Roofing Contractors Gaithersburg, MD
The roof of your home plays a very important part in the protection of your home. The type of roof you have will also determine how often maintenance will be need for your roof. There are various types of roofing materials that can be used on a home. The design and type of home you have will be a huge factor as to what type of roofing materials will be better suited for your home. We will take the time to look at some of the most popular materials and what type of material is better suited for certain types of homes.
No matter what type of roof you have it will eventually have to be replaced to prevent damage to your home. The roofing material that you have will determine how often your roof will need to be replaced. Another factor when determining how often the roof will need to be replaced is the location where you live. Some roofs are exposed to harsher conditions than others.
New Shingle Installation
One of the most popular roofing materials is known as the shingle roof. Shingles come in a variety of colors and are most commonly constructed with fiberglass and asphalt materials. With the roofing designs of today’s architecture roofs are more geometrically designed. This is one reason why shingle roofs are popular. There are several grades of shingle roofs available to you as well. The most common shingles are available with 15 or 20 year warranties. Some designs will come with a 25 year warranty as well. On average you can expect to replace a shingle roof about every 20 years.
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Roof Repair Gaithersburg
Each year that goes by means that your roof has taken another year of Gaithersburg weather. That means there could be a number of lingering issues that need to be repaired before they turn into worse problems. We will inspect your roof top to bottom, then look for the most pressing areas that need to be fixed. If there is a pending storm- we might look into patching holes and building appropriate flashing around a chimney to avoid water damage. If you have noticed a leak in your roof, or if you see water damage in the ceiling, then you are most likely a good candidate for a roofing repair soon. Let us know how we can help and if there are any other issues you need resolved!
In recent years, metal roofing has become a great choice for Gaithersburg homeowners. Metal roofs are commonly used on homes that are designed without the geometrical cuts and shapes. If you have a flatter roof design, metal roofing is a great choice. Aluminum is available in several different colors as well as different gauges if thickness for you to choose. In fact, sometimes a metal roof is guaranteed for up to 50 years! The metal finish may fade over the years but will do so evenly so it will not be have different shades of colors. With some metal roofs you will need to change out the screws about every 20 years depending on the type of washer that the screw uses.
The type of roof you have will determine the best type of roofing materials to be used. If you have a straight or a gable roof you may want to consider using a type of metal roofing. In some cases metal roofing can be used on hip roofs if the hip roof does not contain many valleys. If the design of your roof includes a lot of hips as well as valleys you will need to consider using a shingle roof. As a rule of thumb the more hips and valleys that is include on a roof it is better to use shingles. Metal roofing in not suitable for chopped up roof designs. Metal roofs do not look well with a lot of cuts. The more cuts you have in metal the more it will be likely to develop leaks and rust. Check with your local contractor to see which roof better suits your needs.
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