rubber roofing

Elgin Roofing now offers the newer style of roofing solution. Rubber roofing, known primarily as EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), is a popular choice for both residential and commercial properties due to its durability and cost-effectiveness. This type of roofing is made from a combination of recycled materials such as rubber tires, sawdust, and slate dust, making it an environmentally friendly option.

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Advantages of Rubber Roofing

  • Durability and Longevity:
    Rubber roofs are known for their ability to withstand harsh weather conditions like high winds, heavy rain, and UV rays, with a lifespan of approximately 40 to 50 years. They are also fire-resistant, adding an extra layer of safety to your home.

  • Low Cost Roofing:
    One of the most appealing aspects of rubber roofing is its affordability. The material itself is economical, and because it's often installed in large, seamless sheets, labour costs can be lower compared to other roofing types.

  • Energy Efficient:
    Rubber roofs are effective in reflecting thermal heat, helping to keep buildings cool in summer and warm in winter, potentially lowering energy costs.

  • Easy Installation and Repair:
    EPDM roofs can be installed relatively quickly and are straightforward to repair. Since the material is usually glued in place, it can expand and contract with temperature changes, reducing the likelihood of damage.

Types of Rubber Roofing

  1. TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin): This is a newer material that offers similar benefits to EPDM but with additional colour options and slightly more resistance to leaks and punctures. However, the quality of TPO can vary depending on the manufacturer.

  2. PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): PVC roofing is highly durable and resistant to elements, with a longer lifespan (20-30 years). It is, however, one of the more expensive options.

  3. Rubber Shingle Roofing: Designed to mimic more expensive materials like slate or wood, rubber shingles offer good wind and fire resistance but are not as water-resistant as other rubber materials.

Installation and Maintenance

Rubber roofs can be installed using different methods, such as glue and sealant, mechanical fastenings, or ballasted installation with heavy stones. Do you want to find out if a rubber roof is right for you?



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