Roofing

Your home’s roofing not only protects it from the elements, but gives it character. We have been in the roofing business since 1991, and have seen the technology improve by leaps and bounds over the years. Through quality work and affordable pricing, we strive to be the roofing company people hire and then recommend to their friends.

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Roofing Contractors

You can count on the roofing contractors at Dan Banks Company to get the job done right, at a cost you can afford. We’ve been installing metal roofs, slate roofs, cedar shake roofing and architectural shingle roofs for years. We serve both residential and business clients throughout Maryland and Delaware. We are licensed and insured roofing contractors with a reputation for quality work at competitive prices. We protect your property and landscaping when we install a new roof, and haul away all the debris.

Keeping the roof over your head in good shape is crucial to avoiding costly leaks and damage to your home and belongings. Most existing asphalt shingle roofs have a life expectancy of 20-25 years. If your home is older than that, and has never had the roof replaced, you may want to consider replacing your roofing. Be sure to get estimates from several roofing contractors to make sure you get someone who is licensed and experienced in the type of roof you want installed.

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Do You Need Roof Replacement?

Signs you may need roof replacement include:

  • Shingle edges are curled or rise up in a high wind
  • Missing shingles
  • Bald spots where granules are missing
  • A large amount of granules in your gutters
  • Cracked shingles
  • The roof is old and worn
  • You can see daylight through the roof in the attic

If your home or business roofing is showing any of these problems, it’s time to start asking friends, neighbors and coworkers for recommendations of roofing contractors in your area.

Roof Replacement Cost

Roof replacement cost varies with each individual home or business. The size of the roof, the pitch of the roof, what type of roofing materials you are using, etc. all play a part in roof replacement cost. Roofing material is the biggest factor in the cost of roof replacement, so that line item should not differ too much between estimates from roofing contractors. Labor costs are your biggest variable between roofing companies. We offer competitive pricing throughout the Cecil County area, and stand behind our work.

Call the Dan Banks Company today at 410-392-9700 for a free roof replacement cost estimate.

The two most common types of roofs in this area utilize metal roofing or architectural shingles. We’re experts in installation of both types of roofing. In addition, we are experienced in installing slate roof tiles and can also help you with your cedar shake roof. So no matter what kind of roofing material you want installed, we can handle the job.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is a valuable investment for residential, commercial and agricultural applications. While the initial cost may be higher, you could end up saving money in the long run. With proper maintenance, metal roofing can last a lifetime. We are also one of the few roofing contractors in the area qualified to install slate roofs.

Metal roofs are becoming more and more common as people seek to upgrade their property. If installed properly, metal roofing will last the life of the home or commercial building. They seal out water, withstand high winds and easily shed snow. Metal roofing is resistant to fire, mildew, insects, and rot.

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Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are among the highest quality roofing products made today. They offer a thicker, textured appearance that is appealing to homeowners and prospective home buyers. An architectural shingle roof will last longer than a standard 3-tab shingle roof, with up to a 50% longer lifespan.

If your shingles are starting to fall off, your roof is discolored with stains and mildew, or you’re having other issues with your asphalt shingles, a new roof with architectural shingles can protect your home and add instant curb appeal. Look around your neighborhood. You can easily tell from the street which homes have old 3-tab shingle roofs and which ones have the new architectural shingles.

Architectural shingles, also known as dimensional shingles, not only look more attractive, but due to their heavy duty construction can stand up to heavy rain and higher winds. Most roofing contractors today won’t recommend 3 tab shingles because architectural shingles provide so much more in terms of looks and lifespan.

If you’re even considering selling your home at some point, you’ll want to go with architectural shingles. Buyers have come to expect it.

Skylights

If you want one or more skylights included as part of your new roof installation, we recommend Velux skylights. If you want to enjoy the convenience of fresh air and sunlight, the Velux Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight is the perfect solution.  And if the weather should suddenly change, it closes by itself during inclement weather. These skylights even qualify for federal tax credits to help you with the cost.

Skylights are a wonderful addition to just about any room of your home or business. We install both residential and commercial skylights, including modular skylights. We also install roof windows from Velux. Roof windows are designed to allow egress emergency escape capabilities. Examples of places that might need roof windows include above garage bonus rooms, lofts and finished attics.

Other Services

While we’re up on the roof, we can add roof vents to your home or garage if you don’t already have them. Roof vents can help with regulating the temperature in your attic. We can also install an attic fan if you don’t already have one, or replace an older fan with a more efficient new attic fan.

We can also take a look at your gutters, and let you know if they need repair or cleaning. Sometimes gutters may come loose and just need to be reattached to the home. Keep in mind that it’s normal for a certain amount of granules to show up in your gutters in the first few months after installation of your roof. That’s because extra granules are added during manufacturing. This granule loss does not hurt your roof, and will correct itself in the first few months after roof installation. Check out this GAF service bulletin for details.

Call us today at 410-392-9700 to schedule a free quote on your new roof and skylights today! Or you can contact us through our website.

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