The Ultimate Rubber Roofs Quiz

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About This Quiz

As at the roofing industry develops, newer and better roofing options are becoming available. A rubber roof is one of these options. Rubber roofs are environmentally friendly, easy to use and long-lasting. Take this quiz to learn more about rubber roofs.

What are rubber roofs made from?

Rubber roofs are made from recycled rubber tires. This makes rubber roofing an environmentally friendly option.

What is a benefit of rubber roofing?

Rubber roofing is unlikely to crack in rough weather and can withstand temperature change. It is lighter than slate shingles, is a cheaper roofing option and is fire-resistant.

Why is it good value to install rubber roofing?

Rubber roofing lasts a long time and requires minimal maintenance if installed correctly. Many manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty, or least a 30 to 50 year warranty, due to the reliability of rubber roofing.

When was the first rubber roofing system installed?

Rubber roofing was first installed in 1980 by the Firestone company.

What do you need to do before you install your rubber roofing?

You need to strip the roof until you are down to the plywood base. Your warranty may not be recognized if you simply apply the rubber roofing over your previous roof.

What do you need to account for in your measurements before installing your rubber roofing?

You need to cut out areas for chimneys, antennas and vents before you stick down rubber roofing.

How long does it take for the adhesive to bond with the rubber?

It takes about half an hour for the adhesive to bond with the rubber. Once it has dried you can make adjustments and cut the rubber to shape.

How can you spruce up the appearance of your rubber roof?

You can buy rubber shingles to place on top of your rubber roofing in order to improve the appearance of your roof. Make sure you use sealant or latex tape to cover any seams before you install the rubber shingles. Rubber shingles are nailed into the roof in the same manner as asphalt shingles.

Where does rubber come from?

Rubber is made from latex, which comes from the white sap of the rubber tree Ficus Elastica.

How can you prevent the need for roof maintenance?

Coating the roof with liquid rubber or similar liquid sealants prevents the need for regular maintenance in the future.

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