McHenry Roofing, a full-service residential and commercial roofing company serving Baltimore, Maryland, is drawing attention to a fairly recent development in the roofing industry that is sure to please environmentally conscious homeowners and business owners in the city.

GAF, one of the largest roofing materials manufacturers in the United States, unveiled the GAF RoofCycle™ process in the second quarter of 2021. The roofing industry giant’s innovation was regarded by experts as a breakthrough with tremendous potential to divert shingle waste from landfills, reuse existing materials, and put them back into construction sites all over the nation. GAF’s new asphalt recycling process solves one of the major environmental challenges currently facing the roofing industry, the build-up of massive quantities of shingle waste material most of which is composed of asphalt.

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The spokesperson for McHenry Roofing, Joseph Conley, talks about why GAF’s revolutionary technology is going to change the roofing industry for the better by saying, “Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials currently in use in the United States. How ubiquitous are they? Over 80% of all roofs installed today in the United States use composite asphalt shingles. So, it is no wonder that as older homes get torn down and new ones take their place, according to estimates from GAF, 13 million tons of asphalt shingle waste is generated each year. With the introduction of the GAF RoofCycle™ process, we have a fighting chance to turn the tide on this wastefulness and, if the company’s claims are to be believed, we can do so without sacrificing the quality and safety of newly constructed homes.”

The GAF RoofCycle™ process comprises 5 steps – Shingle Tear Off, Transfer Station, Shingle Processing, Shingle Manufacturing with PCW, and the Installation of new shingles. The company has committed more than $100 million to turn the recycling process into an industry-wide commercial success and it plans to use approximately 90% of the shingle waste that it collects to manufacture new shingles.

Joseph then contextualizes how the company’s efforts for recycling asphalt waste can benefit those who call Baltimore home by saying, “A lot of the asphalt waste generated by the City of Baltimore ends up at the landfill at Quarantine Road. In 2019, then-Mayor Catherine Pugh announced that the city was considering expanding the landfill to provide the additional space needed for trash collection following its plans to shut down the Wheelabrator Incinerator in Westport. Though that never came to fruition, it has forced the city to come to terms with its increasing waste disposal requirements. The Quarantine Road landfill is not a silver bullet for the problem either as it is expected to reach capacity in 2026. So, when GAF announces its massive nationwide investment in the recycling infrastructure needed to reduce some of this waste, all of us are hopeful that it will have a meaningful impact here in Baltimore too. Of course, McHenry Roofing will always be standing by to help Baltimore homeowners and commercial property owners install these recycled shingles on their rooftops.”

McHenry Roofing is a locally owned and operated roofing contractor that provides customers with next-day estimates, has its own in-house roofing crews, and offers best-in-class onsite project management services. The company only uses the highest quality roofing materials from the most reputed manufacturers and also backs up its services with the best warranties in the industry. Its professional and helpful customer service, prompt turnaround times, and reliable work quality have made McHenry Roofing one of the most trusted roofing companies in Baltimore. The love and admiration for the company, which many consider the most affordable roofer in Baltimore MD, is readily discernable in its impressive rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 on its Google Business Profile.

McHenry Roofing offers its services to residential and commercial property owners in Federal Hill, Otterbein, Riverside, Locust Point, South Baltimore, Pigtown, Hollins Market, Fells Point, Upper Fells Point, Canton, Hampden, Highlandtown, and all Baltimore City and Baltimore County neighborhoods.


For more information about McHenry Roofing, contact the company here:

McHenry Roofing
Joseph Conley
(410) 774-6609
215 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230


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