While asphalt is perhaps the most common type of roofing, rubber might be the most innovative. Available for both flat and sloped roofs, rubber roofing comes in rolls or shingles and offers a level of longevity, quality and sustainability that other roofing materials have difficulty matching.
Rubber shingles can be designed with several looks, able to mimic the texture of slate, asphalt and wood roofing. They also offer lower long-term costs than most roofing materials. Onit Roofing & Exteriors Inc. offers the installation of rubber roofing in Calgary to home and business owners alike.
Many people shy away from synthetic products in general, thinking that they are in some way bad for the environment. Rubber roofing is here to prove that’s a myth. As a synthetic roofing material, rubber roofing is actually one of the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable roofing options available to you. Consisting of up to 95% recycled materials, rubber roofing contains recycled tire material, steel, fibreglass, reinforcing chemicals, adhesives, anti-degrading agents and more.
These shingles are not only made of recycled materials, they themselves are also recyclable. Used rubber shingles can be melted down and recycled into a completely new product, allowing rubber roofing to be one of the most sustainable options for you to choose from.
Rubber roofing is a high-quality product that requires little maintenance over long periods of time. Rubber rolls for flat roofs are very durable during extreme weather because there are no seams for wind and rain to penetrate, limiting the chances of leaks and cracks. Rubber shingles for sloped roofs get laid down in overlapping rows like most shingles, but they are much lighter than asphalt or slate shingles which makes them easier install.
Made of synthetic materials, rubber roofing is also generally resistant to rotting, cracking, mold, discolouration and moisture absorption. Perhaps the biggest advantage of rubber roofing is longevity. Rubber roofing requires much less maintenance that traditional shingles. Even if there is a problem, such as leaks or cracks, a simple fix of sealant should do the trick.
An innovative way to help save the environment as well as your own money, rubber roofing has the capacity to last 50+ years, making it a roof for most of your lifetime. This longevity may bring the initial costs up, but you’ll save hundreds in the long run. Because of its durability, rubber roofing requires less maintenance and repairs, which will save you money for years to come. However, the main way you’ll be saving money with rubber roofing on your Calgary home is that you won’t be replacing your roof every 10-15 years. In the amount of time that rubber roofing can last, you would need 4 or 5 roof replacements with other materials. Just think about the long-term cost savings!
If you’re interested in a roofing material that will help you do your part to save the environment while also saving you money on repairs and maintenance, then rubber roofing is the right choice for you. Whether you’re building a new home or need a replacement roof for your home or business, call Onit Roofing today to learn more about this innovative product. Our knowledgeable team members will be able to answer any questions you may have about the innovative roofing product that is rubber roofing.
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