Virgin Versus Recycled Roofing Tiles

Have you ever wondered why DaVinci Roofscapes uses only virgin polymer for our field tiles?

Virgin polymers are consistent. They’re the purest form of plastic so we know we can control the quality of our field roofing tiles when using virgin polymers.

It’s important to know that every time plastic is reheated or reformed, it loses some of its strength and performance predictability. By using only virgin polymers, we can control the quality of synthetic slate and composite shake roofing tiles that we sell.

DaVinci’s Manufacturing Process

All of our incoming raw materials are thoroughly tested and must match our stringent specifications or we don’t use the product. Knowing that our pure polymer makes the best looking and performing composite roofing tiles, we don’t settle for less than the best. This is what makes DaVinci stand above the rest of the roofing manufacturers in our industry.

Ensuring Quality at Every Step

By using materials recycled from our own manufacturing process for starter tiles, DaVinci maintains absolute control over quality.

For our starter tiles (which are generic in color and hidden under field tiles on the roof) we do use recycled content. But we only use product recycled at our own facility, so we’re not bringing in outside product.

To create these tiles, we sort our scrap regrind into different color batches. Then we regrind this scrap and produce our starter tiles. By only using our own product in recycling, we know there’s only a one-step generation of recycling, and the original pieces that go into our starter tiles were made according to our quality standards.

Interested in learning more about virgin and recycled plastics? The informative DeepRoot website provides additional details.

To learn more about our comprehensive recycling capabilities at DaVinci, read how recycled content and virgin resinds differ, plus check out DaVinci Breaks Record: Recycles 1.6 Million Pounds of Polymer Scrap in 2022.

This blog was originally published in 2016.