Why Green Built Pro is a
Dedicated Asphalt Shingle Recycler
of the Asphalt Shingle
Asphalt shingles are one of the original American building supplies. Invented in 1901, the asphalt shingle grew in popularity replacing the wood shingle throughout the beginning of the 20th century. By 1939, more than 11 million squares of asphalt shingles were being produced and used in all kinds of construction throughout the country. Original versions of the asphalt shingle lacked slate granules but were soon added to the production for the added durability slate granules provide. Common materials used for slate granules on asphalt shingles are oyster shells, dolomite, fly-ash, silica and clay. The asphalt shingle continued to be developed to be more functional and durable under exposure to different elements. In the 1950s self-sealing and manually applied adhesives began to be used as a preventative measure against wind damage to shingle roofs. In the 1960s, research to make asphalt shingles more durable against wind especially under freezing conditions was performed. Nearing the end of the century staples instead of roofing nails were popularized for the durability and efficiency staples provided in installation of asphalt shingle roofs.
- Shingle recycling is economically viable and can create jobs for recycling locations
- Saves valuable resources from being sent to a landfill
- Can be recycled and reused for roads to reduce costs for paving
- Recycling shingles also allows homeowners to make a positive environmental contribution
- Shingle recycling is almost always less expensive than landfilling
If an asphalt shingle roof is not recycled the shingles go straight to the landfill and sit polluting and deteriorating our planet. With asphalt shingle recycling a positive impact is made all around both for the environment, the contractor, and the homeowner. It's a win- win for everyone when you support asphalt shingle recycling.