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Old 02-21-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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Which is better, .... Rubber or Shingle for Semi-Flat Roof?

The Roof of my Family room is semi-flat roof and this morning we, the family found several small leaks streaming down from the the ceiling, due to past week's historic and rare massive snow storm, close to 3 feet.

We are aware of a price of Rubber is higher than Shingle, however because of semi-flat roof, I started to consider whether Rubber-Roof is more suitabable to the Semi-Roof?

One of neighbors told me, however that Rubber-roof has 'condension issue' that concerns me a great deal. In my guess, there is some moisture built-up between Rubber and insulation?

Your imputs would be truely appreciated.



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Old 02-21-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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EPDM rubber would be the way to go. I prefer ISO insulation and it can be fully adhered or loose-laid over that. I guess, but don't know that felt could be laid under the insulation to prevent house moisture from causing those problems.


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