There are so many different types of roofs to consider when you’re looking to install a new roof. These days, asphalt shingles are the most popular and affordable option for homeowners in the New England area. However, under certain circumstances, it may be more beneficial to install a rubber roof.
Our roofing installation and exterior remodeling company provides homeowners and local businesses with professional rubber roof installs. Also known as an ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) roof, these types of roofs offer a number of benefits.
Benefits of Rubber Roofing
- Price. Rubber roofs are much more affordable than slate or even asphalt roofs.
- Lightweight. A material that weighs less ultimately means a faster installation job and less labor costs for the homeowner.
- Long-Lasting. Since the rubber roof is laid in a single piece, this means there are no seams or creases in the material that would otherwise lead to leaks. Rubber roofs can last 50+ years!
- Resilience. This material is perfect for homeowners who live in areas of extreme temperatures. Rubber will withstand UV rays, high temperatures, extreme cold, rain, ice and snow.
- Fast-Fix. In the event that the rubber roof tears, the repair job is quick and the cost is minuscule compared to repairing a copper or slate roof.
Is Rubber Roofing Right For Your Home?
Our roofing installation company installs rubber roofs in a variety of thicknesses: 45mm to 90mm depending on the homeowner’s preference as well as the specific layout of the roof. As a company whose priority is to reduce construction waste as well as recycle unused or previously used construction materials, rubber roofing is a more eco-friendly option compared to asphalt as the making of the rubber involves using recycled materials.
Not sure whether to opt for a rubber roof? Bay State Exteriors would suggest choosing a rubber roof if there is less of an incline, or if you have a flat-topped garage. Sitting water on roofs is a major problem for homeowners that often leads to rot, decay and mold. Rubber roofing on flatter roofs will prevent these issues from occurring.
Contact our roofing installation company today for an accurate estimate!