Rubber Roofing Resilience: Unleashing Durability and Flexibility

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We may be in the roofing business, but we’re entrepreneurs just like you — so the Revived Exteriors team understands that your upcoming roof replacement comes with a cost that you’d rather avoid. Since your roof is an indispensable part of your success story and you can’t, you want the best.

It’s no surprise that the “cool roofing” industry has grown by 56 percent in the last couple of years. The roofing materials you choose can reduce your energy costs by over 16 percent, even if you don’t take any other steps — and rubber roofing is among the most energy-efficient options you have.

When we talk about “rubber roofing,” we’re referring to three different roofing choices — TPO, PVC, and EPDM roofing. They’re all synthetic rubbers designed especially to protect your flat or low-sloped commercial roof.

Curious about how rubber roofing benefits your business? Here’s why it should be on your radar.

1. Rubber Roofing Is Durable and Resilient

Roofing durability depends on a multitude of factors, including the skill of the roofers who install your roof and your local climate. However, the materials you choose also play a key role — and rubber roofing gets an A+ in this department.

Why? These weather-resistant roofing systems aren’t just strong in the face of rain, storms, and hail, but they’re also designed to handle continuous UV exposure without deteriorating. PVC and EPDM roofing are especially famous for their ability to handle just about anything.

With the right maintenance and care, TPO roofing can serve you well for around 20 to 30 years. PVC and EPDM roofing are even more durable — when seasoned commercial roofers install these innovative systems, and you take a proactive approach to maintenance and repairs, these modern rubber roofing materials can last over five decades.

2. Rubber Roofing Is an Environmentally-Conscious Choice

Whether you’re determined to reduce your carbon footprint or you honestly simply want to embrace a way to slash energy costs during times of economic ups and downs, rubber roofing is on your side as one of the most eco-friendly roofing options.

If you’re only familiar with older, dark rubber roofing rolls, you should know that all types of rubber roofing (TPO, EPDM, and PVC) are now available in reflective (“cool”) versions, too. Instead of absorbing heat, reflective rubber roofing systems bounce it right off your building.

What’s more, rubber roofing materials are often recyclable. When your new rubber roof finally reaches the end of its life, it doesn’t have to end up in a landfill. It can be made into new roofs.

3. Rubber Roofing Is Affordable

Not only do rubber roofing systems have lower upfront installation costs compared to other commercial roofing materials, but they’re also delightfully simple to maintain — which translates to further savings down the road.

4. Rubber Roofing Is Quick to Install

If you’re dreading the potential disruptions associated with an upcoming rubber roof installation, it’s good to know that experienced roofers can replace your roof more quickly than you might think. Our seasoned roofers have the process down to a fine art — and if you get a chance to watch us at work, you’ll be impressed by the efficiency of these “roll-out” systems!

Is Rubber Roofing the Right Choice for Your Commercial Building in Chicago?

Are you exploring flexible roofing solutions, and are you wondering whether EPDM roofing, PVC, or TPO membranes are the best fit for you? The Revived Exteriors team is never too busy to answer your questions — or to offer you a free consultation. If you need a highly skilled and experienced commercial roofer in Chicago, IL, let’s chat!

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