Maryland’s Roofing Installation, Repair & Replacement Experts
Protect Your Home & Family With Quality Roofing
Quality roofing is extremely important for a home. A great roof protects you and your family. But when you experience an issue with your roof, it can get quite stressful. In times like these, you try to find a trusted roofer for your home and wonder how much it is going to cost you. Finding a quality roof specialist in Maryland doesn’t have to be a daunting undertaking. At Bob Fitterer Roofing, we have been in the business of roofing for over 30 years. When it comes to roof repair and roof replacement, our team has seen and done it all.
Different Roof Types
Here are a few types of roofs we work on:
Due to the interesting and unique designs of flat roofs, they are used on both commercial buildings and residential homes. As flat roofs have extremely low slopes, they do not readily shed water. We have the expertise and experience to construct flat roofs right. Selecting the right material for your flat roof beyond traditional hot-mopped built-up roofing will enhance the reliability of the flat roof. Talk to us to understand the best material and design options to prevent common problems with your flat roof.
Common Flat Roof Materials
The most common flat roof materials include single-layer membrane roofs, modified bitumen roofs, and shingle roofs.
Pitched roofs are downward sloping roofs. Most roofs are pitched due to their affordability factor. You can find many types of pitched roofs to suit different needs and situations. Pitched roofs vary on the basic design and come with various design elements. Each type of pitched roof can be built with various materials and ways. Different types of pitched roofs include:
Gabled – The roof slopes around a triangular extension of the end wall. Gable is this piece of the wall.
Hipped – A hip is the joint between two adjacent slopes of a roof. Some complex roofs have many hips.
Shed – This simple roof has only a single slope. It is usually used on lean-to structures, such as additions.
Mansard – An altered version of the pitched roof that creates a spacious living area in the roof space.
Pitched Roof Frames
A pitched roof has frames to support the roof structure and its covering. There are two main types of wooden frames, including trussed roof and cut roof— sometimes put together to achieve more complex roofs.
Common Trussed Roof Frame
Frequently referred to as A-frames due to their shape, modern trusses are made off-site by specialist companies. Due to the technological advances in estimating the stresses and loading needs of roof lumber, trusses can be created slimmer than the boards in a cut roof. Trusses are manufactured in a variety of shapes and sizes to match the needs of different roofs.
Cut Roof Frame
Conventionally, all roofs were “cut” — carpenters cut rafters on-site at the time of construction. To cover greater spans, some of the roof’s weight may be transferred onto internal loadbearing walls using purlins (beams that brace the rafters), forming a “double” roof. Although a cut roof frame is labor-intensive, single- and double-cut roofs are still constructed widely.
Enjoy the natural rustic look of your roof with shake roofs. Manufactured from real wood or synthetic composites, shakes have been popular among American homeowners for centuries.
Wood Shakes & Synthetic Composite Materials
Most commonly made out of Cedar, shakes go back to the Colonial period when they were regarded as a standard roofing solution. While many people still enjoy the rustic appearance of shake roofs, some people today look for other options due to concerns regarding weathering and the durability of wood shakes. Some people also prefer synthetic shake roofing and other composite materials with natural wood look due to their long life, weather, and fire protective attributes.
Quality shingles act as a protective barrier to property, keep a home properly insulated and enhance the overall value. There are several types of shingles. We work with different types of shingles when replacing a roof. These include:
This is the most popular and affordable option. Some asphalt shingle types include fiberglass and organic shingles. Choose from several different sizes, colors and styles for your roof. Many asphalt shingles meet Energy Star standards, allowing you to save on energy bills. Asphalt shingles usually last about 20 years. In case you have a steep slope or are situated in an area where the temperature does not have drastic fluctuations, you can select an asphalt shingle for your roof.
You can find asphalt shingles that appear to be:
● Weathered wood ● Barkwood ● Slate ● Charcoal
Fiberglass asphalt shingles are manufactured using a fiberglass base mat and layered with a waterproof coating. Backed with fiberglass, these shingles can be affordable and durable, lasting 20-30 years. These shingles have the following features:
● Lightweight ● Fire-resistant ● Longer warranty ● Not as costly as other roofing materials ● UV ray resistant
Stylish in appearance and extremely lightweight, metal shingles come in many different color options. Add character to any structure with metal shingles. A metal roof can last 75 to 100 years.
Slate shingles can last a lifetime. As slate shingles are thin but extremely heavy when used for a complete roof, the state of the overall structure must be considered when choosing this type of shingle. People adore the natural beauty of this material. Slate shingles are quite expensive but are considered one of the longest-lasting roof options available.
Standing Seam Metal Roof
A standing seam roof is one of the most durable and maintenance-free types of any metal roof and can last over 30 years.