Asphalt as a Sustainable Roofing Option - August 2020

By Karen L. Edwards, Director, Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3)
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Most people think of reflective coatings or membranes such as TPO that deliver environmental benefits and reduce cooling loads. With the recyclability of asphalt and the development of cool roofing granules, it is time to rethink asphalt as a sustainable roofing solution. 

Recycling Benefits
Reed Hitchcock, Executive Vice President of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), shared at the 2020 International Roofing Expo that they expect to see a strong focus on sustainability and recycling in the coming years. “[Asphalt] actually has a lot of uses even after its regular life on a roof,” said Hitchcock. “The challenge that the industry has right now is getting that material from the roofs to the facilities that can process it.” Read More.


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