St. Louis Rubber Roofing – Rubber Roof – Rubber Roof Repair
Duration Construction will be happy to show you the wide selection of rubber roofing products available.
Rubber roof shingles are an economical and environmentally friendly way for a St. Louis home owner to achieve the prestigious look of expensive roofing materials, without having to break the budget.
Why Choose Rubber Shingles for Your St. Louis Home?
Duration Construction recommends rubber shingles to St. Louis home owners who have environmental concerns as well as a budget. These shingles are able to emulate the look of cedar shake, tile, and even slate using recycled rubber products. At fraction of the cost and the weight, these provide a economic solution for your roofing needs. In order to complete the look of premium roofing materials, other recycled materials are incorporated as well, such as saw dust for cedar shakes and slate dust for slate shingles.
Other Benefits of Rubber Shingles for a St. Louis home
Not only do rubber shingles do an incredible job of mimicking high-end roofing products, they withstand insect infestations and are resistant to cracking and breaking. They provide maximum protection from the elements for the home while helping to maintain energy efficiency by offering additional insulation.
Rubber Shingle Construction
Recycled automobile and truck tires are often used in the construction of rubber shingles. The tread section is cut into sections and buffed smooth. It is then coated with either saw dust or stone dust to complete the authentic look. With this type of rubber shingle, the individual pieces are large to give your St. Louis home’s roof the added strength from the steel belting found inside of rubber tires.
Lighter and smaller rubber shingles are also available. These are made by heating the recycled materials and blending them together before they are put inside of a shingle mold. This process is more effective at making the rubber shingle appear the same way as a premium shingle. Rubber shingles are typically expected to last between 30 and 50 years.
Whole Rubber Roof
An alternative to rubber shingles is a square that can cover up to 100 square feet. With few seams, this type of roofing provides protection that is unsurpassed by other roofing materials. This is a recommended roofing solution for low pitch or flat roof homes where drainage is often an issue. These are custom made roofing products, and will be a bit more expensive as a result, but if pooled water is an issue on your St. Louis house, the investment will be well worth it.
Installation of a Rubber Roof
With rubber roofing products, installation will be dependent on the product you choose. The roofing experts of Duration Construction will go over the entire process with you before installation, but in comparison with other roofing material, rubber is generally easy to install. It can be walked on without the fear of breaking and it is lightweight, making it easy to transfer onto the roof and from one area to the next.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rubber Roofing Materials
In comparison with other roofing products, rubber shingles are a relatively new product, causing our clients to have a number of questions about its reliability and installation. Here we address a number of the concerns we have heard over the years:
Are rubber shingles fire resistant?
Duration Construction works with rubber roofing that carries a Class A fire rating. These provide the greatest fire resistance available on the market.
Will rubber shingles be able to resist wind?
Yes, most rubber shingles are rated to withstand winds of up to 80 mph. In addition, the exacting precision that Duration Construction provides during installation ensures that your rubber shingles are securely held in place.
Are rubber shingles more expensive than asphalt shingles?
Yes, but they also provide better protection and a more polished look than typical asphalt shingles. The low maintenance and lack of necessary repairs will more than make up for the slightly higher price tag.
I heard my roof will smell like car tires, is that true?
For the first few days, you may notice a distinct rubber smell around your home. This will dissipate quickly, and is a result of the rubber recycled materials used in the construction of the roofing material.
Are rubber shingles energy efficient?
Yes, the material used works like an additional layer of insulation on your home, preventing heat transfer.
When your budget does not allow for slate or cedar shakes to cover your home, rubber shingles provide the ideal compromise. These are a durable solution to your roofing needs and will be able to add a unique look to the outside of your St. Louis home. Call Duration Construction to find out more about rubber roofing materials, as well as other available options for your St. Louis home.