We offer a variety of roofing related services in Montgomery County Maryland and with our network of contractors we can help you with all of your roofing needs.
Since 1989 we have offered roof cleaning services to over 40,000 residents in Montgomery County Maryland. All of our roof cleaning is performed by trained technicians that inspect your roof for common problems and check to make sure your roof can be safely cleaned using our low pressure roof cleaning system.
Training and education is important for roof cleaning, the process of cleaning asphalt shingle roofs itself is fairly simple if you know how roofs are installed, and can identify possible roof leaks and what type of stains you need to remove. Most power washing companies that begin roof cleaning find that there is a considerable amount of technique and skill when cleaning roofs. Any contractor that performs roof cleaning should be aware of roofs are installed, failure to understand roof installation methods can cause thousands of dollars in damages from a pressure washing contractor.
It’s important that the roof cleaning company use extremely low pressure to avoid damaging the shingles and that the roof is inspected prior to the commencement of the job. Remember, most pressure washers used in roof cleaning use a minimum of 4 GPM and as much as 10 GPM!. So it is easy to understand why knowledge of roofing installation and a roof inspection is necessary when you consider the amount of water that could enter the structure during roof cleaning.
Most roof repair companies like ours can easily fix leaking roofs depending on how severe the damage to the roof is. By locating the general area of the roof leak on your home the problem can be isolated and fixed fairly easily. Below you can find common terms for the most common causes of roofing leaks so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the information a contractor is giving you, then you can make an educated decision on who you hire to fix your roof.
In the picture you can see a very common cause of a roofing leak which is easily fixed. This is a torn and deteriorated vent pipe collar that is allowing water to penetrate the home through the opening, causing water damage inside.
Beware of unlicensed contractors showing up at your door telling you that there are missing shingles, roofing issues, etc. Make sure the contractor is licensed by Maryland Home Improvement Commission to protect yourself and your home. Any roof issues or repairs should be done by a licensed roofing contractor.
No one wants to pay more than they have to for roof repairs, or deal with an inexperienced contractor that doesn’t repair the roof correctly, here is what you can expect from Henry’s Housework.
Our roof inspections that are done during gutter cleaning can identify minor problems before they turn into major problems. Here are some examples of some issues that we check for during our roofing inspections.
One of the most common problems involve vent pipes. Vent pipe collars have a rubber gasket that stretches around vent pipes. These gaskets usually rip and tear causing leaks in bathrooms and kitchens or as far as 10′ away.
Ridge vents allow heat to escape from attics but high winds can cause them to lift up or blow off allowing rain and animals to enter. Most roof repair services install them with staples or nails and neglect to seal them. This allows them to work free from the roofing shingle to be blown off. These issues are found during one of our roof inspections.
Caulking on flashing usually lasts for many years but when it begins to crack roof leaks can occur quickly and it can be difficult to spot.
Nail pops are difficult to spot on some roofs and usually cause small roof leaks at first. In time they can cause plywood to weaken and rot with no prior warning or signs of leaks.
Missing Shingles usually occur after high winds (30 MPH or more) catch the shingle and tear it from the rooftop. Usually the missing shingles can be found in your yard or the yard of a neighbor.
Roofing replacement isn’t always a requirement, sometimes many roof problems can be solved with some minor repairs. Before you spend thousands of dollars on roof replacement get a proper roof inspection to determine the issue. If your roof just looks bad because it has black streaks, mold and other “appearance” issues, you can hire a roof cleaning contractor for about 10% of the cost of a replacement roof!
If you have some missing shingles or a roof leak you can hire a roofing repair contractor. If your roof is structurally strong and requires only minor repairs, there’s a good chance that your repairs can be taken care of for as little as $500.00. Just contact our office for a recommendation for a local roof repair company.
If you need roofing replacement in Maryland, please contact our office for a referral to a local roofing replacement company that we have worked with and highly recommend.