3 Reasons to Choose Rubber Roofing over Traditional Roofing

If you are thinking about replacing your current roof, you may be exploring the options you have.  Through your searching you may have discovered that rubber roofing is a very beneficial alternative to stand concrete or shingle roofing.  At Done Right Roofing we know that you have many options, so we wanted to share with you the benefits of using rubber roofing over traditional asphalt.

If you are looking to reduce your footprint and become more “green” then rubber roofing make the perfect solution for you.  Many of the materials that are used to create the rubber that is used in the roofing material is made up of recycled rubber materials such as old tires, meaning it takes less raw material to create these roofs.  In addition to how they are made, they are also “green” in their energy conservation.  Rubber roofs a can act as a good insulator, keeping buildings cold in the summer and warm in the winter more effectively.

Because you are able to use energy more efficiently, you can expect to pay less on your utility bills.  And speaking of bills that you have to pay, rubber roofing has much lower maintenance costs that asphalt roofing.  Extreme weather can damage asphalt roofing and lead cracks, leaks and holes which can end up costing you a lot of money!  Rubber roofing is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and climates so once you install it you shouldn’t have to worry about additional costs.

Standard roofing shingles can last anywhere from 10-20 years if they are not put through weather that is too extreme.  On the other hand a well-installed rubber roof can last up to 50 years before it needs to be replaced.  Many people get hung up on the fact that rubber roofing can be a little bit more expensive compared to shingle roofing, but when you take the time to compare their cost over time, rubber roofing actually proves to be the better value.

One important thing that you should keep in mind about rubber roofing is that while it is a great option, it is not a one size fits all solution.   If you have a roof that has too much slope to it or is not relatively flat, installation of rubber roofing may not work.  That being said there are options that can work on sloped roofs, but those have to be handled on a case-to-case basis.  The best way to find out if rubber roofing will work for your situation is to give us a call!

Since 2003 we have been offering quality roofing with a focus on service!  We believe that no one can be good at everything, that’s why we make sure we are experts at one thing, roofing!  We have a diverse team of owners and roofing experts that can make sure you get the optimal level of service and quality. If you would like more information or need help don’t hesitate to reach out to us online or by phone.

POSTED: 02/21/14 8:01 AM
IN: Roof Tips