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Muskegon Roofing: Article About Rubber Roofing Benefits

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A leaky roof can be a huge problem that poses a threat to the structure of a home; if not promptly fixed, it could even cause major damage to items inside the home. Many roofs are constructed with asphalt shingles due to their cost effectiveness. However, they might only last around 15 years and often require a lot of maintenance. While repairing or replacing damaged, torn or missing asphalt shingles could be inexpensive, there might be a much better alternative available to homeowners who do not want to deal with the hassle of maintaining shingles.

Rubber roofing materials have become increasingly popular because they tend to withstand damage from bad weather more efficiently and are much more environmentally friendly than other common materials. Homeowners who are interested in learning about the additional benefits of using rubber roofing materials as well as the associated costs are encouraged to contact a Muskegon roofing specialist, who can offer a step by step overview of what the entire process of installing the material entails. Here is a basic overview of the most common features of this amazing roofing material.

Rubber roofing shingles are constructed from recycled tires and saw dust, making them incredibly durable. They are also fire resistant and generally require less maintenance than traditional asphalt shingles; they tend to last longer and often feature a 30 to 50 year manufacturer's warranty as a result.

The roofers from Infinity Home Improvement of Muskegon MI can assist you with any questions regarding roofing, windows or gutters.

The very first rubber roof was installed on a Wisconsin home in 1980, and it remains intact to this day.

Depending on the quality of the rubber roofing that is installed, caring for it is relatively easy as compared to caring for other types of roofing materials like wood. Rubber roofing systems are designed to never leak or crack when properly installed.

However, even if the roof does experience a particular problem, repairing it is generally a simple, quick process. Because rubber tends to expand and contract during temperature fluctuations, roofing contractors can often repair cracks or leaks by applying a sealant. If there is a portion of the roof that is particularly prone to cracking, contractors can fix the area by removing the damaged shingles and replacing them with new ones.

For extra protection, many homeowners opt to have their rubber roofs coated with liquid rubber or a similar sealant in order to create an additional waterproof barrier. Rubber itself can adequately protect the home from water damage, so this choice is entirely optional.

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