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February 19, 2017

From Waste to Rubber Roofs

In 1999, Mr. Henry Kamphuis thought of an ingenious way turning rubber tires in the landfills into great looking and durable roofing products called the Euroshield Rubber Roofing System. Of course, his magic did not just happen overnight. It took him and a group of dedicated people more than a decade running countless tests to achieve the Euroshield rubber roofing system today.

Environmental Impact

The key ingredient of the rubber panel is recycled crumb rubber, accounts for approximately 70% of the panel. It contains other ingredients such as compatibilizers, stabilizers, UV inhibitors, and colors. In total, Euroshield products contain 95% recycled content, and both the rubber panels and scrap metal materials generated from the manufacturing and installation process can be recycled again back into more Euroshield roofing products.

Rubber roofing is a significant end use for recycled rubber. For example, an estimated 300 million tires were scrapped in 2009, in the United States. More than 500 million pounds of ground rubber was used to make molded and extruded products. Ground crumb rubber of the type used to manufacture rubber roofing represented more than 26% of scrap tire disposition. In a smaller scale, Euroshield products used over 50% of the crumb rubber consumed by Alberta manufacturers in 2015.

Euroshield is Tough

Rubber roofing is made to be tough. For instance, EuroLite Slate panels are able to sustain 2” ice balls firing at 295 kph (or 3” ice balls firing at 222 kph) with no damage. This kind of toughness has granted all Euroshield products a UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance rating – the highest rating available. Most asphalt shingles’ impact resistance rating is below Class 3, and they are most likely to be damaged during a hailstorm.

 

Hail impact simulation video by Euroshield.

World-famous St. Andrews Golf Course and Hotel decided to use Euroshield by Calgary Herald.

Euroshield is a Lifetime Roofing System

Unlike wood shakes and asphalt shingles, rubber roofing is nonporous. Rubber panels do not absorb moisture, and they will not rot, peel, crack or break down. Also, similar to the tires on a vehicle, rubber panels can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations without incurring damage. Once they are installed correctly, the Euroshield rubber roofing system will last you a lifetime.

Life expectancy comparisons:

Wood roofs

8 – 25 years

Asphalt shingles

15 – 25 years

Euroshield

50 + years

Style Profiles

Euroshield rubber panels do not look like rubber tires. They are designed to accurately replicate the authentic look and texture of cedar shakes and slates. Both designs come with a thicker profile (3/4” at the butt edge) and a light profile (1/2” at the butt edge) at a much lower cost, typically between asphalt shingles and metal, cedar and slate roofs. They come in three colors: black, brown and grey.

What can we do for you?

Check out our Euroshield installation video. 

If you are interested in the product and would like to know more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We are more than happy to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and provide a quote for you.


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