13 Reasons to Install a Rubber Roof 13 Reasons to Install a Rubber Roof
There are many reasons why you might be considering installing a rubber roof. Here are an additional 13 reasons for you to mull over.
1. Environmentally Friendly
Rubber roofs are made out of recycled materials, making them an environmentally friendly choice. Most are made from 80 to 100% recycled materials, perfect for tree hugging roofers and homeowners.
2. Economically Friendly
Rubber works as an insulator as well as a heat reflector. The astounding insulating capacity will drastically cut your heating bill. It will also keep your house cooler in the summer, saving you on air conditioning costs.
3. Many Years of Success
It has been proven effective and successfully installed for over 40 years. The materials are guaranteed to last 30 to 50 years, giving you more than apt time to enjoy your new roof. Most come with a 50 year warranty.
4. Long Lasting
They are waterproof as well as flame retardant helping them last longer than traditional roofing materials. Also, since many are seamless, they are critter proof as well. You won’t have to worry about squirrels burrowing their way under your shingles and into your attic.
5. Completely Seamless
If you do not have posts or other objects protruding from your roof you can get a completely seamless roof. Without seams, there is no possibility for leaks.
6. Ideal for Flat Roofs
Since rubber is waterproof, a rubber roof does not rely on gravity to keep the water from your housing structure. Thus it is ideal for flat or low pitched roofs.
Rubber weighs a lot less than slate or cedar. This gives the roofer an advantage when hauling the materials to and from the roof for installation.
8. Easily Repaired
Repairs are done simply and inexpensively. Merely apply seam tape over small leaks, or follow the step-by-step guide found under “How to repair an EPDM rubber roof” here at doityourself.com
9. Different Options for Different Visual Affects
Rubber roofing shingles are available in a variety of textures and colors giving homeowners the option of keeping the look of a traditional roof with the benefits of a rubber one. You can get your rubber roof to resemble just about any material a traditional roof is made from.
10. Moves with Your Home
Rubber remains flexible throughout the life of the material. When your foundation begins to settle and your house shifts, your rubber roof will shift right along with it.
EPDM rubber roofs are UV and ozone stable giving you a material that never parishes.
12. Safe Installation
The installation process does not require heat, flame, or boilers giving you one of the safest roofing installations. No welding or soldering required!
13. Easy Installation
You do not have to remove your old roof. You can actually just lay rubber roofing right over top of the old one. This saves you the cost (or the time if you are doing it yourself) of hours spent removing the debris that would end up in the dump.