Rubber Roofing

Rubber Roofing systems can be an excellent alternative to shingle roofing. They be can installed in as little as one day. To watch a video of a Recon Rubber Rooffing installation, click here.



Why a Rubber Roof?

Rubber roofs are gaining popularity for their durability and ease of repair. There are two types of rubber roofing: a membrane that goes over your entire roof, and rubber shingles. The rubber membrane is made up of mostly recycled material and can be custom made for your home. The shingles look like traditional shingles, except they are made out of a synthetic material that is lightweight and easy to work with. Rubber roofing is expensive, but when compared to wood shingles and taking into consideration the longer life span, it balances out.


Rubber Roofing Specialist:

As a roofing contractor in Massachusetts, we understand that we need to be well versed on many types of roofs, from shingle, to slate roofing, to rubber roofing. Rubber roofing is especially popular on many of the flat roofs in Boston, Somerville, Brookline, Arlington, and the Greater Boston Area.

Below are a few videos showing some recent rubber roofing projects in Massachusetts.








For more information and to see our complete Rubber Roofing video series, visit our Rubber Roofing Page.



What are the benefits?

There are many benefits to rubber roofing systems. The biggest benefit is that the system completely waterproofs your home. This is especially important for the flat roofs that tend to leak rather easily. Rubber roofing can also withstand extreme temperatures and is fire resistant. Rubber roofs are energy efficient, keeping your home warm in winter and cooler in the summer. They are easy to install and repair.


How is it installed?

Before the installation begins, the are is swept free of any debris. We will repair any damage to the current roof, and then an underlayment is placed on the roof. We then place skirting along the edge of the roof so the water flows into a gutter. The rubber sheet is placed on the roof over a strip of wood, called a batten, about 6 inches from the edge of the gutter. The sheet is stapled or tacked at the edge. The sheet must overhang the side edges to be fastened down later. The rubber sheet can now be hung over the edge of the roof, turned under into the sheet so you can no longer see the batten. It is then screwed into place along the front edge of the roof. If the roof adjoins a sloped roof, the membrane can go up under the shingles of the slope. If it adjoins a pitched roof, it can be bonded up the section and flashing can be added. The sides can be secured with screws. Some of these types of roofs use adhesives also, depending on the system you desire. Rubber shingles are installed much the same way as asphalt shingles.


To find out more about installing a rubber roof for your home, call us today at 617-924-1133.


Recon Roofing and Gutters proudly services rubber roofing and flat roof repair in the following areas:

Watertown, MA - Boston, MA  - Chelsea, MA - East Boston, MA Everett, MA Jamaica Plain, MA - Mattapan, MA - Milton, MA  - Quincy, MA  - Revere, MA   - Arlington, MA  - Cambridge, MA - Malden, MA  - Medford, MA - Melrose, MA - Roofing Reading, MA  - Somerville, MA - Stoneham, MA - Wakefield, MA - Winchester, MA - Allston, MA - Auburndale, MA - Brighton, MA - Brookline, MA - Chestnut Hill, MA - Dedham, MA - Hyde Park, MA - Needham, MA - Newton, MA - Newtonville, MA - Nonantum, MA - Readville, MA 02461 - Roslindale, MA 02462 - Waban, MA 02464 - Waltham, MA 02453 - West Newton, MA 02062 - West Roxbury, MA - Winthrop, MA - Andover, MA - Bedford, MA -  Burlington, MA, Concord, MA - Lexington, MA - Wilmington, MA - Woburn, MA - Dover, MA - East Walpole, MA - Franklin, MA - Medfield, MA - Norwood, MA - Sherborne, MA - Walpole, MA - Wrentham, MA - Braintree, MA - Randolph, MA - Sharon, MA - Ashland, MA - Framingham, MA - Holliston, MA - Hopkinton, MA - Hudson, MA - Natick, MA - Sudbury, MA - Wayland, MA - Wellesley, MA - Weston, MA - Westwood, MA