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Rubber Roofing Shingles Manufacturing Process: How Are Rubber Shingles Made

Unlike many other traditional roof shingles and rolls, which are mainly composed of slate, wood, ceramic, asbestos, or bitumen-soaked paper, rubber roofing shingles are usually be made from recycled (vehicle) tires (a tremendous source of waste material), sawdust and slate dust. The rubber roofing shingles manufacturing process looks the following:

  • the tire wall is removed and the tread section gets cut into large pieces;
  • treading gets buffed off and the rubber surface is coated with slate dust or sawdust (comes from recycled sources, like recycled slate tiles or mills);
  • the pieces are heated and molded under high pressure into shape with an added patter (to create the shingle-like texture);
  • a plastic tab is added to each shingle panel (usually 3 feet wide), which makes attaching pieces to the roof easier.

If the rubber roofing shingles manufacturing process has been carried out in the right way, shingles will be less likely to bend, crack, rot, crumble, discolor, curl, or take on moisture in case of bad weather conditions of drastic temperature changes. Shingles will preserve durability and protection of rubber, benefiting from having the still belting, making them stronger and last longer than any other conventional roofing material. Though made from recycled tires, the shingles can mimic the look of ordinary tile, wood or slate, but are much more eco-friendly, dependable and durable than their counterparts. Simple speaking, you can get the durability of rubber with the look of conventional roofing.

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