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Signs Your Roof Needs More Than a Repair

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home, but most people don’t think about their roof’s condition until it’s too late and they’ve already got a leak. Prevent expensive (and extensive) future repairs by regularly inspecting the condition of your roof. The best indicator of your roof’s overall health is its age. If your roof is 20 years old or more, it likely needs to be replaced, even if it isn’t currently leaking.

If you have an old or leaky roof, call the roof replacement experts at Certified Roofing for a free estimate. You can conveniently contact us online, or call 301-854-2764 in Maryland or 703-752-6121 in Virginia. 


How Do You Know If You Need a New Roof?

The first step to evaluating your roof’s condition is to look around your attic for these warning symptoms:

  • Visible daylight through roof boards
  • Dark patches, streaks, or stains
  • Sagging
  • Active leaks or signs of past water damage

After you’ve checked the attic, it’s time to take a look at the exterior of your roof. Take note if you see:

  • Curled or cupped shingle edges
  • Bald spots on shingles
  • Cracked or damaged shingles
  • Dark spots or streaks
  • Moss or algae accumulation
  • Damaged flashing 


Which Roofing Materials Are Right for Me?

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles are both lightweight and affordable, which is why they are one of the most popular materials available. Available in a wide variety of styles and colors, they can suit any exterior aesthetic. Certified Roofing employs CertainTeed Select ShingleMasters, the manufacturer-rated top 1% of roofing professionals, for all asphalt shingle installations. This ensures that your top-qualify shingle materials are installed by best roofing company in the nation for superb results.


Cedar Shakes

Cedar shakes and shingles are durable in a variety of climates. Natural oils make cedar inherently resistant to rot and insects, which makes them a long-lasting roofing option. Certified Roofing is a member of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, which sets the standard for quality in cedar shake and shingle installation and ensures we are able to offer the best warranties available.


Flat Roofing

A low slope or flat roof is commonly used in row houses, office buildings, carports, and porches. Certified Roofing uses only the highest-quality flat roofing materials, including:


Synthetic Slate

Synthetic slate shingles provide an aesthetically pleasing, natural look and can drastically improve the curb appeal of your home. In addition to being beautiful, they are a durable, freeze-resistant, and low-maintenance roofing material. If you are interested in a roofing material with a high-end look that lasts, consider replacing your roof with synthetic slate shingles.


Call Certified Roofing for a Free Roof Replacement Estimate!

Our team of professionals has been proudly serving the Washington, DC metro area for over 30 years. We offer an unmatched level of expertise in specialty metal, shingle, slate, cedar shake, and flat roof installation, which ensures results that you will love for years to come. Our certified, skilled craftsmen fabricate custom sheet metal, flashing, gutters, standing-seam metal pans, and more, all to create the perfect look for any home’s exterior style and design.

Certified Roofing doesn’t provide roof repair services, but our team of roofing experts can help you determine if your roof needs repair or replacement.

If you’d like to schedule your free no-obligation estimate, contact us at 301-854-2764 in MD or 703-752-6121 in VA today.   Proudly serving the cities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Clarksville, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Frederick, Fulton, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Green Valley, Highland, Hunt Valley, Hyattsville, Kensington, Laurel, Lutherville, Montgomery Village, North Laurel, Olney, Owings Mills, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Timonium, Towson, Wheaton, Woodstock, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and all surrounding areas.

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