Are there ways to recycle your old roof?

Does your old roof just go to waste or can it actually be recycled?

Your roof has always provided you with shelter and peace of mind, but when its time to get a roof replacement, have you ever wondered what happens to your old discarded roofing materials? For the past decades, the material was simply disposed of in a landfill, taking up significant landfill space, causing harmful emissions and perilous water leaching to the streams and rivers.

Today, all roofing debris is being recycled at certified roofing recycling depots. These recyclers have the means to destroy the roofing shingles and turn them back into asphalt products and road fillers. The tar and fiberglass shingles are pulverized and separated by weight, and the majority of the byproduct is reused in some capacity, either in new roofing products or for heavy weight filler. During the processing of these used shingles, extra care is taken so that no rain water or runoff is exposed to the streams or rivers. Even the shingle manufacturers need to use these roof recycling depots, as a means for disposing of their startup runs, or tailings at the end of a run of shingles.

Because of these roof debris depots, you don’t have to worry about your old roof clogging up the environment, and causing one giant carbon footprint. All of our shingles are disposed of using the roof recycling methods, and at the roof recycling depots. The roofing you’re getting rid of today may be the roof at where installing next month!

100% of Roof Debris Recycled
Dial One Roofing cares for the Earth as much as you do, and we protect the environment by recycling 100% of the roofing debris created from discarded roofing projects. In business since 1979, Dial One Roofing is recognized as one of the best roofing installation companies in Oregon. We have taken the Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor Shingle Recycling Pledge, and are firmly committed to moving towards a greener world, with everybody playing their part in protecting the environment. When considering a roof replacement, by selecting Dial One Roofing, you can be assured that you have put forward a step towards protecting the environment and mankind.

Owens Corning is one of the largest roofing manufacturers in the world. They developed the “Preferred Contractor Shingle Recycling Pledge” as a means of making sure that all reputable roofing installers are doing their part to protect the earth and the environment. Owens Corning has taken a leadership role in shingle recycling, and has developed many relationships with recyclers around the country. When Owens Corning establishes a roof debris recycling depot, they put their name and reputation at stake, as any good roofing manufacturer would. We congratulate Owens Corning for taking such a strong stance and doing their part for the safety and future of the environment.

Turning Roofs into Roads
shingle-roof-recyclingWhat happens to all that recycled roofing? The majority of the material is ground up and turned into new roads. Asphalt is the main ingredient in highways and roads. Because the majority of the roofing products are asphalt, by grinding up the old material and heating it, it is mixed in with existing road making products, and adds a low cost improvement to the asphalt roads. The roads and highways are actually improve by adding the roofing products, and can expect increased life, higher resistance to wear and moisture, and less fatigued cracking. The day will come when you will be driving on your old roof!!

A good roofer is committed to ensuring you the best roof replacement solutions, while recycling the debris and waste from discarded roofing materials. They will practice sustainable efforts for the environment and lead the way towards protecting it and keeping homeowners safe and happy. Dial One Roofing – The best roofers in town.