In this episode of Let’s Ask Landmark, owners Artie Hendricks and Rob Calhan answer the question they hear more than any other: Do I even need a new roof?

While there is no way to completely answer this question without a thorough roof inspection, there are ways homeowners can tell if their roof is nearing the end of its useful life. First and foremost, roofs on new construction homes in the Annapolis, Arnold, and Severna Park area typically last 15 to 20 years. If your roof has never been replaced, and your home is over 15 years old, consider a proactive roof inspection.

If you do not know your homes age, there are common signs any homeowner can pick up on that indicate you might need a new roof. Outside your home, these signs include:

  • Curled or cracked shingles
  • Visible plant growth, moss, and lichen
  • Finding granules in gutters and downspouts

Remember it is never safe for a homeowner to climb onto their roof to “check things out”. We will do it for free and homeowners can trust us to sell them a new roof if they need one, fix it if it can be repaired, or tell them to keep on eye on it but that it has a couple years left in the tank. In addition to the outside the home signs, homeowners can check for the following issues inside:

  • Water spots on the wood decking in the attic
  • Wet or damp attic insulation
  • Visible water spots on ceilings after rain storms

If you are noticing any of these signs, feel free to call us at 443-223-7453 to schedule an appointment or request a free inspection!