With a population close to 4,000 Riva is just outside of Annapolis, Maryland, and new neighborhoods keep popping up as Annapolis's population grows bigger. Because of the growing population from Annapolis, many people want to move to the suburbs, and suburbs means new housing. So it's fitting that Riva would be an ideal spot to move to, but with all new housing, you are bound to eventually have roofing problems. So we at Brax Roofing would like to tell you about the various types of roofing you can get for your home in case you want your roof to be replaced or repaired. So below are descriptions of the various different roofing techniques you can choose from.

If you're looking for a more old-fashioned look to your roof then Cedar Shake roofing is the way to go. In addition to making your home look nice and cozy, a Cedar Shake roof is environmentally friendly in that it won't age and deteriorate as much as most roof shingles. A Cedar Shake is going to be thicker than other shingles because it is weather adaptable and comes from Cedar tree wood. 

But what is the difference between a shingle and a shake? Well, for starters a shake comes from wood logs and is thicker than a shingle, making it more endurable. Cedar shakes are the most common type of shakes being it's the most popular as well.

Slate roofing is known for its beautiful appearance and the fact that it comes in different sizes, thicknesses, and colors. Not only that but with a slate roof, you can expect your roof to last at least a century. It's also resistant to many types of weather, but most importantly fires. But slates can easily fall off the roof if you have someone walking on them, so be sure not to let anyone walk on your roof after its installed.


With flat roofing, you can expect to have a TPO roof which is mainly made out of rubber. Whereas slate and cedar shake roofs are at an angle, with flat roofing you are dealing with a flat roof so you can expect an easier and more efficient installation process. Nowadays roofers use a method called MBR (or Modified Bitumen Roofing) which uses a cheap, and easily maintained polymer reinforced material. One of the best parts about it is once it is used up you can easily recycle it, so it's environmentally friendly. But when it is installed be sure the installer uses the overlapping joint to prevent leakage during weather events. 


Brax Roofing serves the  North Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., areas and with us, you can expect absolute quality and perfection. We are a small business that understands that you work hard for your money, so we strive to find you the best quality product at the best value. We work for you so you can expect us to build and/or repair the roof that you want with excellence. 

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