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Different Types of Roofing Materials and Their Advantages

Here at Affordable Roofing, we know that every roof has different needs. Whether you’re looking for roofing repair or for a new roofing installation, you will first need to make sure you have chosen the perfect material. In today’s blog, we will be covering some of the best roofing materials and what their advantages are.


Fibreglass can be used on flat roofs and purchased as shingles, which are a type of asphalt shingle.

Our GRP fibreglass option for flat roofs are completely waterproof and are expected to last for at least 25-30 years but on average a lot longer. The best part is that there is minimal maintenance.

Rubber Roofing:

Another fantastic option on our list is rubber roofing. Our Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer roofing comes with a 25+ year guarantee! This means it will have very minimal repair and maintenance needs - if any. You can find this service available for any of our flat roofing services Suffolk or in and around Cambridge.

Rubber roofing is also an excellent option for shingles. This rubber is made from propylene diene monomer. That being said, we mostly recommend these for flat roofs. An arched roof will work better with your fibreglass alternative.

For those who like to go above and beyond, rubber roofing can easily be placed on top of an asphalt roof! That means you do not have to pick one over the other and can reap the advantages of both.

The top advantage of rubber roofing is its lifetime. You can enjoy your roof, worry-free, for years to come.

Roofing Companies:

Roofing companies have years of expertise under their belts. If you are looking for a way to make the best decision or to bounce around some questions, contact us. Our team can help you look at your options and come to the best decision for you and your project.