FAQs- Roofing Services

We are the trusted roofing experts in Southern Maryland for commercial roofing, residential roofing, roof replacements, repairs, new roof and more.

Check out some of our most common questions, and feel free to contact us for concerns specific to your next project. With our years of experience and professional roofing experts, we have handled it all and have proven solutions and high-end products for you.

We promise to always be responsive, on-time and provide you a quality roof you can’t find anywhere else.

The installation process and method is dependant on the type of commercial roofing you opt for. Southern MD Roofing offers:

Built-up Roofing Membrane (BUR) – Bitumen material is layered on the bottom of the roof and applied either hot or cold and acts as the adhesive; ply sheets are added on top; surfacing materials made up of small stones/gravel are applied last

Metal – installed over a solid insulating layer of materials

Thermoset Roof Membrane (EPDM) and Thermoplastic Roof Membrane- single ply roofing that is unrolled and secured with adhesives or fasteners

Green Roofs – a base of sealant is installed on the roof followed by roofing tiles that have root repellant materials, a drainage system, a light layer of soil/bedding, and then plants

The best material for your roof is dependant on budget, use, slope, climate, and various other factors.

Commercial Roof options: green roofs are best for drainage and most effective against mold, water build-up, and water damage; Thermoplastic Roof Membrane (TPO) is one of the most energy-efficient options; Thermoset Roof Membrane (EPDM) is the most affordable and easiest to repair; metal roofs have the longest life span; Built-Up Roofing Membrane is long-lasting and low maintenance.

GAF Roofing System is best for residential homes due to quality, durability, and a lifetime warranty. It is also complete with gutters and downspouts for foundation protection all around.

There are a few options, the two most popular being the temporary corrections of applying urethane roof cement to the damaged area or waterproof flashing membrane to the damaged area. Both solutions will need permanently replaced over time. Talk to Southern MD Roofing about the estimated life span for these applications and a permanent replacement option.

You need a new roof if your roof has reached its estimated life span, which varies based on roofing material but is averaged between 10 to 20 years old; shingles or spots of the roof are missing or severely damaged; you are experiencing leaks; there is discoloration in the ceiling or walls in your home or building; you notice sagging within the roof.

Repairing a flat roof depends on the type of damage and the material. The general process is to identify the damaged area, clear away debris, check for other damages, apply roofing cement to the damaged area, lay fiberglass or a patch over the cement, cover fiberglass or patch with another layer of cement, and apply gravel or a final patch to protect from elements. Southern MD Roofing will have the appropriate patch kit based on the material of your roof and the severity of the damage.

A sheet of metal roofing can range from $100 to $700 per square. There are different varieties that affect the price, including standing seam panels, corrugated panels, or flat, ribbed or crimped styles, etc. Talk to Southern MD Roofing about our metal roofing options for an exact estimate for your property.


Janet SmithJanet Smith
18:19 20 Sep 22
Albert provided a prompt and very fair estimate for our roof and siding, and found damage the insurance company had not noticed. The work is impeccable. The work crews were polite and professional. You will be hard pressed to find a better, more professional company.
Kristina BellKristina Bell
13:51 03 Dec 21
Mr. Decesaris was responsive and professional from first contact. His quote was over 2k less than our first quote for the exact same product and installation. His team was prompt and efficient, completed in one day. We are very happy with our roof and highly recommend Southern MD Roofing.
Ethel SmithEthel Smith
21:40 27 Nov 20
I compliment Southern Maryland Roofing on its knowledge, professionalism, and caring. I was walked through the entire process of what to expect and when. The workers/employees arrived on time, double-checked their plan, and started to work. They didn't mind me asking questions! They were professional...and nice. The cleanup was meticulous. If you need any roofing work done, I recommend Southern Maryland Roofing.Ethel Smith
Bart EwaltBart Ewalt
01:27 26 Nov 20
Having never replaced an existing roof before, I was very apprehensive and concerned about how it would look, the quality of the installation, and the clean up. I requested 4 estimates and only 2 of the 4 companies sent a site representative. The other quotes were from a software called Eagle View - no one actually came to our home to discuss the replacement details. Of the two representatives that came, only Albert of Southern Maryland Roofing was a company owner. He actually spent about three hours discussing every aspect of different types of roofing, the removal of the old shingles, and the installation of all of the different components of the new roof. His quote was not the lowest or the highest, but was absolutely the best value. He warned me that the removal of the old roof was a messy proposition, and he was right. However, they cleaned up reasonably well every night, and real well when finished. I feel that Albert was very informative, fair, and honest during this 5 day project. He came every morning and evening to ensure that all was well, staying several hours every day. His men worked well together and were a good team. The quality of work met my highest expectations. I have nothing but praise for Albert and his men. I highly recommend Southern Maryland Roofing.
Erin RobertsonErin Robertson
23:25 12 Mar 20
Southern Maryland Roofing went above and beyond our expectations. I initially contacted Albert based on a friend that had told me about his business. He quickly came out and was able to provide me with a proposal for a new roof. At all times Albert was very responsive, and quick to answer all of my questions. He was accommodating and flexible with my husband and I. His company was able to install our new roof quickly, no hassle at all. We are beyond happy with the final product, and are sure to use Albert for any other roof we may ever need. What great customer service! Thank you so much to this great business and to Albert. Highly recommended.

Schedule A Free Consultation Today With SO MD’s Premier Metal Roofing Company