Metal Shingles and PVC Membrane Roof Installation – Wayland Roofing

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The time-tested roofing materials used ubiquitously over the past 50 years still protect millions of homes across the US. Wayland, MA, with its 5,000 private homes, is no exception.

While these old-school materials are a good option in most cases, we at ID Flat Roof, roofing contractors in Wayland, MA, recommend looking into more modern and right-on alternatives. Especially now that US manufacturers offer various options for residential and commercial flat Wayland roofing projects.

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ID Flat Roof: Wayland Roofing Services from A to Z

ID Flat Roof is a local ‘near me’ roofing company in Wayland, MA. Our roofing company has been installing and replacing roofs in Wayland, MA, and throughout Massachusetts for over 15 years.

We have completed hundreds of roofing projects over this time:

  • Installation of new roofs from scratch on private houses and commercial buildings.
  • Partial or complete replacement of roofing materials regardless of the roofing area.
  • Roof repairs – urgent and leak repairs, ice dams prevention, etc.

Our team works on Wayland roofing projects of any complexity and offers a full range of roofing services in the MA region.

We prefer to use time-tested technological solutions, such as asphalt shingles and rubber roofs, and the best quality modern materials with long service life, like PVC membranes and decks, metal shingles, and sheet metal.

In addition, our specialists can install additional roofing elements for a comfortable life in Wayland, MA, like skylights, roof windows, gutters, chimneys, and more.

Professional roofers with many years of experience, all permits, and licenses carry out all work. Plus, we provide a lifetime warranty on specific services and materials. Call our specialist and tell us about your planned roofing project. 

Roofing Services: Replacement and Renovation  

Our primary expertise is replacing old, damaged, worn, leaking, moldy, or algae-covered roofing materials. Asphalt roofing in Wayland is a great example of traditional private home roofing widespread in our region. Old asphalt roofs are also a reason to think seriously about roof renovation.

This material has been popular for decades and remains one of the most affordable roofing solutions. Asphalt 3-tabs are inexpensive, quickly mounted and replaced, and have different colors and design solutions. But is it that good, and does asphalt roofing in Wayland have alternatives?

We will use a specific example to explain why asphalt shingles roofing in Wayland is not always the best option below. In short, asphalt shingles have a limited lifespan, require seasonal maintenance, and are prone to algae. In addition, asphalt shingles are only suitable for roofs with relatively large slopes because the material is not suitable for puddles and standing water.

Whether building a new home or planning to replace an old roof, ID Flat Roof recommends looking into more modern solutions, like PVC membranes (instead of plywood underlayment) and metal shingles (instead of asphalt shingles).

PVC membranes with metal shingles on top have undeniable advantages – a very long service life, no need for constant maintenance, attractive and stylish appearance, and resistance to harmful environmental conditions. If installed professionally, PVC membrane protects your property against leaks, and metal shingles retain their appearance and strength for at least 40-50 years.

Roof Installation in Wayland, MA: Metal Shingles and PVC Membrane

This single-family home in Wayland, MA, is a classic example of why asphalt roofing is a poor choice for a pitched roof and why metal shingles, although initially higher priced, are a worthwhile investment and could be the last roof system you ever need to purchase.

Old-school asphalt shingles aren’t the wrong choice, but they are not the best.

As you can see from the before photos, the 3-tab asphalt roofing has unsightly black stains that many people mistake for mold. Blue-green algae feeding on components of the asphalt shingles causes them.

Wayland MA - Metal Roofing
Wayland, MA – Metal Roofing
Wayland Roofing - Finished metal roof - side view of the house
Wayland Roofing – Finished metal roof – Side view of the house
Finished metal roof in Wayland MA
Finished metal roof in Wayland, MA

The black stains are an accumulation of dead cells from the algae, Gloeocapsa Magma, and once embedded into an asphalt roof, are a pain in the neck to remove and keep at bay. The asphalt roofing had also failed, and the result was areas of rot in the plywood and wood fascias.

The house owner sought qualified roofing contractors in Wayland, MA, to replace the roofing covering with modern, long-lived, and algae-free alternatives.

Side view of the house - Wayland Roofing MA
Side view of the house – Wayland Roofing, MA
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Roofing contractors Wayland, MA – Finished metal roof
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Roof installation Wayland, MA

ID Flat Roof offers a wide range of residential and commercial roofing services in Wayland, MA. Our specialists inspected the object and agreed on a work plan.

Project description: a step-by-step roof replacement in Wayland, MA

  1. The first task to do was to dismount the failing asphalt covering.
  2. The next step for our roofer was to remove damaged underlayment plywood.   
  3. Deckarmour synthetic material replaced the old underlayment.
  4. The final step was to install new roofing material. We recommended installing Vermont Blue metal shingles in the Stonecrest Slate profile from TAMKO. These metal shingles are durable, algae-free, stylish, and require no maintenance.  
  5. Our roofers installed new seamless gutters with an 80-mil gray PVC flat roofing system and provided a lifetime warranty for the low-sloped areas.
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Denis Tchernov
Main Contractor at ID Flat Roof

Denis is the driving force behind ID Flat Roof, a leading company in Boston specializing in flat roof repair and installation for over 20 years.
Denis excels in PVC, TPO, EPDM, and rubber roofing. His meticulous approach ensures quality and customer satisfaction.
Denis incorporates cutting-edge solutions like skylights and solar PV roofing.