Home Genius Exteriors can tell you a thing or two about all things home improvement. We don’t take our name lightly! We understand that the decision to replace your roof can be a tough one, and the variety of available options doesn’t make it any easier. Plus, it’s an investment that you’ll live with for many years to come. No pressure!
There are so many factors to consider, for example the structure of your home, the weather, or most importantly, your budget. In our experience these are the three most common roof types in Maryland:
Asphalt shingles is the most common roofing type for good reason. For their affordability, they are also durable, can maintain a long lifespan and are very versatile in terms of aesthetics. Certain types of shingles, like architectural shingles, allow for customisation in a range of shapes and sizes too. They are a common choice especially for sloped roofs, and work well for traditional, classical home designs.
Both clay and concrete tiles are widely used for roofs, each with their own merits. A classic for residential roofing, tiled roofs are popular for their durability and longevity, with their aesthetic appeal being an added bonus. Their extra durability is especially handy in the Maryland climate, where you could be faced with harsh conditions from time to time in certain parts. Tiles are also best loved for their long lifespan, with some roofs enjoying a lifespan of up to 100 years!
Metal roofing has progressed in leaps and bounds to become one of the most viable roofing options for Maryland homes. Not only is it extremely versatile, but it is also able to mimic the look and feel of most of the premium roofing alternatives, such as clay and slate for example. Metal will set you back more than other asphalt shingles from the outset, but you’ll save in the long run thanks to its superior strength and durability.