At Baker Roofing Company, we understand the importance of being environmentally conscious and we strive to take measures to ensure that our actions today will not leave lasting effects on the environment tomorrow. One measure that our company takes to reduce our carbon footprint is recycling asphalt shingles from residential reroofing projects.
Asphalt is recycled and repurposed at a rate over 99%, making it the nations most recycled and reused material. A report in 2009-2010 showed that the use of environmentally friendly warm mix asphalt grew by more than 148%, a percentage that continues to grow every day. Recycling of asphalt pavements and asphalt shingles conserved 20.5 million barrels of asphalt binder in 2010 alone.