Rubber Roofs in Edinburgh are extremely popular.
However something a lot of homeowners have probably never heard of or certainly never considered for their own home.
This article is not designed to encourage the homeowner to buy one particular type of roof, but rather to arm the homeowner with enough facts and knowledge so the homeowner can make in informed roofing decision.
Why Should You Decide To Go With A Rubber Roof
Rubber roofing is long lasting.
Most of these roofs are laid in a single piece, which means there are no seams or very few, depending on the exact layout of the roof.
Few seams mean few places for water to seep under the roofing and destroy the home.
And because modern rubber is not susceptible to the sun’s UV and ultraviolet rays, a properly-installed rubber roof can last 50 years or even longer.
Rubber roofs come in a variety of thicknesses, from 45mm all the way up to 90mm. Which size is right for any particular home depends on the location of the home, the pitch of the roof and several other factors.
Rubber roofs is also one of the “greenest” choices that a homeowner can make. The rubber itself takes less energy to produce than most other roofing materials and is often made from recycled materials, to begin with. And the roof is 100% recyclable at the end of its long life.
Rubber is fire resistant. Not only is such a roof almost impossible to set afire, even with a lightning strike, but the rubber is actively resistant to all forms of fire and can slow a fire to the point that help has time to arrive.
Homeowners should check with their homeowner’s insurance to see if there is a rate reduction for installing an EPDM roof.
What Are The Draw-backs Of A Rubber Roof
One of the primary drawbacks to a rubber roof is its appearance.
Most EPDM roofs are black.
However, many manufacturers now make a white or off-white for residential use, and it is very easy and inexpensive for a homeowner to have an EPDM roof painted almost any color with an acrylic paint.
The use of an acrylic paint is actually recommended as it prolongs the life of the roof even longer.
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Finding Rubber Roof Specialist in Edinburgh
Finding the right roofer can also be a problem.
Many roofers pretend to be proficient in installing EPDM when, in fact, they are not.
Using the wrong roofer to install a rubber roof can lead to problems down the line due to incorrect installation and can even negate a warranty on the rubber itself.
Rubber Roofs Edinburgh – Get In Touch With LC Joinery Roofing
If you are looking for us to carry out your rubber roofing needs, then give us a call to book in a site visit.