Materials used for rubber roofing are good substitutes when using standard shingles for low-slooping or flat roofs. It is evident that the life span of a traditional shingles is from 15 to 20 years but the materials used such as the metal, tile, asphalt, ceramic, slate, and more are not enough to deliver a longer term protection. 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.This is preferred solution for most of the roof repair and maintenance services.
Rubber roofs are made from PVC plastic polymers or rubber polymers.Single-ply synthetic roofing is another term used to call for this. Since these shingles can easily be installed over an existing roofing. Roofing material is usually always measured by the square, which means 100 square feet. For instance, 4 squares of roofing material is equivalent to 400 square feet. They come typically in rolls for shingles, flat roofs for custom repairs and and projects.
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 several more benefits to single-ply synthetic rooftop installation as well.
Flat rolls or rubber shingles can be installed over an existing rooftops that would make it dreaded roof repair project much less time-consuming and less complicated.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 simpleness of installing the rubber roof is cutting off the costs as it reduces both the labor and time.
Besides, a more secure and tightly sealed roof means lesser wasted heat and air which monthly cuts the 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 all of these wonderful benefits, neoprene roofs are great alternatives because they are fire-resistant and less likely to crack. Their durability allows them to withstand harsh weather conditions and changing climates, 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.