The Advantages of Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofing offers many advantages, and it can be a great investment for homeowners who possess low-sloping roofs.

Not least among the advantages of this type of roofing is that it can offer better protection, prevent leaks and stop water entering and damaging parts of the home.

Installing rubber roofing is a fairly simple process, and it’s helped by the fact that rubber is not as heavy as asphalt. Rubber sheets are used, and either installing or repairing a rubber roof is made all the easier for an individual to carry out.

Another advantage when it comes to installing rubber roofing is that it doesn’t require special tools. Flat rubber roofs in particular are comparatively simple to install.

Durable And Aesthetically Pleasing

With rubber roofing there are not many seams, which makes it more water-resistant than is the case with many other types of roofing material. Rubber roofs offer durability, despite being relatively light, and aesthetic appeal – notably when rubber shingles are in place on a sloped roof. These two plusses can also add significantly to the value of a property.

Rubber roofing is resistant to temperature extremes – whether it’s freezing or hot, rubber roofing will not be prone to cracking. It’s also not a combustible material, because it’s hard to burn. Though it can be punctured, there are few flaws in rubber roofing over other roofing materials. A typical rubber roof can be expected to last from between 30 and 50 years.

Because of its qualities, rubber roofing won’t need regular maintenance either. If issues do emerge over a period of time, then patches can be applied easily.

Energy Efficient And Environmentally Friendly

Though rubber roofing can be expensive in terms of an initial investment, that money can be clawed back because of the material’s energy efficiency. A white or lightly coloured rubber roof will conserve energy even further.

A rubber roof is made from recycled materials, so rubber roofing is also environmentally friendly – and it will last twice as long as most other types of roofing materials. You may also be able to get a lifetime warranty in some instances.

Rubber shingles are one way of both protecting the roof and enhancing its appearance in an environmentally friendly way. Rubber shingles are typically made from recycled tyres, notably the tread section of the tyres. Usually, the sawdust or slate dust used to coat the rubber will have been recycled too. One of the main reasons that rubber shingles are so durable is the fact that the steel belting, from each original tyre, is still retained when the shingles are made.

Morgan Asphalte have over 45 years’ experience in the installation and repair of all roofing types, including rubber roofing. Our expert team are on hand to provide advice and assistance, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with Morgan Asphalte today.

Posted on 12 March 2015 in Roofing.

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