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Four Twelve Ranked Among the Best Roofing Contractors in Baltimore

As a company, Four Twelve’s dedication to quality Columbia roofing work and customer service have been pillars of everything we do. For this reason, we’re incredibly grateful and excited to be recognized among the best roofers in Baltimore, and across Maryland! These achievements were made possible by glowing feedback from our wonderful clients, and inspire us to continue putting forward our best effort in everything we do.

Maryland’s Top Rated Local List

Office Administrator Vicky displaying award recognizing Four Twelve among the best roofing contractors in Baltimore.
Our Office Administrator Vicky displaying the award from Maryland’s Top Rated local.

The first accolade comes courtesy of Top-Rated Local, a site that focuses on finding the best local business across the country so you can shop different services with ease and confidence. To decide this, Top Rated Local assess each company’s reviews in their business category to discern who stands out amongst the pack. Top Rated Local noted Four Twelve’s significant number of 5-star reviews, landing us on the top ten list of best roofing contractors in Baltimore. This reputation has been nurtured thanks to our dedication to meeting our customers needs and understanding that each roofing project is unique. Applying a one-size-fits-all approach simply doesn’t work. Instead, Four Twelve helps simplify the roofing process for our clients from start to finish. This approach begins form the moment a client calls the Four Twelve office with their roofing questions. Our Office Manager Vicky and Production Coordinator Cianna love helping clients sort through their roofing needs, treating each individual with care and kindness. By establishing this baseline of thoughtful communication, we’re better able to meet a client’s needs down the road. Vicky spoke with Top Rated Local to discuss the mentality of Four Twelve that inspires confidence from clients. She summed it up greatly, explaining that Four Twelve “makes roofing easier.” She also explores how our strong reputation can be credited to our communication with clients throughout the roofing process, from consultation to finished product and beyond.

Three Best Rated’s Best Roofing Contractors in Baltimore

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A Four Twelve work truck on a job site. We make roofing easier, which has made us among the best roofing contractors in Baltimore.

Next, we were recognized among the top three roofing contractors in Baltimore by the website Three Best Rated. To come to its conclusions, Three Best Rated uses an extensive 50-Point Inspection system to determine which local businesses are the best. This inspection looks at a company’s services, awards, and reviews among many others to see which companies have the most to offer clients. When all of this was tallied up, Four Twelve was delighted to stand out amongst the best roofing contractors in Baltimore. We’re able to reach these heights thanks to the tireless dedication of our roofers, who approach each new roofing challenge with the desire to build the best end product. Our team is able to accomplish this through experience and know-how. Few things are more detrimental to your roof than contractors who apply improper solutions to problems. Our expert project managers ensure that the entire process runs like a well oiled machine. Couple this with our commitment to using only the best roofing products, and a roof supplied by Four Twelve is a roof that will last.

Let Four Twelve Go To Work For You

We are honored to have received this recognition as one of the best roofing contractors in Baltimore! Above all, we’d like to thank our clients who have provided us with feedback that allows us to continue to grow and achieve. If you’re in need of roofing services in Baltimore and across central Maryland, don’t hesitate to contact Four Twelve today.

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Scope of Work: Framing and Roofing For A Multi Family Home in Baltimore

Apartment Building in Fells Point

Scope of Work: Framing and Roofing

In Spring of 2018, Four Twelve was hired to perform demolition, roofing and framing work on a 6-unit apartment building in Baltimore City’s Historic Fells Point neighborhood. A couple of investors purchased the building, with the intent to turn it into a multi-family investment property and were looking for a house framing contractors. We happened to be able to provide framing contracting services as well as roofing contracting services and were hired for the project.

Here is an image from Day 1, showing the Four Twelve team in the midst of tearing off the original roof of the building. When performing historic restoration in Baltimore, oftentimes you run into hairy projects like this, with layers upon layers of the old roofing membrane, sheet metal, and plank boards dating back to the original construction of the property. Four Twelve’s internal team is experienced in working on large scale projects like this, within old homes of Baltimore City. This led to a safe, quick and effective removal and installation of a new roof on this property to start construction.

 

As an Owens Corning preferred contractor, Four Twelve is well versed in shingle and flat roof installations. This project had both shingle roofs and flat roofs, which led to the complexity of the installation. Additionally, Four Twelve was asked to install a new plywood deck on top of the original roof plank boards.

For the shingle roof, Four Twelve installed synthetic underlayment and 25 year Estate Gray Supreme Owens Corning shingles. For the flat roof planes, Four Twelve installed 15 year, Owens Corning DeckSeal self-adhering membranes. Below are photos of the roofing installations in progress on this multi-family roofing project. For both roofs across the house, Four Twelve installed historic galvanized, half-round gutters and full-round galvanized downspouts to help the homeowners and investors attain their CHAP, State and Federal Historic Tax Credits through the construction process – something that is very important when renovating in Baltimore City or Baltimore County.

 

Following the execution of the roofing scope, Four Twelve rolled into the framing portion of the work on this old apartment building. Below is the lumber package arriving on Day 1. We would have walked it down from the lumber supply house – but we’d rather save our energy for the actual building of the house!

 

Four Twelve provided turnkey assistance to the investors and owners of the property – ordering the lumber package and performing a turnkey installation. Constructing everything from stud walls, ceilings and floors – to setting staircases, hand-railings, windows and exterior doors, as well as returning at the end of the project to install bulkheads for HVAC systems and ensure that the building was ready for drywall, through adding additional framing blocking for other contractor to use during their installations. At Four Twelve, this is something we pride ourselves on – offering a service that takes you from Day 1 of your journey (whether it is framing or roofing) and delivering you to the end, without hassle of ordering labor or material – but letting our crews take care of the installation and insuring it is done accurately and quickly.

To execute the framing on this ~5,000 square foot project, it took our team 2-3 weeks.

 

This was a great project for the company. We like tackling larger restoration projects, with interesting design elements, that positively impact our community. As Baltimore City locals, Shea and Sam (Four Twelve’s owners), particularly enjoyed playing a role in seeing this project come to life. The owners experimented with an interesting design – from cathedral ceilings and collar ties, to flat framed walls to gain more space in order to work within the confines of the Baltimore rowhome (not an easy framing project, but one that we are accustomed to).

Below is a photo of Four Twelve’s framing team, installing the cathedral ceilings requested by the property owners for the top floor bedrooms of the apartment building – a feature that added some great character to the design and ultimately yielded a great end-product.

Four Twelve Roofing | Framing Contractor Baltimore MD
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UPDATED HEAT MAP (SPRING 2018) | Four Twelve Roofing

In Winter of 2018, we put together our first Heat Map – showing all of our ongoing and recently completed projects.

With this business, things are evolving and growing quickly, so 3 months later – here is an updated Heat Map – a snapshot of all the projects Four Twelve Roofing has taken on across Baltimore this Spring. We have included our custom home project as well as those for roofing in Baltimore as well.

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To provide some additional insight, below we have provided some color commentary regarding the blue dots you see above:

1. ROOFING, STORMS, ROOF REPLACEMENTS

We are now doing business as Four Twelve Roofing – having hired additional sales, marketing and production staff to take on new projects. Since last month’s wind storm, Four Twelve Roofing has taken on a number of leads and performed nearly a dozen roof replacements in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. Below is a photo of a roof replacement job in the Remington neighborhood of Baltimore City.

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2. FELLS POINT 8-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING

Four Twelve has been working for the past month with a group of young investors in Fells Point on a renovation of an 8-Unit apartment building near Patterson Park. For this job, we have already performed the roofing and the framing portions of the project. We will also be performing additional trades up through paint and drywall. Below are some before and after photos of the roof work that took place.Image of before and after of the Roof

3. CANTON HOMEOWNER ADDITION

Another exciting project to spotlight was a 3rd story addition we built for a young family on the Northeast side of Patterson Park. For this project we framed the addition off the existing 2nd story roof and then performed the roofing and siding work. Below are some in-progress photos of this project.

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If you or anyone you know has projects on the horizon, in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, or in the surrounding areas we would love if you thought of us. Check What Others Are Saying About Our Services!

Feel free to visit our website and submit a contact form. Whether you need roofing, gutter, skylight and other essential property renovation services,  you may contact us at (410) 989-7343. You may also visit us at 10 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 for a personal consultation!

We’ll be happy to come visit your home and see if we can be of any assistance 🙂

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THE PROPERTY OWNER’S GUIDE TO NAVIGATING A ROOF INSURANCE CLAIM | Four Twelve Roofing

Two weeks ago, a wind storm hit Baltimore. When storms come to town, there is damage to real estate. And no place gets hit harder than your roofing in Baltimore, MD.

If your roof is missing shingles, or you see roof material that has blown down onto the sidewalk, you have a valid claim for a roof replacement. Every property owner should know this.

As a Roofing Contractor, part of our job is to understand the insurance process, and to help our clients navigate this process. For this reason, Four Twelve put together The Property Owner’s Guide to Navigating a Roof Insurance Claim. Homeowners and business owners alike – if you own real estate – this guide is a must read.

 

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1. STEP 1 – ASSESS YOUR ROOF. 

Roof Replacements can range in cost from $5,000 – $40,000+ for homeowners in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. So if you see damage to your roof structure, it is in your best interest to file a claim. You may be able to get your insurance to pay for a new roof, as opposed to paying the full cost, out of pocket 5 years from now.

2. STEP 2 – FIND A LICENSED AND INSURED ROOFING CONTRACTOR TO WORK WITH. YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN “REPLACE YOUR ROOF FOR THE COST OF YOUR DEDUCTIBLE.”

Across our community, there is some confusion about Step 2. Insurance providers and homeowners’ natural inclination is to shop around for the best price from contractors. When doing your kitchen or bath, yes – this makes sense. But let us shake some new knowledge into your head. Insurance claims are a different game. When it comes to Roof Insurance Claims – Price DOES NOT matter.

As a homeowner, you want to know 2 things when hiring a contractor for an insurance claim:
1) Have they done any insurance claim work (ask them for examples, references)?
2) Can they commit to replacing your roof, for the cost of your deductible? If they say yes, get this in writing and sign a contract with them to represent you through the process. If you’d like a sample contract, reach out to Four Twelve and we can share with you our template.

No matter where prices fall out, know that you as the homeowner have the final say – in that you tell your insurance company who you’ll be working with. And for this reason, you should be focused on finding a contractor who does quality work, has experience working with insurance and who can commit to replacing your roof for the cost of your deductible.

***BE WARY OF CONTRACTORS WHO SAY THEY WILL PAY YOUR DEDUCTIBLE
Insurance fraud is common in the world of storms and roofing. Any roofing companies who tell you that they can lower their deductible or pay you back your deductible, is committing fraud. If you engage in this, you could be liable and exposed to criminal charges, even if you did so unknowingly. So be careful.

3. STEP 3 – FILE A CLAIM

Contact your insurance company and open up a claim for storm related damages. Tell them you would like an adjuster to come out to the site and create an estimate for repairs. If you are signed on with a contractor, they should be able to handle this process for you.

At this point, you should have selected a contractor, based on the criteria above (roof replacement for the cost of my deductible). You will want to know from the adjuster, when they will be coming to your house to create the estimate. It can be helpful in expediting the process, to have your contractor meet the adjuster on site for their 1st meeting. The adjuster’s estimate for damages will be incredibly low compared to the actual cost of the work. This is where your contractor can help tremendously, in negotiating with the adjuster on your behalf. This negotiation can go on for a long time, but if your contractor is present at the 1st meeting it can speed things along.

4. STEP 4 – RECEIVE THE ADJUSTER’S ESTIMATE. HAVE YOUR CONTRACTOR NEGOTIATE ON YOUR BEHALF.

As I mentioned above, your adjuster’s estimate will be a lowball offer. They will either exclude items or put low dollar values on replacement costs. Never accept the 1st offer from an adjuster. Their 1st offer is not the final take it or leave it price, ever.

When the adjuster’s estimate comes in your email, your contractor should negotiate on your behalf. Their goal is to get enough money to repair your property, in a quality fashion, while only having you as the homeowner on the hook for your deductible. If you are paying out of pocket on top of your deductible – your contractor is not doing their job.

The adjuster will prepare their estimate through a software program called Xactimate. This is the universal software program for insurance claims. You want a contractor who works in Xactimate as well. This way the insurance company has no excuses. An “apples to apples” comparison is what the insurance company will look for in determining whether a contractor’s claim is legitimate and professional.

5. STEP 5 – CONTRACTOR FINALIZES NEGOTIATION. CONTRACT IS AGREED UPON AND SIGNED. WORK COMMENCES.

After the negotiation between your contractor and your insurance provider, you should sit down with your contractor and clarify the final scope of work. The contractor may have gotten certain damages funded and certain damages not funded. Based on the money they received, they should have a good idea of what is being replaced and what cannot (based on the funding). You will want to finalize this scope of work, and have it inserted into a formal contract, which you and your contractor sign and agree upon.

After this, you are free to proceed with the work. We wish you luck in this process and hope this guide is helpful. If you have any friends or colleagues, who are in need of insurance clarification – please, share this article with them or refer them to Four Twelve to help with their roof insurance claims and we promise to take care of them.

Four Twelve is dedicated to providing a better offering to the community of Baltimore and we want you as homeowners and business owners to be better informed about how to protect your investments – hopefully through putting the teachings of this article into practice. When it comes to roofing, gutter, skylight, and property renovation needs, you can contact us for help. You may also visit us at 10 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 for a personal consultation. Contact Us Today! 

Call Four Twelve Roofing Today for a FREE ESTIMATE
Baltimore’s Local, Trusted Roofing Contractor.

(410) 989-7343

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APPLY TO FOUR TWELVE’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAM

Are you in high school or college?
Are you looking for a part-time job?
Want to make money, while learning business at the same time?

Introducing Four Twelve’s Young Entrepreneurs Program.

Four Twelve is looking for young men and women interested in learning entrepreneurship, sales and marketing.

Requirements:
-Must have a valid driver’s license
-Must have own vehicle
-Comfortable speaking with homeowners and clients
-Organized
-Driven, self starter
-Aptitude for sales and socialization
-Can work anytime (Weekdays, Weekends, Days, Nights) – no set hours

If you or anyone you know, may be interested in this position, please contact us at (410) 458-7407 or sam@fourtwelvedev.com, to schedule a time for an interview.

Sincerely,
The Team at Four Twelve

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HEATMAP (WINTER 2017-2018) | Four Twelve Roofing

 

When growing a small business, sometimes you have to “grind.”

This leaves you little spare time for fun side projects. But today, we’re getting back to the basics – having some fun with this thing.

To keep our friends and family, in the know, on what we’ve been up to over the past couple months, we put together this heatmap – showing all our project work over the course of Winter 2017-18.

The business is growing and so is the intrigue of our project load. Here are a couple of bullet points to summarize the activity we’ve seen over the last few months:

1. We’ve been awarded our first restaurant build out
2. We’ve begun construction on two townhome gut rehabs for an investor in Remington
3. We’ve performed multiple roof tear off and replacements, from Federal Hill all the way up to Hampden

The one commonality we are seeing in our project work, is that the majority of it is taking place in Baltimore City. If you or anyone you know has projects on the horizon, in Baltimore City, we would love if you thought of us. Feel free to visit our website, Four Twelve Roofing, and submit a contact form. We’ll be happy to come visit your home and see if we can be of help 🙂