RESIDENTIAL ROOFING IN BALTIMORE, MD
A trustworthy roof is essential for protecting your home and your family from all elements. If you are looking for a new roof in Baltimore, MD, look no further than Remodeling, M.D. Asphalt shingles make up most of the residential roofing in Baltimore, M.D. Remodeling M.D. takes expert care to ensure your roof is safe and effective in protecting against harsh Maryland elements by making sure each structural element is built and constructed with high quality and long-lasting materials. Each roof constructed by Remodeling, M.D. is carefully inspected and uniquely treated to be sure the proper shields against water, ice and snow are in place.
Unfortunately roofs only last so long. Luckily, there are some telltale signs of an aging or damaged roof:
Stains on interior ceilings, attics, and fixtures
Damage caused by inclement weather
Blistering, cracking or dented roofing material
Large ice dams forming at roof’s edges
Busted, cracked, or rusted flashing
The weather in Baltimore is unpredictable, often leading to powerful storms which may cause severe damage to roofs, especially old or vulnerable ones. The roofing pros at Remodeling MD have the tools and expertise necessary to locate the cause of a leak or expertly repair storm damage.
Storm Damaged Roofs
If wind is 74 miles per hour or greater it is classified as hurricane force. Winds of 39-54 miles per hour are called gale force. Powerful winds like these can damage or rip roof shingles. When this happens the underlayment, wood, or waterproofing material can be exposed causing more damage. Even in less severe weather, gusts of wind can lift up and curl roof shingles. This can break the seal and cause potential damage from rain.
Most hailstorms are short, most lasting at most 15 mins. Large and even small hailstones can dent your shingles and knock the granules loose. The granules are there to shield your roof from the rain and sun. Hail can also mess up the curb appeal of the roof’s surface.
3. Standing Water
If your roof does not have correct drainage it may experience issues with standing water after a large storm, especially the areas that are uneven. If your gutters are full of debris, this can cause water to backup under your roof shingles as well. This lets moisture to penetrate the roof underlayment and/or wood.
Debris such as sticks and tree limbs can fall on your roof causing damage and dents to the shingles. This damage can affect the surface of the shingles leading to moisture getting underneath causing mold and/or rot.