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What kinds of rubber roofing does Lowes carry?

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As of October 2015, the home improvement store Lowe's does not carry rubber roofing, according to Lowes.com. Lowe's does offer elastomeric coatings used to seal and prevent roof leaks in order to extend the life of an existing roof, but it does not carry rubber roofing materials such as composite rubber shingles.

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Rubber roofing is a product utilizing recycled tires, plastics and PVC pipes to create rubber shingles. It can also be made of a synthetic rubber compound material known as ethylene propylene diene monomer. EPDM foil is used in waterproofing roofs and is a desirable roofing material due to its heat-, ozone- and weather-resistant properties.

Gen-Tite Black EPDM rubber roofing comes in rolls for low-slope roofing. Other rubber roof shingle brand name manufacturers include EcoStar, Da Vinci, Royal Building Supply and RuBBer. An overview of these products and the companies' information is available on Roofery.com. The company profiles offer potential customers information regarding the roofing material's texture, thickness, history and warranty as well as how to contact the company directly.

The cost, warranty and availability of rubber roofing varies depending on the type of roof and other extenuating factors such as installation and location. In general, a rubber roof may cost up to four times the amount of an asphalt roof but may require less repair and replacement over the roof's lifetime.

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