The Positive Effects of Shingle Recycling

By Stacy Mellete

There comes a point when roof repairs just won’t cut it anymore. But when homeowners dispose of their old roofs to make way for new ones, the former often ends up in a landfill. The good news is that recycling old roofs is now a more viable option. Your old roofing shingles can now be repurposed and for a better use.

Here’s a look at the positive effects of shingle recycling.


Its Impact is Far Reaching

Did you know that asphalt is the most recycled material in our country? As a matter of fact, it makes up a whopping 80% of all roofs, as well as an even more impressive 94% of roads all across America. Repurposing it, therefore, has an undeniable impact on waste reduction as well as natural-resource conservation.

It’s the New Way of Doing Things

With industry leaders such as GAF paving the way for recycling residential roofing materials, both the modern homeowner and roofing contractor in Tampa FL, now become more environmentally conscious. This commitment has seen a significant spike from 10% in 2010 to an impressive 28% in 2015.

It Saves Money for Everybody

Fact: Recycling old asphalt shingles is actually more cost-effective than dumping them in a landfill. This is perhaps one of the biggest reasons contractors are adopting the green initiative. Recycling shingles allows companies to lower disposal costs while doing right by the environment at the same time.

The Earth is the only home we have and it’s in everyone’s best interest to preserve it in any way we can. Affordable Roofing Systems is the roofing company that has a heart for the environment. You can count on us for tangible roofing solutions that are both affordable and eco-friendly.

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