Originally published by: Bay Living Magazine – November / December 2013
Have you ever wondered what happens to your used tires? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans use and dispose of 290 million tires every year. Of those, approximately 233 million are recycled into a variety of eco-friendly products and materials, leaving about 50 million to be dumped in landfills, or worse, disposed of illegally.
Finding new and innovative ways of keeping those tires from ending up in your local dump is a top priority for environmental activist groups and state and local officials alike. One Canadian company is doing their part to help bring that staggering figure of 50 million down to zero.
The EUROSHIELD® EuroLite Slate™ roofing material is made from 95% recycled materials, 70% of which is recycled tires. EUROSHIELD is an established manufacturer and has been producing the EuroLite Slate roofing system in Canada since 1999.
EuroLite Slate is an affordable, highly durable and environmentally friendly product that accomplishes the look and feel of real slate. While it’s designed to accurately replicate the look and texture of a traditional heavy chiseled-edge slate tile, EuroLite Slate is about half the weight and less than half the cost of real slate. It also comes with a 50-year non-prorated warranty.
No matter what nature brings your way, EUROSHIELD roof systems are rain, wind, hail and fire-resistant. As an added bonus, many homeowners comment on the difference the product has made in keeping their homes cooler in the summertime, and also about the superior sound-deadening qualities this roofing system has to offer.
While EUROSHIELD has been a prominent roofing choice in Canada and the Pacific Northwest for years, it has only recently made its way to the state of California. Eastman Roofing & Waterproofing Inc., worked with the city of San Jose and the EuroLite Slate manufacturer to complete the first project of its kind in California, approved by building officials. As a result, they have set the precedence for future Bay Area homeowners who would like to install EuroSlate on their home.
Eastman Roofing & Waterproofing Inc. is a family owned business that has been serving the Bay Area since 1979. They were the first roofing contractor to earn the CertainTeed Select Shingle Master Applicator certification in California. In recognition of more than a decade of continuous certification, CertainTeed also awarded them with the exclusive status of Tenured Member. Eastman Roofing & Waterproofing takes great pride in their work and strives to provide customers with the best experience possible. They specialize in roofs of all kinds, from standard and simple to complex and unique. They also provide insulation, skylights, gutter repair and cleaning, roof inspections, preventative maintenance programs and attic ventilation systems.
For more information about EuroLite Slate eco-friendly roofing and more, please call our office at 1-800-287-2006 or you can request additional information through the following form!