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Featured Property: Complete Exterior Renovation in Eastport

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This wonderful home in the little waterfront town of Eastport recently received a complete exterior restoration.  The wise homeowners chose low-maintenance materials including Tamko Heritage roof shingles, 24 gauge steel roofs, James Hardie fiber cement siding, Hardie trim and ProVia vinyl replacement windows.

Details such as new overhangs at the eaves, fir doors,  an adorable steel roofed, lengthened front porch and side portico and colorful siding lend to the cottage feel of this traditional Annapolis home. This is what the homeowners had to say about Fichtner Services: “I can’t tell you how pleased we are at the level of service that you and your crews performed on our house.  It is a total transformation and we are very happy with the professionalism and courtesy that all of your crew members extended to us.

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Featured Project – Complete Exterior Makeover in Crownsville

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We recently finished a complete exterior makeover on this Crownsville waterfront home and detached garage. The home started out with old brown T-111 siding, outdated white shutters and a drab, stained roof. We started at the top and worked our way down, completely changing the look of this diamond in the rough.


The old roof was replaced with a Tamko Heritage architectural shingle in Oxford Gray.  We then changed out the siding with natural SBC cedar shingles in Cape Cod Gray and complementary ½ round shingles on the gable ends in Nantucket Gray.


We added new trim to the house using TruExterior composite trim, which was painted a bright white to accent the grays.  Lastly, to finish off the transformation, the gutters were replaced, also in a nice bright white.


The homeowner was very pleased with the transformation and had this to say about our company:

“I just wanted to let you, the staff and the workmen at Fichtner Services, know how pleased Virginia and I are with the results of everyone’s labor. Matching and working with the existing details on our house was no easy task. Your supervisors took the time to talk through the details with me and discuss various options. The painting was done neatly and cleanly, above and beyond my expectations. And as we all know, living in a construction site is no fun. However, the workman cleaned up their tools and picked up all debris every evening. We much appreciated it! Thank you for your efforts.”
– Chris White

Featured Home: Exterior Renovation Severna Park

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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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Featured Home: Designer Shingles Phoenix, MD

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Fichtner Services is a GAF Master Elite Contractor carrying a complete line of shingle roofing styles to fit everyone’s style and budget.


GAF Camelot II Designer Shingle Roofing System Baltimore Maryland


August’s Featured Home project is an excellent showcase of GAF Camelot II Designer Shingles. The Baltimore County homeowner selected these shingles after seeing them on a commercial building. He wanted something more than the standard Architectural shingle.


“I love how this style stands out. Depending on the time of day, you can notice different shades of color in it. Everyone at Fichtner Services did a great job. The crew worked tirelessly through the high heat to complete the job.”


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This project features GAF Camelot II Lifetime Designer Shingles in Antique Slate. The customer selected the GAF System Plus Warranty which offers extended protection for 50 years on the entire roofing system. Learn more about GAF Limited Lifetime Warranties


Featured Home: Roofs For Troops Crofton, MD

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GAF Shingle Roof Timberline HD Pewter Gray

Maryland is home to many active and retired military service men and women. Fichtner Services is proud to be an Annapolis GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor and able to offer these honorable men and women a $300 rebate on GAF Lifetime Roofing Systems through the Roofs For Troops Program.

GAF is a United States based corporation and largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The Roofs For Troops program was started in 2012 as a display of gratitude to the United States military. The $300 rebate applies towards GAF Lifetime Roofing Systems installed by a GAF Factory Certified Contractor like Fichtner Services until December 31, 2013.

Featured Home Crofton, Maryland

Fichtner Services recently completed a project for a homeowner in Crofton who is retired US Navy. He selected GAF Timberline HD Shingles in Pewter Gray. The project included removal of existing shingles and underlayment and installation of a new, complete GAF architectural shingle roof system.


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“Outstanding experience all around. Fichtner Services was responsive to the original bid request and all additional information exchanges. Crew was on time and extremely efficient. Management team was thoroughly professional–from sales rep to project supervisor to office staff manning the phones.

Impressive choreography…no other way to describe it. While a portion of the roof deck was exposed after removal of old shingles, pulled up a panel to insert hose (and person) for blown-in insulation to increase depth of fiberglass in the attic…all while additional striping of old shingles continued elsewhere on the roof. Timed the arrival of new roofing material (delivered by flatbed with crane) to match availability of the work area. Ensured deck was water tight (moisture barrier and most of the shingles) in place at the end of day 1; returned to finish the job on day 2 in a handful of hours. Conducted thorough clean up and timely repair of two window screens damaged in the roofing process.

Encountered a problem accessing the chimney fascia (positioning/height of chimney and odd design angles) and worked with me to remove some ladder approach hazards and brought a crew in separately to complete the job.” – Paul J., Crofton, Maryland

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Roofs For TroopsIf you are active or retired military and interested in taking advantage of the Roof For Troops program, contact Fichtner Services for a Free Estimate on a GAF Lifetime Roofing system.

Get more details about the Roof For Troops program here.

Featured Home: Baltimore, Maryland

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Roof Top Wood Deck Baltimore Maryland

Fichtner Services recently completed a roof top deck in the Canton area of Baltimore, MD. The project included 2 pressure treated wood decks for a total of 532 square feet.


Rooftop Deck Baltimore, MD“Nolan and his crew did an amazing job on our rooftop deck!! Nolan made the process so easy to get things set up, the men showed up on time, were extremely polite and so hard working, and cleaned up before they left!

Our entire deck was done in 1 week, which is pretty remarkable. Price was very competitive.

I would HIGHLY recommend Fichtner Services to anyone! If you live in the city and need a rooftop deck, they are the company to call. THANK YOU!!!”

– Susanne C., Baltimore, Maryland


Rooftop Deck Baltimore, Maryland


Featured Home: Davidsonville Farm-Style

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Davidsonville Farm Style
Fichtner Services was pleased to work with Frank and Angee Lucente, who built their beautiful farm-style home on 40 acres in the heart of Davidsonville. The couple selected a wonderful array of materials in classic colors to give their new home an authentic and rustic feel.

Fichtner Services was able to help bring their ideas to fruition by installing all of the exterior materials used on the home. Tamko Heritage architectural shingles in Rustic Slate were installed on the roof.

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The Lucentes chose James Hardie fiber cement siding, an extremely durable, impact resistant and non-combustible product, in several styles around the home. A combination of board-and- batten, cedar shingle and lap siding was used to break up the various areas of the home; all in Hardie’s Color Plus Monterey Taupe. The window and door surround is a James Hardie fiber cement trim in Woodstock Brown and the remaining Hardie trim is a Navajo Beige, with aluminum gutters to match.

Fichtner Services also installed Screen-EZ to the two screened porches and EPDM flat roof membrane to the flat roof areas.

We wish all the best to the Lucente family and hope that they have many years ahead to make wonderful memories in their beautiful new home!

Featured Home: Turkey Point, Maryland

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Home renovation by Fichtner Services in Turkey Point, MDFichtner Services recently completed a renovation on a waterfront property in Turkey Point, Maryland. This project features James Hardie HardieShingle® Straight Edge Siding in Boothbay Blue along with at GAF Timberline HD Shingle Roof in Weathered Wood.

James Hardie Siding, GAF Shingle Roof

Fichtner Services also installed custom Marvin Windows for full views overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. A special element of this project was a custom made copper Osprey weather vane added to the roof of the guest house.

Custom Marvin Windows, Copper Weathervane


New Roofs and Big Savings For Southern Maryland Community

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Annapolis roofing contractor, Fichtner Services has been working with the Wildewood community in California, Maryland. Wildewood is located in St. Mary’s county and is a neighborhood that is home for many military families. Fichtner Services created a unique program for residents in this neighborhood, extending multi-roof discounts for neighbors who sign up to have their roofs replaced together.

The roofs being replaced in Wildewood range in age from 19 to 22 years. Replacement roofs offer homeowners assurance that their home is well protected from weather and other elements. A new roof can make a dramatic improvement in the look of a house, giving it an instant “face lift”.

In addition to the multi-roof discount program from Fichtner Services, many Wildewood customers are eligible for a $300 rebate from GAF, North America’s largest manufacturer of shingles. Roofs For Troops is a rebate program created by GAF to say “Thank You” for the sacrifice and service of our active and retired military men and women.

All of this adds up to BIG savings for our customers in Wildewood! If your neighborhood has homes in need of roof replacement, contact us to find out if we can create a multiple replacement program for you!

Featured Home: Annapolis, MD

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Dian VanDeMark and Tom Hartman of Annapolis transformed their home with the help of Fichtner Services.

For this project, Fichtner Services installed a new roof with GAF Timberline Shingles, new 1/2 round 6″ gutters, and new Maibec Eastern White Cedar Shingle Siding in color Driftwood.
Maibec is the largest manufacturer of Eastern white cedar shingles in North America. These genuine wood cedar shingles offer timeless beauty and durability. Fichtner Services completed the shingle siding with woven corners which are good-looking and low maintenance.