Looking For A Roof That Is No Match For Hail, Heat, Wind, Rain & Snow?
The Euroshield rubber roof has you covered in style! This rubber roof is the most modern roof system on the market built to last. With a Euroshield roof, you get modern beauty, style, durability, and toughness. It's the complete package you could ask for in a new roof installation.
Created over 20 years in Alberta, Canada, Euroshield set out to divert the tremendous amount of used tires destined for the landfill. Euroshield is the best environmentally friendly roof on the market.
Benefits of Euroshield Rubber Roofing
There is no shortage of benefits to installing a Euroshield rubber roof for your next roof replacement.
- Eco-friendly composed of approximately 70% recycled rubber tires with a total of 95% recycled material
- Extraordinarily durable and holds up against the worst weather conditions
- Completely safe to walk on
- Extremely low maintenance – saving you money over the lifespan of your roof
- Resistant to hail
- Potentially saves you money on your home insurance
- Potentially saves you money on your energy bills through excellent insulation and energy efficiency
- Unbeatable limited lifetime warranty
- Sound protection via rubber quieting outside noise
- Lightweight with no structural reinforcing needed
- The affordable permanent roofing solution
- Adds resell value to your home
- Modern and aesthetically pleasing
The Most Hail Resistant Roof Material
With climate change having a significant impact on changing weather patterns, Ontario has seen an increase in severe hail storms over the past few decades. It also looks like it will continue to get worse with harsher weather events. Extreme weather, including hail storms, produces the most roof damage and can cost you a significant amount of money in repairs or a new roof replacement.
The great news is that by going with a Euroshield roof, you're essentially protected against even the worst hail storms Ontario can dish out. You can relax and have peace of mind knowing you're protected from any hail damage occurring.
Cao (2008), using data from the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre for the period 1979-2002, found a significant increase in severe hail (defined as hail with a diameter of at least 2 cm) frequency and variability in Ontario, associated with warmer air temperatures (Figure 2).
How Is A Roof Considered Hail Resistant?
If a roof can withstand hailstones of 2 inches in diameter or less without suffering damage, it's deemed hail resistant. This is hail the size of a regular egg. That's pretty large hail! But the fantastic thing about a Euroshield roof is that it was designed to handle hailstones up to 4 inches in diameter. That's roughly the size of a softball.
What Is The Best Roof For Hailstorms?
Rubber roofing is by far the best material to protect your home against hail. Why is that?
- Euroshield roofing panels have scored the highest official hail-proof rating in the industry - UL2218 Class 4 for Impact
- Each of the Euroshield roof styles has been independently tested in laboratories recognized by the Canadian Construction Materials Council (CCMC), the ICC (USA), and listed by QAI.
- In the over 20 years since Euroshield has existed, not once has a single roof panel needed to be replaced because of hailstone damage.
- It comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty you can read below
The Best Protection Against High Winds & Extreme Weather
Euroshield roofing doesn't just protect against hailstorms; it protects against all the worst weather conditions out there. High winds are the ultimate enemy of asphalt roofs. Still, it is no match for a Euroshield roof's sophisticated locking system, which offers maximum protection against high winds. Add in the fact that the carbon black materials used in a Euroshield roof better help absorb damaging ultraviolet rays. You're talking about a virtually indestructible roof.
Gone are the days of picking up your asphalt shingles from your lawn and garden after a high wind storm. Gone are the days of spending money on costly repairs to your asphalt shingle roof.
You can have complete peace of mind knowing a Euroshield roof comes with an unbeatable Limited Lifetime Warranty. Never worry about paying for a costly repair to your roof ever again. This roof will most likely be the last roof you ever have to buy.
How do we define and what is a sustainable roof? A sustainable roof should emphasize using natural materials and preserving the environment throughout its whole creation and end of life process. Eco-friendly and sustainability shouldn't just be buzz words and phrases companies use to market themselves. It's a real game-changing commitment from every person involved along the way, from manufacturers, installers and homeowners themselves.
Between 250 and 1000 or more used tires go into producing just 1 Euroshield roof replacement or new roof installation. Even the scrap materials generated during the manufacturing and installation process can be recycled and reused. Euroshield virtually eliminates all environmentally harmful waste.
This roof uses recycled tires and prevents them from ending up for a lifetime in the landfill. With Euroshield rubber roofing lasting 50+ years, it keeps roofing material out of the landfill. Most asphalt shingle roofs need to be replaced every 15-20 years. All this old asphalt material ends up in our landfills.
Every type of Euroshield roof is fully recyclable at the end of its lifespan. They were specifically created to solve the problem of old tires piling up in landfills and dumpsters across the globe.
Why A Rubber Roof Is Superior To A Metal Roof?
Rubber roofs vs metal roofs is a question we get asked about often. Both are known for longer-lasting lifetimes compared to the popular asphalt shingle roof. Both roof systems are pretty close to a permanent solution, as best as you can get when talking about roofs.
But in our opinion, we don't think the comparison is even close. Rubber roofing systems are far and away the superior choice. So much so that we don't even install metal roofs. If a customer comes to us about wanting a metal roof, we educate and explain to them why a rubber roof is the better option.
In terms of cost, both a metal roof and a rubber roof are similar in price. So there is no huge price difference that would make one possibly a better choice for you. There can be some instances where a metal roof can come out cheaper, but that's when a roofing company installs the metal roof over your current asphalt shingle roof. This is a terrible idea and only done to save money. The problem with doing this is that when installing a new roof, you should always remove the old roof system first to inspect the decking and look for damage and rot.
Metal roofs have many cons that need to be taken into consideration.
- Noisey in rain and hail storms
- Metal roofs can be dented by hail or falling debris like large branches
- Depending on the type of metal, you might not be able to walk on the roof
- Over the long run, metal roofs can have expansion and contraction issues
- Harder to repair and replace as well as install
None of these issues applies to a rubber roof at all. We're such big believers in going with a rubber roof and don't bother recommending or installing metal roofs for customers. There are just no real benefits of a metal roof, with the price being pretty much the same.
Rubber Shingles vs Asphalt Shingles
A rubber roof is far superior to a classic asphalt shingle roof in every way except one slightly important detail. You probably guessed it, price. There is no denying that a rubber roof is a more costly option upfront compared to an asphalt roof. Asphalt roofs are the most popular option of roofs people install because roofs aren't a minor purchase.
We get that and fully understand. But the price might not be as bad as you think once you factor in possible insurance reductions, energy bill reductions, less money spent on maintenance, and repairs over the roof's lifespan.
Are Euroshield rubber roofing products made in Canada?
Yup! Both their headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Calgary.
What are Euroshield rubber roofing products made out of?
Recycled tires make up most of the material used in a Euroshield, taking up roughly 70% of the total material. A proprietary blend of materials is used for the rest of the product. 95% of the whole product is manufactured from recycled materials.
What is the most hail resistant roof?
There is no better option against hail and any possible damage like heavy tree branches than a Euroshield rubber roof. All Euroshield roofs have achieved the highest rating of UL2218 Class 4 for Impact and are Listed and Labelled with QAI Labs (An accredited testing facility for the USA and Canada).
The warranty coverage provided is for hail impact up to 2" in diameter and for 50 years.
However, they have gone a step further with their own testing with much larger objects and weight. Euroshield holds up beautifully. To date, there have been ZERO hail damage claims against any Euroshield product.
What is the best roof for high winds?
Once again, the Euroshield roof excels with protection against high winds. It has passed the Modified Dade County test in compliance with the CCMC guidelines for wind uplift and wind-driven rain to 170 kph. In 3rd party wind testing (ASTM D3161-modified) at PRI Labs in Tampa, Florida, Euroshield Panel Loc products achieved 250kph straight-line wind testing pass for 2 hours with no blow-off. Euroshield roof products have a unique interlocking set of panels that hold the leading edge in a lockdown position. This assures that the corners will never curl, lift, or blow off, even in extreme wind conditions.
What is a class 4 shingle?
Roofing materials undergo a rigorous testing process in a verified laboratory to ensure the product meets a specific performance spec. Roofing materials are given a score based on a class of 1-4, with 4 being the highest. This score is for the roof materials' impact resistance and can be shown to provide how durable the product is.
How long do rubber roofs last?
Euroshield roofs come with a Limited Lifetime warranty of at least 50 years. This is hands down one of, if not the best warranty you can get for a roof. There is a good chance this will be the last roof you'll ever install. It will also add value to your home and offer excellent resale value if you sell your home.
Is rubber roofing heavy?
The shingles range from 5-8.5lbs per panel, depending on the style you select.
You don't need to add additional structural reinforcement to install a Euroshield roof onto your home.
Can you put rubber roofing over shingles?
It is always best to remove the shingles to check for damage underneath, including rot or leaking areas.
How do you maintain a rubber roof?
Euroshield roofs are virtually maintenance-free. Once installed, you won't have to think about your roof much. Should you wish to clean the roof, you can power wash it with up to 2000 PSI with water only—no need for chemicals. Just make sure the nozzle is approximately 12 inches away from the shingle surface. Spray from top to bottom motion, not side to side.
Does the colour fade over time?
Like with anything exposed to the harsh sun rays full time, the product will slightly change colour over time. However, Euroshield roof products contain high amounts of carbon black, making them highly resistant to UV rays. This roof system provides the best performance to colour fading over time than anything else on the market.
The other good news is that Euroshield products have the colour go all the way through the whole piece. During the manufacturing process, colour is added to the mix, ensuring it will never peel, flake, or crack. In the worst case, if the shingle gets scratched, the colour will remain identical because the colour goes all the way through the product. There is no coating or layer of colour added on top.
Is it safe to walk on a Euroshield rubber roof?
Absolutely! A Euroshield is probably one of the safest roofing systems to walk on. This makes any future work to your home, including siding, windows, electrician work etc, a breeze.
Will the rubber smell go away?
Like a new car smell, it will fade over a short time. After installation, there might be a slight rubber smell, but rest assured it won't last long once exposed to the outdoor elements.