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Roofing Decisions: To Repair or to Replace?

Making sound decisions is the key to enjoying the benefits of any home improvement project. This is especially true for a large, complex job like roofing, in which case you have to know if you need repairs or replacement.


DryTech Roofing, one of the most successful roofing companies in Maryland, explains what to look for so you can act accordingly:

When to Repair

Roof repairs are obviously the more affordable option. If you notice any of the following issues, your roof will most likely survive with just a few repairs.

• Leaks

We can fix most leaks and have your roof functioning again with a little patchwork. Keep in mind, however, that you need to call for repairs as soon as you notice any leakage. Delay can spread the water damage to the roof framework, which can ultimately result in a need for roof replacement.

• Loose or Missing Shingles

We can climb up and check your roof’s flashing details, pipe towers, and chimneys for soft spots, as well as missing shingles. Thanks to our partnership with leading brands like GAF®, we can replace missing shingles, seal vents, and pipe openings easily. Again, early detection and remediation is key.

When to Replace

One of the best things about replacements is that they offer a long-term solution for your roofing problems. Here are some signs that will help you know when it’s time to replace your roof:

• Roof Decay

Roof decay weakens the underlying structure, limiting the amount of weight it can support. This is most likely due to extensive moisture damage along the wooden beams of the framework. At this point, the only option is to replace your roof.

• Algae Growth

Algae growth on the roof is unavoidable in most cases, but you can curb its spread through regular roof inspections and maintenance. If the algae have spread extensively, however, you will need to replace your roof since the spores will contribute to roof decay.

• Age

If your roof is more than 50 years old and it sustains damage, it may be a safer choice to replace than repair.

As the top experts in roofing in Maryland, you can count on us for your repair or replacement needs. We will give your roof a thorough inspection and recommend the best approach for your home. We also offer industry-leading warranties from GAF, which cover both the materials and the workmanship.

Call us today at (240) 491-5600 for a FREE estimate on your roofing needs. You can also contact us through our online request form. At DryTech Roofing, we work hard to earn your business!