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The March Madness Bracket: Roofing Repairs Edition

Ranking the best roof repair for Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey residents to consider

 

March Madness is right around the corner and millions of Americans are poised to sit down to fill out the ever elusive ‘perfect bracket’. Instead, homeowners should try their luck with something with a better long-term return – proper roof upkeep. Roof maintenance is a crucial practice in keeping your house in its very best shape.

To help you get on track, our professionals here at MLM Home Improvement have put together a bracket of the top roof repair recommendations to tip-off the madness!

First Round Match Up:

(1) Replacing Your Damaged Shingles vs. (4) Cleaning Your Roof

The number one seed of our bracket is replacing missing or damaged shingles. Leaving a shingle unrepaired can leave your home vulnerable, rendering it susceptible to leaks and dangerous moisture, as well as both structural and electrical damage.

Squaring off against shingle repair is a basic cleaning of your roof! Dirt, moss, and algae build up can potentially disrupt the effectiveness of your shingles. Neglect can lead to moisture being trapped in the shingles or much needed sunlight being blocked.

In the end, while regularly cleaning your shingles can have a significant impact on the efficiency and longevity of your roof, replacing damaged shingles wins this round! Inspecting the state of your shingles is essential, which is why in the event you detect a damaged shingle, it is important to act quickly.

(2) Insulation & Ventilation vs.  (3) Clearing Your Gutters:

Our second matchup features insulation and ventilation facing off against cleaning your gutters. As the higher seed, having the proper insulation and ventilation comes into the matchup as the favorite by our experts at MLM Home Improvement. After all, your attic plays a key role in increasing the life span of your roof, as well as the comfort of your home on a day-to-day basis. A problem with either can lead to heat and moisture buildup, posing a threat to the lifespan of your attic.

On the other hand, we have a fan favorite: cleaning your gutters! Our homes heavily rely on our gutters to guide water away from our roof and foundation and when left clogged, the possibility of moisture penetrating the surface of the roof significantly increases. This can lead to bigger headaches such as roof rots and structural damage.

In the end, while both repairs pull a lot of weight in maintaining comfort and structure, insulation and ventilation wins due to their hidden dangers. While damage may only be visible in your attic, the negative effects of improper ventilation and insulation will also trickle down into the rest of your home including in the form of higher electric bills.

Final Match Up:

(1) Replacing Your Damaged Shingles vs. (2) Insulation & Ventilation

Our final match up features two of the highest ROI roofing projects a homeowner can perform. While the winning margin is very slim, replacing your damaged shingles comes out on top due to its importance and urgency.

Proper insulation and ventilation are vital to comfort and energy efficiency; however, missing shingles will have the same negative outcome in addition to many other long-term consequences. Protecting your home from the elements is the number one job of your roof, and even one missing shingle can put that safety net in jeopardy. Leaks, electrical damage, and dangerous attic moisture are just some of the many possible outcomes of not tending to a damaged shingle in a timely manner.

If you are looking to participate in some March Madness roofing repair this month, be sure to contact you trusted, local professional contractors such as those backed by a national manufacturer like Owens Corning. We can help you get ahead of the game with any roof repair that may be at the top of your bracket.