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Today’s market calls for a more environmentally friendly way of thinking. This can be especially true for the home building market due to the continuous search for new materials and new design. For instance, did you know that by recycling your used tires and plastic bags you are providing this community with a close-to-indestructible building option?

You are and you have; introducing the rubber roof!

Rubber roof shingles are a byproduct of combining new technology and our everyday recycling habits. By incorporating recycled materials such as used rubber tires, plastic bags, pvc piping, saw dust and/or slate dust (etc.) the building industry has found a new eco-friendly and long-lasting alternative to the “real” roofing shingle.

Benefits:

  • Durable
  • Energy efficient
  • Light weight
  • Resistant to algae, fungus, mold, and other biological issues prevalent on roofs
  • Provide protection and insulation
  • Weatherproof
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Low maintenance
  • Withstands pests
  • Resistant to breaking or cracking
  • Fire resistant
  • Very sturdy, flexible and strong
  • Come with warranties lasting from 30 years to lifetime

Issues:

Although rubber roof shingles are more expensive, four times so, than their standard low-grade asphalt counterpart, they are proven to be more cost efficient and effective in comparison to the many other styles and forms.

Note: the rubber roof requires fewer repairs and replacements over a roof’s lifetime than any other type of shingle.

As mentioned, the rubber roof shingle is a “close-to-indestructible” building material; meaning that they suffer the same wear and tear as other materials do. This can cause splits, cracks and fissures. Each of these issues is easily repaired using spare parts and adhesive.

For patching small cracks and fissures, a special tape is available and recommended for use.

To repair splits in the rubber quickly, it is recommended to use liquid rubber.

For further protection of a rubber roof, it is best to have a whole-roof system coated in liquid sealer.

For further information regarding this product, it is best to speak directly with a rubber roof shingle provider. The following is a list of the most popular brands:

 

 

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