More and more homeowners have recognized the value and benefits of rubber roofing. Known in the roofing business as EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, rubber roofing has traditionally been employed as a commercial roofing material. Its benefits apply equally well to residences, however. For the installation of rubber roofing in Brooklyn and Queens, NY, trust the experts at Score Construction.
Price and Installation
Rubber roofing compares favorably to all other types of roofing in terms of price. Though you must use a licensed installer, the material is both relatively cheap and easy to install. This fast installation lowers the expenditure of labor to lessen the cost even further. Additionally, installers will glue rubber roofing into place. Other commercial materials require the use of heat, which can adversely affect a homeowner’s insurance.
The weakest areas for most roofs occur at the seams. The meeting points of roofing components can provide entry for water as the roof ages and fasteners loosen. Most rubber roofs, however, get installed as a single piece. This total lack of seams presents an impenetrable shield against water, and prolongs the life of the roof.
Properly installed rubber roofs can last for 50 years or more. Compare this to the typical 20 year lifespan of a shingle roof, and the advantage becomes clear. With less maintenance and requirements for replacement, a rubber roof supplies long-term durability for a home.
Rubber roofs stand as both an economical and practical choice for home roofing. Though some homeowners will not appreciate the look of a rubber roof, other will recognize the utilitarian appeal. For the installation and repair of rubber roofing in Brooklyn and Queens, NY, call Score Construction at (347) 441-4646.