Signs You Need a New MD Roofing System

Residential and commercial properties can often change hands frequently, and the integrity of the roof can go unchecked through several changes of ownership. It is essential that Maryland home and business owners have their roofs inspected every 3-5 years by a MD roofing contractor like HomeTech. A regular inspection will keep you, your family, your employees, or your possessions safe from the dangers of water damage, falling debris, and mold. When you own a building of any kind, the occupants need to feel safe being under you roof, and HomeTech has the expertise necessary to give them peace of mind.

When you contact a professional roofing contractor in Columbia MD or any of HomeTech’ service areas, you need to make sure they actually get up onto your roof to perform an inspection. Some local contractors will give you an estimate on roof repairs or replacements without thoroughly inspecting the structure, which leads to missed details. At HomeTech, our staff of professional MD roofing contractors will climb up to your roof to make sure we give you a fair, detailed estimate. Here are just a few of the points we will check for when inspecting your Columbia MD, Laurel MD, or Germantown roofing system:

  • Stains or dripping water on interior walls
  • Cracked or curling shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Excessive mold or moss growth
  • Staining on the interior structure
  • Penetration of the shingle layer or roof deck
  • Ice dam build-up

These are not necessarily signs that you need to replace your roof, but if left to their own devices these defects will lead to the need for a costly replacement of your MD roofing system. That is why you should have an expert MD roofing contractor inspect your roof semi-frequently, if not just to give you peace of mind knowing that you don’t have these problems.

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Energy Savings

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Older windows that are poorly designed, constructed, or installed allow energy to pass through easily, reducing efficiency and increasing your monthly bills. The EPA has even released a study which states that more than 30% of energy that is lost from homes is due to improperly installed or malfunctioning windows. At HomeTech we install EnergyTech windows from Soft Lite, each one designed to dramatically increase the efficiency of your Maryland home.

The MD Roofers with “Low-E” Expertise

If the furniture or other items in your home that are close to your windows are fading, it is due to windows that were not produced to block out UV light. If the temperature of your Maryland homes seems to never decrease even when you are blasting the AC, your windows could be letting in a large amount of IR light, or in layman’s terms- heat.

When IR light enters your home, it heats up whatever it touches. “Low-e” glass reflects this energy, keeping you home cool in the hot summer months. In addition, “Low-E” windows will keep the heat that you pay for during the winter months from escaping. Replacement windows from Soft Lite and installed by HomeTech can help bring down your energy costs year ‘round!

It has been more than a decade since HomeTech broke into the Maryland home improvement industry, and it has long been our goal to save our neighbors money with our services. It is due to our partnership with Soft Lite, one of nation’s top produces of energy efficient windows, that we are the roofing company in Maryland whose neighbors also turn to save them money by installing high quality replacement windows.

So if you need new windows or any sort of exterior remodeling, don’t go seeking out multiple contractors, Maryland. One call to HomeTech and you’ll have access to the widest range of energy saving remodeling service offered by a Columbia, Germantown, or Laurel MD roofing contractor.

Excessive mold or moss growth

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Excessive mold or moss growth is not normal on your roof. 

A regular inspection will keep you, your family, your employees, or your possessions safe from the dangers of water damage, falling debris, and mold. When you own a building of any kind, the occupants need to feel safe being under you roof, and HomeTech has the expertise necessary to give them peace of mind.

Cracked or curling shingles

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Have you lived in your home for a long time? Are you starting to see cracked or curling shingles? Maybe it’s time for a new roof.

Residential and commercial properties can often change hands frequently, and the integrity of the roof can go unchecked through several changes of ownership.

Ice Dam Build Up

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An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off theroof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.

Fire Restoration Services

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The uncontrollable nature of fire can literally spark up from anywhere. Either from a faulty gas leak, to dry weather conditions, or arson. It’s an unfortunate event, however it is not the end of the world. Home Tech Restoration may be the key to restoring what was lost, back to your home as you remembered it. Call us now, for fast and quality craftsmanship with over 120 years of total combined experience, let Home Tech Services Restore your home as good as new!

FREE Roof Inspection & Estimate by our HAAG Certified Roof Professionals for MD, VA, DC, PA, NJ Homes and Beyond!

Tired of patching leaks and replacing shingles? If you have a faulty system, you could be in danger of everything from water damage to mold! One call to us and you’ll be on the path towards a solid, dependable roof. Give us a ring at (301) 637-9019 for your next project in the city as well as in Laurel, Columbia, Germantown, or the Silver Spring area.

Leaky Roof? We Can Fix That.

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At HomeTech our decades of industry experience has shown us that a leaky roof can not properly protecting your investments. Whether you are a Maryland homeowner or you own a commercial property, you need your roof to be dependable and leak free in order for your stakeholders to feel safe. For a trained professional, finding and fixing these leaks is a simple matter, and HomeTech is an expert in located and patching roof leaks, Maryland.

Targeting the usual areas associated with roof leaks first, and then moving on to a full inspection of your roof, HomeTech’ highly skilled Maryland roofing contractors have the trained eye needed to find any and all roof leaks. We know the importance of a complete and thorough inspection which includes climbing onto your roof and looking inside your home. Once found, we have the top-quality materials needed to make immediate, long-lasting repairs.

If you leave leaks or cracks open to the elements, you could be endangering every person and electronic device in your building. Water that gets into your walls via cracks in your roof can cause puddles, stains, and even electrical fires! These dangers should be your motivation to call a professional Maryland roofing company like HomeTech and set up a FREE in-home inspection. It could mean the difference between simple repairs and a full, costly roof replacement.

One call to HomeTech, a locally owned and operated roofing company in Maryland, and hours later you will have professional roofers on your roof, scouring it for any signs of leaks. Remember, as with all of our services, our expectations of our own work will not be met until we have exceeded yours!

FREE Roof Inspection & Estimate by our HAAG Certified Roof Professionals for MD, VA, DC, PA, NJ Homes and Beyond!

Tired of patching leaks and replacing shingles? If you have a faulty system, you could be in danger of everything from water damage to mold! One call to us and you’ll be on the path towards a solid, dependable roof. Give us a ring at (301) 637-9019 for your next project in the city as well as in Laurel, Columbia, Germantown, or the Silver Spring area.

Have Hail Damage? Get a Quick Response from HomeTech!

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Although hailstorms do not occur with great frequency in the Maryland area, when they do strike it can cause serious and widespread damage. Your home is vulnerable to hail damage in many different areas, including roofing, siding, windows, and doors. Hail stones striking a your roof can cause immediate damage in the form of broken, cracked or loosened shingles or tiles. But hail can also cause unseen damage to other parts of your Maryland home that can have long-term consequences.

Even if your roof appears to be undamaged, a hailstorm can result in hidden damage. You need the trained eye of the professionals from HomeTech to conduct an on-site inspection of your roof to determine whether or not the underlayment and supporting structure was damaged. Only a trained Maryland hail damage specialist can uncover hidden problems in every aspect of the exterior of your home. We will inspect your entire home, including climbing on the roof and checking it up close.  After our inspection  we will provide you with a detailed report and work with your insurance company.

When hail hits your roof it can cause a “bruise” which can allow water to seep into your home. It may not lead to an immediate leak, but over time the water will find its way into your Maryland home. It’s difficult to determine whether a roof needs to be repaired of replaced after a hailstorm because the damage is not readily evident.

One thing the hail damage experts at HomeTech will look for on a shingle roof is granules in the gutter. Hail can wear away and weaken shingles, eroding the protective granules and shortening the life of the roof. The exposed asphalt will deteriorate and more granules will come loose. Excessive granules collecting in the gutter means repair or replacement is recommended.

When disaster does strike, and a hailstorm causes damage to your Maryland home, make sure you call a fully licensed contractor. There are unlicensed contractors out there (we in the industry call them “Storm Chasers”) who are not backed by their manufacturers. If you hire a “Storm Chaser” you will pay for any mistakes they make out of your own pocket. So give HomeTech a call, we’ll respond promptly and work quickly to fix any hail damage we find.

How to Use the Sun to Lower Your Energy Costs

Constantly rising energy costs are taking a toll on the wallets of all Maryland homeowners. Paying to heat and cool your home year ‘round is an expensive venture, and the structure of your home could be hemorrhaging your hard earned money. That is where HomeTech comes in. Our Maryland solar roofing service is designed to immediately and dramatically decrease the amount of energy that you need to pay for, all by harnessing the natural energy produced by the sun.

As one of the leading solar roofing contractors in Frederick MD, and all of Maryland, HomeTech installs solar roofing for purposes beyond just saving you money, however. We also believe we have a responsibility for our environment, and that by installing solar roofing, Maryland, we are just doing our due diligence. We take great pride in providing solar roofing to homes all over Maryland, from Columbia to Silver Spring. Roofing is our passion, and solar roofing is just another reason that HomeTech is the roofing company in Maryland that home and business owners trust first.

So what are the benefits of hiring HomeTech to install solar roofing onto your MD home? As we explained above, our solar roofs are extremely energy efficient, but they are aesthetically pleasing as well. Installing solar roofing onto your home will add to its curb appeal as well as its resale value if you are thinking of selling. In addition, you remain connected to your electrical utility to provide you with electricity when your home solar power system isn’t producing. One of the biggest bonuses behind solar roofing is that, on sunny days when the amount of energy you receive exceeds the amount you use, you can actually see electrical usage dial spin backwards!

So if you are paying an arm and a leg for energy and need a solution, give us a call and set up a FREE in-home estimate on the installation of energy efficient solar roofing, Maryland.