What Is A Rubber Roof?
Rubber roofing materials are a great alternative to using standard shingles for flat or low-sloping roofs. Although traditional shingles can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, they are typically made from materials like asphalt, ceramic, tile, metal, slate, and more; and these materials are not always adequate enough to provide long-term protection, along with an impenetrable seal against water leaks and more. Furthermore, they require an on-going maintenance and repair that could be both costly and time-consuming. Because of this reason and a few others, the roofing manufacturers developed a new type of material named as rubber roofing or neoprene roofing.For promising roof maintenance and repair, this is the go-to solution that they have.
Rubber roofs are made from rubber polymers or PVC plastic polymers.Another term that is commonly used for this is single-ply synthetic roofing. Since these shingles can replicate slate or asphalt shingles in appearance, and can be easily installed over existing roofing.The roofing material is always measured by 100 square feet. For example, 400 square feet is equivalent to 4 squares of roofing material. They usually come in rolls for flat roofs, and shingles for personalized repairs and projects.
The expected price for a rubber roof material is around $300 to $400 per square, so 4 squares of rubber roofing can sum up to $1,600 or more, excluding the supplies and labor.Although initially costly, neoprene rooftops can last a homeowner twice as long as traditional shingles and won’t need as much routine maintenance and repair. There are a lot of benefits for rubber rooftop installation too.
It is possible to installe the rubber shingles or flat rolls on an existing rooftop where it would typically make it dreaded roof repair project in a much less hassle way.The existent roof shingles are sprayed with a roofing foam that provides a fresh surface and added installation.A waterproof membrane is then applied to the entire surface prior to the installation of the rubber materials. The simplicity of rubber roof installation reduces time, labor, which cut the costs.
Furthermore, a more sealed and tightly secured roof would mean less wasted air and head that cuts the monthly energy costs little by little in every year.Rubber roofs are also energy-efficient because the materials used in the process reflect sun and heat. This keeps a home cooler in warmer climates, and saves on energy costs.
Aside from the mentioned benefits, neoprene roofs are great substitutes because it is fire-resistant and would less likely to crack. They are durable enough where they can withstand a changing climate, and a year after year harsh weather conditions. So by having a rubber roof installed in your home, you already have made a choice of contributing to the world in making it a better place.