Flat Roofing


A flat roof is horizontal or nearly horizontal and is covered by a material that should allow water to run off freely from a very slight angle or pitch.

Traditionally flat roofs would use a tar and gravel based surface. However, these surfaces would tend to fail in colder climates, where ice could block the flow of water.

Modern flat roofs tend to use a continuous membrane covering which can better resist pools of standing water. These membranes are installed as a continuous sheet where possible.


We offer several flat roofing systems backed by our professional workmanship guarantee:

Firestone Modified Single Ply Systems

The greatest advantage of a single ply roofing system is its light weight per square foot. This makes it the ideal choice for retro-fitting an existing roof and allows quick, less disruptive installation. Many single ply membranes are white and provide superior reflectivity to help reduce energy costs.

Cold Roll Self-Adhering Single Ply Systems

A self adhering roofing system simplifies the installation process by eliminating the need for hot tar during installation. It is ideal for low-slope roofs or steeper slopes that require a fast, clean, insurance friendly application. The self-adhering base sheets create a watertight roof and the cap sheets are available in many styles and colors.

TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)

TPO is a sustainable single ply roofing solution suitable for a variety of low slope commercial roofing applications. It is available in heat-reflective, energy efficient options and can provide exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure.


EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)

The premier choice for commercial roofing, EPDM has superior performance and durability and helps protect structures from wind damage and UV light exposure. One of the unique features of EPDM roofing is its ability to be easily repaired and restored without negatively affecting building costs and operations.

Built-up Systems

Built Up Roofing Systems are designed to endure harsh weather conditions all year round. They are inexpensive, versatile, low maintenance, durable, resist weathering and withstand high roof traffic. Built up roofs can achieve high thermal value and are adaptable to meet any penetration or flashing detail configuration.

Elastomeric Rubber Coating Systems


Elastomeric coating systems have been designed as waterproof, wear resistant, nonskid systems for parking decks, mechanical rooms, stadium bleachers, balconies and other areas requiring a durable coating system. Elastomeric coatings will also reduce the oxygen supply that supports corrosion of your structures. These Systems will also assist in protecting the concrete from water damage, deicing salts, chemicals, gasoline, oils and antifreeze.


Pitch Roofing Systems

A pitched roof is a roof structure where the roof leans to one side of the house. It is also known as lean-to roof. The rafters are connected to the highest wall and then it is inclined to a lower wall, which then forms the pitched roof.

Boyd Roofing provides several varieties of pitch roofing systems:


Asphalt Shingles

The most commonly used type of shingle, today’s Asphalt shingles are reinforced with fiberglass mat or paper or wood fiber. They range in durability/life expectancy from 20 to 30 years for the ordinary (three tab) shingles.
Laminate shingles differ from “three tab” shingles in that they are made of multiple staggered layers of material. They are designed to add character, color and depth to the roof and typically last 30 to 50 years.

Wood Shakes and Shingles

Hand cut wood shakes or machine sawn wood shingles can add depth and character to your roof. Cedar is typically the wood of choice for making shingles and shakes but treated pine or spruce can also be used.
Wood roofs can last up to 30 years, but will require some maintenance. As the shingles or shakes age, they fade from a brown or reddish color to a gray and they will shrink, warp and splinter. Choose wood shingles or shakes carefully, as the risk of fire will be higher than with other options.

Slate/Stone Shingles

Slate is a dense natural rock or stone material that is nearly nonabsorbent. It is collected from quarries around the world and cut to size. Despite the extra reinforcement required to install it, slate can create a rich, colorful, hand-crafted look that can exceed 75 years of service life.

Tile Roof Covering

Roof Tiles can be made in a vast variety of styles, sizes and colors. They can be made of clay, concrete or even rubber. While this type of roof requires extra reinforcement, a well constructed clay or concrete tile roof should last more than 50 years.


Metal Roofing Shingles and Standing Seam

Metal roofing materials come in a wide variety of styles including standing seam, steel or aluminum shake shingles, metal tile, grandular coated steel shingles and copper standing seam or shingles.
Recent advances in the industry have solved problems with peeling, fading or oxidizing on aluminum roofing and a granulated coating or metal shingles can almost eliminate the risks of hail damage. If properly installed, a metal roof can provide you with 30-50 years of protection for your home. Copper roofs have even been documented to last up to 100 years.


Composite Shingles

Composite Shingles are produced using a colorized, mineral filled polymer. Manufacturers are able to produce different colors, textures and styles to emulate natural materials used in the roofing process such as slate and wood shakes.
Though they often cost less than the natural materials they simulate, composite roofs are durable (often backed by a 50 year warranty), fire resistant, beautiful and unique.


Boyd Roofing uses quality products from these manufacturers:

SealoFlex
Firestone Roofing Products
Mulehide Roofing Products
Revere Copper Roofing Products
Follansbee Roofing Products
GAF Roofing Products
CertainTeed Roofing Products
Tamko Roofing Products
EcoStar Roofing Products
Lamarite Roofing Products


Call Boyd Roofing today at 301.386.5800 or use our contact form if you have questions. We're here to help!

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