It’s almost a rite of passage for homeowners to encounter roofing problems at some point in their lives. Typically, roofing issues range from minor leaks to storm damage. Some of these can be solved with simple repairs, while others may require a complete roof replacement. To give you an idea of the most common reasons for roof repairs, DryTech Roofing LLC — one of the area’s most reputable roofing contractors — discusses some of them below.


Roof leaks can be due to a variety of reasons, ranging from cracked flashing to broken shingles. They usually occur at flashing points, under damaged shingles, near the chimney or other roof penetrations, around gutters, in low spots or valleys or close to vents and pipes. Signs of leaks, however, are most commonly detected through damp walls and discolored ceilings.

Punctures and Holes

Punctures, holes and scrapes can be caused by just about anything including foot traffic, local wildlife and fallen tree branches. Although the damage is usually very minor at first, it has the potential to build up over the years and affect the underlying wood and expose it to moisture and rot. Roofing contractors, of course, recommend acting regular inspections to detect such issues early on and prevent more severe damage.

Gutter Backup

When your gutters get clogged up, this can stop the water flow that’s coming from your roof. Water can get stuck on your roof for a long period and cause serious damage later on. The key to preventing this kind of problem is to use a gutter cover and regularly check your gutters for potential blockages.

DryTech Roofing LLC is a local company that provides exceptional services for a variety of home improvement needs. We are one of the most trusted roofing contractors in the area, and we also carry out other projects involving fencing, siding, and insulation. Call us at 240-491-5600 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Maryland.