Flat rubber roofing is a popular and common roofing solutions for many apartment buildings and businesses throughout the South Shore areas.
At Skyway we provide rubber roofing solutions that are done the right way and at an affordable price that work for our customers.
Our rubber flat roofing solution is EPDM roofing. EPDM is an amazingly durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is able to provide property owners exactly what they are looking for.
The Advantages Of a Rubber Roof
One of the most significant benefits of rubber roofing is lower purchase and installation costs as compared to other common roofing options. The roof materials are lightweight and easy to install, reducing labor and installation costs and saving you a considerable chunk of money. However, you must ensure that you consult a licensed installer to roll out the roof for you.
Has a Long Life-Span
Most rubber roofs are laid in single, long or wide sheets depending on the nature of a roof deck. This gives fewer seams and hence lowers the risk of having water leakages on a rubber roofing system. Plus, modern rubber roofing materials are UV resistant and can withstand high winds as well as hail up to 3 inches thick. A properly installed and cared for rubber roof can go for 30 years or longer.
A rubber roof needs minimal maintenance services, and if it develops a leak or requires repairs, it’s simple and cheap to fix. In most cases, only some liquid rubber or a special repair tape is needed to do the job. Unlike most other roofing material options, the most you need to do on your rubber roof is repaint it with acrylic paint after every 10 years.
Enhance Energy Efficiency
Rubber roofs help in regulating a home’s heating and cooling by either trapping in heat or reflecting the sun’s rays. EPDM roofs insulate a home by reducing heat loss while light-colored rubber roofs reflect the sun’s excessive heat and assist in keeping a house cool during summer or in hot climates – hence lowering air conditioning costs.
Rubber roofs have a high ability to resist fire, and some insurance companies even offer a discount to homeowners who have installed them.
EPDM roofs are made from recyclable materials, making them one of the most eco-friendly roofing options. Plus, they are 100% recyclable at the end of their useful life.
Rubber roofs are an excellent roofing option for a flat or slightly pitched structure although some people consider them unattractive compared to other roofs – a problem that can be solved by using rubber shingles or acrylic paint.