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October 2013

Metal Roof Coating Can Save Thousands

By Articles, Copper Roofing, Edgewater Roofing, Metal Roofs, Roof Repair, Roof Repair vs Replacement, Roofing Contractor, Roofing Contractor Annapolis, Roofing Services

Metal Roof on Historic Home in Annapolis MarylandMetal roofs are popular in Maryland, dotting the landscape on barns, historic homes and commercial buildings. Not only is this style roof attractive, it offers a number of practical benefits. Metal roofs can offer energy savings, especially during summer months. A metal roof is also extremely long lasting and with proper maintenance can last a life time.

The draw back is that metal roofs can be expensive to repair or replace. Without proper maintenance, a metal roof can rust, break down and fall apart.
 

A Roof Coating Can Extend Life of Metal Roofs

 
One of the best solutions is a metal roof coating. Annapolis-based Fichtner Services is a leader in metal roofing in Maryland and also offers the Uniflex Metal Roof Coating system.

Uniflex, a division of Sherwin Williams, is the industry’s first manufacturer in fluid roof coating products. Uniflex roof coatings are available in a rainbow of colors and backed by an industry leading warranty of 10 to 15-years against labor and materials.

Uniflex Roof Coating Featured Project: Barn in Harwood, MD

 
Metal Roof With Roof Coating

Fichtner Services recently completed a roof coating project on a barn in Harwood, Maryland. The process for applying the roof coating is relatively simple. First the roof is sanded and scrubbed to create a smooth surface.

Rusted Metal Barn Roof Harwood MD

Next, a primer is applied to protect the metal roof and serve as a base for the final coating.

Metal Roof During Primer Process

The last step is to apply the final coat, which can be an aluminum finish or tinted to match any color in the Sher-Color™ Palette.

Metal Roof During Final Coat Process

If you have a metal roof and are interested in learning more about Uniflex Roof Coating, contact our office for a free consultation and estimate.

 

Featured Home: Exterior Renovation Severna Park

By Articles, Customer Testimonial, Featured Project, Fiber Cement Siding, James Hardie Siding, Roof Replacement, Siding Contractors

Severna Park Home With James Hardie Siding

Fichtner Services recently completed an exterior home remodeling project in Severna Park, Maryland. The owner of this golf course neighborhood home hired Annapolis contractor Fichtner Services to give her home a facelift and increase the curb appeal and weather protection of the home.

“I love driving up to our new home and am in awe what we accomplished in a relatively short period of time.

Working together with Fichtner Services made the planning and actual construction go so easily. I liked that each team of workers met in the morning to discuss the goals for the day. I think the communication was strong and Nolan facilitated it beautifully. I appreciated that I was consulted on every detail and Shawn was so patient with every question I had about the project.

Our family is thrilled with the final product, so once again, many thanks and I will recommend Fichtner Services to one and all.”

-CB, Severna Park

Project Details

The home owner chose to remove the current siding and some of the brick facing and replace it with James Hardie Fiber Cement lap and shingle siding.

Before & After
 
Severna Park Home Before With Brick Facing Severna Park Home After James Hardie Siding

Severna Park Home After James Hardie Siding

In addition, Fichtner Services removed and replaced the roof with Tamko Heritage 30 architectural shingles. A new, wider overhang was installed at the roof eaves and finished with composite, low maintenance trim. Fichtner services also built and installed a new roof over the garage doors.

Before & After
 
Before Wider Overhang Severna Park Home After Wider Overhang and Tamko Roof

Before New Garage Doors After New Garage Roof Install

The project was completed with a new Integrity by Marvin 15 light sliding French door and all new aluminum gutters and downspouts.

 

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