Roofing Repair from Storm Damage in Arnold, MD
Has your Arnold, MD roof suffered storm damage? Change is a constant part of life: the end of summer and the beginning of fall usher in changing temperatures. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that we’re still in the midst of hurricane season. Is your Arnold home in the eye of the storm? That may not always be the case, as evidenced by the amount of storm damage our neighbors in Edgewater and Annapolis recently sustained.
Why Might You Need a Replacement Roof?
Storms can cause a catastrophic amount of damage to your Arnold home. We’re talking about more than just roofs here – the siding, gutters, and foundations can also be affected. Blair Construction’s team promises to do everything we can to uncover the extent of any structural damage. Unusual puddles on your home’s floors indicate that your roof might be compromised. As a result, it’s a good idea to determine if repairs will work. If those won’t cut it, then a total replacement could be the solution you need after all. Worn-out roof shingles are much more problematic than you might think. That’s why you should have an inspection done roughly twice a year – every six months or so. Cracked roof tiles, curled shingles, missing shingles, mold, and moss all tell you something is wrong. And in the winter, you might start to see ice dams build up as well.
Replacements vs. Repairs
So the real question is this: what’s the difference between replacements and repairs? If there are only a few tiles or shingles missing, repairs should suffice. Likewise, minor impacts from hail or tree branches are easy to patch up and fix. Loose flashing and sagging gutters don’t take much effort to rectify—the same thing with dry or rotten collars.
But if large sections of the roof are damaged, then it has to go. At that point, repairs wouldn’t be able to salvage what’s left. Moreover, when the roof deck has a gaping hole, it won’t be as effective as before. Broken gutters or leaky gutters will only get worse if they are left unaddressed. And once there is no flashing left, it’s best to get a brand new roof installed. Worn “valleys” are bad news.