Bitumen shingles

  • Canadian-made bitumen shingles are manufactured near the port of Montreal (15 km), minimizing the carbon footprint for road transport.
  • Bitumen shingles are a lightweight roofing option (~ 10kg/m2). There is no need for substantial/additional framing/timber to support the structure.
  • Typical UK roof construction designs can easily handle two layers of shingles, (replacement layer can go directly over first layer) reducing the need for disposal until such time when recycling and material recovery technologies will have progressed even further.
  • Manufacturing remnants (such as cut-outs, trim etc.) are used in road paving compounds, where their asphalt/fibrous content enhances the pavement deformation resistance.
  • Reclaimed shingles from re-roofs and factory remnants are also used as a fuel/energy source, especially in high energy-use facilities such as cement kilns.
  • Should old shingles eventually need to go to municipal landfills, extensive testing has shown no toxic groundwater leaching concerns.
  • Bitumen shingles are manufactured in facilities complying with all government requirements for clean air emissions. The plant uses a closed water systems.
  • Bitumen based shingle roofs have proven to be an excellent and compatible mounting surface for solar water heaters and photo-voltaic cell systems.
  • Bitumen based shingles are an excellent roof covering choice for those wishing to collect rain water for domestic usage.
  • When considering the environmental impact of various roofing options, bitumen shingles offer these benefits, all the while maintaining excellent durability, value, and aesthetics, coupled with ease of installation and maintenance.