Rubber roofing is a durable, exterior roofing material which is used on flat roof surfaces. The strong rubber membrane works in New Zealand’s demanding weather conditions, as it is resistant to extreme weather conditions, and requires very little care and maintenance.
The main function of rubber roofing is to provide a waterproof barrier between your roof and the elements, and is installed over any flat, clean roof surface that is free of loose material, oil or grease that might damage the membrane. Commercially, rubber roofing is used to cover roof surfaces such as schools, hospitals and warehouses. It is also commonly used as a roofing material for mobile homes, and more and more house owners are choosing it as a residential alternative because of its strong durability.
Rubber roofing is designed to last 20 years or more, and has high elasticity and tensile strength, and is resistant to UV rays from the sun. It holds it flexibility at extremely low temperatures as well.
Rubber roofing is made from a synthetic material called EPDM which is manufactured as a single sheet of rubber membrane. These sheets are typically sized to fit your roof so that there are no seams or welds that can result in leaks or splitting. Today, manufacturers make rubber roofing products from recycled material which reduces the environmental impact of producing this product.
Rubber roofing requires almost no maintenance. Rubber roofing requires only a rinse with clean water to remove surfact dirt and debris. Finally, rips in rubber roofing membranes can be repaired using peel-and-stick repair kits which are available in a range of sizes.
Auckland Commercial Roofing have 20+ years of experience in delivering a huge range of commercial and residential roofing services across the greater Auckland area, so for more information on rubber roofing, long run steel roofing and asphalt shingles please go to https://www.aklroof.co.nz .