Ask a Contractor: Q&A With a Residential Roof Repair Expert

By Ben Matthews | Jul 26, 2017 6:00:00 AM

You have questions about residential roof repair. Lucky for you, we have expert answers to provide. Here are some questions that local roofing contractors often hear from customers, with our responses:

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Flat Roof Repair and Replacement Costs in Washington, D.C., and Maryland

By Ben Matthews | Jul 5, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Flat roofs offer an attractive, economical, durable, long-term option for homes built with a minimal slope up top. However, homeowners with flat roofs must be diligent, because repairs and leaks that aren’t addressed can escalate in a hurry.

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7 Types of Roof Shingles Best for Maryland and D.C.

By Ben Matthews | Jun 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Uh-oh—you have found a few shingles from your roof strewn about your backyard. Or you noticed many shingles curling up in the corners, which is a sure sign your roof is old or failing and might need to be attended to. Or worse, water is leaking through the roof. Or simply, you want a new look and roof functionality for your house.

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6 Quick DIY Tips for Fixing a Leaky Roof

By Ben Matthews | May 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Perhaps nothing strikes more fear into homeowners than these four words: “The roof is leaking!”

Water dripping into your house is obviously not good, and it’s a problem you cannot ignore; otherwise, it usually gets worse. Ideally, you want a professional to look at any serious roof concern, including leaks, because a bigger decision might be in play, such as how extensive of a repair is necessary or if it’s time for a new roof. However, unless a torrent of water is flooding into your home, you can take certain steps on your own to fix the leak before the drip intensifies.

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Roof Shingles in Gaithersburg, Md.

By Ben Matthews | Apr 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

A roof is much more than its shingles. The underlayment, flashing, gutters, skylights, vents, and materials to keep it all in place are all important to protecting the top of your home. However, without the shingles, you don’t technically have a roof. Shingles protect your house and contribute to the look of your home.

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Homeowner’s Guide to Roofing in Rockville, Md.

By Ben Matthews | Mar 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Homeowners throughout Maryland take special care of their properties, and Rockville is no exception. To many people, homes are more than just an investment—they are the sanctuaries in which they raise families and create memories. As such, home upkeep is a top priority, and, often, that upkeep begins on top with the roof.

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Ask a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor: The 6 Most Common Questions from Homeowners

By Ben Matthews | Mar 22, 2017 7:00:00 AM

GAF is the largest manufacturer of roofing materials in North America. But its size doesn’t come at the expense of quality—GAF’s shingles have received the highest rating by homebuilders for nine of the past 11 years. The company brings more than 130 years of excellence to homes and businesses in the United States and Canada.

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This Month in Gaithersburg Homeowner News (March)

By Ben Matthews | Mar 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

March! The month of basketball madness, cherry blossoms, and the beginning of spring. The month in which Gaithersburg homeowners can finally breathe a sigh of relief that they withstood another Maryland winter and can look forward to longer days and (hopefully) warmer weather.

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How to Choose Trustworthy Roofing Contractors in Gaithersburg MD

By Ben Matthews | Mar 1, 2017 7:08:48 AM

Roof repair or replacement is serious work for your home. Finding a contractor that can complete the job—and complete it well—is undoubtedly important so that you can be confident your roof will protect you and your family for years to come.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Window, Siding, Door, and Roof Maintenance

By Ben Matthews | Feb 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

If winter seems to be dragging, don’t despair: Spring 2017 in the Northern Hemisphere begins on March 20. With the change in season usually comes the inevitable spring cleaning—a chance to refresh, restore, and repair your home after the long winter. However, one recent survey discovered that 68 percent of adults felt anxiety over the prospect of spring cleaning. When thinking about the exterior of your house, this trepidation is understandable; you can never quite be sure what havoc winter has wreaked until the snow melts and the weather warms up.

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