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 imitation slate and composite shake roofing tiles that we sell. Take a walk through our manufacturing process in the video below.
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All of our incoming raw materials at DaVinci 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.
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.
For these starter 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 are going into our starter tiles were made according to our quality standards.
Interested in learning more about virgin and recycled plastics? There’s a great article on the DeepRoot website that can provide you with details. Click HERE for a fast link!
And, to learn more about our comprehensive recycling capabilities at DaVinci, see 2016 Earth Day: DaVinci Roofscapes Recycled 800,000 Pounds of Polymer Last Year.