Saving Shingles

image002-1Installing a new roof presents a problem other than all those color options: Five percent of all landfill content in the United States is from old roofs. Fortunately, the old material can be recycled.

"The base component of a shingle roof is asphalt. So we use the asphalt to create new roadways," says Dale Tadlock, owner/CEO of Tadlock Roofing. "Tile [roofing] is used for artificial reefs. It is also used as clean fill for roads, homes and buildings. Metal is 100 percent recyclable."

Tadlock Roofing recycles 100% of roof take downs and focuses on other sustainable practices, as well. Homeowners can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling energy bills by adding insulation (available via Tadlock in select markets). If a home was built before 2004, it’s probably under-insulated and costing the homeowner money. Forty percent of a home’s energy loss escapes through the attic.

This content is sponsored by Tadlock Roofing. Tadlock Roofing exists to serve the greater Jacksonville area and specializes in residential and commercial roofing projects as well as can provide solutions for every roofing budget. For more information or a free quote, call 904-236-5200 or visit