Our Approach to Roof Replacement
At Platinum Exteriors, our Maryland-based roofers rank among the finest, distinguished by their meticulous attention to detail and commitment to ensuring your home is thoroughly waterproof. Our team operates with an ethos of leaving no trace, ensuring the job site is spotless post-completion. Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we don’t consider our job done until you are completely content. Our comprehensive roof replacement process includes:
- Conducting a thorough inspection of your roof to determine the necessity for replacement.
- Assisting in selecting the most suitable materials within your budget.
- Efficiently removing your old roofing and disposing of it responsibly.
- Expertly installing your new roofing system.
- Fitting new gutters and downspouts as required.
We specialize in a variety of top-tier roofing materials such as asphalt, shingle, and rubber roofing from renowned brands, including CertainTeed, GAF, Malarkey, Owens Corning, Tamko, DECRA, Gerard, and more, ensuring quality and durability in every project.
How Long Does a Roof Last?
In Maryland, the typical lifespan of a roof ranges from 15 to 20 years, but this can vary based on several factors. The durability of your roof largely depends on the quality of materials used, the severity of local weather conditions, and how well the roof is maintained. Neglecting maintenance, like not replacing missing shingles or fixing damaged flashing, can significantly shorten a roof’s life. Furthermore, different roofing materials come with varying life expectancies; for instance, some shingles are rated for 15 years, while others may last 25 years. For guidance on selecting the most appropriate roofing material for your needs, consider consulting with our experienced team at Platinum Exteriors in Westminster.
Signs of Roof Damage
Some roof damage can be visible from the ground, while other types of damage are hidden and manifest themselves in indirect ways. If any of the below sounds familiar, you need to get your roof inspected as soon as possible.
- Leaks in the attic after rain or ice buildup
- Peeling paint on interior or exterior surfaces
- Mold and mildew problems in the attic
- Curling or cracked shingles
- Visible sagging or dark spots on the roof
Keep in mind that not all of these problems necessarily require roof replacement. Replacement is more suitable for older roofs that are close to the end of their lifespan. Depending on your situation and the age of your roof, roof repair may be all you need, in which case Platinum Exteriors is also happy to help.
Don’t Delay Roof Replacement
As a Westminster, Maryland roofing company, we understand that when we tell you that you need a new roof, this type of news is rarely taken with enthusiasm. A new roof is a big expense, but it’s also a necessary one. Your roof protects your entire home—and not just from rain—but from wind, sun and temperature changes. A leaky roof can lead to interior damage, as well as cause increased heating/cooling costs due to being drafty. The longer you wait to replace, the more damage you may have to fix in the end.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Platinum Exteriors, we have been providing Marylanders with our roof replacement services for years, and have been asked lots of questions. We wanted to go over some of the questions we the most often:
What is Roof Replacement, and When is it Necessary?
Roof replacement is the process of completely removing the existing roof and installing a new one. It is necessary when the current roof is severely damaged, aged, or no longer effective in protecting your home from the elements.
How Do I Know if My Roof Needs Replacing?
Signs that indicate your roof may need replacement include frequent leaks, missing or damaged shingles, sagging areas, excessive granule loss, and significant wear and tear. A professional roof replacement contractor can assess your roof’s condition and recommend the best course of action.
How Long Does a Typical Roof Replacement Take?
Should I Hire a Roof Contractor or Try DIY?
It is highly recommended to hire a professional roof replacement contractor for this complex and safety-critical job. They have the expertise, experience, and tools required to ensure a proper installation and to handle any potential challenges that may arise during the process.
How Can I Find a Reliable Roofing Contractor in My Area?
What Should I Look for When Hiring a Roofing Contractor?
Is the Cost of Roof Replacement Covered By Insurance?
Can I Choose the Roofing Material for the Replacement?
What is the Best Time of Year to Schedule a Roof Replacement?
How Can I Maintain My New Roof After Replacement?
Regular roof maintenance is essential to prolonging the life of your new roof. Schedule periodic inspections and cleanings, clear debris, and address any minor issues promptly. At Platinum Exteriors, we can both install and help maintain your new roof.