Wouldn’t it be great if you take something that you normally throw away, like old car tires, or plastic bags, and use it to create something you need? Well with recycled rubber roofing, that is exactly what you can do.
Made from mostly used car tires, recycled rubber roofing, is an attractive sustainable roofing option. At $4.00 to $8.00 per square foot, compared to asphalt shingles, which typically range from $8.00 to $10.00 per square foot, recycled rubber roofing is also very affordable. Even better, recycled rubber roofing has proven to be very durable, with many companies offering warranties of as long as 50 years.
So what are the drawbacks? For one, rubber contracts and expands, which means that in climates with large temperature ranges, shingles may tear or fall off. Although this is not impossible to fix, it may mean that your recycled rubber roof will require some maintenance. This problem is typically addressed with additional adhesive, or rubber liquid sealant. Another drawback is that the durability and reliability of a recycled rubber roof depends largely on proper installation. As some roofing contractors may not be familiar with recycled rubber roofing, you may have to do some searching to find the right contractor.
All in all, making the decision if recycled rubber roofing is right for your home depends on the design of your home, local building codes, the environmental demands on your roof, and price. But if you are looking for a viable green roofing option, and you don’t mind finding the right contractor for the job, recycled rubber roofing might just be the choice for you.
This article is brought to you by ASAP Roofing, a national leader in hail restoration, weatherization, and exceptional customer service. ASAP Roofing has offices in Denver, Colorado, Dallas, Texas, and Indianapolis, Indiana.