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What Are The Most Popular Roof Styles in Maryland?

Are you looking to update the look of your home? A new roof can be a great way to refresh the look of your property as well as provide better protection. If you have an older roof, it may be time to upgrade to a new, more efficient roofing system. Our professional roofing team and contractors have the materials, knowledge, and experience to guide you through the process. We will help you select from the popular trends available while also ensuring the best solution for your home’s unique needs. The most popular roofing options in Howard County, MD are:

#1 Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles (Composition shingles) are the most popular roofing choice in the country.  They have a wide selection of color and style options available at the most affordable prices. They are easily installed and can be easily customized for a variety of design options; artisan, vintage, or a more traditional look, there is an option for every home. With regular maintenance, these roofs can last up to 50 years!

#2 Wood

One of the more hardy roofing options available, wood is offered in either shingles or hand-split shake. If you are looking for a textured finish, shake would be a beautiful option for your home while also providing better insulation during the colder Maryland winters temperatures. Wood roofs do require more maintenance than asphalt, but they are sturdy and fair better during the storms we tend to experience in this area of the country.

#3 Metal Roofing

One of the more expensive roofing options to have installed is metal. However, the initial investment is quickly offset by the boost in the value of your home (the average estimated ROI is 85.9% on your home’s resale value) as well as energy efficiency.

Metal roofing options include:
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Corrugated Metal
  • Standing Seam
  • Steel
  • Tin

Metal is a great option since it can be widely customizable for almost any type, style or color and can last for over 50 years! That is easily double the lifespan of an average shingled roof. Metal roofs require very little maintenance and are much easier to repair.

No matter which roofing option you choose for your new roof, it’s important to consider the added protection the following options can provide for your home:

  • Gutters
  • Siding
  • Attic fans

These can provide additional protection for your home by diverting water away from your home and increasing the ventilation of your roof to help reduce your heating and cooling costs. Not sure which ones you need? Our helpful team is happy to explain each one with you to help you make the right choice for your home. Give us a call today at 1-800-673-3034 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation and inspection.