Change is inevitable. From tile roofing to metal roofing, the industry has seen all kinds of changes in the types of materials and methods. Klausmair Construction notes that the latest trend is rubber roofing and has become a popular flat roofing method among most homeowners in Lancaster, PA.
What is EPDM rubber roofing?
Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM), which is a synthetic rubber, is of propylene and ethylene and is suitable for residential and commercial roofing applications.
Why Rubber Roofing?
- Energy Efficiency
A rubber roof reflects heat from the sun, especially in the homes with light-colored roofs, thereby saving the homeowner on air conditioning costs. The roof also traps heat during the cold months to reduce heating costs.
You will never need to worry about your roof cracking or freezing during winter.
- Environment Friendly
Rubber roofing is one of the green roofing choices a homeowner can make. Rubber is from recyclable materials and requires less energy to produce. You can also recycle the roof material once the roof reaches the end of its life.
Most roofs are an intersection of different pieces. Rubber roofs are a one-piece structure allowing zero allowance inseams. Thus, there is no opportunity for water to seep from the roof into your home.
Rubber is not susceptible to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and can last up to 50 years. Rubber roofs are quite thick and can withstand the strongest of winds.
- Low Maintenance
It is near zero for a rubber roof to leak. Should the rubber roof get a leak, it is inexpensive to repair that leak; all you will need is a special rubber tube or a tube of liquid rubber. The repair does not require special skill, and you can do it yourself.
Rubber roofing is a new roofing method that a few other homeowners have not considered due to lack of the right information. Nevertheless, with all that rubber roofing offers, it is high time that owners consider this roofing option.