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How Much Does Rubber Roofing Cost?

The cost of rubber roof installation can range from $8,000 to $15,000, depending on the roof size, pitch, and slope. You can expect to see a price between $4.25 to $9.25 per sq. foot, or $425 to $9,625 per square for a single-story house of standard size. Costs can vary depending on the local labor costs and the type of the installed rubber roof. You can choose to install PVC, TPO, or EPDM rubber roofing.

Rubber Shingles and Roofs


Rubber roofing provides a budget-friendly option for roofing shingles that are eco-friendly, durable, and available in various designs and colors. Such roofs are resistant to cracking, rotting, discoloration, denting, mold, and moisture absorptions, and most manufacturers offer a warranty for at least thirty years.
A rubber roof is built with affordable recycled materials and can also help you to reduce the energy bill due to the insulating capabilities of rubber. In addition, if your rubber roof begins to leak, most of the time, it can be fixed with a fresh application of a strong sealant, a simple repair, or the replacement of a few shingles.
These features combined with the ease of rubber roof installation, low maintenance, and the variety of available styles and colors, make rubber roofing an excellent option when the time comes to put a new roof on your home.
– Energy efficient
– Lasts 15-30 years
– Low roof maintenance
– Highly insulating
– Usually a 30-year manufacturer warranty

Other Cost Factors to Consider

  • Other factors that could increase the cost of roof replacement projects include: high-quality insulation or underlayment, thicker roofing material, repairs, or an extended warranty agreement.
  • Most likely, rubber roofing is more expensive than asphalt roofing, but costs less than slate, metal, clay, or other premium types. Before you choose asphalt due to the lower price, consider that the performance and quality is one of the highest for the price with rubber roofing.
  • The installation of rubber roofing is quicker and easier than other materials. In addition, rubber is lighter in weight, which makes its delivery easier.
  • In order to offer all of the typical benefits, rubber roofing needs to be properly installed – remember about this if you are thinking of handling the project yourself. Even though DIY work is more budget-friendly, you may end up wasting money on home damage or repairs. Protect your roof investment by hiring professionals at Royal Roofing Inc. that know everything about rubber roofing installation.
  • We recommend booking a consultation with us to see whether a rubber roof is the right type of roof to install for your home.

Energy Efficient Rubber Roofs


Rubber roofing shingles are produced with 95% recycled materials, such as recycled rubber, plastic and slate dust, and more. In addition, used shingles can be melted and recycled into a new product.
Rubber roofing is available in a variety of different styles and colours, so you shouldn’t feel limited by the dark gray shade that many people associate with rubber. In fact, for warmer climates, it is worth investing in a slightly more expensive white-on-black rubber roofing, which is resistant to UV rays, absorbs heat, and helps to improve the overall energy efficiency of your home.

Rubber Roof Maintenance

It is important to inspect your rubber roof shingles several times a year. In addition, cleaning your roof every 5 years can help you maintain your warranty.
To clean your rubber roof, begin by sweeping and rinsing off any loose grime. Then use a spray mechanism to apply a commercial grade cleanser created specifically for rubber care. Use a soft-bristled brush or a sponge mop to activate the cleanser. Make sure to regularly rinse your brush or mop in a bucket of clean water and remove any remaining dirt with a hose.

Cons of Rubber Shingles

Over time, spots of black mold can appear on your rubber roof shingles. However, regular cleaning of your roof can remove these spots, so they shouldn’t be a source of concern.
For additional protection, you can add a coating of UV protectant. Make sure that any coatings applied to the rubber roof do not contain petroleum distillates, as they could lead to blistering of your rubber shingles and can allow water to soak into the subframe of your roof.
In addition, new rubber roofs have a strong odour, which will dissipate with time. While it is a minor nuisance, it can become problematic for people suffering from respiratory problems.

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How to Extend Your Roof Life with a Roof Warranty

Have you purchased a new house in Toronto or GTA recently and don’t have a roof warranty anymore? Or, maybe, your roof warranty has expired and you feel like you need that extra protection?

Whatever the case, the roof warranty service from RoyalRoofing Inc. is the ideal solution for all of your roof-related worries. At RoyalRoofing Inc., we would like to offer a paid inspection and provide our extra roof warranty to make sure you receive prompt and high-quality repairs in case something happens to your roof.

How Does Our Roof Warranty Work?

When customers purchase a roof inspection with an extended roof warranty, they remain protected from any roof breakage, damage, or leaks that might occur in the future. In case something happens to your roof, our skilled roof professionals will come and resolve the issue in no time. It is worth noting, however, that, in case the roof was damaged by wind, storm, animals, a falling tree, or the owner himself, we might charge extra for materials or partial labour work.

In the future, if you decide to install a new roof with Royal Roofing Inc., we will provide an additional discount of up to 50% from the inspection fee on the new roof.

Here is an example: 

Imagine that you decide to get an extended roof warranty that could last anywhere between 3 and 10 years. After we conduct an inspection at a specified cost (let’s say $500), we determine that, based on the roof, we could provide 5 years of extended warranty.

If in 5 years, the roof doesn’t require any repairs, and you decide to install a new roof, we will give a 50% discount on the inspection fee of $500, which is $250. This way, you won’t need to spend extra money on installing a new roof and will still be covered by us.

In another case, if, over the course of five years, we have to come in and fix the roof several times, we could provide a smaller discount when you decide to install a new roof.

Keep Your Roof Protected with Royal Roofing Inc.

These days, the cost of installing a new roof is far from cheap, and it isn’t surprising. The cost of renovating a home keeps increasing, and roof material costs have been steadily going up over the past decade.

The fact that a new roof may come out pricey makes the roof warranty yet more meaningful to homeowners. Luckily, you can extend the life of your roof and keep it in good shape with an extended roof warranty from Royal Roofing Inc. Give us a call today to learn more about your roof inspection and warranty options.

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Green Roofs: Types, Advantages, Experimental and Simulation Studies, Comparison (Green, White & Black)

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Everything about mold
The indoor environment is contaminated by the products of microbial growth, such as spores, allergens, volatile organic compounds, endotoxins, mycotoxins and so on. According to some estimates, between 10 and 50 per cent of indoor spaces across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America are affected to some degree by dampness. The presence of dampness in indoor spaces shows wide variations across different climate zones. The problem is more acute in the high-humidity conditions prevailing in areas close to the coast or in river valleys and basins. Microorganisms are everywhere, but the availability of moisture in or on materials is particularly conducive to the propagation of a whole range of microbes, from fungi, to actinomycetes and other bacteria. In addition to these favorable conditions, dust provides an adequate supply of nutrients to sustain extensive microbial growth. Materials that retain moisture and accumulate dirt easily provide the optimal conditions for rapid growth of these organisms. As a result of this, the indoor environment is contaminated by the products of microbial growth, such as spores, allergens, volatile organic compounds, endotoxins, mycotoxins and so on. While it has not yet been possible to conclusively prove a causal relation between these products to adverse health effects, persons with atopic and allergic symptoms are hypersensitive to biological and chemical agents found in damp indoor conditions. Research is also bringing to light the detrimental effects of damp environments on atopic individuals as well. In this section, we will provide a brief summary of some important varieties of microorganisms known to be particularly active in damp indoor environments. More…
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