Flat Roof Membrane
Flat roof membranes are used extensively here in the Northeast and Boston area. Many of our downtown installations in Dorchester, South Boston etc exclusively use flat room membranes, sometimes described as a stacked 3 family. Often due to a poor install, or looking to replace a faulty tar and gravel installation, the homeowner or condo association is now looking at the newer flat room membrane technology. If you are looking for a free estimate or consultation specifically for a flat roof membrane, please contact us using our request an estimate button above, or call us for a consultation.
For some of the more traditional home styles here in Boston, such as colonial, cape, ranch and split level style homes, the majority of the roof line is more traditional slopes and can use regular asphalt shingles ( LINK TO ASPHALT SHINGLE SECTION ). These installations are called steep slope or moderate slope. For what is called a low slope roof, flat roof membranes are the product of choice. They replace older tar and gravel roofs. Most flat room membranes are made of EPDM materials, glued down and sealed with specialty materials to provide a long lasting solution without putting gravel on your roof!
An important tip when installing a flat roof membrane: Number one, make sure your roofer has extensive experience in these types of installations. They are completely different than traditional roofs. Also, when inspecting your flat roof membrane ( a much more pleasant experience than a high pitch inspection ), or if you have a contractor, cable or satellite guy walking on the flat roof membrane, do not walk on the seams! It should be common sense, but the weakest point of a flat roof membrane is the lap seals. Proper installation and materials should allow you to enjoy your flat roof membrane for decades to come.