Signs You Need a Roof Replacement

Damaged Asphalt Roof ShinglesAs one of Maryland’s leading certified roofing contractors, Blair Construction is here to thoroughly inspect your roof. Our expertise and experience help our clients throughout Maryland, including Annapolis, Severna Park, Bethesda, Crofton, Bowie, Davidsonville, Laurel, Edgewater, Columbia, Millersville, and Arnold.

Many people don’t realize they have roofing problems until puddles appear on their floors. After many years of exposure to the elements, roof shingles can start to wear. You need to perform annual inspections of your roof as a homeowner. Every 6 months, a professional Maryland roofer, such as Blair Construction should complete a thorough roof inspection. Catching problems early on can prevent more expensive repairs or full roof replacement.

Signs of a potentially serious roof problem:

Stay vigilant for signs of roof issues, including cracked, curled, or missing shingles, appearance of mold or moss, leak stains on ceilings or attic rafters, excessive energy costs, storm damage, or ice dams. If you notice any of these, contact Blair Construction immediately for an inspection.

Some signs to watch out for include:

  • Cracked shingles or tiles
  • Curled shingles
  • Missing shingles or tiles
  • Appearance of mold
  • Appearance of moss
  • Interior ceilings or rafters in attic showing stains or other signs of leaks
  • Excessive energy costs
  • Storm damage
  • Ice dams

Does My Roof Need to Be Replaced or Can I Just Make Repairs?

If your roof is past its prime, you need to decide whether a roof replacement is necessary, or if roof repairs can fix the problem and will be cost effective in the long run. We’ll give you our professional opinion, along with photo documentation to make an informed decision, on the roof repair vs. replacement issue. Some guidelines we follow include:


  • Just a few shingles/tiles missing
  • Small penetration from hail or tree branch
  • Sagging gutters
  • Loose flashing
  • Dry, rotten collars
  • Inadequate ventilation
  • Occasional ice dams


  • Large areas missing or worn, cracked, curling shingles
  • Significant hole through roof deck
  • Leaking or broken gutters
  • Missing flashing, worn “valleys”
  • No ridge vent
  • Frequent ice dams

Quality Roof Repairs and Replacements

Quality Roof Repairs and Replacements

If damage is found through an inspection, you can count on Blair Construction to make repairs the proper way. Our work is efficient, high-quality, and affordable. We also provide the best roof replacement jobs. With our workmanship guarantee and GAF Master Elite certification, your investment will be protected. Our Golden Pledge Roof Systems come with a 25-year warranty on workmanship. Blair Construction will always provide a written estimate and be in constant contact so you’re never in the dark. We’re licensed and insured by the state of Maryland so you can rest easy with Blair Construction on the job.

Get a Free Estimate for Your New Roof

Call us today at 410-729-0777 or contact us to schedule a free in-home consultation about your roof.  We have repaired and replaced roofs across Annapolis, Severna Park, Bethesda, Crofton, Severn, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Bowie, Davidsonville, Laurel, Edgewater, Columbia, Millersville, and Arnold.