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Builder Highlight: Four Twelve Roofing

It’s always a privilege to collaborate with talented builders making their mark on the Baltimore and DC areas. For this builder highlight, we spoke with Sam Frank, Co-Owner of Four Twelve Roofing about their growth across Baltimore.

About Four Twelve Roofing

Founded in 2013, Four Twelve provides roofing, decking, and exterior remodeling services to clients across the Baltimore metro area. Initially, Four Twelve began with fix-and-flip remodeling services. However, during this early process, the Four Twelve team identified a need for quality roofing services across Baltimore and pivoted their focus to specialize in roofing and exterior remodeling. They have experienced exponential growth in the last few years, identified as the fastest growing roofing company in the country and the 122nd fastest-growing company overall on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list. Their growth was also celebrated with the top rank on the 2020 Baltimore Business Journal Fast 50.

Project Focus

Within the roofing space, Four Twelve has carved out a focus on flat roofing projects. Baltimore is a city largely made up of rowhomes, and due to their structure, older flat roofs can present many difficulties for homeowners. Four Twelve has built up an expert team that can handle flat roofing projects of any capacity, from narrow single h0mes to commercial-scale projects.

In the realm of exterior remodeling, Four Twelve is well-known for its creative and efficient deck-building services across the city. National Lumber works with Four Twelve to provide the decking materials they need to complete beautiful, thoughtfully-designed decks.

The Value of a Deck in Baltimore City

Sam Frank discussed with us the value homeowners across Baltimore place on decks, and in particular rooftop decks. He expressed that there is a certain sentimentality attached to adding a rooftop deck onto a home, allowing residents to take in views of the city and create an outdoor space in areas of the city where yard space is not common. Additionally, it lends extra livable and entertaining space to narrow rowhomes that may have limited options.

Product Selection

Four Twelve works with two primary types of decking materials, composite decks, and pressure-treated wood decks. Sam identified several differences between the two decking types. Composite comes at a higher price-point than pressure-treated but requires little to no maintenance over time. When building composite decks, Four Twelve utilizes the fantastic composite decking products provided by manufacturers like Fiberon and Wolf Home Products.

Work with National Lumber

Sam Frank stated that it can be difficult at times to find the right supplier that provides excellent customer service and communication in addition to delivering a wide selection of materials on time to job sites. However, he believes the National Lumber team is able to provide all of those aspects in a way the Four Twelve team hasn’t found with other suppliers. He recognizes that this dedication to quality funnels through the level of service the Four Twelve team is able to deliver to their clients. Sam also noted the NL team’s flexibility in being able to provide the materials needed to build fantastic decks, whether it’s top-tier composite products or great lumber for pressure-treated builds.

Outstanding Roofing with Excellent Materials

We’d like to thank Sam Frank for taking the time to speak with us. We’re proud to work with a great team like Four Twelve as they continue to grow and build. If you’re ready to get started on your next project and need the right building materials to get the job done, contact the team at National Lumber today.


The Advantages of Fiberon Composite Decking

With so many options out there, choosing the right decking brand can be a daunting task for many builders. As traditional wood decking falls out of vogue, the competition within the composite decking space has grown immensely. Today, we’d like to highlight one brand that is making waves in the world of composite decking: Fiberon. What makes Fiberon composite decking products such a great choice? We’ll take a look at a few reasons they’ve become our go-to option.


As sustainability becomes a more important issue among consumers, products like Fiberon’s composite decking have stepped in to provide eco-friendly alternatives to traditional building materials. The composite decking is created from a combination of recycled plastic and wood waste left over from the production of other building materials. This approach helps reduce waste throughout the entire lifecycle of the product. Every year, Fiberon makes use of 100 million pounds of recycled plastic and reuses 98.5% of the waste created from the manufacturing process. This in turn helps save more than 1 million trees from being cut down each year. For comparison, the average wood deck uses about 11 Southern Yellow Pine trees. By opting for a recycled composite option, you’re contributing to the 15,000 football fields worth of healthy forest saved each year.


Fiberon stands out as one of the decking brands builders trust most. This is due to several factors that make it a preferred product of the experts. Easy installation helps save you time on the job site. Despite having a very low amount of product warranty calls, Fiberon still offers a 25-year stain and fade warranty on their deck board products. This dedication to the quality of the product helps instill confidence from builders across the country.

Innovators in the Decking Space

Fiberon composite decking has ushered in some of the most substantial advancements within the decking space, leading other companies to follow suit. Among these innovations are the first multi-tonal and embossed decking boards, the first hidden fastener system, and the industry’s first stain and fade warranty for capped composites. The innovative design means the Fiberon team is always looking to deliver new advancements that help make an outstanding product even better.

Consistent Supply

As a builder, you want to get the job done on time, every time. The last thing you need is an unreliable supply of products that slows your job down. Fiberon’s efficiency of manufacturing and supplying their deck boards has helped National Lumber clients stay building.

A Wide Selection

It’s important to be able to meet the needs of your customers, from color preference to budget. Thankfully, Fiberon’s portfolio of decking options offers varied products across the spectrum of color and price choices to help empower you with flexibility when conceptualizing your next deck build.

Durability That Lasts

With Fiberon composite decking, durability and longevity is the expectation, not the hope. The tough composite material eliminates warping, cracking, splintering, fading, and rotting. This means you’re delivering homeowners a product that will leave them satisfied for many years to come.

National Lumber is Your Go to Supplier of Fiberon Decking

Fiberon is an outstanding product that we recommend to all of our builders. We want you to have the best materials to get the job done, so we stock Fiberon’s fantastic Good Life decking line in four unique colors. If you’re ready to get started on your next decking project, request a quote from the National Lumber team today.