Rubber roofing or elastomeric roofing is a synthetic type of roofing material made from recycled rubber. The rubber are cut into small pieces by the rubber mill and mixed with chemicals to produces Recycled Rubber Poyurethane Elastomer (RRPE) or Ehtylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM). Another ingredients are mixed to make ultra violet filtering ability rubber roof such as limestine, pulverized stone, or slate. These materials can also give enhancement to its visualization and give a stronger durability.
Homeowners should install underlayment first before put elastomeric roofing in their houses. The process of the installation needs to be done by contractors. They can handle the installation properly. Because the job is not as easy as it looks. You need to consider a lot of thing to make it right. For example, in order to avoid the damages in the interior frame works, builders need to finish the underlayment process in a day before unexpected rain occurs. This kind of awareness needs to be convert into serious action to reduce any risk of the construction.
This kind of roofing are installed with elastomeric coating and protective membranes. The liquid form of elastomeric coating and rubber-like membranes are used to prevent the roof from any leakage and tearing down. The rubber coating also able to make heat reflectivity. For a short period of time, it will save your budget. But still, you need to apply proper coating selection, because not every elastomeric coating has the same ability. Thus, get yourself a roofing consultant to overcome your problem in roofing.
Rubber roofing is 100% waterproof compared to clay-tile roofing. Furthermore, it is also fireproof. Due to its advantage of UV filtering ability; it can resist gases, UV radiation, and even snow. Moreover, this type of roofing is long lasting and can last for up to 40 years. But, everything has its own flaw. This kind of roofing is not suitable for low degree temperatures. So, for those who live in a place that can go on minus 20 degree Celsius, search for any other alternatives right away!