There are many advantages to using a rubber roof shingles on your new roof. Rubber tends to be lighter and is lower priced than many other roofing materials. It is easier to fix and if necessary as well as easy to replace. They provide good traction when walking or working on the roof and can take at least thirty years, maybe fifty, if the conditions are not too harsh. Rubber shingles are sturdy, durable and resilient as well as are able to withstand the hurricane force winds.
Most types of rubber shingles have a class A fire rating and are excellent insulating materials for both summer and winter. Because shingles are made of recycled rubber, they are waterproof and resistant to cold, wind, fire and other damage caused by bad weather. They are very low maintenance because of their incomparable strength. The rubber roof shingles may look more expensive than asphalt in the front, but they will undoubtedly prove to be more economical in the long run because it requires less repair and maintenance. If you are considering using shingles to build a new roof for your home, it may be wise to know other materials available at your disposal before making a final decision.