When you talk about rubber roofing, it actually refers to roofing material available as either shingles or rolls. The material is attached to the framework of the roof with an adhesive. As such, any roof surface should be thoroughly cleaned. Ensure that the prepared surface is free of any oil, dirt and debris before attaching the rubber material. You should also bear in mind that rubber should not be reapplied over existing roofing material as roofing manufacturers will not honor warranties on a product that hasn’t been installed on a clean surface.
One of the reasons for the popularity of rubber roofing is that it is very affordable and easily installed. It is an extremely durable material for roofing and can last for decades without cracking or splitting. This is because rubber is a very flexible material, especially compared to rigid roofing materials like slate. Thus, it can expand and contract with fluctuating temperatures while maintaining structural integrity. This makes maintenance of the roof very easy as well. As a recyclable material, rubber roofs are also eco-friendly!
One possible drawback of applying this type of roofing is that it is impossible to remove once the adhesive has dried. This means that a user has to measure and cut the required material exactly to requirements before applying the adhesive in an even layer. The installation process also needs patience if you are using material that comes in rolls. Those with more delicate sensibilities will complain of the “new tire smell” of rubber roofing when it is newly applied.
Having it is a good way to insulate your home and prevent water leakages. Its flexibility also ensures exceptional durability.