Asphalt shingles are one of the best roofing materials for many homeowners. They enhance the home’s curb appeal and provide long-term protection against the elements. They are also 100% recyclable and are repurposed for other uses once they reach the end of their service life.
Polk Contracting, Inc., one of the top roofing and siding contractors in the area, discusses everything you need to know about asphalt shingle recycling.
Eco-friendly construction has since become an ongoing trend. Apart from selecting sustainable materials for use in building structures, it also considers lessening the impact of construction waste on the environment. One of the ongoing problems involves landfills continuously receiving roof wastes. Most of these consist of torn-off asphalt shingles, which are known to take a long time to disintegrate.
Recycling Is the Solution
Fortunately, recycling these materials can help solve the problem of landfills. Any window and door contractor would agree that asphalt is the main component used in paving roadways. In fact, according to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, about 2 million tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles have been used for creating new roads in 2015.
Apart from this, old asphalt shingles can be reused to create new roofing materials. Doing so means lessening the need to mine new components to conserve on precious natural resources.
All of these are enough reasons for you to pursue asphalt shingles as your roofing material of choice for your future roof replacement. Polk Contracting, Inc. offers GAF products, which has a line of dimensional shingles made with Advanced Protection® Shingle technology. It eliminates the unnecessary waste of natural resources, using less asphalt and limestone than conventional ones during manufacturing.
Apart from being the top roofers in the area, we also take pride in providing other home improvement services. We offer window, siding and door replacement and installation. Call (410) 660-2922 to find out more. You may also fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve residents of Bel Air and Abingdon, MD.