Asphalt is a material synthesized from crude oil and used in many different applications. In fact, 80% of American residential roofing and 94% of roads include asphalt. Asphalt is also one of the most recyclable materials available.
The Benefits of Recycled Asphalt Shingles
The truth is most asphalt shingles aren’t brand new; they are often recycled from older components and even older roofing materials. This has a lot of advantages on its own. Recycling asphalt shingles cuts U.S. oil use, reducing costs and dependence on imported oil. Recycling the added parts also reduces need for mining of other non-renewable resources. Overall, recycled asphalt shingles provide you, the consumer, with an environmentally friendly and sustainable material designed to last for generations.
Availability of Recycling
As of today, recycling services for asphalt-based roofing and materials are available in all 50 states. As an end user, this doesn’t mean you have to collect the old asphalt yourself.
With almost three decades of trusted experience, Roofing & More maximizes sustainability by ensuring that we use premier GAF roofing materials. Our commitment to preserving the environment has been instrumental in earning the coveted GAF Master Elite® rating, a distinction held by less than three percent of roofing contractors nationwide.
Ensure an Environmentally-Friendly Future
Roofing & More remains committed to providing your home with the best roof replacement, repair and installation services in Northern Virginia. Fill out our contact form here or reach us at (703) 467-0206 and get a free in-home consultation and estimate. Our services are available in Alexandria, Fairfax, McLean and all Northern Virginia areas.