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Which Types of Rubber Roofing Do Experts Recommend the Most?

by | Dec 7, 2021

Rubber roofing can represent a good alternative for asphalt shingles. Moreover, you can add a protective layer over your already existing roof. There are three main types of rubber roofing systems, including EPDM, PVC, TPO or rubber shingles.

The total costs for rubber roofing may depend on several factors, including the thickness of the rubber, if it is fully adhered or mechanically fastened, or in case ballast is also used. Top rubber roofing Atlanta specialists confirm that the costs are also influenced by the necessity to remove the already existing roof layers and if decking or insulating are required during the installation of your rubber roofing system.

EPDM, namely ethylene propylene diene terpolymer is a synthetic rubber material which is preferred by many homeowners due to the fact that it can be easily installed by using just one sheet, as opposed to other systems which require the installation of several different layers.

TPO is highly recommended in hot climates, because it can reduce energy costs. As compared to EPDM though, TPO requires more time and skills, and therefore the labor costs also tend to be higher than in the case of EPDM. But TPO is available in different colors. PVC is another good example of rubber roofing system which can be found in various colors.