The Importance of Recycling Asphalt Shingles

As a reliable roofing company, we are committed to sustainability. As the largest provider of manufactured shingles, GAF has recognized the importance of eco-friendly roofing practices and strongly encourages their certified roofers like us to recycle old asphalt shingles. Find out why this is important.

The Issue With Shingles Today

When you install tile, metal or asphalt, you use up several composite ingredients for roofing, including fiberglass, wood fiber and cellulose. These materials can take a few centuries to fully decompose once you discard them. As a result, landfills and garbage dumps grow larger and larger. That means more and more hazards for the environment.

How GAF Asphalt Shingles Help

Recognizing this problem, GAF has specially designed their asphalt shingle products to be fully recyclable. GAF asphalt shingles are among the most popular residential roofing materials, so this commitment is making a big impact. Recycled asphalt shingles can be used to build new roads.

Asphalt is the country’s most recycled material, so GAF has adopted a zero-waste-to-landfill policy. Old shingles are dismantled and broken down to be used for roadway construction. They can also be reused when GAF manufactures new shingles.

At Arry’s Roofing Services Inc., we are proud to support GAF in this initiative. Understanding the call for environmentally friendly options, our recycled roofing solutions can save you money and energy and even help preserve the environment for future generations.

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