Upcycled Roof Shingles Made Of Old Tires
Euroshield makes good use of a problematic waste material.
- 10 march 2011
Euroshield provides a solid green innovation by upcycling old tires into roof shingles. The rubber material is made from 75% recycled matter and is found to be durable and visually appealing, making them a worthwhile investment for homeowners. Inhabitat reports:
To produce the shingles made from used vehicle tires, Euroshiled removes the tire wall and cuts the tread section into large pieces. Once the treading is buffed off, the rubber surface is coated with sawdust or slate dust. To create the shingle-like texture the pieces are heated and moulded into shape. A plastic tab on each shingle panel makes it easy to attach the pieces to the roof. The panels are 3 feet wide and fit into each other as they are laid across the roof. For an average-sized home, between 600-1000 rubber tires are used to create a rubber shingle roof.