Typical Lifespan of a Rubber Roof

A rubber roof is usually among the first few choices when considering the roofing options for your home or business. They’re durable and easy to install making them one of the more cost effective options on the market today. 

Not only is a rubber roof cost effective, it also has one of the longest lifespan of any roof available today. These roofs can last from 25 to 30 years depending on a number of factors such as climate and roof thickness. Generally, rubber roofs are .75 to 1.5 millimeters thick, which means the thicker the roof, the longer the lifespan. Despite their thickness, most roofs will come with a 30-year warranty and will usually last the life of the warranty.  


The other factor that can affect the lifespan of a rubber roof is the climate in which the roof was installed. If the roof is subjected to intense sun or heat it could decrease the lifespan of the roof. You can combat this by installing a bed of vegetation on the roof to help absorb the ultraviolet rays that are so harmful to a rubber roof. This method is encouraged since it helps controls rainwater runoff and is a certified green building method. It will also extend the life of your roof by a number of years.