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How To Check Shingles for Signs of a Bad Roof

The shingles on your roof are the first line of defense when protecting your home from the elements. As a homeowner in Maryland you are often battling elements such as wind, rain, and snow throughout the year and in some cases all within the same week! It is important to keep an eye on the shingles on your roof as well as they are much less costly to repair than everything underneath. This is why you should check shingles for signs of a bad roof. 

At Roof Right, a residential roofing company in Maryland, we have put together a few things you should look for when you go to check your roofing shingles.

How To Check Shingles for Signs of Bad Roof: What To Look For

They’re Gone: 

Missing shingles on the roof leave gaps in your home that are then open to the damage of the elements. You should check your roof for missing shingles especially after a day of high winds or a heavy storm. Whether you need a repair or a full replacement depends on the number of shingles your roof is missing. In addition, a heavily damaged shingle is often no better than one that is gone, so keep that in mind when looking over your roof.

They’re changing shape:

Intense heat and exposure from the sun can cause your shingles to curl or lose their durability. Poor attic ventilation as well can cause extreme heat to radiate through the roof which will also curl shingles. This is not only a sign that your roof is getting older but curled shingle edges can also lead to more damage to your roof during wind storms.

They’re wearing down: 

The tiny granules on your roof’s shingles help to protect it from the sun, but they will also erode away with time, especially when poor drainage diverts rushing water over a particular area of your roof. A wealth of loose granules in your gutter is a solid sign that your roof is getting to the point of replacement. Shingles stripped of granules are darker in color and will appear as a black spot on your roof. 

By looking for the 3 items listed above you are oftentimes able to spot the warning signs that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. If you are having problems with your roof please contact us today for a free roofing estimate.

About Roof Right

At Roof Right we have realized customer service and trust are poorly lacking in the roofing industry. That is why our roofing company takes pride in our exceptional service which includes showing up when we say we will, providing a thorough 17-point inspection, listening to you so we can make a quick and thorough diagnosis of your roofing problem, and cleaning up after ourselves as we work. In addition to offering residential roofing services and roof repairs in Maryland. Roof Right is proud to offer the following services:

Roofing & Gutter Maintenance – Your roof, just like your car, should get routine inspections. Your roof gets more abuse from the elements than any other part of your home and preventative maintenance is a key element to a longer service life. Protect your home with the Roof Right Shield Program. Every year, our expert roofers will climb up on your roof and into your attic to ensure that your roof is providing you with the maximum protection for your home. Learn more about roofing & gutter maintenance

Skylights & Solatubes – Brighten your home with natural sunlight with skylights & solatubes installed by the team at Roof RightSunlight in your home can transform a dark room into one that is bright and full of natural light. It can also highlight textures, and bring out the vibrant colors of your furniture. And that is a beautiful thing! Skylights allow you to light your home for free during the day using natural sunlight. That means you can spend less on electricity and more on you! Roof Right offers a complete system of skylight products for any kind of roof. Learn more about skylights & solatubes.

Gutters – Installing a new seamless gutter system is one of the most critical aspects of all home repairs. Improving the drainage around the home can have a significant impact on the stability of the foundation and the life of your home. Roof Right installs gutters and gutter guards that will efficiently channel water away from your home. Learn more about gutters

Siding – Looking to add curb appeal along with improving your homes energy efficiency? No paint. No stain. No hassles. Vinyl siding delivers strength, durability, and beauty of real wood with a variety of design options and multiple color options. Based on an average size home, repainting can cost thousands of dollars every few years. Vinyl siding never needs painting, caulking or patching because, unlike wood, it won’t crack, peel, rot or split. Roof Right carries siding from the best manufacturers in the industry, including Mastic, CertainTeedJames Hardie. Learn more about siding

Windows – Reduce your energy bills & increase the curb appeal of your home with energy efficient windows installed by Roof Right!  There are hundreds of vinyl window brands on the market today – but they are not all created equal. Many ordinary vinyl windows are designed only for low cost, not for value. We install top-of-the-line, energy efficient windows for long-lasting great looks. We carry a wide selection of energy efficient products from trusted manufacturers. Learn more about windows

Doors – Roof Right and ProVia® are dedicated to making entry doors the professional way. ProVia entry doors are energy efficient, built to quality standards and gives you many choices to entry-level doors that are sold through box stores. Roof Right installers have attended entry systems and storm door training with ProVia®. We have software that will allow you to build your new entry door on our computer so you can see the many different options and price ranges available. ProVia® builds their doors with care in every detail. They don’t cut corners and pay attention to the smallest details. The replacement doors can be customized to your individual taste and style. They are an industry leader in building residential doors. Learn more about doors

Decks & Patios –  We can help you design a deck for your home that can bring you many years of enjoyment and improve your home’s value. Let us guide you through the design and construction of your dream deck. From designing the deck for your needs and budget, to getting all the necessary permits, we will make the construction process as pleasant as possible. Choose Roof Right to build a custom deck that will increase your living space and become your favorite relaxation and entertaining spot. Learn more about decks & patios