The Longevity of Rubber Roofs

Rubber Roofs in Massachusetts

The Longevity of Rubber Roofs Hingham massachusetts 11 Mar

Your rubber roof can last anywhere between 40 and 50 years, depending on weather and how well you maintain it. However, it’s important to note that no roof – no matter the material -- will last that long without the proper upkeep such as simple inspections, minor repairs and patchwork.

If you live in an area with extreme weather variations throughout the year, the lifespan of your rubber roof will decrease a bit. But on the whole, rubber roofs in Massachusetts are durable and long-lasting.

Why Choose Rubber Roofing?

Rubber roofing is essentially Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, or EPDM. They’re more common for commercial properties but can be used on any structure. Rubber membrane roofs are durable and have long life expectancies, among other benefits. Those benefits include:

  • Ease of installation: Properly-installed rubber roofs are seamless, which makes them more moisture resistant and thus leak-free.
  • Lightweight: Most rubber roofs weigh about two pounds per square foot, making them lighter than modified bitumen, but more durable. Because rubber is so light in weight, it puts less stress on the roof over time. It’s also easier to transport and install as opposed to heavier materials that can be tough to maneuver up ladders.
  • Durability: Rubber roofs are just as durable as PVC and TPO. In fact, EPDM can even support the weight of rooftop gardens and HVAC equipment. And due to its seamless nature, rubber roofs prevent moisture and the growth of any fungi.


Rubber roofing is best for flat or low sloped roofs. It comes in black or white, and all materials are recyclable. It’s an eco-friendly choice because it takes less energy to make than most roofing materials. The thickness of the rubber will depend on the home, the roof pitch and other factors.

Because EPDM flat roofs are made of durable rubber, they can easily withstand extreme weather conditions that we are familiar with here in New England, such as hail, snow, driving rain and strong winds.

Here are some more attributes of rubber roofing you will appreciate:

  • Long-Lasting
  • Waterproof
  • Hail Resistant
  • Fire Resistant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flexibility in Low Temperatures
  • Long-Term Performance

In conclusion, with proper installation and a favorable climate, rubber roofing on your commercial building can last up to 50 years.

Contact Revered Roofing in Massachusetts

If you own a commercial building and want to know more about how rubber roofing in Marshfield MA can benefit you, contact us today at 781-536-4589 for a free quote and consultation. The typical colors for rubber roofing are black and white. We can help you settle on the best choice for your needs.

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