Roofing manufacturers are always looking for ways to make their products better and more efficient. One such way is to branch out from traditional roofing materials and installation practices. While traditional roof shingles are still popular and can serve you well, more versatile materials now exist that not only benefit the homeowner, but the environment as well.
These materials include rubber roof shingles. In this post, State Roofing discusses everything you need to know about rubber roof shingles and their benefits.
Rubber Roof Shingles: An Overview
Rubber roof shingles comprise a new economical roofing type often made of recycled materials, such as old tires, slate dust and sawdust. They’ve been touted as one of the best alternatives to asphalt shingles. These shingles are made to resemble traditional shingles but with added protection from damage, as well as resistance to extreme temperatures and fluctuating weather conditions.
There are numerous benefits to using rubber roofing shingles and one of them is their affordability. No doubt you’d like to save money during your roof replacement and rubber roof shingles happen to be one of the best choices in that regard. Not only are they less costly to procure and install, but since they have no risk of being destroyed by pests, you won’t have to worry much about repair costs either.
Durability is another benefit that rubber roof shingles boast. They last for up to 50 years. They also have strong fire resistance, meaning you won’t have to worry about any major fire damage or replacing the overall roof for the next three decades or so. Rubber roof shingles are also easy to install, so much so that you can use a simple utility knife to make them fit any corner or space you need. They also won’t break by accident if walked on during the installation.
The final benefit that this shingle material carries are its low-maintenance needs. Compared to traditional roof shingles, the upkeep of rubber roof shingles is considerably easier, as any torn or fallen shingle can simply be repaired with adhesives and spare parts. In fact, if you want to make things even easier on you when it comes to maintenance, you can also apply liquid sealant on the roof’s entirety.
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