For years now, the roofing industry has known of the drawbacks of using traditional asphalt shingles for low-pitch or flat roofs. Shingles require a bit of help from gravity to ensure a proper seal against leaks, and with a flat roof, gravity doesn’t play as strong a part. To reduce leaks and create a better seal, many manufacturers are opting for rubber roofing shingles these days, and maybe you should, too!
Benefits of Rubber Roofing Shingles
If you have a low-sloping or flat roof, single-ply synthetic membrane shingles, or rubber roofing shingles, are durable, pliable, and waterproof. Whether made of synthetic polymers or plastic polymers, these shingles are designed to remain in place and perform more efficiently than asphalt shingles.
While not the cheapest roofing material on the market for the short-term, they do make a worthwhile long-term investment. These shingles usually last twice as long as other roofing materials, saving money on energy costs, and time.
Typically, professional installation takes less time, too. By installing the rubber shingles over a layer of foam and the existing shingles, you significantly reduce the time and energy needed.
These days, many homeowners want to know how their roof can be eco-friendlier. Well, rubber roofing shingles are 95% recycled materials, including rubber, plastics, and slate dust. Additionally, used shingles are melted down and recycled into new product.
Should you live in a warm climate, there are various colors and styles of rubber shingles to combat the heat. Investing in white-on-black rubber material can contribute to an increase in energy efficiency. In fact, the material is resistant to UV rays and absorbs the heat well.
For roofing services, contact Peak Roofing & Construction by calling (972) 335-7325 (Dallas/Fort Worth) or 281-290-7325 (Houston). We’re happy to install rubber roofing shingles for your home so you can enjoy the benefits!