There’s no getting around it; the roof of a house is often all there is between you and the sky. The roof protects everything under it from snow, sleet, hail, rain, the sun, wind, dust, dirt, insects, animals, moonlight, and noise. While you might be able to get a good deal on some shingles from a neighbor or discount store, you will regret the decision to buy from an untrusted vendor when your roof starts leaking.
Quality roofing products, when properly installed, should last between 20 and 30 years. CertainTeed roofing materials are our top choice for shingles in 2020. A high-end roof can make such a huge difference in your home’s appearance, insurance costs, and the overall protection of your home. A cheap roof is easy to spot. Call EC Roofing today at 410.237.8046 to schedule a roofing consultation for your home.
CertainTeed Roofing Materials Make the Difference
When properly constructed and insulated, the roof will keep cool air inside the home during summer and warm air outside. Conversely, it will keep warm air inside the home during the winter and protect your family from the bitter cold. CertainTeed’s unmatched architectural laminate roofing shingle, Landmark®, has the appearance of cedar shake roofing with the durability of laminate. Our impressive array of colors will help your home stand out.
Other Roofing Concerns
A CertainTeed roof also serves as a platform for contractors to walk upon as they perform maintenance and repairs. Dislodging a stubborn bird nest from a false flue or renewing flashing on a chimney should not result in a person falling through your ceiling. Your roof needs to be securely fastened to the rest of the house, not merely “tacked onto” the upper level. It needs to be able to resist updrafts of wind that would otherwise yank the roof right off. With the right roof–and the right roofer–your home will stay protected on the inside and enviable from the outside. Exploring the various types of roofing materials should be based on the following:
- Fire protection
- Life expectancy
- Cost of materials
- Cost of labor
Choosing a New Roof
The architecture of your home and how the home is positioned should impact your selection as well. If large stretches of sloping roof will be visible from the ground, try to choose a material that will contribute to the overall attractiveness of the home. Too often people make the mistake of installing expensive siding materials only to downgrade the home’s appearance with a cheap roof. The roof of your home draws the eye quicker than any other feature. Give careful attention to your roof; use materials that add desired colors, patterns, and textures.
Maryland’s Roofing Specialists Recommend CertainTeed
If you’re looking for roof installation or replacement near the Catonsville and Ellicott City areas, you’ll find that it’s important to find a contractor with decades of experience installing roofs in our climate. It’s also important to find a trusted contractor who uses the best quality roofing materials. In our opinion, CertainTeed consistently produces the best building materials in the U.S. We cannot overstate the importance of staying away from low-grade roofing materials. Pay attention to how your shingles have been stored. If you don’t know, ask your contractor. Roofing materials should never be kept outdoors or on an uneven surface. Cartons of shingles must be kept on a surface that supports the entire length of the cartons (with no overhang whatsoever). Failing to properly care for roofing materials can seriously affect their longevity and appearance. Roofing materials should be manufactured under a quality-control program with regular roof inspections.
Catonsville’s Roofing Experts
Call EC Roofing today to determine whether a CertainTeed roof fits your home and your budget. Call us today at 410.237.8046 to speak with a certified Maryland roofer.