Welcome to Our New Blog! Piney Orchard Roofing 101

roofingWelcome to Piney Orchard Roofing’s new blog! Every week, we will be sharing exciting informational content on our blog regarding our services, the roofing industry, and other relevant topics we think you might find interesting. To kick things off this week, we would like to focus on giving you an overview of what Piney Orchard Roofing is all about.

We are a specialized roofing company that serves Anne Arundel County, Maryland and the surrounding areas. We make roof replacement easy, affordable, and painless. Remember: Protecting your home starts from the top. Let us tell you more, and don’t forget to check back next week for more helpful information!


Do you know how to assess your home for potential roof damage? There are tell-tale warning signs every homeowner should be familiar with that indicate it may be time for a roof replacement. These indicators include noticeable water spots on the walls and ceilings inside your home, as well as: staining, leaking, peeling, curling or buckling shingles, damp or rotted areas, and missing shingles. If you notice that an increasing number of your neighbors have been replacing their roofs, that is another sign that it may be time to start planning your roof replacement project.


At Piney Orchard Roofing, we aren’t like other home improvement contractors. Roof replacement services in Maryland are our specialty. We were founded by contractors with more than 30 years of invaluable experience who decided to devote their focus and skill strictly to roofing. Thanks to this devotion, Piney Orchard Roofing is one of the most trusted names in Maryland roof replacement. We are proud to use only the highest quality, factory-certified materials from manufacturers like Atlas Roofing to ensure cost-effective durability for all of our customers.

Speaking of you, when you hire Piney Orchard Roofing for your roofing needs, you can rest assured knowing that you won’t just be seen as a number. We aim to build a lasting relationship with our customers – from initial consultation to project completion and thereafter – by providing them with responsive, dependable service at uncommonly fair prices.


At Piney Orchard Roofing, our estimate is the price you pay. Unlike other contractors, we don’t need to use bloated estimates. Through advanced aerial imaging technology, we are able to provide you with a roofing report that includes a detailed analysis of your roof’s dimensions and pitch. Our advanced and current database of roofing materials means that our material pricing data is as accurate as possible.

Don’t believe us? We are SO confident in our roofing estimates that we offer a price match guarantee on any detailed proposal from our competitors! Additionally, our 5-year labor warranty on complete roof replacements means you have reliable coverage that lasts five times as long as the standard industry one-year warranties. 


Has your roof fallen victim to inclement weather conditions? Severe weather conditions like high winds, snow, hail, and hurricanes can significantly damage your roof and shingles. Sometimes, the damage is minor and a simple roof repair will restore your Maryland roof to its pristine condition. Other times, immense damage can present the need for a larger, more complex roof replacement project. In either situation, there are cost consequences and factors that should be considered when you are weighing a roof repair vs. roof replacement project.


Did you know what the average life expectancy of your roof is? In some cases, your roof may last between 15 and 18 years. In other cases, your roof could last as long as 30 years! There is no magic number, since the longevity of your roof’s life is dependent on a number of factors. Some of those factors include but are not limited to: the materials used in construction, the age of your roof, roof pitch and ventilation, and local weather conditions. So, how do you decide whether a roof repair or replacement is right for you? Aside from getting a professional opinion, consider the following factors.


Do you plan to sell your home within the next few years? If so, you should realize that a prominent patch is commonly seen as unattractive and could be a turnoff to potential buyers. It can be difficult, and in some cases close to impossible, to match replacement shingles to the exact color of your current shingles. At Piney Orchard Roofing, you have the opportunity to pick your color from our extensive shingle selection.

Did you know that if your roof is more than 15-years-old, you will likely spend more money per square foot on the repair and future replacement than you would on a complete roof replacement now? Partial re-roofing projects can be continuously expensive or leave your roof with a noticeable lopsided effect at its ridges.

Is your roof fairly new? If you still have replacement materials left over from your previous roof replacement, plan to stay in your home for years, and the roofing job is relatively minor – a simple roof repair could extend the life of your roof by 10 to 15 years! If none of the factors we mentioned thus far relate to your roofing situation, a complete roof replacement is likely your solution. 


Proper attic ventilation is a critical factor when it comes to extending the life expectancy and warranty of your roof. Why? Because without proper ventilation during the humid months in Maryland, moisture will build up in your attic and condense into water that causes substantial roof damage. An attic with appropriate ventilation will be able to draw the cool air in from the outside of your home and allow the warm air to escape, limiting the chance of a detrimental moisture buildup.

Your roof’s eaves – the edges of your roof that hang away from the wall – are also an important factor in proper attic ventilation. Why? Because your roof’s eaves are the home to your soffit vents! Proper soffit vent installation is an essential part of maintaining a healthy roof. Without proper soffit vent installation, or in the event of soffit vent obstruction, your roof will suffer from poor attic ventilation. Soffit vents work to appropriately direct airflow into your attic from under your roof. In doing so, they assist in reducing the temperature of your roof deck, minimizing ice dam, and helping to limit attic moisture. Ridge vents that allow hot air and moisture to ventilate from your attic can be installed along the ridge of your roof and at its peak. Gable vents, also known as wall louvers, can be installed at either end of your attic or just below your roof deck. The higher your gable vents are placed, the more effective they will be.

All of these factors work together to form a well-ventilated attic that maximizes your roof’s life expectancy. If you are uncertain about whether your current roof ventilation is adequate, our professional staff at Piney Orchard Roofing can help to diagnose your ventilation issues and needs. Learn more about our Maryland roof ventilation services here.


If you are thinking about replacing your current roof, it may be an appropriate time to consider replacing your existing skylight as well. Skylights make an incredible difference within homes, maximizing the amount of incoming natural light. Did you know that natural light is a proven mood and productivity booster? Skylights need occasional replacement to prevent leaks and increase aesthetic appeal. At Piney Orchard Roofing, we are qualified to evaluate your existing skylight and walk you through your options for replacement. You will have several options to choose from, including the replacement of: fixed skylights, tubular skylight, and vented or ventilation skylights. Learn more about our Maryland skylight services here.

That’s not all! Are there rust spots on your gutters or downspouts? Are your gutters overflowing with rainwater? These issues indicate you may be in need of downspout or gutter replacement. Healthy downspouts and gutters ensure that rainwater is properly directed away from the base of your home, which prevents costly damage. Learn more about our Maryland gutter and downspout services here.


From our responsive, personal service to our precision estimating technology, everything we do at Piney Orchard Roofing is designed to make replacing your roof as easy, affordable, and painless as possible. By focusing strictly on roofing and the accompanying services, we’re able to offer higher-quality results at an affordable price.

We offer a 5-year labor warranty on complete roof replacements – five times the industry standard – combined with a lifetime material warranty on select products. We serve the following Maryland communities: Odenton, Crofton, Gambrills, Severna Park, Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Millersville, Davidsonville, Crownsville, Riva, Edgewater, and more.

Need help with your Maryland roof? Contact us online or call (410) 618-0804 to schedule your consultation and roofing estimate!