Disadvantages of rubber roofing

I'm weighing up different types or roofing to install on my home. I'm just wondering what are the downsides of rubber roofing?

Asked by Pete on 4th Jul 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Depends on the rubber you buy , the cheaper thinner rubber tends to show any imperfections under it when installed. Also strong smell of rubber on a hot day. Fibreglass I would suggest is preferable ( Restec 2020."
Answered on 4th Jul 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"The only disadvantage to rubber is it only come in to sizes 6m and 3 by any length wider pieces of rubber should be made available"
Answered on 7th Jul 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"Honestly can't see a downside to EPDM rubber roofing .Like all roofing materials it's only as good as the people fitting it . I personally would never go fibreglass on a warm roof system only rubber on cold roof either is good but the price to life says always rubber"
Answered on 4th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"Sweating is a problem maybe best have fibre glass but if rubber has air flow from facia it’s fine"
Answered on 17th Jul 2022 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"It's colour. Normally a rubber roof is black. However, you can paint it using acrylic paint, although that does eventually shed."
Answered on 7th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"Been installing epdm rubber since 2006 and honestly there is no disadvantages as long as the installer is certified to apply firestone or Carlisle epdm and knows the fitting procedure stay away from the cheap product personally I would recommend a fleece backed epdm"
Answered on 4th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
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