Updating Your Home With Rubber Roofing

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Many homeowners dread the expense associated with replacing their home's roof. A roofing system can have a dramatic impact on not only the appearance of your home, but the functionality of the home as well. If it's time to replace your home's roof, you might want to consider installing a rubber roofing system.

Rubber roofs provide many benefits that make them a great choice for residential use. Here are some ways that opting for a rubber roof could benefit you in the future.

1. Rubber roofing systems need fewer repairs over time.

The average cost of repairing a traditional asphalt shingle roof is $672. If you don't want to worry about footing the bill for expensive roofing repairs in the future, then installing a rubber roof now might be the answer.

Most rubber roofing systems come in large rolls rather than individual shingles. This reduces the number of seams in the finished roof. Seams allow water and other contaminants to get underneath roofing shingles, and damage can ensue. A simple tube of liquid rubber is all that is needed to ensure that the seams in your rubber roof repel water to prevent damage in the future.

2. Rubber roofing systems are energy efficient.

Cutting your monthly heating and cooling costs can be a great way to save money over time. By opting to install a rubber roofing system, you can effectively reduce the amount of energy required to keep your home a comfortable temperature.

Rubber acts as an insulator when installed on your home's roof. The sun's rays are absorbed by the rubber in the summer, preventing heat transfer from causing the temperature in your home to rise. During the colder winter months, a rubber roof can prevent the transfer of heat from inside your home to the cooler outdoor environment. 

3. Rubber roofing systems are good for the environment.

Most rubber roofs are constructed using recycled materials, and the roofs can be recycled themselves once it's time for them to be replaced. With consumers in the United States alone discarding an estimated 300 million rubber tires each year, the need for rubber recycling is evident.

When you choose to invest in a rubber roofing system, you are doing your part to help reduce the number of tires that end up in landfills each year by giving old tires new life as a rubber roof.

Investing in rubber roofing makes sense on many levels. Be sure to ask your rubber roofing contractor about the ways in which a rubber roof could benefit you in the future. 

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1 March 2016

choosing roofing that is beautiful and durable

One thing I never realized about roofing is what a difference it can make in the appearance of a home. The roofing on my home was more than 20 years old before we got around to replacing it. As we were working with our roofing contractor to choose the materials that we wanted to use, I learned quite a bit about the many, many options that we had to consider. Our blog will show you several of the options and provide you with facts about each type of material that you can use. Hopefully, what we have included here will help you choose the roofing that will look and perform the best on your home.