Md Roofing Questions
We Answer Often . . .
How do I know if I need a new roof?
A: If your
roofing is buckled, there are missing shingles, it's leaking,
or there are shingle pieces or granules coming out of your
downspouts -- you need to have your roof inspected for a
replacement. Roofing shingles of "a few years back" don't often
last as long as the warranty.
You may just need a roof repair, however. So before you commit
to a new roof, contact us to get a roof repair evaluation.
Sometimes a repair is all you need. We'll tell you if that's
the case, and show you digital pictures to prove it. We
specialize in roof repairs too, and will tell you exactly
what you need to do -- whatever is in your best
Many roofing companies do not want to do roof repairs and
will recommend a roof replacement no matter what! It
happens a lot, folks.
Q: How much does a roof estimate
A: Believe it or not, many Md roofing contractors now charge
for estimates. We don't. Our Roofing Estimates are FREE!
Q: Do I need to be home to get an
A: You do not
need to be home for us to perform and inspection and estimate.
All we need is your permission to get up on your roof, make the
analysis, take some digital pictures, and video.
Q: What's included in a roof
A: Your roof estimate link will arrive in your email, and when
you click on the link you'll get:
- Pictures with text showing you what I found
- Options that you have
- Samples for you to see
- A detailed written proposal
- Pricing with no hidden add-ons
Everything you could want to make an informed decision. And
it's totally customized . . . the pictures, video and diagrams
are of your roof, not some standardized junk. No standard forms
with 'fill in the blanks' and 'check boxes', I promise.
[See a sample roof
Q: Do you do roof repairs?
A: Yes, we specialize in roof repairs. Most roofing contractors
don't want to do repairs. We often repair roofs for
entire neighborhoods because people are pleased with our
work and our prices are very reasonable.
Q: How do I schedule a roof
The fastest way is to fill out our roof repair
form. I'll get back to you quickly.
Q: When can you do my repair?
A: Depending on
the severity of the weather event that just caused your roof
leak, we can usually get by and have a look within a day or
two. Here's how our roof repair system works.
Q: How long does it take to replace my
normal roofs can be replaced in one (1) day. We design the size
of our experienced, certified crews to install your roof
quickly, so that the job doesn't linger. Unlike others, we can
design the schedule around weather events better, and don't
interrupt your normal day-to-day routine as much.
Q: When can you install my
From the signing of the roof proposal and the picking of
roof shingles and color, we can usually start your roof
withing two (2) weeks, weather permitting.
Q: Do I need to be home when you install my
A: No, in fact roofing is a noisy operation and many of our
customers elect to be away from home. It doesn't matter to us;
feel free to do what you wish. I will, of course, be taking
before, during, and after roof pictures and video
for you to view later -- so that you can see that the work
was done correctly, and as expected.
Q: Are there any licensing
A: All Home Improvement Contractors, including roofers
operating in Maryland must be licensed by the Maryland Home
Improvment Commission. A requirement of holding an active
license is to be properly insured. Bonding is supplied through
Our MHIC license number is 74066. You can check if a
Contractor is licensed by going to the Maryland Home
Improvement Commission site here. Don't ever hire a contractor that is
not licensed. First, it's illegal to do so; but probably
even worse is that if you have a problem, you may have
difficulties with bonding and/or insurance coverage
Q: Do you have insurance and
A: Yes, in order to be listed on the Home Improvement
Commission List (see above), our insurances and bonding must be
current. If a contractors' insurance lapses, or is discontinued
for any reason, the contractor will not show up on the list of
Q: Are there any guarantees?
A: Yes, in addition to the manufacturer's warranty for
materials, we offer a ten (10) year "no leak" labor warranty for
new roofs, and a two (2) year labor warranty for
Q: Do you do insurance work?
A: Yes, we do
lots of insurance work, and we're very good at negotiating with
insurance companies. Most homeowners are not experienced in
dealing with insurance adjusters, so we can really be of help!
We can help you get the money you deserve.
One of our advantages is the ability to post damage pictures
online, where the adjusters can quickly access and print them.
By helping them do their job, we're often helping you get a
Q: Will my homeowners insurance pay for a new
your roof has experienced significant damage, your homeowner's
insurance will often pay for a new roof, parts of a roof, or
repairs -- minus the deductible, of course. It depends on many
factors, including the ability of the contractor to negotiate
with the insurance adjuster.
We can handle the negotiations for you and perform the
repairs as well.
Q: Should I have my roof inspected every
A: If you live in a wooded area, or in an area with lots of
wind-blown pollen or dirt, then yes, you should have your roof
inspected every year. Otherwise, every two (2) or three (3)
years is a good schedule.
Q: My roof is only 14 years old and failing.
Your roof could be failing for a number of reasons: poor
ventilation, debris from wooded areas, poor maintenance and
upkeep, etc. However, it's not unusual for shingles to wear out
before their warranty period expires. If you have any questions
about the condition of your roof, we'll be happy to take a look
. . .
Q: Do you work all year 'round?
A: Yes, of
course we do.
Q: Can you install my roof in the
A: Yes, we sure can. If you need a new roof installed in the
winter time, we can do it. We train our crews very well in the
simple technical adjustments needed for cold weather.
Q: What's the best way to contact
You can either call us at (301) 472-4119, or email. Email is faster.
Contact us for a new roof estimate here.
Contact us for a roof repair here.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Yes, we do accept credit cards. We use PayPal as our
credit/debit card processor, because of their security online.
We will email you a credit card link and all you have to do is
click. Here's how the system works: Credit/Debit Card Payment
Q: What if my question isn't on this
A: Just contact me and ask any question you wish.
Even if you're an "out-of-towner" I'll be happy to help you
with any advice you need. I've seen a lot
of roofing situations in my 32 years in this
business! Thanks for stopping by, it's truly