Roofing FAQ

Take a minute to read through our frequently asked questions and answers about roofing. If we don’t have the answer here, you can always reach out to us.

When there is visible damage to your roof, such as leaks, missing shingles, or a visible hole, you will need a new roof or some type of roof repair.

If there is no large or clearly visible damage, there are still a number of signs to look for to determine if you need a new roof.

Roof damage can be easy or difficult to see, depending on the type of damage.

  • Shingles – if shingles are cracked, discolored, buckling, or curling, it is time to repair or replace.
  • Flashing – if flashing around vents or chimneys is missing or damaged, they need to be replaced or repaired.
  • Plant Growth – if you notice moss or discoloration on the roof, it can mean there is improper function, and it should be evaluated by a professional.
  • Sagging – if your roof is visibly sagging at all, this is a severe problem and needs to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent more damage.

You may notice homes surrounding yours will all get roofs around the same time. This is due to homes being built around the same time and experiencing the same weather conditions will generally need roofs replaced around the same time. A properly installed, well-constructed roof will typically last between 15 and 20 years.

Roof replacement is the removal, repair, and replacement of everything related to the roof. This includes repairing or replacing the underlayment, repairing or replacing rafters, replacing flashing, replacing or adding a breathable membrane, and removing and installing new shingles.

Reroofing is when you layer new shingles on top of existing shingles. This is a good option for a roof in generally good shape and has no leaks or missing shingles. This can only be done every other time replacement is required, so a complete replacement is needed if you have two layers of shingles right now.

The cost of replacing a roof will vary from home to home as there are many factors, including the type of shingles, the current state of the roof, and if any major repairs are required.

In our experience, asphalt shingles are the best choice for most situations and most homes. While there are situations where other roofing types are ideal, including for historical purposes, aesthetics, or to reach criteria for an association.

Contact Our Team For Roofing Installation in Harford County

If you are looking for a team of professional roofing contractors to install asphalt shingles or flat roofing on your home, contact our team at Advantage Home Exteriors. We offer professional roofing installation services for homeowners across Harford County and the Greater Baltimore area. You can schedule an estimate by calling (410) 612-0511 or have our gutter experts contact you by filling out our online contact form.