A city in Maryland with a population of around 70,000; Rockville is one of the oldest cities in Maryland, created in 1801 by the Maryland General Assembly. Construction workers like the Hernandez Roofing Pros who specialize in replacing, repairing, and installing roofs in buildings, roofing contractors generally either repair or replace roofs.
There are many types of roofers, but the four main types are shinglers, metal roofers, single-ply roofers, and hot roofers. Primarily install shingles, shakes, tiles, and other nail-on products on roofs with 5:12 pitches or above, shinglers are the most common types of roofers. Metal roofers focus on metal panels. Also known as flat roofers, single-ply roofers focus on products (roofs) that are made of single-ply, foam, or something similar. Generally, most companies use a variety of roofers when making a roof. This allows for the customer to choose which roof best fits their house, and also allows for the roof to contain the best and most cost efficient parts from each type of roofing. Generally, most houses use shinglers since shingles are cost-effective and good at repelling water and keeping the heat in, but one drawback of shingles is that they can fall off. If the shingles on a roof fall off, then water will likely find its way into the roof in the form of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, hail), or moisture in the air. When water is soaked up by a roof, generally the roof must be replaced as it can not easily be repaired. The method that most shinglers use to prevent this from happening is recommending their customers to get repair checks every year or so.
Part of a building envelope, a roof is used to protect against wind, snow, rain or sunlight. Just like the many different types of roofers, there are many different types of roofs. Some roofs have the sole purpose of protecting the inhabitants of the house it covers, while others help the house stay energy efficient, while some even provide the house with energy! There are three main types of roof: solar panels, asphalt shingles, and metal. Generally installed by technicians on a pre existing roof, solar panels draw energy from the sun to help fuel the electricity of the home. Although they have a steep price to install, most solar panels pay for themselves in 20 years. Effective in all environmental conditions, asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing in Rockville; but quality varies, and some asphalt shingles can last less than 15 years. In some areas, impact-resistant shingles are vital in keeping the roof together. Since Rockville is not a hail-prone area, impact-resistant shingles are not necessary. Coming in vertical panels and some types of shingles, metal paneling is very durable and can last around 60 years. There are many benefits of metal roofing. For example, it is mostly weather-resistant (shields off precipitation and resists wind and fires), and is also lightweight. On top of this, it is easy to install metal roofing over pre existing roofs. However, metal roofing can easily corrode depending on the material, and is also more expensive than asphalt shingles.