0 Helpful?

What green roofing material is best in New England? What is the cost & who has used it?

We have a 30 year old contemporary home with original asphalt shingles which we will need to replace. What happens to these shingles after they are taken off the roof? Are they recycled or do they head to the landfill? There seems to be pros and cons to all products out there. Has anyone used the rubber shingles which mimic slate?
Thank you for your input.

Asked by Maria Hars
Posted Apr 21, 2009 11:11 AM ET

Tags:

1 Answer

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
1.

Maria,
1. Asphalt shingles can be recycled for a variety of uses, but there are few recycling facilities available. Most old asphalt shingles end up in a landfill.

2. To answer the question in your headline, the best green roofing material for New England is factory painted galvanized steel. It's affordable, durable, and recyclable.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Apr 21, 2009 1:19 PM ET

Other Questions in Green products and materials

Insulate cold water pipes

In General questions | Asked by Paul Deleon | Aug 28, 15

How to build a gabled roof on a rigid insulation roof?

In Green building techniques | Asked by Leon Stepanian | Aug 17, 15

Skipping radiant floor heat in a passive house?

In PassivHaus | Asked by Jenz Yoder | Aug 25, 15

Minisplit or furnace?

In Mechanicals | Asked by Mark Buckingham | Aug 28, 15

Alpen vs Inline

In Green products and materials | Asked by David Mosijchuk | Mar 25, 15
Register for a free account and join the conversation


Get a free account and join the conversation!
Become a GBA PRO!