I dread the day that we'll have to replace our roof - not only for the expense, but the waste that will be generated. Tin and copper roofs have been gaining popularity in our area, perhaps due to the environmental features: longevity and recycle-ability. But what about a roof FROM recycled materials.Though my hope is that solar shingles will soon be affordable and efficient enough to put on our house, this recycled rubber roof from EcoStar seems like a good solution in the meantime.
The roof tiles are composed of up to 80% recycled post-industrial rubber and plastic, made from things like car bumpers and baby diaper production remnants, that would otherwise end up in the landfill. And with a 50-year warranty, it will stay out of the landfill for quite some time.