Rubberized roofing has a longer lifespan than asphalt shingles, at between thirty and fifty years. Its maintenance requirements are low, and have a much lower likelihood of cracking due to frigid temperatures. Rubberized roofing is most ideal for roofs which are either low pitched or flat.
Rubberized roofing is comprised of polymers which are either plastic, rubber or a mix between. This material is environmentally friendly since it is recycled from tires, slate and saw dust. It is superb at preventing leaking due to its seal which is considered by many to be virtually impenetrable. Rubber roofs are far more flexible than their asphalt counterparts, and are tough and waterproof. They are also resistant to fire and will provide excellent energy efficiency.
Buildings in New York City, whether commercial or residential, are subject to extreme weather conditions. This includes below freezing temperatures during winter, high temperatures during summer, and rain, snow, sleet and wind. Rubber roofing is exceptionally weather resistant, and the roofing contractors that operate in the area are intimately familiar with its installation. Rubber roofing is designed to withstand thermal shock, and when correctly installed won’t become brittle or crack. In addition to cold and hot weather, by getting it installed by a NYC roofing contractor your roof will be shielded from both cyclic fatigue and UV radiation.
Most roofing teams love working with rubber roof materials because they’re simple and quick to install. The seamless roll is considered the most affordable and energy efficient option that a property owner can buy. The likelihood of it leaking or cracking is extremely low since no seams are present that water can get beneath. Shingles have to be nailed into place which makes them more expensive than rolls. Rubber shingles are also light in weight which makes them easier to handle.
In some cases the contractor will choose to position the rubber roofing above the preexisting shingles, using a foam layer between them to serve as a form of insulation. This is ideal since the rubber roofing material will then act as a type of membrane which is water resistant. This method of installation will save a great deal of money and time, and will enable your roof to reflect heat away rather than absorbing it, resulting in a cooler interior during summer.
When installing a rubberized roof, A. Stewart Roofing and Waterproofing will begin by stripping down your existing roof. Our team will sweep the roof to remove any dirt that is present, then adhesive will be applied and the roll will be added. We have been in the roofing business for decades and are well versed in a variety of installation methods and materials. After the rubberized roof is installed we will also inspect it for air bubbles and if shingles are being added they will be nailed down as rows, similar to asphalt shingles. Contact us today to receive a free estimate.