Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials used in the country. They are relatively more affordable than other options, easy to install, and come in a variety of colors and textures to suit the taste of any homeowner.
For most people, the above mentioned characteristics of asphalt shingles are enough to make them the top choice for a roofing material. However, another reason that makes asphalt shingles a great option for a roofing material is that they are recyclable.
Asphalt shingles are made up of asphalt, which is used to a coat continuous sheet of either cellulose material or fiberglass, and topped with ceramic granules.
Old and beaten asphalt shingles can be recovered by any roofer and processed into other products. Recycled shingles can be added to hot-mix asphalt which is then used for paving roads. Likewise, when combined with raw materials, it can be used to make new asphalt shingles.
Here is a rundown of the benefits of recycling asphalt shingles.
Less need for landfills – According to Recycled Materials Resource Center, approximately 11 trillion tons of asphalt roofing scrap is generated each year in the United States alone. Recycling worn-out asphalt shingles will help reduce the amount of garbage in landfills.
Saves Valuable Resources – Instead of using all-new raw materials, incorporating recycled asphalt shingles into the production of other materials reduces the need for raw materials and saves on energy resources.
Economic benefit – Recycling asphalt shingles can save on costs in making roads and other materials.
Every little step counts when it comes to saving the environment. Hiring a roofing contractor that is actively involved in recycling and green building is one of the small things that property owners can do to lessen the impact of their activities to the environment.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts provides you the option to use recycled and recyclable materials for your roofing needs. Property owners in Tampa, FL can now make green choices in the construction or renovation of their homes and establishments. Call us today at (813) 257-9355 for all your roofing needs.