Materials used for rubber roofing are good substitutes when using standard shingles for low-slooping or flat roofs. Even though the conventional shingles could last for 15 to 20 years, they are made from the materials such as ceramic, asphalt, slate, metal, tile and many more; these materials aren’t sufficient enough in providing a long-term protection, together with an impenetrable seal against water leaks and many more. Furthermore, they require an on-going maintenance and repair that could be both costly and time-consuming. For this reason, and several others, roofing manufacturers have developed a new kind of material called rubber roofing, or neoprene roofing.This is preferred solution for most of the roof repair and maintenance services.
Rubber roofs are made from rubber polymers or PVC plastic polymers.Single-ply synthetic roofing is another term commonly used for this as well. Since these shingles can easily be installed over an existing roofing.Roofing material is commonly measured always by the square, which means 100 sq.ft. For instance, 4 squares of roofing material is equivalent to 400 square feet. They typically come in rolls for flat roofs, and shingles for custom projects and repairs.
You can expect rubber roof material to cost anywhere from $300 to $400 per square, so 4 squares of neoprene roofing can add up to $1,600 or more, not including labor and supplies.Although initially expensive, rubber rooftops could last a householder twice as long as traditional shingles and won’t be needing a much routine maintenance and fixing. 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.Then a water-proof membrane is applied to the entire surface before the rubber materials are installed. The simplicity of rubber roof installation reduces time, labor, which cut the costs.
Also, a more tightly sealed and secure roof means less wasted heat and air, which cuts monthly energy costs little by little, each year.Also, rubber roofs are energy-efficient because of the materials used in the process that reflect both the heat and the sun. 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 have the durability that allows them to withstand changing climates and harsh weather conditions, year after year. 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.