When it comes to replacing an asphalt shingle roof, one of the many things that come to mind is how to dispose of the asphalt shingles you tear off. In this blog, the top-rated roofers at Bone Dry Roofing share a few options regarding what to do with old asphalt shingles.
Recycle – Asphalt shingles contain composites, resins and other materials that make them useful when recycled. For instance, roofing shingles can be melted down to be used in road pavement and in cement as hot-mix asphalt. When used shingles are recycled, less oil and materials are needed to manufacture other products. Some asphalt shingle recycling centers require a fee while others accept them for free.
Reuse – Aside from donating used asphalt shingles to recycling centers, sometimes they can be reused, especially when the shingles are in pretty good condition. This might happen when homeowners want to change the color of their roof or replace the shingles to boost the value of their home before selling. Some charitable organizations take old shingles and use them to cover low-income homes.
Dispose – If your asphalt shingles are old for reuse and they do not meet the standards set by recycling centers, then your only option is to throw them away. The roofing contractor in charge of the tear-off will use a dumpster to collect all the old materials and debris, haul them away and dispose of them in a local landfill.
Removal of old shingles is usually included in the labor costs of the project. If your shingles happen to contain asbestos, that might require an additional fee for proper disposal. Let Bone Dry Roofing take care of your roof replacement project, from the initial inspection to post-installation cleanup and disposal. Contact our team at 970-364-7996 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today.