The advantages of rubber roofing are many. Rubber roofs are durable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly (they are often made of recycled materials). Another advantage of rubber roofs, one that often tilts the scale in their favor, is that they require low maintenance, unlike wooden materials for example. But some differences exist between the two types of rubber roofs, with each having its own advantages.
When installing a rubber roof one should take into consideration the two options a whole roof system or shingles. An entire roof covered with a large rolled rubber roofing piece is ideal for preventing any leakage whatsoever, as they have no seams in them. This may be a slightly more expensive option, but a wise decision for flat roof homeowners especially. Rubber roof shingles are authentic looking shingles that have all the advantages the rubber material provides, and are even lighter, making it easier to install.
The benefits of rubber roofing do not end there, as even if they do require repair some time after installing them, rubber roofs are easy to fix. Especially if rubber roof shingles are involved, but also in the case of a whole roof system, rubber may tear or even fall off. In such a case, the homeowner can easily repair the roof with spare pieces or special tape or liquid that dries into rubber-like material. Such liquid sealant can be applied to the entire roof upon installation to prevent any such damage in the long run.
If your roof is flat or you wish to enjoy the benefits of the rubber material with an authentic shingles style, then fill out the form on this page and we will have our rubber roof experts contact you and answer any of your questions, or simply follow your order to install a rubber roofing system.
Penetrating roofing materials can be difficult and dangerous, even for an expert. Even the most skilled do-it-yourselfer may require professional help when learning how to install a skylight. If your roof is sloped more than 6 inches, or you wish to install a skylight larger than 48 square, contact Roof 101 for specialist roofing contractors.