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Why Your New Roof Should Be Rubber

We discussed in a previous blog signs that you are in need of a new roof. If you are starting to see those signs, now is a great time to consider new roofing options. There are many choices when it comes to roofing materials, but there is one, perhaps a little odd and unfamiliar to many people, you should strongly consider – rubber.

 

About Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofing is a great alternative to the traditional asphalt and slate shingles. It is available in rolls (usually used for flat roofs) and shingles, which have the appearance of slate. It is generally composed of recycled tires, saw and slate dust, making the material environmentally friendly.

Benefits

Rubber roofing is extremely durable and requires very low-maintenance. As a result, fewer repairs are necessary and the possibility of leaks and cracks are dramatically reduced. It may cost you more money and need to be installed similarly to asphalt singles with the nailing and overlapping rows, but the lighter weight allows for easier installation and shipping to your residence.

Maintenance

While asphalt roofs generally last 15-20 years, a rubber roof will last just as long, if not longer, and need less upkeep. If it does need repair, the fixes are generally quick and easy. You can use either latex tape or sealant to repair cracks and leaks, or replace the shingle with a new one. You can also lay down a coat of liquid rubber or something similar before installation to avoid damage.

 

Key Takeaways

A rubber roof will:
• Last a very long time and require very low maintenance
• Require minor repairs you can fix yourself, and need few of them
• Have the appearance of slate shingles, instead of a car tire

Looking for someone to install your new roof?  Contact us to ask us questions and get a quote!

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