Most homes have asphalt shingles which usually last 15 to 20 years and need quite a bit of attention all throughout that time. On the other hand, rubber roofing may last 30 to 50 years and requires fewer repairs and little maintenance. Rubber rolls or shingles are a lot more durable and less than likely to crack within harsh weather conditions than asphalt roofing. They’re mainly beneficial for low-pitch or flat roofs that traditional shingles that have trouble efficiently protecting because of a lack of gravitational pull. As roofs are flatter, water doesn’t run off as rapidly as on steeper roofs and allows water to be blown beneath shingles which aren’t well sealed.
Traditional vs. Rubber Roofing
Rubber roofing is designed of plastic or rubber polymers or a mixture of both. Materials are environmentally-friendly, designed from sawdust, recycled tires, and slate dust. Rubber roofing is utilized to decrease leaking and generate more impenetrable sealing. A single-ply synthetic membrane roof is pliant, waterproof, and secure. Because of its flexible nature, rubber roofing may go where standard asphalt roofing can’t.
Rubber shingles may be pricier than asphalt shingles; however, they’re less expensive than slate shingles, and they are also fire resistant. Typically, rubber shingles are priced at around $300 to $400/ square while asphalt shingles are about $100/ square; but, rubber may last two times as long and save you more money in energy efficiency over time.
More Benefits of Rubber
In addition to being weather resistant, very durable, and fully waterproof, rubber roofing also is highly resistant to thermal shock. If correctly installed, rubber roofing should not become brittle or crack due to cold or hot temperatures. It can stand up to hail and other harsh weather conditions and will have a high resistance to cyclic fatigue and ultraviolet radiation.
The rubber roofing is going to last you a long time, and you will be shocked at how little upkeep and maintenance is required. If correctly installed, you may never experience any leaking or cracking, whatsoever. If you discover that you have a leak or crack, contact the professionals to take care of the situation right away.
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