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Shingle Recycling Makes Responsible Roofing

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At Perfection Roofing, we take pride in being a family-owned business with good, honest practices that Tulsa can trust. This includes responsibly taking care of all the materials we use, from new construction to disposal of old roofing.

You’ll be glad to know that not only are we an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, but we have also taken the Shingle Recycling Pledge. When roofing contractors remove some or all of a home’s asphalt roofing shingles, we ensure that the old shingles are recycled.

The Importance of Recycling Shingles

18aRoofing makes up 5% of all building-related waste in the U.S., with much of it destined to sit in landfills. On the other hand, we have millions of miles of roads paved with asphalt. When roofing contractors recycle asphalt shingles, we’re all working together to reduce landfill and pave our roads efficiently in Tulsa and beyond.

Owen Corning was the first company to introduce an asphalt shingle recycling program, and at Perfection Roofing we have been happy to participate. Recycling shingles makes the entire roofing process more responsible from start to finish.

Asphalt shingles make a popular choice of roofing material because of their durability and versatility. They stand up well to the extremes of the Tulsa climate, and you can get them in any color and shape that you want. With shingles being so popular as a roofing choice, it’s important to handle its life cycle responsibly so we don’t have an unnecessary, negative impact on our landfills.

How Roofing Contractors Recycle Your Shingles

At your house, roofing contractors don’t need to do anything different when recycling rather than junking your shingles. The process of removing and installing new shingles remains just the same.

18bThe steps of recycling asphalt shingles include:

  • Perfection Roofing hauls away the old shingles
  • The shingles are taken to Tulsa’s nearest recycling location
  • Wood and metal debris gets sorted and handled separately
  • The shingles are chipped and ground
  • New asphalt paving mix is made from the recycled shingles

 

When we remove and recycle your shingles, you can also ask about new roofing options that use recycled materials to have an even greater environmental impact.

Contact Perfection Roofing when you are in the market for a new shingle roof and find out more about our shingle recycling program.

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