New Recycled Rubber Shingle May Be Game Changer for Roofing Industry

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New Recycled Rubber Shingle May Be Game Changer for Roofing Industry

Recycled and Competitively Priced Alternative for Roofing
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Summary

Greenspiration Home shares a unique "find" from Greenbuild Expo -- a new roofing product called EuroLite from G.E.M. Inc. that is priced competitively with premium asphalt shingles. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 9:00am

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By Trish Holder

Not long ago I wrote a blog about my own experience trying to find an eco-friendly roofing material for the Greenspiration Home.  As you may recall, I came up pretty empty-handed.  What I found was that most alternative roofing materials, such as those that contain a high recycled content, are about 3 to 4 times the installed cost of asphalt shingles.  That’s a hard sell for anyone, no matter how green you want to be.  At this year’s Greenbuild show, however, I ran across a company that gives me reason to be optimistic again.

G.E.M. Inc. is the Canadian manufacturer of Euroshield™ recycled rubber roofing products.  The Euroshield brand includes several different lines of recycled rubber roofing, but the one that interested me the most at this year’s Greenbuild Expo was their new EurooLite Slate product.  Why?  Because the installed cost of this material, which comes with a transferable limited lifetime warranty (non-prorated for the first 50 years) is actually comparable to the installed cost of premium asphalt shingles. This is unprecedented as far as eco-friendly roofing goes. And the shingles themselves are 100% recyclable. Read more.... 

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Trish Holder
Greenspiration Home LLC
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