After a storm severely damages your slate roof, it might be time to replace it. However, replacing your roof is an exciting opportunity to try a different type of roof, such as recycled rubber shingles. You might not realize that recycled rubber shingles are a durable, eco-friendly roofing option for your home. These shingles are made from recycled tires and other rubber materials and mimic the look of natural slate. Therefore, you'll still have the look of slate, but you'll also have a better roof for the environment.
How Do Recycled Rubber Roof Shingles Work?
Recycled rubber roof shingles are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions like wind, hail, fire, and UV rays. They are also resistant to mold, mildew, insects, and rot. They have a high insulation value, which can help reduce your heating and cooling costs. They also have a long lifespan.
Recycled rubber roof shingles are made from old tires. The rubber powder is mixed with plastic and other additives and then molded into various shapes, sizes, and colors. The shingles are coated with a protective layer of granules, giving them a realistic texture to entirely replace your natural slate roof.
How Your Natural Slate Roof Will Be Replaced
To remove a slate roof in preparation for a new one, the process typically involves carefully prying up each slate tile with a hammer and chisel. This can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, as the tiles are often nailed or glued in place. Once all the tiles have been removed, the underlying roof structure can be inspected for damage or necessary repairs. Then, the new roofing material can be installed, which may involve adding new underlayment, flashing, and other components before laying the new tiles in place. Overall, removing and replacing a slate roof requires expertise and precision to ensure a high-quality and long-lasting result.
Rubber roofs are also much easier and less expensive to install than natural slate roofs. Since they're lightweight and flexible, they can be easily cut and shaped to fit any roof, regardless of size or shape. This means less time and labor costs for installation, saving you money in the long run.
Benefits of Recycled Rubber Roof Shingles
Recycled rubber roof shingles have many benefits for homeowners and the environment. Some of these benefits include:
- Environmental friendliness
Finally, your roof will have a generous warranty covering material defects, hail damage, wind uplift, fire resistance, algae resistance, color fading, and transferability. Contact a professional to learn more about roof replacement.