Did your roof inspection reveal problems? Or, maybe you woke up to water stains on your ceiling after a heavy rain? No matter what your situation is, Alternative Roofing, Inc. can help you with your roof repair in Maryland. Whether you live in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Howard County, or elsewhere in the Greater Baltimore Area, we can make your roof safe and leak-free again. Our service technicians are skilled in most roofing products and are able to determine the most effective solution for your leaky roof.
Why Roofs Leak
Roofs can leak for a number of reasons and in a number of places. Some of the common reasons for a leaky roof include:
- A worn rubber gasket or cracked caulking around roof vents and chimneys.
- Holes made by invasive wildlife such as raccoons and squirrels.
- Damaged or missing flashing.
- Poorly installed or damaged skylights.
- Damaged/missing shingles or corrosion if you have a metal roof.
- Ice dams caused by unbalanced attic ventilation.
A Minor Leak Can Lead to a Major Damage
If you think about it, a large hole that leads to a heavy leak is probably better than a tiny leak that quietly drips water into your attic. At least you can discover a bigger leak faster as the water makes it all the way down to your ceiling. A small leak can trickle for years, causing your rafters and insulation to rot without revealing itself. That’s why if you see signs of a leak in your home, don’t delay contacting Alternative Roofing, Inc., your Maryland roofing contractor. The sooner you get help, the sooner the damage can be fixed and future damage prevented.
Why Finding the Source Can Be Challenging
If you’ve ever tried playing a roof leak detective, you would know that it’s not as straightforward as you initially assume. Just because you have a wet spot on your ceiling, doesn’t mean that the leak is in the roof right above it. Water can travel several feet and through various entry points before it reaches the ceiling. That’s why it’s often better to leave the detective work to a professional who knows how to track down leaks from extensive experience. What will take you several hours, may take one of our pros 10 minutes, just because we’ve dealt with so many leaky roofs in Maryland over the many years in business.
Repair or Replace?
Depending on the source of the leak and the age of your roof, we may recommend roof repair or replacement. For most younger roofs, spot repair is usually sufficient to stop future leaks from happening. However, if your roof is 15 years old or older, replacement might be a more cost-effective option. As shingles slowly deteriorate and lose their waterproofing value, leaks will start happening more and more frequently. No matter what you decide, Alternative Roofing, Inc. can provide professional roof repair and replacement services to meet your needs and budget.
Give us a call or request a free estimate today.