When it comes to rubber roofing, there are three types to choose from. These are thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), modified bitumen and ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM). All are typically used in low-sloped roofs and can have cost-effective advantages when installed properly with a professional roof inspection and replacement contractor.
But if you’re not sure why you should get a rubber roof replacement, here are some benefits you need to consider:
It Has Better Energy Efficiency
While rubber roofing can have an expensive upfront cost, you’ll have a more cost-effective ROI (return on investment) in terms of energy efficiency. For instance, a lightly-colored rubber roof effectively reflects sunlight, making your home cooler without the need for your HVAC to consume more energy to keep the temperatures comfortable.
It Has a Longer and More Eco-Friendly Lifespan
Rubber roofs are made to last a very long time, even if they’re made from recycled materials. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they’ll also last twice as long as most other types of roofing materials! For instance, an asphalt shingle roofing that’s regularly maintained will last around 15 to 20 years. But with a rubber roof, it will only need minimal maintenance and it will last you 30 to 50 years! Just make sure you have it installed properly by a reputable EPDM roof repair and installation contractor.
It’s Also More Durable and Weather-Resistant
Rubber roofing is light, durable, and doesn’t have a lot of seams. This makes it incredibly water-resistant compared to other types of roofing material. It’s highly resistant to thermal shock and other extreme weather conditions. It also won’t crack no matter how hot or cold the weather conditions are and can withstand hail and ultraviolet radiation.
Our team at Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc. always makes sure you get the best quality service to offer. If you want the best flat roofing contractors in the area for your project, just contact us at (412) 200-5331 or through our online request form!