Rubber roofing is a material made up of a combination of recycled tires, slate dust, and saw dust. Rubber roofing is not as well known to most homeowners as other types of roofing. This is due to it being relatively new to the market and not as accessible as other types of roofing. There are a number of benefits of using rubber roofing for your homes. Rubber roofing is more versatile and resilient compared to traditional roofing shingles (asphalt, fiberglass, ceramic, wooden). In addition to its versatility, there are several other advantages:
Rubber Roofing is ECO Friendly
The first benefit of rubber roofing is that they are very eco friendly. Rubber roofs are made from recycled tires, slate dust, saw dust, and other similar materials ground into a fine powder and molded into the shape of shingles. Since these shingles are made from rubber, they also provide head and cold resistance.
An additional benefit is that they are energy efficient as they lower your energy consumption by providing better insulation. It’s a great choice for our customers who are eco friendly and like to save money!
Rubber Roofing is Very Flexible and Durable
Rubber roofing is flexible enough to fit around anything on your roof — pipes, gutters, skylights, and chimneys. It won’t crack from extreme moisture and dryness like other types of shingles. The rubber allows heat and other vapors to escape from the building without trapping moisture and heat inside. Another great benefit for rubber roofing is that they are naturally fire resistant. They can withstand a lightning strike without catching on fire and even slow fires from spreading. According to this Homeowners Wildfire Mitigation Guide, rubber shingles are a class A fire rated roof covering. Although they aren’t completely fireproof they are in the safest class of roofing materials.
Another great benefit of rubber roofing is that they will last a very long time. The average house that has asphalt shingles will last around 15-20 years and can easily break down and crack before then. Rubber shingles, if installed correctly, can last 30-50 years without requiring any maintenance at all. That being said, preventive roof maintenance is still recommended every two years by our roofing experts.
Easy to Install
Rubber Shingles are really easy to install – thanks to their flexibility and durability. They are lightweight, easy to handle, and almost unbreakable. The rubber can be moved around and cut up to fit anything it’s needed to.
The benefits of rubber roofing over traditional types of roofing are quite apparent in the right situations. This can be a wonderful addition to your home and provide you the security you need in a roof. Right Choice Roofing is located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and provides the surrounding areas expert roofing services. If you are interested in rubber roofing for your home or building, contact us today for a free consultation.