Pros and Cons of Rubber Roofing

Choosing a roofing material can be overwhelming for homeowners. While traditional asphalt shingles are an affordable choice, and they’re the roofing material that most homeowners are familiar with, there are other options. One of the best modern choices for roofing material is rubber roofing. If you’re not familiar with rubber roofing check out these pros and cons of rubber roofing and then talk to a roofing professional at Solid State Construction to find out if rubber roofing is a good fit for your home:

Easy To Install

One of the biggest benefits of choosing rubber roofing is that rubber roofing is very easy to install. In most cases a rubber roof can be installed in a day or two. This is because the rubber is laid in one large sheet instead of technicians having to place individual shingles. Even a very thick rubber roof can be installed quickly and easily by a professional.

Fantastic Durability

If you want to be sure that your roof is going to last as long as you own the home, then rubber roofing is the right choice. Traditional asphalt shingles usually last from 20-25 years but rubber roofing can last twice as long. Most of the time rubber roofing will last for 30-60 years with only minimal repairs and upkeep.

Low Maintenance

Homeowners that want a roof that will look great without a lot of maintenance prefer rubber roofing. Rubber roofing needs almost no maintenance. You may need to wash it off with a hose once and awhile and check it to make sure there are no holes, cracks or other damage but in general it’s maintenance free. If you don’t want to have to maintain your roof or if it’s difficult for you to do maintenance yourself then you should consider rubber roofing.

Easy To Repair

Unlike asphalt shingles that need to be individually placed and secured rubber roofing can usually be repaired quickly and easily with a tube of liquid rubber or sealant. A trained professional can repair damage to a rubber roof in one visit to your home which will save you time and money.

Environmentally Friendly

Modern manufacturing has made rubber one of the most environmentally friendly products to produce. If living green is important to you and you want to use materials that don’t have a high carbon footprint to produce a rubber roof is a green friendly alternative to roofing materials that require a lot of manufacturing.

Heat Resistant

Rubber is UVA and heat resistant. If you live in a warm climate where the summers are getting hotter choosing a roofing material that is heat resistant is important. In some areas temperatures routinely climb over 100 during the summer. A rubber roof will reflect that heat without fading or becoming damaged by the sun. And when the roof is reflecting the hot sun back to the atmosphere it will help insulate your home and keep your energy costs from climbing along with the temperature.

Weather Resistant

Winters are getting harsher. If you live in a climate where there are strong hurricanes, blizzards or tornadoes you need a roof that will hold up through extreme weather. Rubber roofing is intensely strong and is rated to withstand high winds and other extreme weather.

Pricing

Rubber roofing really only has one con, and that’s the price. Because of the many benefits that rubber roofing has it can be more expensive than other types of roofing like asphalt shingles. But, an investment in a rubber roof is a great investment to make in your home. And over time the roof will pay for itself in convenience, protection, durability, and easy maintenance.

If you want to find out more about the benefits of a rubber roof talk to a professional at Solid State Construction to find out what the experts think about rubber roofing and if rubber roofing is a good choice for your home.