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.