Rubber Roofing Liverpool
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Rubber roofing refers to sheets of rubber or other material laid over a roof and either glued or seamed together. These roofs are often used for low-income housing projects, sporting arenas, car parks, campsites, warehouses as well as in the United Kingdom military to cover tent platforms when deployed.
Rubber is durable with a longer lifespan than metal roofing; though it’s also more expensive which can be prohibitive especially considering that this type of roof requires special skills to install (e.g., silicone sealant) because they cannot just be nailed onto existing structures like shingle roofs could. This is one reason why many choose not to use them at all despite their durability – do note however that there are specially designed products called “caulks”.
There are various types of rubber roofing materials such as “EPDM Rubber Roofing” which is designed to resist tearing, perforation and aging but only lasts for a period of up to 20 years. PVC roofing has the longest lifespan at about 50 years while TPO roofs last between 15-20 years on average.
The main advantage these materials offer over other types like metal or wood shingle roofs are that they will not create holes in your roof when it snows heavily. They also do not require annual maintenance – though leaks can still happen due to its porous nature; meaning constant vigilance as well as inspections from time to time should be done. The disadvantages include: their limited life span (that’s why some prefer using them just for low-income housing projects), high installation cost, high material cost and limited color selection.
Rubber roofing is usually compared to the other roofing materials such as asphalt roofing, ceramic tile and composite shingle roofs. Rubber roofing has a longer lifespan than asphalt or metal roofs (average is 30-50 years). It’s also cheaper to install as well as more affordable in the long run. One of its disadvantages are that it requires special maintenance considerations like sealing cracks after installation while other materials need no such care. Another disadvantage is that some people may not be comfortable with driving on top of rubber roof since it can feel quite spongy underfoot; this could lead to accidents when you’re constantly worried about what your foot will land on next – but they do offer an acoustic advantage over other types of roofs too!
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