of your roof.

Of course, the type of roofing installed on your home will determine its life expectancy. Consider these recommendations:
 

  • Asphalt Shingles: These are the most common roof type and they generally last 20 to 30 years depending on the shingle type and quality. However, if you live in a sunny, warm climate, you may find your asphalt roof can age much faster. Some types of modern asphalt shingles are designed to last much longer.

 

  • Cedar Shakes/Shingles: This beautiful roofing material typically lasts approximately 25 years

 

  • Synthetic Cedar: Considering the cost of traditional cedar, this alternative increases the lifespan to 50 years

 

  • Natural Slate: This is a very durable roofing material, as slate roofs can easily last 70 to 100 years

 

  • Synthetic Slate: A more affordable slate alternative, these roofs last about 50 years

 

  • Metal: You can expect 50 years out of a modern metal roof

 

  • Rubber: Used primarily on flat roofs, modern rubber can last 30 to 50 years

So how old is your roof? If your roof is reaching its life expectancy, even a small issue may still warrant a full replacement, as repairs are no longer cost-effective.

You also want to keep roof age in mind if you are putting your home on the market. Most home sales today involve a roof inspection so the age and condition of your roof can really help or hurt you. A new roof with a transferable warranty will make your home more attractive on the market and give you a better chance of finding a buyer willing to pay your asking price.
 
Roofers laying new shingles on a roof.
 

Perform Regular Inspections

While there are certain roofing issues that are usually only visible to a professional, you should be performing cursory inspections at least two times a year.

We suggest performing these inspections in the fall and spring. That way you can catch issues before the punishing summer sun or the weight of winter snow.

While you might expect a roof inspection to require going outside onto your roof, we actually recommend doing your inspection from the inside. Take a flashlight and head up to your attic. Look for places where you might see water staining, wood decay, noticeable sagging, dark spots or even points of light shining through the attic ceiling. All of these things can be signs of roof problems.

If you spot any of these warning signs, call a professional to give your roof a more thorough inspection. Not only will you be getting a better sense of repair or replacement needs, but by keeping your inspection indoors, you will eliminate the significant risk of injury that comes with venturing out onto your roof.
 
Large tree laying on top of a roof and causing damage to the home after a storm.
 

Storm Damage

For many homeowners, their first experience with roof repairs or replacements come as the result of obvious storm damage. Whether high winds tear off shingles or a fallen tree lands on your roof, storm damage is easy to spot and important to address right away.

Storm damage also presents unique considerations. First and foremost, storm damage means insurance companies are likely to be involved. As such, you will want to have your roof inspected first by an insurance adjuster. The adjuster will determine the amount of insurance reimbursement you are entitled to.

Of course, insurance companies will always opt for a repair if it is cheaper than a total replacement. Even if they only cut you a check to cover a significant repair, you can still put that money toward a completely new roof.

It is also important to have your roof inspected after any potential storm damage, even if you cannot see any visual issues. Minor storm damage often requires a professional eye, and these kinds of issues can become much bigger problems if left unaddressed. An unseen hole in your roof can grow, leading to significant water damage further down the line.

 

Leaky Roofs

Even if you haven’t recently experienced storm conditions, you may eventually find a leak in your home. You may wonder whether repairs or replacements are in your future.

So when does a leak require a simple repair and when does it warrant a full replacement?

If this is your first leak, mostly likely a repair will be sufficient. There are a number of potential causes, but a single leak is usually an isolated incident. The same is true if the water spotting is located in a specific area of the home. If so, you have a single problem that can probably be addressed with a simple repair.

You should also consider when the leak occurred. Was it after a heavy rain? If so, your roof may not be the problem, but rather a faulty gutter system or an issue in your siding. Keep in mind, heavy rains are a worst-case scenario for leaks, so a small issue can still result in noticeable leaking.

yep!However, if you have had a number of leaks or the water damage seems to span a number of areas in your home, that is a symptom of much larger problems. If numerous leaks are coupled with an aging roof, you are probably witnessing the general failure of your roof as a whole. Even with a newer roof, if you have multiple leaks, the cost of repair can escalate quickly to approach the cost of replacement.

 

Unsightly Stains and Streaks

Can you spot dark streaks on your roof? They are unsightly and many homeowners go to great lengths to remove them.

The most common cause of staining comes from airborne algae. The algae won’t harm the functionality of your roof, but if you are worried about curb appeal or resale value, it is still worth addressing.

If you have an asphalt shingle roof, you can use a water/bleach solution to remove the staining. However, you have to be careful not use a high-pressure hose to rinse the roof and do not scrub the shingles with anything abrasive because you don’t want to remove the protective granules from the surface of your shingles.

Furthermore, you always want to be careful when doing any roof work, so if you can’t spray the solution without venturing out onto your roof, we recommend consulting a professional.
 
A roof with damaged and missing shingles.
 

Shingle Replacement

Another common issue for homeowners is missing shingles. When do missing shingles require repairs and when do they require a full roof replacement?

If you are only missing a few shingles and they are restricted to one area, you most likely only require a repair. There are a lot of reasons why a couple of shingles may be missing. A few individual shingles may have been defective, or perhaps they were improperly nailed. Regardless, replacing a few shingles when they are not indicative of a larger issue is an easy and affordable fix.

Furthermore, if you are missing shingles in multiple areas, this is a sure sign of larger roofing issues. Those shingles have most likely failed because they have aged to the point that they are no longer effective or they are defective in some other way. If so, it is likely your remaining shingles are in similar condition and your best bet is a complete roof replacement.

 

Other Signs of Significant Shingle Issues

There are a number of other indicators of larger roofing issues. In each case, these symptoms usually indicate the need for a full roof replacement.
 

  1. Curling
  2. There are a number of issues that could cause your shingles to curl. Most of the time they will curl upward and other times they curl under.

    This could be due to nails inching out of your roof. As temperature and moisture cause expansion and contraction of your decking, the nails will slowly be pushed out of the wood. As they do, they push up the shingles that overlap them.

    Improper roofing installation can also cause significant curling. There are two common installation issues that are usually the result of amateur work. The first is a misalignment between the adhesive strip and the overlapping shingle. With asphalt shingles, there is a small adhesive strip that is designed to seal the lower shingle to the backside of the upper shingle. When this strip doesn’t line up with its intended point of contact, curling is likely to occur.

    The second most common installation issue is skip nailing. This occurs when a roofer, in an effort to move more quickly, does not adhere to manufacturer recommendations and uses fewer nails per shingle.

    Finally, if your attic ventilation is insufficient, you may also experience shingle curling. If this is the case, you will likely still need to replace your roof, but you also want to make sure to address the ventilation issue at the same time, as you do not want your new roof to suffer the same fate.
     

  3. Buckling
  4. Buckling occurs when sections of your shingles start to lift off your roof and form a ridge. There are a number of related causes of buckling, and most are the result of improper roof installation.

    There is a layer between your shingles and your roof. For many roofs, a felt layer – alternatively known as a tar paper layer – is installed. This serves as a vapor barrier between your plywood decking and your shingles. In high moisture areas, an underlayment which is adhesive may be installed. These work much the same way, but are even more effective at keeping out moisture.

    However, if either of these layers is improperly installed, either because they were not stretched taut or not properly nailed to the decking, they can cause your roof to buckle.

    Your decking could also move over time, again because it was improperly installed. This will also cause buckling.

    Either way, if you want to repair buckling, you must first address the cause, which can usually only be done with a complete roof replacement.
     

  5. Blistering
  6. The most common cause of blistering is poor attic ventilation, although manufacturing defects with the shingles or the use of improper caulks or other sealants during installation can also be the cause. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that blistering is isolated to just a few shingles, so this is usually a sign of a full roof replacement.

 

Rubber Roof Replacement Signs

Not everyone has asphalt shingle roofing. If you happen to own a rubber roof, the various signs of larger roofing problems are different.

The most obvious sign is bulging. Bulging in a rubber roof is caused by a warped or bowed insulation board. This indicates that moisture has begun to penetrate the roof.

You may also notice low areas on your rubber roof. Those are typically caused by the deterioration of the insulation board. Again, this is often a sign that moisture has penetrated the insulation layer. However, keep in mind that there can be several other causes. Depending on the type of material used in the insulation layer, it may have become compressed physically, in which case a roofing replacement is not necessary.

Does your rubber roof look wrinkled? If your rubber roof is properly adhered, you should be able to see the outlines of the plates holding down the insulation beneath the roof. If moisture has penetrated the roof, you will notice the adhesive has been worn away, causing the roof to wrinkle and detach from the insulation layer.

Finally, if you notice water emerging from the seams of your rubber roof, there can be only one cause: leaking.

If you spot any of these issues, make sure to have your rubber roof professionally inspected. While there may be repair options available, it is likely that a roof replacement is the best option.

 

Count on Garner Roofing

If you are looking to either have your roof repaired or replaced and you live in Harford or Baltimore County, Maryland, look no further than Garner Roofing.

Our company is family owned by native Marylanders, so we understand the specific needs of Maryland homeowners. We can ensure your roof is installed in a way that is tailored to the unique weather conditions and climate of the Chesapeake Bay.

Considering how many roofing issues are caused by improper, amateur installations, it is important that you have a roof that is properly and professional installed. In fact, this will save you money in the long run, as a properly installed roof will last longer and require fewer repairs down the road.

Whether you are in need of a professional repair or replacement, contact us today. You can count on us, because we always deliver on what we promise!

Get Your Roof Done Right: How to Hire the Right Roofing Contractor

Monday, November 7th, 2016

1Garner-Roof-Get-Your-Roof-Done-Right-Repairing or replacing your roof is a big job, both in terms of scope and importance. A leaky roof can be a headache and can cause great damage to your house as a whole. Choosing a roofer can be a daunting task, given the stakes involved and the available information. So how can you be sure to choose the right roofing contractor for your job? We will run down everything you need to know, including expected costs, tips on finding potential contractors, advice for negotiating the contract and information on what to expect after the job is complete.

 

What Does a New Roof Cost?

We cannot give you any more than a ballpark estimate to know what your roof replacement cost will be, but it can be helpful to start planning your savings and budgeting strategy as far ahead as possible, so nice round numbers can be helpful.

According to HomeAdvisor.com, the average cost of a new roof is almost $6800. The cost of roofing will vary geographically, but you probably have a good idea of how the cost of living in your area compares to the national average. To get a better idea of your specific costs, use an online roofing cost calculator.

The cost of replacing your roof is right in line with other major home renovation projects. With this big of an investment, it makes sense to take your time and do your homework. So what should you know before you begin your contractor search? We will discuss several important tips and strategies below.
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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+!

Baltimore Roofer: Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

As a homeowner, you are constantly faced with tough decisions. When your roof is involved, decisions can be even tougher, especially when it comes to deciding what makes more sense: roof repair or roof replacement. Roof repairs are much cheaper, but only if the roof overall is in decent condition. If not, an old roof will require repairs more frequently and these cost add up quickly especially when you consider the related damage caused by leaks. A roof replacement costs more, but with that higher price tag comes several benefits, including curb appeal, better energy efficiency, improved resale value, and most importantly the peace of mind of a solid warranty. So which makes more sense, roof repair or roof replacement?

Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement

Each specific situation is unique and a lot depends on the type of shingles. Here are some general rules of thumb:

  1. Roof Age: If your shingled roof is less than 10 years old, a repair almost always makes most sense assuming it was installed properly. A roof of this age should have plenty of problem free life left once repaired.
  2. Number of leak locations: A good roof can leak sometimes due to weather or some other isolated circumstance. Multiple leaks are an indication that the whole roof is failing for one reason or another.
  3. Future Plans: How long do you plan to stay in your home? If you plan on staying in your home for a long time, roof replacement may make more sense.
  4. Budget: What is your budget? Can you afford roof replacement? More importantly, can you afford multiple roof repairs and a roof replacement 3-5 years down the road? Sometimes roof repairs just don’t make fiscal sense.

So how do you know if roof repair or roof replacement makes more sense? Call your local, Baltimore roofer to inspect your roof and provide you with your best options.

Garner Roofing, your Baltimore Roofer

At Garner Roofing, our representatives and installers are factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified. When you call us, we will send one of these representatives to your home to inspect your specific situation. You may be surprised to learn that more than half of the roofs we inspect do not need replacement. So why would you 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+!

Baltimore Roof Replacement Tips: Installing New Shingles is not a DIY Job

Friday, March 1st, 2013

In today’s technologically advanced society, more and more homeowners are choosing to take on home improvement tasks they would have outsourced to professionals in the past. Why? Well, nowadays, there is a “How to” video for just about everything on the Internet, from how to fix a leaky pipe to how to replace shingles. However, not every task can be sufficiently completed by watching a 10-minute long how to video. Installing new shingles is one of those tasks.

There are numerous reasons why you should leave your roof replacement to the professionals. These reasons include:

  1. Safety: According to the National Center for Health and Statistics, 890,000 people were rushed to the emergency room for fall-related injuries between 2008 and 2009.
  2. Save Money: Improperly installed shingles can cost a homeowner thousands of dollars in future repairs. When a roof is not installed properly, it cannot shield your home from moisture. This can result in costly roof leaks, water damage, and mold.
  3. Time: Odds are that it will take you much longer to replace your shingles than it would for a professional roofer to complete the task. Do you have the time needed to complete the job the right way?
  4. Training & Experience: Professional roofers have the training and experience to not only replace your roof quickly and efficiently, but also correctly!

Do yourself a favor and call a professional roofer. You will thank us!

Baltimore Roof Replacement from Garner Roofing

Eventually, every roof requires replacing. When the need to replace your roof arises, it is important to choose a contractor you can trust, a contractor like the ones found at Garner Roofing. Our representatives and installers are factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified.

Garner Roofing delivers value by performing professional installation using high quality products at a reasonable price. Quality does not have to cost a fortune!

If you have any questions about Roof Replacement or 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 Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Does my Roof need Replacing?

Are roof repairs just not enough to keep your roof in working order? If so, a new roof may be your only option. However, the only ways to truly know if your roof needs replacing is to have it professionally inspected. You may be surprised to learn that more than half of the time it is found that a roof does not need replacement.

What is the Most Common Type of Roofing Material?

For residential roofs, asphalt shingles are the roofing material of choice. Asphalt shingles provide several benefits, including:

  1. Maintenance: Asphalt shingles are not only durable, but they require little maintenance.
  2. Weight: Asphalt shingles are extremely lightweight.
  3. Cost: Because asphalt singles are manufactured in bulk, they are typically cheaper than many homeowners expect.
  4. Curb Appeal: Asphalt shingles give your home an instant curb appeal.

How important is Roof Ventilation?

Ventilation is very important! Proper attic ventilation allows a continuous flow of outside air through your attic by balancing air intake (at your eaves or soffits) and air exhaust (at or near your roof ridge) according to specific formula. This is beneficial for many reasons, including:

  1. Prevents Excessive Heat: Too much heat can be a very bad thing for your asphalt shingles. Excessive heat in your attic bakes asphalt shingles and other roof components causing them to age and fail prematurely.
  2. Prevents Excessive Moisture: Excessive moisture can weaken the wood decking that supports your roof. Over time this leads to structural failure.
  3. Roof Longevity: Proper ventilation helps keep your roof in working order.
  4. Warranty Compliance: Proper ventilation is a warranty requirement of all the major shingle manufacturers.

9 out of 10 homes in North America do not have proper attic ventilation. Is your home one of them?

How long will my New Roof Last?

Typically, asphalt roofs last 25 years or more with proper maintenance.

Garner Roofing: Your Source for your next Baltimore Roof Replacement

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. At Garner Roofing, our representatives and installers are factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified. So why would you 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+!

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+!