, specifically glass mats used in roofing shingles, has always been a core market for Dow Reichhold," Douglas Reid, marketing manager for Dow Reichhold, explained.
Debris can encompass inert materials, such as asphalt, brick, concrete, glass, metals and dirt; organic materials, such as dimensional lumber, roofing material
, ceiling tiles, insulation and cardboard; and composites, such as carpeting, gypsum wallboard and fixtures.
If the roofing material
is beyond its useful life, it's not cost-effective to coat."
Other assorted waste, including such items as tires, paint, batteries, brick, asphalt roofing material
and motor oil, totaled 6.8 percent.
The roofing material
-- Kalzip 400 stucco embossed sheets of aluminium alloy -- provides great longevity with minimum maintenance.
Jay Thomas, marketing chair of the Vinyl Roofing Division, says, "Skyrocketing raw material costs, higher landfill tipping fees, legislation to restrict disposal of construction materials, and an architectural community that demands the lightest environmental footprint that can be achieved are all leading toward the mainstreaming of post-consumer recycling and a vision of the day when specifiers call for recycling of roofs at the end of their service life." He adds that "vinyl is the only roofing material
that has been demonstrated to be recyclable at the end of its life back into roofing product."
From nonwoven roll goods manufacturers and roofing material
distributors to roof installers and homeowners, demands for high quality roofing materials
are becoming increasingly stringent.
Asphalt shingles will remain the dominant roofing material
, representing more than three-fifths of the total installed squares.
Yet roiled into very thin sheets, its light weight and resistance to corrosion makes it an excellent cladding and roofing material
. The new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao by Frank Gehry (AR December 1997) is clad in an extraordinary shimmering skin of very thin titanium scales.
A demolition survey revealed the presence of asbestos in the roofing material
, which was promptly removed and disposed of in accordance with New York State Department of Labor and New York City Department of Environmental Conservation regulations.
Right now, the primary need is for hammers, nails, plywood and roofing material
while other emergency relief groups are also requesting trailers of water and generators.