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How Long Does a Rubber Roof Last in Baltimore?

There are lots of great options in roofing materials to help you protect your investment in Baltimore. Rubber roofing is one of the most long-lasting and easy-to-fix options.

Installing a rubber roof can look different depending on the style of the building or home and the overall hoped-for aesthetic. Talking through your options with a professional roofer is recommended.

What Is a Rubber Roof?

There are a few different types and styles of roofs that are included under the umbrella of rubber roofing. There are literal rolls of rubber that are laid out over a building to create the roof.

Other rubber roofs are designed to look like traditional roofing materials like shingles but are made out of rubber.

It is also possible to use rubber roof paint to coat roofing products made from other materials in order to get the protection that comes from a rubber roof.

How Long Does a Rubber Roof Last in Baltimore?

A rubber roof in Baltimore can last anywhere from 30 to 50 years, depending on the following:

  • Quality of the rubber
  • Thickness of the rubber
  • Quality of the rubber coating if using rubber roof paint
  • Care and maintenance during the time it is in use
  • Exposure to extreme weather

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Rubber Roof?

Rubber roofing is usually a bit more expensive to install than basic shingles and other roofing materials, but it is one of the most cost-effective roofing options. It is very resilient and difficult to damage. When it does need a repair, the repairs are usually simple and inexpensive.

Additionally, a rubber roof can be very environmentally friendly, helping you to save money on energy costs.

What Are the Care Requirements for a Rubber Roof?

Just like with all roofs, it is a good idea to check on a rubber roof periodically to make sure there is no damage that requires attention.

Keeping a flat rubber roof clear of debris and cleaning it regularly, checking for blisters in the rubber, and maintaining trees that may drop limbs and other things onto the roof and damage it are all good ways to identify any issues before they become a problem.

Cracks in a rubber roof are relatively simple and inexpensive to repair. Many homeowners do it themselves with rubber roof repair kits.

Is a Rubber Roof Right for Your Home?

Determining whether or not a rubber roof or rubber coating on shingles is a good idea for your home begins with a call to Four Seasons Roofing. We can come out and look at your home, the overall aesthetic and design of the property, the size and shape of the roof, and its surrounding environment to help you decide on the best option.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you repair, update, or replace your roof in Baltimore.

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