We Recycle Your Old Shingles And This Is Why

weathered-eco-roofingShingles account for an estimated 3%-5% of landfill space

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.), more than 11 million tons of asphalt shingles enter U.S. landfills each year. Shingles account for an estimated 3%-5% of landfill space and they are non-degradable, meaning they stay there forever. Asphalt shingles are also 25% oil by weight, so think of how much oil you could save by reusing or recycling your asphalt shingles?

 

Ecoroofing is not your typical contractor in many ways

Now that you know you can recycle your old asphalt shingles, where do you begin? Surprisingly, most local contractors I spoke with weren’t familiar with how to recycle shingles. Most just rent a dumpster and throw the old shingles, tar paper and nails away. Even with a Construction and Demolition Association dedicated to recycling and an Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association, many contractors and builders aren’t aware of the recycling options. They don’t know that your old shingles can be shredded and reused for roads. (If you’re interested in the actual recycling process, visit the EPA website for more details. In the end, this means that we, as consumers, need to be proactive to make sure our construction waste doesn’t end up in the landfill. We can’t just rely on the contractor to know the latest about recycling and ways to reuse material. Admittedly, I wish I would have done this when we had a new roof put on our home 10 years ago.

Source: www.ecoseed.org

Fayetteville AR Roofing

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Fayetteville Arkansas has thrived as a town nestled in the Ozarks. The town would become a choice spot for taking up residence and starting a multitude of businesses. The weather patterns of Northwest Arkansas are often unpredictable and vary significantly. With such a toll being taken on roofs and the fact that many roofers seemed to pull over seemingly unethical sales tactics was a driver behind the start of Eco Roofing as the new Fayetteville AR Roofers.

Not only are there several roofing companies in the NWA area but there are a lot of construction based companies that simply discard their construction waste through any means that require the smallest amount of effort and/or cost. Although many companies see the old materials as waste it is simply due to naïveté.

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There are multiple uses for removed and leftover building materials as materials can be reused, re-purposed or recycled. As a result we help save money as well as donate to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and other various organizations that can take advantage of the materials.

Eco Roofing is simply trying to make a name for itself by changing the way we look at construction crews, environmental impacts and giving customers a headache-free experience that is smooth, efficient and easy to understand. We will give you our opinion but you are the customer. We work for you.

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