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3 Most Popular Roof Materials in Maryland

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If you have the ability to upgrade or update your home, a new roof is an easy way to bring a sense of style without a complete overhaul of the entire structure. New roofs can be a large expense and we want you to get the best price for your needs. At RoofPro, we know there are a plethora of options on the roofing market. Our contractors have the material knowledge and experience to help guide you through the most popular trends to find the best solution for your individual needs.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are by far the most popular roofing choice in Maryland and the rest of the country. Available in a wide variety of options at affordable prices, shingles are ready to go right out of the box, but can also be ordered as customized products to fit any design aesthetic. Shingles can mimic nearly any design for a lower cost. According to Remodeling Magazine, the midrange roof replacement cost with asphalt shingles is $21,000. This cost reflects the work to remove and dispose the entire existing roof and bare would sheathing. On a 30 square roof, the project would include the following roof system:

  • Architectural shingles
  • Synthetic underlayment
  • Galvanized drip edge
  • mill-finish aluminum flashing
  • Two average-size skylights
  • Custom cap treatment
  • Vented ridge

Asphalt shingles are the most popular and standard roofing option. Also known as composition shingles, these can be installed quickly and easily by most certified roofing contractors. You can get asphalt shingle in multiple colors and in three-tab systems. They also come in designer, flex, and premium cool from brands like Owens Corning. If you’re looking for a vintage, traditional, or artisan look, asphalt shingles are bound to have an option for you. This type of roof can last up to 50 years with proper maintenance.


Whether it comes in shingles or shakes, wood roofing will always be a popular choice. The difference between a shake and a shingle is that shakes are hand-split for a more textured finish. Shake is thicker than shingles and will give a much different look upon installation. This a beautiful option will also insulate during the cold Maryland winters. Though it requires a fair bit of maintenance, it is sturdy and able to withstand some of the tougher storms that we see in this area of the country.

Learn More: Shake Roofing Costs

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing boosts a home’s value while also delivering beauty and energy efficiency. Steadily growing in popularity, metal roofing has benefits for homes of every size.

Metal roofing is extremely versatile for every aesthetic. Options include aluminum, copper, corrugated metal, standing seam, steel, and tin – all in a variety of customizable styles, colors, and types. It’s also a popular choice for those looking to get the most life out of their new roof. The average metal roof can last over 50 years, easily doubling the lifespan of a shingled roof. Metal roofs are also extremely low maintenance and easy to repair. According to Modernize, homeowners can expect prices to range from $5 to $12 per sq. ft. of material installed.

Although metal is not the most budget-friendly option, it saves money in energy efficiency and offers a steep return on investment. Metal roofs also increase the resale value of your home. The Metal Roofing Alliance estimates that the average return on investment is 85.9% on your home’s resale value.

Read More: Aluminum Roofing or Steel Roofing?

Complete Roofing System

When you get your new roof installed, it’s important to protect your investment. A new roofing system should include gutters, siding, and possibly attic fans. Siding and gutters are an extra layer of protection against severe weather. These protection measures avert water from your home and stop it from standing and causing other issues. If you’re unsure of what you might need to add to your home, our customer service representatives are happy to help.

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Contact Us Today

The professional and experienced staff at RoofPro is here to keep your home on-trend and working properly. We can help walk you through the current options and find the best one for your aesthetic and your wallet. Estimates are always free for our customers in the Baltimore area. Give us a call today to set yours up or complete our online contact form to have someone reach out to you.

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Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor started RoofPRO in 2003 after several years rising through the ranks in the roofing business. Tim leads a growing crew and brings them all together in the RoofPRO family. He's grateful that the team works together in many of the roles he has experienced. Because of all this, he appreciates having a group of employees that excel in each role and even bring in new levels of expertise.

Not only did he learn first hand through job experience, but as a homeowner with his wife of 10 years he appreciates the challenges faced when deciding who to hire for a project. He's raising three children in his home and will only consider experts to work on remodeling projects who are knowledgeable and provide the same high level of service as RoofPRO. All this has influenced how your RoofPRO team handles each project and clearly shows why our motto is "Roofing it Right the First Time."

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