In 1999, Mr. Henry Kamphuis thought of an ingenious way turning rubber tires in the landfills into great looking and extremely durable roofing products. 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 for sloped roofs.
Euroshield Roofing Products
The key ingredient of the rubber panel is recycled crumb rubber, which accounts for approximately 70% of the panel. It contains other ingredients such as compatibilizers, stabilizers, UV inhibitors, and color. In total, Euroshield products contain 95% recycled content. 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 during 2009 in the United States. More than 500 million pounds of ground rubber was used to make various products. On a smaller scale, Euroshield products used over 50% of the crumb rubber created by Alberta manufacturers in 2015.
Euroshield is Tough
Rubber roofing is made to be tough. For instance, Heritage Slate panels can 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 sustain damages during a hailstorm.
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. In addition, rubber panels can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations without incurring damage. Once they are installed correctly, Euroshield rubber roofing system will last a lifetime.
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 butt edge) and a light profile (1/2” at butt edge) at a much lower cost, typically between asphalt shingles and metal roofs.
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