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.


Emergency Maryland Roof Repairs

Maryland residents are no strangers to heavy storms, nor the damage that they can cause to their homes. The roof of a Maryland home is especially susceptible to damage from falling debris of all kinds. Even if there is no storm, you never know when disaster will strike and you will come home to find a tree taking up residence in your living room.

If a freak accident like a falling tree occurs, it would not be wise to wait to repair the damage that your home accrues. Call an expert Maryland roofing contractor like HomeTech immediately, and our crew will quickly respond to your property. We may not be able to fix the damage right away, but our first step will be to tarp off any areas that are left open to the elements.

This quick response time is just one of the reasons HomeTech is the top choice in roofing contractors Frederick MD and Columbia roofing contractors, as well as each of the other towns we service.

So if you need emergency repairs, don’t wait. Call a fully licensed MD roofing contractor like HomeTech before it is too late!

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.

Cracked or curling shingles


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


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.

Stains or dripping water on interior walls

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If you are noticing stains or dripping water on interior walls, then you may want to call Home Tech Exterior for an inspection ASAP. 

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.