We all have a responsibility to protect our environment. One of the best ways we can do this is through smart selection of building materials. Choosing asphalt for your roof is an environmentally responsible choice because asphalt shingles are recyclable. Winfield Builders tells you all you need to know about asphalt shingle recycling.
What Is Asphalt Shingle Recycling
Shingle recycling is the process of taking the asphalt shingles from a roof tear-off and using them for other products. Asphalt is the most recycled material in the US, and is the main component in 80% of roofs and 94% of America’s roads. As environmentally responsible roofers in Silver Spring, MD, we have partnered with GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in the US, for our shingles. GAF supports a new recycling program that will allow us to recycle old shingles for roadways.
What Are Its Benefits?
Asphalt shingles can be 100% recyclable. Recycling facilities usually add the grounds up shingles to pavement. This improves road quality, and reduces the consumption of natural resources and oil. Recyclers can reclaim recycled pavement multiple times, minimizing the use of new materials and preserving space in the landfill. Other uses include reusing shingles as input for roofing products and road maintenance products, along with producing energy.
Asphalt shingle recycling saves everyone money. Taxpayers save when towns use recycled asphalt for roadways. Contractors save by reducing our material and energy costs. Paving and dumpster companies save by also reducing their costs. Our government saves money by reducing our reliance on foreign oil and reducing our consumption of natural resources. As the leading expert in roofs and gutters in Annapolis, MD, we strongly believe that shingle recycling is the smart choice.
One of the best ways we can help the environment is through being judicious and efficient with our use of resources. Choosing our asphalt shingles for your roof will help with that. Winfield Builders is committed to helping our environment by installing durable and high quality products. Give us a call to learn more about our products and services or to get a free estimate.