There’s a large push currently for people to evaluate where recycling can make the largest impact. Although it’s not making a huge impact on the consumer scale: on a commercial and building scale, the effect is endless. Regardless of whether you want to do this for moral reasons or for the tax cut that some areas offer for green-built homes, it’s a popular design trend at this moment.
If you can find building materials that are either wholly recycled, or made from recycled parts, then you’re in the green. Items like composite shake shingles can be made with partially recycled items, which is fantastic for the environment: and even better because these shingles are fire resistant and sturdy.
Although recycling plastics and other materials into roofing might not be obvious to many people, it works because of the plastic. These shingles are still beautiful and look fantastic on every home, but they’re working overtime being both durable and eco-innovative.