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The Best Roofers in Baltimore County MD Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Roofing contractors in Baltimore County MD bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are ones that have exceeded the minimum Maryland regulatory standard. They are the roofing companies that have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, have liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as roofers in Baltimore County MD for new roofing, re-roofing, or roof repair.

 

Updated December 30, 2016

 The TOP 10 Roofing Companies in Baltimore County MD

Monarch Roofing
(410) 636-7663
5511 Magie St
Baltimore, MD 21225

Areas Served: Milford Mill MD,Baltimore County Maryland,Dundalk MD,Catonsville MD,Towson MD
Services: roof company for roof shingle replacement,roof replacement & re-roofing

Marathon Roofing Co
(410) 308-9911
221b Cockeysville Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Areas Served: Baltimore City,Baltimore County,Towson MD,Dundalk MD,Essex MD,Catonsville MD
Services: roofing contractors & roofers for roof repair, re-roofing, new roof building

EC Roofing
(410) 455-9880
837 Frederick Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228

Areas Served: Towson MD, Baltimore City MD,Catonsville MD,Baltimore County MD,Dundalk MD,Carney MD
Services: local roofing company for roof repair,reroofing,tile roofs,shingle roofs,tar roofs

Bollinger Roofing Co Inc
(410) 539-0286
1501 Ridgely St
Baltimore, MD 21230

Areas Served: Randallstown MD,Baltimore MD,Towson MD,Baltimore County,Pikesville MD,Owings Mills MD
Services: new roofing, roof repair, roof inspection, gutters & downspouts

Harview Roofing Co
(410) 254-0816
6024 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD 21214

Areas Served: Middle River MD,Baltimore County,Cockeysville MD,Lochearn MD,Dundalk MD,Catonsville
Services: residential roofing contractors,commercial roofing contractors,all roofing materials

Aero Roofing Inc
(410) 391-3230
2014 Orems Rd
Middle River, MD 21220

Areas Served: Baltimore MD,Baltimore County MD,Woodlawn MD,Pikesville MD,Randallstown MD,Essex MD
Services: local roofers for new roofing,roof repair,roof leak,slate roofing,shingle roofing

Ron Ruff Roofing Inc
(410) 247-7663
5520 Southwestern Blvd
Halethorpe, MD 21227

Areas Served: Randallstown MD,Baltimore MD,Towson MD,Baltimore County,Pikesville MD,Owings Mills MD
Services: residential roofing,commercial roofing,steel roofing,copper roofing,leak repair

Rosedale Roofing Co Inc
(410) 391-7663
1201 Middle River Rd
Middle River, MD 21220

Areas Served: Milford Mill MD,Baltimore County Maryland,Dundalk MD,Catonsville MD,Towson MD
Services: roofing contractors for roof repair, reroofing, roof maintenance, roof inspections

The Best Roofers in Baltimore County MD Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire  


The state of Maryland requires roofing contractors in Baltimore County MD to be licensed by the state in order to do any residential roofing, including condominiums, which requires passing an exam, and two years of industry experience (though not specific to roofing) or related education. Commercial roofing companies need no such state license.

But the Maryland state license for roofers is no guarantee that any particular commercial or home roofing company in Baltimore County MD is doing business ethically, providing real value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all commercial or residential roofers in Baltimore County MD who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as roofers, good complaint record, verified state license, liability and workers' comp insurance to protect you, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.






Hire only Roofing Contractors That Give You Details In Writing And Are Thorough


There's a very wide scope of roofing materials from the type of plywood, to the type of underlayment, to the type of shingles that last different lengths of time, are rated for different windspeeds, and so have widely varying costs.  For example with underlayment, quality synthetic underlayments such as those by Owens Corning, GAF, or CertainTeed are designed to let the shingles breathe, but without holding moisture that would warp or rot the plywood underneath. These might cost the contractor as much as $120 a roll. In contrast, a roll of mere tar paper might cost the contractor only $20 a roll. 

Similarly, better brands of roofing shingles are rated to windspeeds of 130mph, while cheaper brands are rated to only 90mph leading to blow offs in storms that will require spending more money to hire a roofing contractor to go up and replace.

Beware any roofing contractor that gives you an estimate which is not fully detailed as to the types of each of those materials, the amounts, and the brands.  Ones who do that do it to appear cheaper in order to win your business, but they've kept from you that the materials are cheaper and won't perform as well or last as long.

Also beware roofing contractors who give a cost estimate without first going up on your roof to inspect it and and take measurements.


Roofing Contractors in Baltimore County MD Perform Numerous Services

Roofing contractors install new roofs, but their experience with certain tasks and materials can vary. for instance, pitched roofs require a greater level of skill to install or repair. Most roofing companies in Baltimore County MD also perform regular roof maintenance or roof repairs, including foam recoats and shake roof conversions. Some roofing contractors in Baltimore County MD do emergency roofing repairs in the event of a roof leak, often with 24 hour availability.

In addition to installation and roof repair for roof coatings and coverings, some roofers install downspouts and gutters (even seamless gutters). Some of the best roofing contractors in Baltimore County use manufacturer certified technicians to install, repair or refurbish your roof, so you can expect a greater level of workmanship and better manufacturer warranties on their work.

In addition to new roofing, roofing companies can fix a leaky roof, replace roof shingles, or repair broken slate roofs.


The Best Roofing Contractors in Baltimore County MD Offer Multiple Roofing Materials

There is such a wide variety of roofing materials and styles and each roofing material has its own benefits. Choices include shake roofs or imitation shake roofs, wood shingle roofs, cedar shingle roofs, clay tile roofs, slate roofs or even concrete tile roofs.

There are roofing companies in Baltimore County MD who specialize in metal roofs. They can fix or recoat steel roofing, steel roof shingles, stone coated steel roofing, aluminum roofing, insulated aluminum roofing, corrugated metal roofing, copper roofing, or zinc roofing. Some local roofing contractors can  rejuvenate an aging roof and take preventative measures to avoid future roof problems. They might use adhesive methods or modified bitumen to lay down new fire resistant roofing, or may apply elastomeric coatings or polyurethane foam for protection against the elements. In addition to basic roof coverings, some roofing contractors apply hot tar, tar and gravel, or install custom roof edging.

There are also some new products available for the eco-minded homeowner. Instead of wooden roof shingles, roofers might substitute composite roofing or energy efficient roofing. Some roofers in Baltimore County MD even have access to ventilation products to insert into your preexisting roof. 

 

ROOF TYPES

There are three main roof types based on their slope or pitch: High Slope, Low Slope, and Flat.

High Slope Roof: Over five inches of vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches
Low Slope Roof: Two inches to five inches of vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches
Flat Roof: Less than two inches vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches

 

ROOF COMPONENTS

The components of a roofing system are: Structural Support, Roof Sheathing, Underlayment, Flashing, and Roofing Material.

Structural Support: Rafters, trusses or joists that support the roofing system.

Roof Sheathing: What immediately covers the structural support. This is most commonly plywood or OSB (Oriented Strand Board).

Underlayment: A moisture barrier immediately on top of the roof sheathing. Sometimes called roof felt.

Flashing: Where the roof surface meets vertical surfaces (like a chimney) or at valleys created where adjoining roof sections of different angles meet, a metallic flashing is installed.

Roofing Material: The topmost layer of the roof which you can see, such as shingles, tile, etc.

 

ROOFING MATERIALS

Asphalt Shingles, or alternatively, Fiberlass Shingles

Rolled Roofing / Built Up Roofing: Used for flat roofs or very low slope roofs.

Foam Roofing / Polyurethane Roofing: Used for flat roofs as an alternative to Rolled Roofing or Built Up Roofing

Metal Roofing

Wood Shakes

Tar & Gravel

Reflective Lightweight Rocks

Clay Tile / Concrete Tile

 

Ice and Water Shields for Roofing
A roofing ice and water shield looks very similar to the traditional felt paper used to line roofs but is higher performance.  Felt paper stops most leaks where water gets under the tiles or shingles but sometimes still lets leaks form by letting water through where one sheet of felt paper overlaps another or where nails have created holes in the felt paper.

The ice and water shield roofing material is made of a rubberized asphalt with a sticky backing that seals overlaps unlike felt paper, and forms a seal around nails when it is penetrated.  Roofers in Baltimore County MD can cover your entire roof with the ice and water shield, or apply it only where leaks frequently happen.  The roofing contractors can also bend the ice and water shield to create a leak-proof barrier around anything that penetrates a roof, such as vents, chimneys, and skylights, then use standard roof flashings to cover the ice and water shield sub-flashing.


Some Roofers in Baltimore County Are Safer To Spend With Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these roofing contractors in Baltimore County MD: Marathon Roofing Co, Harview Roofing Co, Aero Roofing Inc, Rosedale Roofing Co Inc, Monarch Roofing, Ron Ruff Roofing Inc, EC Roofing, Bollinger Roofing Co Inc, Rich Roofing LLC. Other roofing contractors in Baltimore County MD who might still be in business include: .

 

 

Good Roofing Companies in Baltimore County MD Use Good Roofing Brands  


Good roofers in Baltimore County MD use the best roofing materials. Some companies purchase these materials at discounted rates and then pass the savings on to you. Other roofers are able to qualify you for a manufacturer's warranty on their labor by being pre-approved by some brand manufacturers. Some of the better roofing brands include: Energy Star Cool Roofing Systems, CertainTeed Roofing, Firestone Building Products, Atlas Roofing Corp., GenFlex Roofing Systems, Recon Building Products, Award Metals, Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, , Elk Building Products, Hardishake, PABCO, Tamko Roofing Products, Gardner-Gibson Materials, DECRA Roofing Systems, Stone Metal Products, GAF Materials, Eagle Roofing Products and Air Vent.

 

 

Resources About Roofing Companies in Baltimore County MD 



Licensing & Trade Associations Related to Roofers in Baltimore County MD

BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
Maryland Roofing Association www.marylandroofingassociation.com
Maryland Labor, Licensing & Regulation www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mhic
Mid Atlantic Roofing Contractors Association www.marcaroof.com
NRCA National Roofing Contractors Association www.nrca.net
SRCA Slate Roofing Contractors Association www.slateroofers.org
TRI Tile Roofing Institute www.tileroofing.org


 

Media & Web Resources for Roofing in Baltimore County
Professional Roofing Magazine www.professionalroofing.net
Roofing RSI Magazine
Roofing Contractor Magazine www.roofingcontractor.com
Traditional Roofing Magazine www.traditionalroofing.com
Roofing Magazine www.roofingmagazine.com
Metal Roofing Magazine constructionmagnet.com/metal-roofing-magazine
Spray Foam Roofing Magazine sprayfoammagazine.com


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Roofing Contractors in Baltimore County MD within the following zip codes:

21053, 21153, 21236, 21228, 21082, 21202, 21234, 21244, 21203, 21224, 21071, 21229, 21219, 21215, 21227, 21156, 21205, 21204, 21207, 21230, 21213, 21155, 21214, 21133, 21013, 21031, 21226, 21286, 21282, 21131, 21223, 21251, 21161, 21136, 21093, 21220, 21211, 21287, 21094, 21237, 21225, 21162, 21020, 21210, 21209, 21111, 21152, 21216, 21117, 21231, 21201, 21217, 21218, 21290, 21023, 21163, 21022, 21252, 21208, 21212, 21222, 21239, 21087, 21139, 21120, 21235, 21284, 21030, 21057, 21221, 21128 and 21206



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Roofers in Baltimore County MD within the following cities:

Arbutus, White Marsh, Dundalk, Baltimore, Kingsville, Mays Chapel, Middle River, Owings Mills, Bowleys Quarters, Timonium, Woodlawn, Monkton, Rosedale, Edgemere, Lansdowne, Lochearn, Cockeysville, Rossville, Parkville, Essex, Garrison, Towson, Catonsville, Pikesville, Carney, Overlea, Hampton, Perry Hall, Milford Mill, Reisterstown, Lutherville, Baltimore Highlands, Sparks and Randallstown

 

 

 

 

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Independent research conducted by Prime Buyer's Report editors includes phone call surveys with customers of local businesses, checks with state agencies on license and complaint history, verification that each business has insurance coverage to protect you as a customer, phone interviews of business owners, signed agreements that they use only legal workers, and more to determine the businesses that are safe to spend with.

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Roofing Companies in Baltimore County serving Arbutus, White Marsh, Dundalk, Baltimore, Kingsville, Mays Chapel, Middle River, Owings Mills, Bowleys Quarters, Timonium, Woodlawn, Monkton, Rosedale, Edgemere, Lansdowne, Lochearn, Cockeysville, Rossville, Parkville, Essex, Garrison, Towson, Catonsville, Pikesville, Carney, Overlea, Hampton, Perry Hall, Milford Mill, Reisterstown, Lutherville, Baltimore Highlands, Sparks and Randallstown

 

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Good Roofing Companies in Baltimore County MD Use Good Roofing Brands


Roofing contractors in Baltimore County MD have access to good brands of roofing materials. Some roofers in Baltimore County MD use the best brands of new roofing, replacement roofing and roofing materials, so you can expect extended durability and weatherproofing from your new or repaired roof. Click here to see a list of some of the brands used by the best roofing contractors in Baltimore County MD. more »

 

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Resources About Roofing Companies in Baltimore County MD


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