When there’s a saying like “having a roof over your head,” you know the roof is an essential part of the house. It’s for this reason why you need to take care of your roof so that it can take care of you, your family, and your belongings. It’s no fun having a leaky roof as it can damage your ceilings and might affect the structural integrity of the entire building.
The first line of defense against the elements is, of course, the roofing material used. It will play a crucial role and will need to withstand a lot of beating in terms of precipitation, strong winds, fluctuation temperatures, debris, etc. The most common of these roofing materials used in the US is the roofing shingle.
These, however, can come in several types, each with its price tag. But the question is whether it’s possible to get a no-leak guarantee from any of them? The answer is yes, but it only covers one type in the entire industry – rubber shingles. It also only applies if the contractor knows the correct install procedure. HANSONS is the kind of contractor that will offer a lifetime No-Leak Guarantee for all of its rubber roofing jobs.
What are Rubber Roofing Shingles?
As their name would suggest, rubber shingles are roof shingles made of rubber – recycled rubber from used car tires to be more exact. It makes them not only eco-friendly but also highly durable. Unlike other roofing shingles, such as those made of asphalt or wood, these are rot-resistant, do not absorb water, have a high tolerance for temperature fluctuations, and can withstand all sorts of precipitation with ease, including hail.
They can also resist cracking, discoloration, mold, dents, and can save on your energy bills due to the rubber’s energy efficient, insulating properties.
In terms of maintenance, all you need to do is to add an occasional layer of acrylic paint every 10 to 12 years, or so – mostly for aesthetic reasons. Another added benefit to rubber shingles is their natural fire resistance. Not only can they withstand a direct lightning strike and not catch on fire, but they can also slow or prevent a fire from spreading when a blaze originated elsewhere. And did we mention that they’re even available in a variety of colors and designs?
What Are the Average Roofing Costs for Rubber Shingles?
Several factors go into the price tag of a rubber roof. Among these, we can include things like the slope, pitch, as well as the size of the roof, itself. On average, the cost will be somewhere in between $8.000 and $14,000, bringing the price to around $4 to $8 per sq. foot, or $400 to $800 per square installed (100 square feet.)
Costs can also vary depending on the contractor, as well as if there’s the need for additional repairs, added insulation, etc. It’s also important to keep in mind that rubber roofing will cost more than asphalt, but less than slate or metal, for instance.
They can last anywhere in between 15 and 30 years, they are energy-efficient, eco-friendly, highly-insulated, and require little to no maintenance. All of these benefits make rubber shingles have the best quality-price ratio on the market.
At 1-800-HANSONS, we’re the only company in the industry that offers a lifetime “no-leak guarantee” for roofing materials and installation. Call us today for a free estimate.