Weather and time are the main culprits affecting your roof, leading to costly roof repair and possibly replacement if significant damage occurs or your roof is older than twenty years. Roof repair and replacement can save the inside of your home from further damage and increase your home’s value.
At EC Roofing, we help hundreds of Maryland area residents repair or replace their roofs with our expert installation team, friendly service, and choice of the best roofing materials available. If your roof needs repair or replacement, call 410.237.8046 today to learn more about our roofing services.
When to Consider Repairing or Replacing Your Roof
Just because you don’t see damage to your roof does not mean there isn’t a problem. If you notice leaks in your walls or ceilings, having your roof inspected for damage can help save you money by preventing further damage inside your home. To better prepare you for repairing or replacing your roof, here are some things you should know before calling a roofing company.
Prepping Your Home
When you find damage inside your home from a leaking roof, remove any furniture and personal belongings from underneath the damaged area. The inspection team will need access to the area to determine the extent of the damage and provide an accurate repair cost.
Before any work begins, a full inspection of your roof and trusses will help determine what repairs are needed or if a complete replacement is the better option. A leak in one area may just be the first of many problems if your roof is more than 15 years old.
Choosing the Right Materials
Matching the material on your roof is necessary for repairing small sections, but you can choose a new material that may save you money if a roof replacement is necessary. While cedar shakes look nice, fiberglass is a cheaper alternative and has more options for color and style. After a thorough inspection, the inspector can make recommendations for the best material.
Removing the Roof
If your roof is in decent shape, some roofing materials, like metal, can be installed over the old roof if the underlying structure has no damage. The inspection team can make that determination and let you know their recommendation.
The exterior of your home will need protection from falling debris. Tarps or cloth sheets over trees and bushes around the house and windows should be protected with plywood to prevent broken glass.
Prepping For Your New Roof
Before repairing or replacing your roof, the decking needs an inspection to make sure it is sturdy. Soft or rotting decking will need replacing to ensure your new roof is secure. The Inspector can recommend more protection with a layer of water-resistant material to prevent further leaking.
The Final Step
Once all work is complete, all work is inspected to ensure proper installation and repair. The crew will clean up all construction equipment and leave your house looking like they were never there.
Consider EC Roofing For Your Maryland Roofing Needs
If your roof is over twenty years old, it may be time to think about replacing it. Insurance companies can cancel or force you to a higher-paying policy if your roof is in bad shape. At EC Roofing, roof repair and replacement is our cornerstone, and we are proud to serve the community with expert installation and friendly service. Our roofs come with a minimum of 26-years or a lifetime warranty. We have established ourselves as Catonsville’s roofing specialists. And we also offer a variety of home improvement services, including:
- Siding installation & replacement
- Window installation & replacement
- Gutter installation & replacement