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Metal Roof Coating Can Save Thousands

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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 Project: Edgewater, MD

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“When I leave home, I can’t wait to get back,” says Donna Schummer of Edgewater. One couldn’t blame her. The Schummers have built their Nantucket style dream home on a hill overlooking the South River, with a beautiful view from every window.



Fichtner Services worked with the Schummers to install James Hardie Cedarmill Shakes and Board and Batten siding in Light Mist. In addition, Fichtner Services installed GAF Timberline shingles in Pewter Gray, several copper standing seam roofs, two Duradek walkable roof decks and 6″ half-round gutters with round downspouts.


Featured Project: Edgewater, MD

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Fichtner Services expertly installed the beautiful roof and copper gutters to complete the French Country feel of Mr. and Mrs. Flury’s dream home. For this project, Fichtner Services used:

  • Certainteed Grand Manor – Gatehouse Shingles in Slate color
  • Copper Standing Seam Roof
  • Steel Barrel Roof
  • Copper Half Round Gutters and Downspouts

Client Testimonial

“When my husband and I were looking for a roofing contractor for our new home, there were two priorities we wanted: 1. Good Reputation 2. Local Contractor

We found both with Fichtner Services. Tom Fichtner and his team did a tremendous job on our home. Our home has a combination of three different roofing applications (shingle, metal, and copper) to accomplish the design we were looking for.

Tom has been very responsive to any questions and concerns we had during construction. We would recommend and use his company again for any future projects.”

– Dianne Flury, Edgewater