Baltimore City Residents
If you live in the city, more than likely you have a “Flat Roof.” Flat roofs typically have little to almost no pitch from front to back. These come in multiple forms – Modified Bitumen (which has a few different forms), Silicone Coatings or EPDM. Click here to learn more about Flat Roofs.
Baltimore County Residents
If you live in the county, you likely have a pitched roof, and pitched roofing material comes in many different forms – cedar shake, metal paneling, slate shingles or what is most common (~85% of homes) – asphalt shingles. Click here to learn more about Asphalt Shingles.
Flat roofing is one of our specialties. Reach out to us so we can inspect your roof and suggest a course of action.
Every homeowner will likely have replace their roof, once in 15-30 years, it is a typical part of maintaining your home. Unlike other repairs to your home, a roof that is falling apart is not something that should be left alone for too long especially if you are in a temperate climate with cold winters and strong summers.
That’s where we can help. Four Twelve Roofing operates as a certified and insured roofing contractor in Baltimore, MD. We have an extensive amount of experience working with residents in both Baltimore City and Baltimore County – on pitched roofs, as well as flat roofs.
There are many reasons why your roof may degrade prematurely, few of the reasons come down to simply where you are geographically located. The environment and mother nature takes a toll on your roof, not only natural disasters such as seasonal hurricanes and strong winds but living on the East Coast of the United States where our winters are very cold followed by summers which are very hot. The drastic change from the weather, from season to season puts a significant amount of stress on your roof, which it must withstand in order to best protect your home.
Benefits of Hiring Four Twelve To Do Your Roofing in Baltimore:
- -We will return your calls within 24-48 hours to schedule an appointment
- -We provide detailed estimates, complete with photos and professional opinions, to steer you in the best direction when it comes to maintaining your roof
- -Roof replacements typically take 1-2 days to install
- -Fair and highly competitive pricing, in comparison to competitor companies
- -We offer 3-5 year workmanship warranties, and 15-30 year manufacturer warranties on all new roofs we install
- -We perform jobs on time and on budget
- -If anything is not to your liking, we will come back on site and fix it within 1 week
With all these things in mind, it is easy to see why when roofing in Baltimore, Four Twelve has become Baltimore’s Local, Trusted Contractor. Contact us today and we’d be happy to help you with your roofing needs.
When Selecting a Roofing Contractor
When selecting a roofer in Baltimore, it is important to know whether you have a Flat Roof or a Pitched Roof. This will dictate the scope of work and the contractor you select to perform your roof replacement. Make sure your roofer has experience working on flat roofs or pitched roofs before electing to go with them
At Four Twelve Roofing, we offer a number of roofing and exterior related services – Flat Roofing, Asphalt and Pitched Roofs, Gutters, Windows and Siding.
The main distinguisher between us and our competitors, is our commitment to Baltimore. Our installers have over 30 years of experience working in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, and our familiarity with your roofing needs is unparalleled.
BALTIMORE COUNTY ROOF PRODUCT OFFERINGS
3 Tab Shingles
3 Tab Shingles are the most affordable type of Asphalt Roofing product. They are called 3 Tab Shingles because the individual pieces come in 3 tab pieces, with less styles and varieties compared to Architectural Shingles. 3 Tab Shingles are preferred for rental properties and homes with lower resale value. 3 Tab Shingles typically have a manufacturer’s warranty of 20 years.
Architectural Shingles are the most popular and commonly installed type of shingles available on the market today. Architectural Shingles have a more dimensional appearance than 3 tab shingles and look like “shake” shingles when installed. Architectural Shingles are heavier and thicker than 3 Tab Shingles and thus have a longer manufacturer’s warranty, typically 30 years. Architectural Shingles are preferred by most homeowners to 3 Tab Shingles and will typically increase the resale value of your home. They are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners.
In comparison, Baltimore city has different roofs than Baltimore County.
BALTIMORE CITY ROOF PRODUCT OFFERINGS
Modified Bitumen is the most common product used when it comes to Flat Roofs. Modified Bitumen goes by a couple of different names – rubber, torch down or tar. Tar is the old way of doing things. Typical old rowhomes will have a tin sheet metal cap, with many layers of tar roofing material on top of them. Newer Modified Bitumen roofs will be either rubber or torch down, which is Four Twelve’s preferred flat roofing product. It is cheap and typically has a lifespan of 20 years. It is usually laid in 2-3 layers, on top of the wooden roof deck, and your roofer will use a torch to heat up the glue or adhesive to get it to stick to your roof deck.
Silicone Coated roofs are typically applied on top of original modified bitumen roofs. Silicone coatings respond well to UV degradation and are water resistant. Typically we recommend doing a modified bitumen roof and then coming back 10-15 years after the installation to do a silicone coating. The UV protection will help in the summer months. UV rays are what degrades your roof most – not snow or tree branches – but rather the hot summer sun. Water resistance also means that when water ponds on your roofs surface, behind a skylight or a chimney, it will not find any seams to sneak through, as the silicone completely prevents this.
HOW TO HIRE US
If you think you want us to take on your renovation, contact us today and we’d be happy to discuss. Once you reach out to us, we will schedule a time to visit your property and discuss it with you in person. If you have never been through a renovation before and are a first time renovator in Baltimore – not to worry – we have a proven process on how to best execute these jobs and we aim to serve you in the best way we know possible. From on site visits throughout the week, to open lines of communication by phone and email throughout the day – we try to simplify the process so that you can enjoy it while it is taking place. So – call us today or email us. for your Baltimore & Lutherville Roofing services. We will be in touch shortly to schedule a time to visit your home and discuss your project. Anything is possible – so lets dream it up and build it together!