Types of Roofing
Flat Roofing Installation, Replacement, and Repair Services in Boston, Metro West & Greater Boston Area
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It can be difficult to figure out what kind of roofing is best for your building. If your building is in need of a new flat roof, our team of roofing experts is ready to assist. Depending on what kind of business you have and what your roofing needs are, our team offers multiple kinds of flat roofing for our clients to choose from. Each material offers its own distinct advantages depending on what your needs are. Energy efficiency, and installation cost are both important considerations to make when trying to decide which material to install.
O’LYN Roofing is happy to be able to offer our flat roof installation, repair, and maintenance to our commercial, industrial, and residential customers. Our expert team of roofing installers will help you select the right type of roof for your home or commercial building, or evaluate your existing flat roof to suggest the proper repairs.
If you are interested in learning more about our flat roof installation services, reach out to our team today for a free estimate! We are proud to be able to serve the Greater Boston & Metro West areas.
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Installing a roof isn’t easy, and one wrong step along the way can be the difference between your roof protecting your home from the elements, or dumping water onto your bed. To make sure you don’t get burned on your roofing installation, reach out to a team with the expertise to ensure that your roof is installed the right way. Our team of expert roofing installers at O’LYN is ready to assist you with your flat roofing needs.
Interested in learning more about the different kinds of flat roofing? Take a look below:
Flat Roofing Options
- EPDM Roofing: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is an extremely durable synthetic rubber widely used in commercial roofing in the United States. It is a flexible material that is glued to your roof deck with special adhesives, or fastened with mechanical fasteners. EPDM roofs are long-lasting, easily eclipsing the twenty-year mark with minimal maintenance. The most maintenance your roof is likely to need is a fresh coat of acrylic paint every 10-15 years. EPDM is also very energy efficient. It has reflective properties that help to offset the solar heat gain that occurs from its dark hue. It is also great at keeping heat inside a building during the colder months, and EPDM can stand up to both the frigid cold, and sweltering heat, making it a great choice for any climate.
- Built-Up Roofing: Built-up roofing is comprised of multiple layers of roofing felt, and tar, alternating back and forth. This is then topped with a layer of reflective granules or coating, which helps reduce solar heat gain and improves the roofing materials durability, much like granules on asphalt shingles. Unfortunately, if this style of roof requires any maintenance, it generally involves installing more layers of felt and tar which increase the stress of your roof and makes it more difficult to remove the whole system when it needs to be replaced. Built-Up Roofing is certainly an economical roofing option, but it is not as durable and low maintenance as the modern flat roofing systems.
- Modified Bitumen: An evolution of asphalt roofing, bitumen is a synthetic combination of asphalt tar and rubber solvents. It is the modern equivalent of built-up roofing but without the maintenance issues. Easy to install and apply, bitumen roofing is sealed with heat to melt the asphalt layers together, or glued together with a special adhesive. The bitumen surface is then fitted with a reflective coating to improve its durability and reduce the solar heat gain it causes.
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Our team is well experienced in a wide array of flat roofing materials and services. Whether you need a modified bitumen roof for your residential home, or a new EPDM roof for your business, our team is ready to assist. We offer our roofing services to the Greater Boston area, including Boston, Quincy, Cambridge, and the rest of the Metro West area. We will come to your home or business, discuss our flat roofing options with you, and provide an estimate on replacing your building’s roof today.