Md Roof Inspection and
Estimate: This house in New Carrollton, Maryland
has two layers of existing shingles and needs a new roof.
We're here to make a thorough roof inspection, detailed analysis, and "unbeatable"
Failing and Worn
Out Shingle. Some Obvious Signs:
- Granule loss, as above.
- Exposure of the fiberglass base material, as above
indicates depletion of asphalt in the shingles -- just plain "worn
- Curling, cracking, distortion of
- Shingles no longer sealing
- Missing shingles, flashings,
- Excessive staining or discoloration of
- Visible leaks inside the home.
Subroofing Plywood Inspection and/or
Replacement: Sometimes, even when I go into the attic to
make an inspection, it can be hard to tell exactly where there may be a subroofing
issue. I can usually predict with 99% accuracy (based on my 30+ years of home roofing
experience) when and where there are problems -- just by trial and error testing and
observing the roofing surface from the exterior.
I'll give you a "square foot price" for replacing questionable plywood and then document what
was found with "before-during-after" pictures posted on your webpage . . . to give you the
"veification" that you got the plywood replacement you
Replacement: All existing pipe collars are replaced with new neoprene and
aluminum units, and sealed with Geocel to guard against wind driven rains. Here's an
example of a typical md pipe collar replacement.
Fan Vent Flashing
Replacement: Old fan housings are ALWAYS
replaced with new aluminum units and then sealed with Geocel Tripolymer Sealant. By
replacing old flashings with new units, the possibility of overlooking "hairline cracks"
and other potential future leaks is completely eliminated.
Click here for more information on Md flashing replacement.
Replacement: All chimney
flashings are ALWAYS replaced with new custom formed aluminum flashings that we make "on site"
with our fancy sheet metal brake. Flashings are then sealed with Geocel Tripolymer
Sealant -- the best and longest lasting sealant on the market (we feel, anyway). Click
this link to see more about our professional chimney flashing replacement.
Chimney Crown Repair or
Replacement: This is an area
that is overlooked by
I'd guess maybe 99% of all roofing estimators -- but not by us! Click this link to see before
and after examples of our chimney crown replacement.
Attic Ventilation for better insulation, lower energy bills, and a longer lasting
roof: We almost always
recommend ridge vents by Air-Vent (a Certainteed Company) where increased ventilation is
necessary. Click here to evaluatemetal ridge
vents vs."shingle over"
vents by Air-Vent.
By keeping your roof cooler during the summer, and by removing unwanted moisture all year
'round (something most attic fans just can't do), you'll be getting the best protection
possible . . . and you'll eliminate paying for wasting energy!
A truly "GREEN" Energy Saving Product:
- Saves Money on Heating
and Cooling Costs!
Money on Electrical Energy that would power an attic
Skylight Inspection and
Analysis: It's not unusual to find skylights
over 10 years old with failing glass seals that result in permanent streaks and stains
in between the pains of insulated glass.
It's almost always better (and costs less) to replace the
whole skylight unit rather than just the glass -- and that's great in this case since the flashing
around the skylights is kind of "suspect". Here, we would suggest replacing this unit
with a premium flat mount
skylight so that no interior alterations or repairs to the drywall
or framing are necessary. You'll be surprised at the low price,