Asphalt shingles are the most affordable and most common option for roofing. However, there’s a misconception that they are potentially toxic. We’re here to put that rumor to rest. Though asphalt seems like a dangerous substance, it’s can only produce toxic fumes when heated. Here are a few more answers to any more questions on asphalt roofing you may have.
What About Hot Asphalt?
Very few roofing processes require the application of hot asphalt. If for some reason yours does, don’t panic. You’d only suffer any negative effects if you were there on sight while the roof was being installed. Symptoms are minor, and the most you’d notice is a headache or nausea. These symptoms would disappear within a few days.
You should take some precautions when collecting rainwater. Keep in mind that rainwater is not meant for drinking. Rainwater is considered “grey water” and is typically used for watering plants or other household chores. If you do intend to consume your collected rainwater, you’ll need to filter it from your asphalt roof as much as you would for any other roof.
Asphalt Shingles and the Environment
Asphalt shingles are not bad for the environment. They can actually be recycled! Asphalt shingles are used for road repairs when they’re removed. At Destin Roofing, you can choose between four different kinds of asphalt tiles: organic, fiberglass, 3-tab or dimensional.
At Destin Roofing, we have your safety as our top priority, and we can verify that asphalt shingles are safe and a great option to use. There’s a reason it’s the most commonly used! If you’re looking to repair or even replace your roof, contact us at Destin Roofing. We offer roofing services from leak repairs to total replacement and installation.