What is Rubber Roofing?
Rubber roofing is a highly versatile product that can be purchased in a wide variety of colors and designs. It is generally extremely environmentally friendly, as it almost always made out of recycled products such as tires, plastic bags, slate dust and saw dust. Though rubber roof shingles generally are more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles, they have the distinct advantage of being far more durable. They are rarely impacted by extremes of heat and they resist mold, mildew and algae that can grow on and weaken asphalt tiles, shortening their lifespan. Property owners considering using rubber roof materials can expect their new roofs to last between thirty and fifty years, well more than the fifteen to twenty year life expectancy of asphalt shingles.
Installing Rubber Roofing
The process of installing rubber roofing differs depending upon whether we are installing a flat roof or individual rubber shingles. Flat roof installations are simple, quick and inexpensive, as the material in installed in a single roll that is seamless and extremely durable. Installing rubber shingles is more time consuming and requires your existing roof to be stripped down to its plywood base. A liquid rubber base provides an additional layer of protection against moisture and guards against future maintenance needs.
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