As the snow is still melting away, it seems like the pre-spring showers wasted no time and have already moved in for the season. This makes for a pretty wet and damp time of year, during which, old or vulnerable roofing systems can experience moisture retention that can lead to mold, mildew, shingle damage, and water leaks. This is especially true for homes with old wooden shingles.
After sometime, it is a better investment to simply replace old, water-susceptible wood shingles with a more water-resistant roofing material, rather than waiting for a water leak disaster to occur; which by the way, can cost more than 3 times the price of a new roof to repair!
It makes more financial sense to replace an old wooden shingle roof with a roofing system that can withstand the changing precipitation levels and weather conditions we experience all year. Rubber roofing, or EDPM, is a top choice system for this kind of job, and comes highly recommended by professional contractors and companies all across the nation.
Benefits of Rubber Roof Systems
Rubber roofing is highly admired for its lightweight durability and water sealing properties. Furthermore, it is energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, fire-resistant, hail resistant, and best of all, low maintenance! Compared to traditional systems, they are quite easy to repair. These reasons and more makes it one of the most cost-effective options on the roofing market. The majority of rubber roofing systems are actually made from recyclable materials, which gives it its eco-friendly attribute.
As a steadfast barrier against hot and cold temperatures, rubber roofing provides excellent insulation, which improves energy efficiency from warm to cold seasons. They are perfect for both hot and cold climates, and capable of withstanding extreme changes in temperature and harsh weather conditions. They are known to have long lifespans, ranging between 30 and 50 years! You can count on your rubber roofing system to stand the test of time, all while delivering a wide spectrum of financial and aesthetic benefits.
Types of EDPM Systems:
EDPM Whole-Roof – This system is custom cut, form-fitted, and made-to-order according to square footage. There are no seams, as it covers the entire roof. They are ideal for flat roofs, or roofs with inadequate drainage.
EDPM Shingles – This system delivers the look and appeal of real shingles. They are lightweight, and much easier to install than traditional shingle systems. They can also be custom cut with ease to fit any corner, joint, or space.
Since EDPM roof systems will have a larger upfront cost, they can seem like an expensive choice. However, the return on investment combined with the benefits they provide pay for themselves in a few short years. This essentially makes them free after some time! Just be sure to choose a quality roofing contractor who has experience working with EDPM roof systems, as they are still a fairly new and innovative product in the industry.