GAF Materials Corporation announced that all of its roofing plants now recycle manufacturing shingle waste, diverting thousands of tons of material from landfills annually.
GAF Materials Corporation announced that all of its roofing plants now recycle
manufacturing shingle waste, diverting thousands of tons of material from
The highly engineered roofing shingle manufacturing process generates
very little waste or by-products other than tabs or punch-outs, in addition to
any shingle that do not meet the company’s rigorous specifications. These
unsuitable materials have previously ended up in landfills, however under GAF’s
new arrangements, they will be recycled, generally for use in asphalt
GAF continues to take steps to implement sustainable business practices
across the organization.
“The shingle manufacturing process is very resource-efficient,” said
Martin Grohman, Director of Sustainability. “In addition to shingles, our plants
recycle metal, cardboard, and oils, as well as everyday items like batteries,
paper, inks and toners, and CFL’s.”
GAF offers a wide array of Energy Star qualified roofing products, and
products that contain post-consumer or post-industrial recycled materials.
Timberline Cool Series Shingles are specially designed to reflect sunlight and
can reduce energy consumption by up to 15 percent, depending on geography,
structure and climate.
Additionally, every shingle produced by GAF is made with proprietary
Advanced Protection technology which optimizes the placement of protective
asphalt while reducing overall resource consumption. This results in a lower
weight shingle that is easier to transport and handle on the jobsite, yet
maintains protection against cracking, tearing, and severe winds.
Asphalt shingles remain a durable, sustainable choice that can conserve
natural resources, improve indoor air quality, and easily accommodate renewable
energy. And according to the National Asphalt Paving Association, asphalt is
America’s most recycled material;
with their high quality fibers, asphalt and granules, recycled asphalt shingles
can actually improve the qualities of roads.
For more information about GAF Materials Corporation and its
sustainability efforts, visit www.gaf.com.