Q&A: Shingle Recycling and Its Main Benefits

By Stacy Mellete

When something is wrong with your asphalt roof, it’s natural to want to hire professionals roofers who conduct roof repairs in Tampa FL . Still, there are times when repair is no longer an option and complete replacement will have to be done instead. In this case, what do you do with your old asphalt roof shingle? This is where you will appreciate the importance of shingle recycling.

What is shingle recycling?

Simply put, it is the process of gathering roof shingles from old roofs and tear-offs and reusing them in a different product. Since asphalt is a highly recyclable material, asphalt shingle recycling is one of the most common alternatives to sending the material to a landfill.

How does shingle recycling benefit the environment?

Shingle roofing recycling offers benefits for both the homeowners and the environment. Through recycling asphalt shingles, our need for oil imports lessens every time. The recycled asphalt we use for roads essentially decreases our need for new oil. Shingle recycling reduces the demand on new or virgin asphalt cement and aggregate and reduces the production cost of hot mix asphalt (HMA). Additionally, areas that use recycled asphalt help taxpayers save on developmental costs.

Why do we recommend asphalt shingles for your home?

Affordable Roofing Systems supports GAF in its green practices, including shingle recycling. Aside from sustainability, asphalt shingles are incredibly easy to install. They’re also a cost-effective and energy-efficient roof replacement. Who doesn’t want a roof that helps them save in the long run?

If you are planning to have your asphalt shingles recycled, be sure to keep them clean. Bes sure to seek help from a local shingle recycler in your area. You can also check with Affordable Roofing Systems as we strongly advocate GAF’s shingle recycling practices.

Make the most of your roof replacement with asphalt shingles. We will be there to help make your roof project successful. Aside from quality roof replacements, we also offer other services such as hail damage repair in Tampa FL.

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