Roofing Types in Edgewater, MD and Surrounding Areas

A Roof For Every Kind of Home

At Thunder Bay Roofing, premier roofers Nick Perz and Steven Friedman understand that a roof is not one size fits all, and considerations need to be made for style as well as substance. That’s why, if you think it’s time for a new roof, we offer a wide array of roof types, various roofing materials, and different roofing shapes. 

We’ll work with you to build a roof that matches the desired look of your home while carrying out the quality roofing installations and roofing repairs you’ve come to expect. Learn more about the many types of roofing materials and roofing styles you can choose from by dialing 410-956-7663

*At Thunder Bay, we want all of our customers to understand their options. We may not offer every type of roofing listed below—please call our contractors at 410-956-7663 to learn more about your roofing options in Edgewater, MD.

Different Types of Roofing

At Thunder Bay Roofing, our roofing contractors have more than 30 years of combined experience in installing, replacing, and repairing a wide variety of different types of roofing based on shape and material. We offer free consultations with qualified roofing experts to give you peace of mind before committing to any of our services. As your local roofing company, we’ll walk you through your options, including choosing roofing materials and the shape and style of your roof, and suggest what’s best for your budget and preference.

Types of Roofing Materials

Asphalt Shingle roofing

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingle roof systems are a popular choice in Maryland because of their combined durability and affordability. Besides their longevity and low cost, asphalt shingles are also generally known for many other benefits, including the following:

  • Asphalt shingles are easy to install
  • Asphalt shingles are easy to maintain
  • Asphalt shingles have a classic look 

There are many different types and styles of asphalt shingles to choose from. We’ll show you all your options for asphalt roofing materials and design choices, and help you choose the right one for your home. To learn more about the services we can offer as the best shingle roofers in your area, contact our Edgewater office by dialing 410-956-7663

Metal Roofing

A metal roofing system is considered one of the longest-lasting on the market, with an average lifespan of 40 to 70 years! Whether you’re installing an accent to an asphalt roof or replacing the entire home, the undeniably clean look of metal roofs can give a home curb appeal like no other. Metal roofs are a great investment in long-term safety and protection for your family. 

Other benefits of metal roofing include:

  • Environmentally Friendly Building Materials
  • Flame Resistance
  • Reduced Cooling & Heating Costs

We would be happy to explain the advantages of metal roofing, to you. Call Thunder Bay Roofing, the metal roofing company near you, by dialing 410-956-7663 for your free, no-hassle consultation.

Metal roofing.
Cedar roofing.

Cedar Roofing

If you’re looking to boost your home’s curb appeal, consider an aesthetically pleasing cedar roof system. Cedar roofing material is highly sought after for its beauty and reliability. Besides being aesthetically pleasing and one of the most durable roofing materials, other benefits of cedar roofing include: 

  • Twice The Energy Efficiency of Asphalt Shingles
  • Can Last 50 Years Or More
  • Highly Weather Resistant
  • Environmentally Friendly Building Material

Want to learn more about cedar wood roofing? Contact Thunder Bay Roofing, the roofing contractors near you by dialing 410-956-7663 to learn more. 

Slate Roofing

Slate roof systems have earned a reputation for being one of the most durable roofing systems on earth. Amazingly, they can have a lifespan of up to 75 years, with some lasting as long as 200 years! Organic slate roofing material is truly non-combustible and the natural stone also adds a beautiful look to your home. 

Other benefits of slate roofing material you may not know about include:

  • Environmentally Friendly Roofing Materials
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Wide Variety of Styles
  • Mold Resistance

Our elite roofers would love to talk to you about installing a new slate roof. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of slate roofing, contact Thunder Bay Roofing by dialing 410-956-7663.

Slate roofing
Tile roofing.

Tile Roofing

Tile roof systems offer a unique look that’s highly durable and comes in a wide range of style options. Tile roofing will never decay and is highly resistant to rot and insect damage. 

Other benefits of tile roofing include:

  • Can Last Centuries
  • Tried And True Method For Thousands of Years
  • Renewable Building Material
  • Minimal Maintenance
  • Weather Resistance

Whether your home is contemporary or traditional, our design team will work with you to select the perfect tile for your style. Want to learn more? Contact Thunder Bay’s premier roofing contractors by dialing 410-956-7663

Rolled Roofing

Rolled roofing is a cost-effective and versatile roofing material commonly used for low-sloped roofs on various structures, including:

  • Residential outbuildings: Sheds, garages, workshops
  • Commercial buildings: Warehouses, factories, agricultural buildings
  • Mobile homes: Trailers, cabins

Rolled roofing is typically composed of asphalt-impregnated felt or fiberglass mat coated with mineral granules for weather resistance and UV protection. Other benefits of rolled roofing include:

  • Comes in rolls, making installation relatively quick and straightforward compared to individual shingles. This can be advantageous for large roof areas or DIY projects.
  • One of the most budget-friendly roofing options due to its lower material and installation costs.
  • Provides adequate waterproofing protection for low-sloped roofs when properly installed and maintained.
  • Requires minimal maintenance, occasional cleaning and inspections are recommended.

Clay Tile Roofing

Clay tile roofing is a classic and elegant roofing material known for its exceptional durability, aesthetic appeal, and natural properties. Crafted from baked clay, these tiles come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, offering extensive design flexibility.

Some of the many benefits of using clay tiles for your roofing system include the following:

  • Clay tiles boast exceptional longevity, lasting for centuries with proper maintenance.
  • Clay tiles require minimal maintenance compared to other materials.
  • Clay tiles offer natural insulation properties, helping regulate indoor temperatures and potentially reducing energy costs.
  • Clay is a natural and sustainable material, making clay tiles an eco-conscious choice for environmentally responsible homeowners.
  • Clay tiles add a distinct touch of elegance and sophistication to any property.

Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofs are similar to single-ply membrane roofs but use synthetic rubber roofing materials like EPDM or neoprene. They offer several advantages:

  • Excellent resistance to UV rays, ozone, and extreme temperatures
  • Low maintenance compared to other options
  • Forms a seamless, watertight barrier
  • Adapts well to building movement and can be installed on various roof shapes

Pitched Roofs

Pitched roofs, also known as sloped roofs, are the most common roof type globally, characterized by their angled surfaces that slope downwards from a central ridge. They can come in two forms: low-slope roofs, or high-slope roofs. They offer a combination of aesthetic appeal and practical benefits:

  • The slope allows for efficient rainwater drainage, preventing water from pooling on the roof surface and minimizing the risk of leaks.
  • Pitched roofs are suitable for various climates and weather conditions. Steeper slopes are ideal for areas with heavy snowfall, while shallower slopes work well in regions with less precipitation.
  • The diverse range of styles, materials, and pitches allows for architectural flexibility and customization to complement different home designs.
  • Proper ventilation design in a pitched roof can help regulate attic temperatures and improve indoor air quality.
  • In some cases, pitched roofs can create additional usable space in attics or lofts, depending on the roof’s pitch and designs.

Roofing Shapes & Designs

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Solar Tile Roofs

Solar roofs are a unique roofing system that integrates photovoltaic (PV) panels into the roof structure itself, generating clean electricity for your home. They offer a combination of functionality and aesthetics:

  • Solar tiles convert sunlight into electricity, offsetting your reliance on the grid and potentially reducing your energy bills.
  • Solar roofs can incorporate various materials like traditional asphalt shingles, metal tiles, or specialized solar shingles that seamlessly blend with your roof’s design.
  • Solar panels are built to withstand harsh weather conditions and typically come with warranties lasting 20-25 years.
  • Solar roofs can be designed to complement your home’s style, offering a sleek and modern appearance or integrating seamlessly with traditional roofing materials.
  • By generating clean solar energy, solar shingles contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainability.

Green Roofs

Green roofs, also called living roofs, are unique systems featuring a layer of vegetation planted on top of a conventional roof structure. A green roof can provide several environmental benefits:

  • Absorb rainwater, reducing runoff and strain on storm drains.
  • Vegetation provides thermal insulation for buildings, reducing energy consumption for heating and cooling.
  • Filter air pollutants and improve air quality in urban areas.
  • Provide habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.
Flat roofing.

Built-Up Roofing (BUR)

Built-up roofing is a traditional, multi-layered roofing system commonly used in commercial and flat roofs. A built-up roof consists of alternating layers of asphalt and felt in the following order:

  1. Base Sheet: Provides a smooth surface for subsequent layers.
  2. Asphalt Layers: Waterproofing and adhesive properties.
  3. Cap Sheet: Top layer offering UV protection and weather resistance.

Some of the many benefits of built-up roofing include:

  • Can last for 30-50 years with proper maintenance
  • Offers good fire resistance properties
  • Effective waterproofing solution for flat roof types

Single-Ply Membrane Roofing

Single-ply membrane roofs are composed of a single layer of flexible, synthetic material like TPO, PVC, or EPDM. 

Benefits of single-ply membrane roofing include:

  • Withstanding harsh weather conditions and having a lifespan of 20-30 years
  • Their reflective surfaces can help reduce cooling costs in summer and improve building insulation
  • They put less stress on building structures compared to heavier roof materials
  • Installation is relatively quick and efficient compared to other options

Flat Roofing

One of the most difficult, but worthwhile options to make watertight is a flat roof system. A flat roofing system must be installed by an experienced roofing company. Fortunately, Thunder Bay roofing contractors are skilled in installing flat roofs.  

When installed properly, a flat roofing system can offer many benefits including:

  • Lower Costs
  • Extra Space  
  • Energy Efficient

The expert roofing contractors at Thunder Bay Roofing will guide you in the process of picking the right flat roofing system, roof design, and installation process to protect your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions