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3 Benefits of Rubber Roofing February 7, 2020

Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island
3 Benefits of Rubber Roofing, Kodiak Island, Alaska
 
Made up of materials such as recycled tires, slate dust, and sawdust, rubber roofing is an inexpensive and eco-friendly option for homes with flat roofs. Available by the roll or in shingles, rubber roofing can easily be installed by a roofing contractor for a durable and visually appealing roof requiring very little maintenance. If you're considering a rubber roof for your home, read on to learn more about its benefits.

Why Install Rubber Roofing?

1. Environmentally Friendly

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) roofing membranes were developed as an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based roofing materials. Typically composed entirely of recycled materials, rubber roofing can also be recycled at the end of its life for added environmental benefits. Because EPDM roofing materials are commonly made in black or white, they naturally reflect or absorb sunlight and heat, potentially saving you money on heating and cooling bills over time as well.

2. Durable

roofing contractorComposed of flexible and lightweight materials, rubber roofing is not combustible, and won't crack when exposed to harsh weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold, moisture, or dryness. They are also water-resistant and rarely leak. Rubber roofing can last for up to 20 years. 

3. Easy to Maintain

Flexible enough to fit around pipes, skylights, and gutters, this material’s flexibility and durability make them exceptionally easy to maintain.

While incredibly tough, rubber roofs are not impervious to damage, such as puncture wounds, and may require minimal repairs over time. However, because of EPDM’s unique compounds, any issues that may arise can be easily fixed using inexpensive products such as liquid rubber, latex tape, or sealant. Rubber shingles can also be used as patches when applied directly on top of damaged rolled rubber roofing.

 

If you're looking for a highly efficient and eco-friendly new roof, contact the professional roofing contractors at Bernie Brothers in Kodiak, AK. With over 30 years of experience in exterior finishing and remodeling, their team of skilled contractors proudly provides roofing installations using the latest materials in the field. Contact them today at (907) 481-3900 for an estimate, or visit them online to learn more about their services.

 
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