Top 7 Summer Roof Maintenance Tips

Top 7 Summer Roof Maintenance Tips

The hottest months are on their way  –  July and August. With summer comes hail damage, high winds, heavy rain, and a scorching sun that can potentially damage your roof. As the heat continues to rise, there are a few things you can do to prepare your home for the rest of this season. Make sure you stay on top of your roof maintenance with these top 7 summer roof maintenance tips from The Roof Guy of Annapolis:  Check for mold, moss, and algae.Unfortunately, summer can bring rain and humidity – two conditions that encourage algae growth. Over time, algae

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How to Choose a Roofer 

How to Choose a Roofer 

Need a new roof but not sure where to turn? Hiring a roofer starts by asking your neighbors or Homeowner Association (HOA) who they recommend. You definitely want to check roofing contractor requirements for your neighborhood and be sure to get at least two estimates. Check references, reviews and qualifications, compare bids and negotiate the final price. Below are some helpful tips to keep in mind when hiring a roofing company to replace your roof.  Roofing Contractor QualificationsRoofing contractors have to meet the criteria local and state area. Remember, good roofing contractors are: Experienced Licensed in your area Insured Willing to

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Benefits to Scheduling Your Roof Replacement During the Winter

Benefits to Scheduling Your Roof Replacement During the Winter

When you need a whole new roof installed during winter, should you just wait until spring? While it’s understandable to worry about having roof work completed when the weather is cold and possibly snowy, there are some benefits to doing so. Leaks Can Get Worse If the problem is that you have a leak, waiting until spring to deal with it will just give it time to grow worse, putting your home in danger of developing water damage and mold. It’s also possible for more leaks to start as cold temperatures cause your roof to expand and contract. Scheduling a replacement

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Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

The falling leaves and cooler weather are two subtle signs that winter is coming. You pull out your snow boots, break out the festive decor, and rake the leaves before a snowfall to ensure that your home and family are ready for winter, but one thing that needs to be prioritized is winterizing your roof.  Your roof is the barrier that stands between your family and the harsh weather, so you want to make sure that it is functioning well and able to keep you warm and cozy all winter long. Taking a few simple steps to avoid winter roofing

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Annapolis Tornado – Roof Wind Damage

Annapolis Tornado - Roof Wind Damage

Today a Tornado leaves widespread damage in Annapolis. Here’s an important check-list for you. This extreme wind and rain may cause significant harm to your roof. Call us today for a free estimate. Fall Roof Maintenance ChecklistThe start of a new season is the perfect time to start on your roof maintenance checklist. Ideally, your roof should be inspected twice a year: once in late spring and again in the fall. When roof problems are neglected in the fall, the winter months can exacerbate the damage, resulting in more costly repair expenses in the spring. Brace for the chillier months

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Factors that Decrease Maryland Roof Lifespan

Factors that Decrease Maryland Roof Lifespan

A thorough inspection would clarify this quite quickly, provided that you have one carried after every few years or so. For those who aren’t in the habit of doing that, here are some signs: Wind storms cause the shingles to come off Buckling or curling is visible at the edges of the shingles Shingle granules fall off the roof and land in your gutters, as well as, the points where downspouts discharge Discoloring of shingles Roof boards and ceilings show water stains Water leaks are a common occurrence for you Call the Roof Guy Today for a free estimate! 

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Summer Storms

Summer Storms

Is Your Roof Ready? Strong summer storms are a way of life in Maryland and residents will too often blow off the news of bad weather, leaving them to panic when they realize the impact might be greater than originally predicted. That’s why it’s best to start preparing your home now, as hurricane season is in full swing. Follow these helpful tips to ensure you, and your roof, are able to weather any storm. 1) Secure doors and windows. If any debris is flying through the air and it breaks a window, it can suddenly increase the pressure inside your

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Most Important Roofing Tip for the Summer

Most Important Roofing Tip for the Summer

One of the most obvious yet most commonly overlooked parts of your home is the roof. It is seen by everyone who passes by your home and the look of your roof goes a long way in boosting the curb appeal of your home! When it comes to remembering to take care of your roof, there are two really important things to remember.  Inspect Your Roof Regularly  This means more than just standing by the curb and looking at your roof though that is a good place to start looking for obvious signs of issues. Getting on a ladder and

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Protecting Your Roof from Sun Damage

Protecting Your Roof from Sun Damage

Protecting Your Roof from Sun Damage Now that it’s summer, get ready to feel the heat! However, not many people know that the hot sun can cause a lot of damage to your existing roof. In order to keep your home protected, here are some tips on how to take care of your roof during the warm summer months. Make sure to check and clean all gutters and downspouts so that water can flow through without blockage. If you have a skylight, don’t forget to check for clutter behind it. Check your roof for cracking shingles, or shingles that are

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