Rubber Roofing

Shingles work with gravity to keep the inside of your house dry. Water runs down the roof and over the top of shingles. Strong wind and ice dams can defeat these gravity based systems. Flat roofs and extremely low slope roofs need a gravity-proof roofing solution.  And due to inflexibility, weathering and failing joints, sooner or later conventional flat roofing methods will leak. That’s where rubber roofing may be the answer!

If you have been struggling with a flat roof leak, or you have a flat or gently sloping roof project, check out rubber roofing. Rubber roofing has been proven to give many years of leak free service, and it works for all the flat or low-slope on your home or office.  Our roofing contractors have years of experience installing and repairing rubber roofing systems, and we guarantee the job to be done right, on time,  the first time.

Rubber roofing also known as EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer). Previously, rubber roofing was not well known among homeowners, but this type of roofing has plenty of advantages and only a few disadvantages. It’s also gaining popularity in the roofing industry. EPDM roofing needs to be installed by a licensed installer (just like other types of roofing), but the cost of the entire job can be lower. We’ll layout some of the pros and cons of rubber roofing so you can decide what’s best for your home or business.

Pros of Rubber Roofing

  • Reasonably priced – it can be lower in cost than other roofing material.
  • Lightweight.
  • Fast and easy to install which means less labor cost.
  • During installation, the rubber is adhered into place.
  • Rubber last a long time (it can last 50 years or longer).
  • As it is laid in single pieces it results in fewer seams which results in fewer places for water to seep under the roofing.
  • Repairs are fast, easy and inexpensive.
  • Requires minimal maintenance.
  • Is fire resistant, pest resistant and resistant to mold and mildew.
  • Is an eco-friendly and is constructed from mostly recycled materials.
  • Less prone to crumbling and cracking from extreme temperature changes and severe weather.


Cons of Rubber Roofing

  • The appearance and color fading is one of the primary drawbacks.
  • Dry conditions are needed for proper installation of the rubber adhesive.
  • It is delicate and can easily be punctured by falling branches which can result in leakages.
  • Rubber roofs must be installed by a professional (like us) who has experience working with rubber and flat roofs.

EPDM roofing systems are used in many commercial buildings in Texas mainly for their long lasting durability. Rubber roofs are built to last and are easy to install. They can also be easy to repair. Rubber roofing can be bought as rolls or as shingles. Rolls are a great choice when you’re wanting to install a new roof on a building with a flat roof. Rubber shingles are more useful for residential roofing projects. Rubber roofing is gaining increasing popularity nationwide and holds many favorable qualities.

Call your DFW roofing professionals at Waters Custom Roofing 817-353-6106 to answer any questions you may have about installing an EPDM system on your roof!