Did you know that asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material used in Charlotte? In fact, this kind of material is the most popular throughout the nation. Many roofers use asphalt because it’s strong, affordable and has the longevity to last for 15 years or longer. But when you get your roof replaced or are repairing it, you may have some scraps leftover. What are you to do with them? Recycle!

What is asphalt shingle recycling?

Our roofing company knows that you can easily recycle roofing shingles, but years ago they used to be sent to the landfill. Nowadays, our roofing teams can take old shingles off of your roofing recycle them. The process of shingle recycling is ensuring the material does not end up in a landfill, but instead, is used for other products or roofing jobs.

What products use recycled shingles?

Believe it or not, the number one product that uses recycled asphalt shingles are the roads we drive on everyday! When the shingles are ground up, they are recycled and typically added to the pavement mix to improve the quality of the road. Other common uses of recycled asphalt shingles from your leftover roofing replacement may be used to produce energy, to create road maintenance products or as an added material to make roofing products.

What are the benefits of asphalt shingle recycling?

Shingles have a lot to offer and when saved from the landfill, can offer plenty of economically viable and convenient uses. Using recycled asphalt shingles in the pavement can help to offset the need for new aggregate and asphalt. In addition, more uses are being explored. When asphalt shingles are recycled, they can create growth in the economy too. Recycling locations offer more jobs and so do the need for road pavers. Plus, recycling shingles allows homeowners who have roofing replacements make a positive environmental contribution.

How can you recycle your asphalt shingles?

Shingles, when replaced by a professional roofing company, can be saved for recycling! There are many companies available to you that offer shingle recycling. You can learn more about them when you visit their websites. Leaders in the industry include www.shinglerecycling.org and www.earth911.com.

How much does it cost to recycle asphalt shingles?

Recycling your asphalt shingles may vary depending on which recycler you choose for business; however, if you’re weighing your options, including dumping the shingles at a landfill, note that it’s usually cheaper to go the recycling route. And in some cases, recycling is absolutely free!

Schedule a roofing inspection today!

Are you wanting to do some good for the environment and recycle your asphalt roofing shingles? If so, it’s time to learn if your roof needs to be replaced or repaired. Ace Roofing in the heart of Charlotte, offers free roofing inspections. So, if you think you may be in need of a new roof. It’s time to give us a call at (704) 755-4046. Join us online today to learn more about our services and know that you can finance your roof!