Is Greener Shingles Safe?

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Is Greener Shingles Safe?

When was the last time you looked at the roof of your home or commercial building? Did you notice shingles that were cracked, brittle, dried out, or moss and algae growing on them? If so, then it is time to think about rejuvenating your roof with Greener Shingles. Nobody enjoys seeing an unsightly roof, especially if your house or building is on the market. Greener Shingles replaces the lost oils in roof shingles and improves shingle flexibility, granular adhesion, hail impact, and fire resistance. Once applied, it quickly penetrates deep into the brittle asphalt roofing shingles, restoring flexibility to enable daily expansion and contraction, as well as extend the life of the roof. 

Now-a-days safety is on everyone’s mind. Safety for their family, job security, and health are just a few examples. However, have you ever thought about the safety of your house or commercial building? Every building and home are protected by its roof, but what protects the roof when it begins to age? When a roof starts to fail at its job, the structure under it will acquire the consequences. Greener Shingles provide lasting benefits and are safe to use so homeowners and business owners do not have to worry what it could do to the environment, people, or animals. 

How Safe are Greener Shingles?

Greener Shingles is made with 90% bio-based natural food-grade oils. It uses a bio-based soybean solution that is safe around the outside of the home. Soybean oil, or soy methyl ester, meets the EPA’s Safer Choice criteria for solvents and is listed on their safer chemicals ingredients list. Greener Shingles is a powerful, scientifically formulated treatment that is safe in small amounts and is easily washed off with water. It is also safe around pets, plants, and people, as well as the environment. 

The environment is a common topic in today’s news. You constantly hear about the importance of engaging in ways to help make it better. Greener Shingles is dedicated to taking their part in doing just that. It is an environmentally safe solution that reduces landfill waste. According to the Northeast Recycling Council, the United States produces more than 11 million tons of asphalt shingle waste destined for landfill every year. Recycling programs for asphalt shingles do exist; however, the solution is only somewhat successful. The debris that gets torn off shingles that still have nails and wood attached to them are difficult to take apart; therefore, it can damage the machinery that grinds the shingles. Recycling centers become a simple pit stop to the landfill. 

Asphalt, which is a petroleum-based product, is a wonderful roofing material. It is durable and water-resistant, making it successful at protecting homes and buildings from weather-related damage. Nevertheless, those same materials also cause asphalt shingles to be a huge waste problem it is not disposed of correctly. Greener Shingles can extend the lifespan of asphalt shingles much longer than originally estimated. By decreasing the time that shingles need to be replaced, shingles can stay on roofs longer and out of landfills. 

Final Thoughts

Protecting your house or commercial building should be a top priority, but so should protecting those around you as well as the environment. Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, LLC understands the importance of safety. We want to provide our customers with a safe way of restoring their roofing shingles by offering Greener Shingles. Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, LLC is the only company in St. Louis that is licensed to use Greener Shingles. If you are interested in using Greener Shingles on your roof or want to learn more about it, contact us at (314) 932-1042. One of our team members would be happy to speak with you!