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Old 04-08-2009, 11:33 PM   #1
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How does rubber compare to steel / aluminum? Is it even close? Have a roofer singing its praises.

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How does rubber compare to steel / aluminum? Is it even close? Have a roofer singing its praises.

It depends on the area being flashed. Maybe he is just saying that because flashing seperates the men from the boys on roofing. Laying a shingle is easy flashing is a art. Actually it should have both. Grace ice and water flashing over that. But like i said i'm not sure what the area looks like or what rubber membrane he is talking about.

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Rubber is OK for plumbing and or soil stacks. You should have tin or aluminum flashings for any type of combustion flue even if it's double or triple wall 'B' vent and they should all be caulked to the stack/vent and to the roofing.
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Squirrels like to chew on rubber.
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Rubber, aka, EPDM, is a functional product for flat roofs and should be used for where it was designed for, which is on flat roofs.

A properly done sheet metal flashing and counter-flashing installation has proven itself for generations with the test of time, but SMACNA and NRCA installation guidelines should be followed.

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