If you have an area of your roof that is prone to leaks and water buildup, chances are there could be an issue with the slope of the roof. If it's a small area, it could be a simple fix that includes tearing the roof down to the main beams and rebuilding that area. In more complicated cases, finding an easier way to seal up the roof is your best bet. This is where a rubber roof would be beneficial. Here are some reasons why you may need to consider installing a rubber roof.

Flexibility

One of the biggest benefits of installing a rubber roof is that it can accommodate an uneven surface. One of the main reasons why your asphalt roof may have been leaking in the first place is because of gaps in the shingles. This is caused from a flat or uneven surface. Water can easily seep in and ruin the roof quickly. With rolled rubber roofing, the materials are pre-measured and then rolled out and cut to fit any type of surface. Some rolls come with a self-adhesive base so you can cut and lay the roofing down over the underlayment or previous roofing. You can easily cut pieces and form a seal to line them up precisely with shingles or other types of existing roofing materials.

Airtight Seal

Creating an airtight seal is essential in making sure that moisture stays out. Keeping the roof dry and cool helps improve the life of the roof. When installing, rubber roofing can easily conform tightly to ridges in the roof or chimneys and PVC to create a seal which is water resistant and durable.

Fast Installation

Rubber roofing is generally brought to the worksite on huge rolls. The roof is pre-measured beforehand to ensure that there are enough materials to cover the roof entirely. Many rolled roofing contractors use both rolled rubber roofing materials and liquid rubber roofing materials. For significant slopes and valleys, liquid rubber can be applied to provide a more durable sealant on the roof. Sometimes liquid rubber can cost significantly more than rolled rubber roofing pieces. Speaking with your roofing contractor about the best option for your roof will help you stay on budget.

Environmentally Friendly

Most raw forms of rubber are not necessarily environmentally friendly, but the materials can be recycled if they are ever removed from your roof. Some types of rolled roofing contain recycled materials made from used tires, slate dust and sawdust to create a more sustainable product. This also reduces the risk of mold growth and leaves behind a safer surface for the environment. Ask your rubber roofing contractor if he has access to purchase these types of materials.

Rubber roofing helps improve the overall life of your roof and keeps the structure of your home intact for many years to come. For more information, contact Central States Roofing or a similar company.

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