ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF ROOF MAXX
The amount of waste generated by replacing an entire roof is a growing concern in the roofing industry. Asphalt shingles, which are the most popular roofing material in the United States, are one of the least environmentally friendly roofing options.
Asphalt is petroleum based and energy intensive to produce, and asphalt shingle scrap from roof replacement tear-offs contribute up to 10 percent of construction and demolition debris in U.S. landfills.
With continuing pressure to reduce the size of landfills and regulate the types of waste streams that go into them, sealing shingles is a relatively simple but critical method for extending roof service life that will drastically reduce construction waste while saving valuable resources.