Benefits of Rubber Roofing
Rubber roofing is a great alternative to asphalt roofing, because of its durability, weatherability and time/money saving qualities. While asphalt roofing is particularly stiff, rubber roofing can shape itself relatively well to fit all of your roofing needs. It is extremely easy to install, which makes it a true rival to asphalt and slate roofing materials. Let’s dive deeper into the benefits of rubber roofing:
Rubber roofing is extremely durable, and pliable, and are designed to be put in place where asphalt shingles do not shape themselves. The rubber roofing material itself lasts a long time and requires little maintenance. It also will not crack or become brittle from hot or cold temperatures, proving its weatherability.
The material used for rubber roofing is waterproof and therefore, it is water resistant, so that during rain and extreme weather storms, your roof will not be harmed, ensuring that you will not be harmed. It also reduces the leakage and produces a more impenetrable seal for your roof. Slate roofing is another form of popular roofing, however, it is much more expensive than rubber roofing, while rubber roofing is just as fire-resistant. On that note, the rubber material can withstand heavy rain, hail and strong winds, to ensure that your home stays safe from damage.
Time/Money Saving Qualities
Although rubber roofing is not as cheap as asphalt roofing, it will last twice as long as asphalt and it will save you money on energy costs. This is a long term investment that eventually pays itself off. The installation process itself is easy and simple, and really all you need to do is install the rubber roofing on top of old roofing materials, with a layer of foam in between. This will ensure your house is insulated and rain-resistant. Also, on a side note, this material is eco-friendly and typically made from recycled material.