2 Landmark PRO Heather Blend Roofs

We were able to have a few good days this week to sneak a couple of roofs in. Both of these houses went with the same color choice, Landmark PRO Heather Blend. The steeper slop roof gave us a little surprise on one pitch of roof by having two layers of shingles on it, while the rest of the house only had one layer of shingles. Everything went smoothly with both jobs and now they are ready for the next couple of rainy days.

Using Tarps to Protect Landscaping

Starting off in Olney Mill this morning bright and early. Maybe you seen us do this before with our tarps to protect the landscaping from trash falling while we strip the old roof off, but did you know there is another reason we do it? We don’t want keep people trapped inside ether. With the summer heat coming if you don’t allow air flow to your bushes and plants the tarps will burn and can kill them in short order. Another small but important detail to consider when hiring a roofing contractor.

New Roofs & Gutters

We had to dodge a few rain drops this week but we were still able to get a few roofs installed along with new gutters this week. We know this weekend will feel more like October with a polar vortex moving in, but we hope everyone has a great Mother's Day weekend.

2 Roofs: Brookeville, Mt Airy

This week was a good reminder that we live in Maryland, we started the week with 80 degree weather and ended Friday with high winds and 30 degree wind chills. We were lucky enough to squeeze two roofs in this week, one in Brookeville and the other in Mt Airy. We cannot thank all the homeowners enough that are letting us continue to work on there homes though these uncertain times.

Insurance Roof Job in Olney, MD

A recent insurance job we completed in Olney, MD. Most homeowners don't understand that we can work with your insurance company if you need us to.  The companies that come to your door and tell you that they can install a new roof paid for buy your insurance haven't been in business long and need to door knock to keep them in business, we call them storm chasers. Welsh Roofing has been around for almost 40 years and has never had to resort to door knocking, our  reputation  and quality work is what we focus on to bring in the future clients. If your roof has suffered storm damage give us a call we will give you a roof that will last as long as we have.

Roof Replacements in Gaithersburg & Clarksville

We're thankful we are still able to keep everyone at Welsh Roofing working through all this. The roof replacements so far this week have been in Gaithersburg & Clarksville, the first one is a Morie black Pro and the second is a Cobblestone grey Pro. We apricate  all the homeowners who are allowing us to continue to work for them and we understand the ones that want to hold off until further notice. Stay safe, stay at home & stay strong we will make it through this.

Help Homeowners diagnose roof leaks

With everyone practicing social distancing because of Corona virus we thought it would be a good time to help homeowners help us diagnose some roof leaks that might not actually be roof leaks. Failing windows/siding leaks are commonly mistaken for roof leaks. In the first picture you can see the dark stains under the bottom corners of the window as a result of a failing window, if this happens the roof flashing will not keep the water out.

Chimney Crowns and masonry are also a common problem, over time your chimney will start to develop cracks giving water the opportunity to enter your home. One of the more common issues we see is failing B-vent/ furnace flu caps, the last three pictures show you that water can enter through the cap and at the connections in the attic appear on the outside of the pipe leaving white stains from the soot dripping out with the water. Roof flashing will not prevent the water from entering you home from these issues but are simple to fix, don't be pressured into a new roof by contractors when a new roof might not even fix the problem.

We are always ready to assist you during these times, give us a call with any questions @301-774-2167

 

Roof Replacement in Annapolis

As crazy as everything has been lately it nice to get to work on a roof with a nice view. We recently completed this roof replacement in Annapolis with CertainTeed driftwood shingles. Over the years we've completed roof repairs on this home to prolong the previous roof for as long as possible, now with a new roof the only water they will see is out of there windows.

We hope everyone is staying safe!

We hope everyone is staying safe and keeping there distance from other people as best as possible. We continue to monitor the situation and have developed new ways to serve our customers without making contact. For new roof estimates we are able to provide pricing with out entering the home, this would be done by satellite measurement and over the phone consultation. Unlike many other companies Welsh Roofing also offers roof repairs, at times like this repairing your roof might be a better option for you. We can preform most roof repairs with out contact from the homeowner, leave a invoice and submit payment by mail or we can collect credit card information and email the invoice. Many roofing companies only want the roof replacement jobs and will take advantage of homeowners in hard times, few roofing companies can say they've been around for almost 37 years and have made it through difficult times themselves. Call a trusted contractor for any home improvement and stay away from solicitors looking for a quick pay check.

Spring Roofing in Maryland

With all this above average weather happening it’s forcing us to install all these above average roofs. We’ve been down to Annapolis over to Silver Spring and up to Woodbine, Landmark weathered wood pro seams to be the color of the week. Typically roofing doesn’t start to ramp up for us until mid to late March but with the weather so nice we get a jump start on spring. If your in the market for a new roof or just a small repair give us a call, roofing season is here!