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No matter where you are in the world, home roofs are a particular cause for concern with each passing wet season. It’s one of the biggest investments for your home too, so it’s important to take good care and give it proper, regular maintenance. The sometimes volatile weather conditions of Maryland, however, places an even bigger emphasis on this. Below we take a look at the three common problems Maryland homeowners have with their roofs. 

 

Leaks

No one enjoys that moment when they first discover a roof leak. You might stumble upon it by hearing an annoying drip, or worse, blisters on the interior walls of your home, caused by the seeping moisture. 

Leaks can occur in the event of poor installation, where small gaps are left, allowing water to seep through. But they can occur even after a perfect installation. Unfortunately, this is a consequence of an aging roof, that’s why it’s best to regularly maintain your roof. 

Heat Damage

Depending on the age of your roof, the sun’s rays can significantly impact the state of your roof. Maryland and elsewhere, there’s no escaping the sun, and over time it is bound to affect your roof. The sun can get pretty harsh here too. Shingle roofing, for example, can dry out and crack, and will eventually need to be replaced should the damage reach such an extent that they fall off or break. 

 

Poor Ventilation

The blistering that develops on the home’s inside walls is as much a result of moisture as it is of poor ventilation. If a roof is not adequately ventilated, warm, humid air is allowed into the home and that warm air combined with the moisture is what causes paint blisters.  

 

Storm damage

External factors like weather are unfortunately out of any roofing suppliers’ power to avoid, but we can still try our best to weather-proof a roof against the worst of elements. Hurricane damage is  a real concern for roofing in Maryland. Not only for potential leakages but for potential wind damage too. 

Maryland can experience heavy rain and snow from time to time with heavy winds, so the situation could get pretty dire. While it’s hard to guarantee against any kind of roof staying intact under these conditions, it’s good for homeowners to be aware of the likelihood and to prepare best for it.

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