REPLACING YOUR ROOF
Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland. The population was 55,197 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Baltimore County and the second-most populated unincorporated county seat in the United States (after Ellicott City, Maryland in nearby Howard County)
Sometimes a roof in Towson Maryland can naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a roof failure. Many homes in Towson were built close to 45+ years ago. Towson has homes with wonderful neighborhoods. Some of the areas in Towson may be considered historic which will have different requirements for replacing you roof. Renew Home Designs has the required certifications to install roofs, windows and siding in historic area around Maryland.
If your roof looks old and worn, and you are doing preventive maintenance on your home you may want to consider having ReNew Home Designs inspect your roof to identify possible problem areas and discuss roof replacement options.
If replacing your roof is delayed, however, it could result in bigger roof problems down the road. So watch for the warning signs to be sure to give yourself plenty of time to have Renew Home Designs give you a free estimate on replacing your roof.
POTENTIAL SIGNS THAT YOUR ROOF MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED:
- Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped
- Bald spots where granules are missing
- Cracked shingles
- Your roof is at least 20 years old; while many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles. For example, if your roof is not properly ventilated, it can negatively impact your shingles
- Neighbors are getting new roofs. Homes built around the same time period can experiencing the same types of weather conditions can mean that your roof is nearing its useful life
- The roof just looks old and worn
- Dark streaks. Airborne algae cause dark streaks on roof decks. While this may not necessarily harm the roof shingles, it may not look good. Algae streaks can be removed using a 50:50 blend of water and bleach sprayed on your roof. It is important to use a low volume garden hose so you do not knock the protective granules off your shingles. It is also important that you protect your landscaping from the bleach run-off.
- Moss. Moss can grow on roof surfaces that don’t get much sunlight especially in cool, moist climates. Moss growth can be more than a cosmetic issue. Moss holds moisture against the roof surface and overtime in freezing climates can cause damage to the granules on the top of the shingles. Moss can be brushed off but it won’t prevent it from growing again; take care not to damage the shingle surface.