Your Roof Is a System

Your roof is not just comprised of shingles. Your roof is actually a system. It is comprised of decking or sheathing, underlayment, flashing, vents and shingles, to keep it simple. Within each of these components, you have a few to several options. How they interact with one another makes all the difference in the world in how your roof protects you, your loved ones, your belongings and your home. This means that if any one of these components are malfunctioning, your roof system is failing.

A Failing Roof System

If your roof is failing, you may have noticed an increase in utility costs, your HVAC system acting up, leaks, water stains, dry rot in wood, shingles flying off the roof, pests in the home, basement flooding, water damaged items in the home and a home that will not stay a consistent temperature. See, your roof is your primary defense against everything listed above. If your roof is failing, your entire house will too. This is why choosing something as simple as a shingle type or a roofing company to install your roof is extremely important. This is also why you really can't put off roof repair or roof replacement.

Roof Cost

There are several ways to fund your new roof project. It pays to know which resources you have at your disposal. For instance, many people in Maryland are surprised to find out that they may be able to take advantage of grant programs to help them get a new roof. The IRS also has tax credits available to those who install an energy-efficient roof. Special roof financing also helps to get a new roof.

energy performance scale with a house and solar panels (3d render)

Decking

Be sure to have a complete roof tear-off so that if there are any issues with your decking, they can be taken care of. If your current roof has any leaks, you cannot rely on water stains to tell where roof leaks originate from. There are times when water flows in a different direction because of the rafters and other structural components within the home. By the time water reaches the ceiling from the roof, it may have traveled toward the perimeter of the home.

The roofing company you hire is important. You want someone who is licensed, insured, carries a GAF Master Elite designation, has reliable service, several customer testimonials, awards, A+ ratings with The Better Business Bureau and actually cares about you and your roof. This is why ReNew Home Designs continues to be the preferred choice among many Maryland residents.

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