When it comes to a brand new home or business, getting the roof right the first time will save years of hassle and money. Maintaining your roof is a cost-effective way to keep your property value nice and high. 

If you haven’t shopped for roofing in a while, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Manufacturers like Owens Corning and Tamko have come out with durable designer shingles that make a statement. You can coordinate them with exterior accents like paint, trim and even landscaping to boost curb appeal.

Do you need to lighten up? We also install Velux skylights for large rooms and Velux sun tunnels for bathrooms, closets and other spaces that lack natural light.

Choosing a roof these days is almost as much fun as redesigning your kitchen or converting your basement to a man cave.

Why Roofing Matters

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There are more reasons to keep a good roof over your head than you might think:

  • Missing, damaged or balding shingles allow water to collect or leak into the attic. Unchecked moisture can ruin drywall, insulation, carpet and furniture. It also invites mold and mildew. They’re gross, and they’re serious health hazards. 
  • Standing water on commercial flat roofing breaks down the materials. Most problems with commercial flat roofing trace to poor location of drains during a shoddy installation.
  • Roof maintenance or replacement saves money on heating and cooling and prolongs the life of your HVAC equipment.
  • If critters seem to think the party’s at your house, you could be in for a world of hurt. Roof damage and infestation go hand in hand.
  • Have your neighbors stopped speaking to you? A torn, warped roof is an eyesore, but relax. We’re on a mission to restore your reputation. 
  • Finally, according to the National Association of Realtors, the new 50-year roofs boost property value by 5% on average. 

Don’t worry. We’ve got this.

Decisions, Decisions

Homeowners have more roofing choices than ever before.

Metal roofing, for example, is popular for impermeability, longevity and the ability to take lots of abuse. Metal roofing systems are lightweight, so they don’t compromise structural integrity. The interlocking panels maximize wind and fire resistance. 

Slate roofing has been used for centuries. It’s sometimes called the hundred-year roof, and there are standing, well-protected structures much older than that. If you expect to be around that long, this is an excellent choice.

Slate is waterproof, fireproof, and long-lasting. Since it’s a natural product, no two tiles are exactly alike. The mineral composition determines the color and weathering properties.

The biggest drawback to slate roofing is the high cost.

For value and affordability, it’s tough to beat TruDefinition Duration Designer Shingles by Owens Corning. They come in a wide range of colors to seamlessly blend with your home and landscaping. Expect minimal granule loss for great aesthetics and protection against the elements. 

Owens Corning’s patented SureNail Technology has been extensively tested and proven for holding power. It’s got the widest reinforced nailing zone out there, and the triple layer of protection makes it almost impervious to high winds. 

Folks, this system is the real deal. It’s practically bulletproof.

Tamko is another U.S. manufacturer that we love, they too are a family business with a large plant right here in Maryland. They been in business for decades, and its products are synonymous with quality. We’re also licensed to install Mule Hide, another highly rated brand that’s been around since 1906.

Lifetime shingles, provided they’re installed correctly, come with a 50 year warranty. However, the warranty — and the roof itself — are only as good as your roofing contractor. 

Buyer Beware

Did you know that the average roofing company stays in business just two to four years? By contrast, Jackson Home Improvement has been around longer than the 50 year warranty on new shingles. Our MHIC # is 349 which is “original” to us, this means 54 actual years in business. 

Be wary of fly-by-night roofers, Nationwide roofers and Storm chasers who advertise rock-bottom monthly payments. You’re probably getting an overpriced roof that will take an eternity to pay off. If your neighborhood is crawling with unannounced “roof inspectors” or teenagers setting appointments for a roofing contractor, take it as a red flag. Reputable roofers just don’t operate that way. 

You set your own appointment with us. We use cutting-edge drone and satellite technology to accurately assess the condition of your roof. We can even provide 3D renderings.

Churches, Banks, Condominiums, Schools, Restaurants and thousands of Homeowners have trusted us over the last 54 years. You can too. 

Our Promise to You

We won’t waste your time hard-selling you something you don’t need. We’ll discuss the options that are most compatible with your needs, taste and budget. We won’t take any shortcuts during installation. Best of all, we’ll be here tomorrow for that warranty we promise you today.

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