FACTS about Public Roofing Procurement, and Oversight. Copyright 2010 by Robert R. Solomon

Sunday, August 7, 2011

"Collecting Water From Asphalt Shingles"

These comments refer to virtually all petroleum based (asphalt) roofs.

I would like to say that GAF is one of the finest manufacturers of roofing materials on earth.  I've found them extremely professional.  You will never go wrong having the GAF roof of your choice, and they are well represented, both corporate, and in the field.


This information is directly from GAF’s website, and I admire them for telling you the truth.

SUBJECT: Reclaimed Water From An Asphalt Shingle Roof
Q: Can I Reclaim Water (Collect Water For Use) Run-off From My Roof?

A: Yes… But you should only use this water for lawn, shrubbery, and flower irrigation since water run-off from asphalt shingles is not FDA approved for potable water reclamation or agricultural use.
What this means…is that because it is not FDA approved, the reclaimed water is not suitable for:
• drinking
• cooking
• bathing
• watering of fruits or vegetables for human consumption

Q: What Should I Know?

A: Water reclaimed from a shingle roof… may present a variety of hazards that may affect you or your animal’s health. While the water may seem “clean”, consider:

• Asphalt is processed from crude oil and there are chemicals in asphalt that can be hazardous to your health if consumed.

• The granule surface can collect dirt and other air pollutants which vary by location… water running over these granules can collect the dirt and pollutants as it runs off the roof.

• Under the correct conditions, algae, mold, moss, and mildew can grow on the shingle surface. These fungi may be harmful to people and animals when introduced into a drinking water supply.
• Shingles may contain copper oxide, or other algae inhibitors that may harm aquatic life.


Please let me state that GAF is the largest manufacturer of roofing materials on earth. But we never consider the “lowly roof” which I happen to think is the most important component of any structure.




"If rainwater harvesting were used in only 15% of landscape irrigation in the U.S. that would equate to over 1 Billion Gallons of water saved EVERYDAY. Come learn how different technologies turn into LEED points, offering your clients the most cost effective and water efficient solutions available, adding value to your firm and proposals. Water conservation has become a necessary element to most new development projects. A roof area of 1,000 square feet  w one inch of rain equals over 600 gallons of pristine water! Rain is a perfectly pure source of water that is inexhaustible, no matter where you live.

An average home uses 40%-60% of its water for landscape irrigation. Harvesting rainwater can reduce your overall water consumption by replacing the source from municipal water to rain water. Imagine watering your small garden with pure natural rainwater"
.
(Courtesy: USGBC)





I was primarily thinking of the millions of people on earth who do not have accesss to fresh water, other than roof water catchment devices.  Over a million in Australia alone, 400,000 in New Zealand, and the list goes on and on. 

I think we should consider a broader scope of people than just those immediately around us.  I'm doing my very best to spread awareness of fresh water, and how to collect it with less contamination.

Looks like nobody's interested in Iceland, and their source of power, but it's really quite a fascinating example of using resources that are readily available.  97% of their energy demand is by geothermal in case you were wondering.

Most metal, tile, and Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) membranes are your very best method of collecting cleaner water.  If a shingle manufacturer tells you not to do it, I would suggest you follow that advice.

Thank you to my friends around the globe, and know I'm working hard on your behalf to make things better for ALL people.

I never cease to be amazed by the people in so many countries that visit with me, and you are most welcomed here.  If you have specific topics, or projects you think I may assist you with, simply send your request to my central email address:  RobertRSolomon@aol.com

Again, I am thankful, and want you to smile, be happy, and always remember to keep looking "UP".

Robert R. "Ron" Solomon
CCC1325620

10 comments:

  1. I have also seen that asphalt shingles is used in some part of greece in making roads, also cost efficient and eco-friendly in nature. Chicago Moving Companies

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! This is a very informative read. Amazing that this can help a lot of people.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! whole house water filter

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your weblog is an excessive amount of exquisite. i've observed adeptly what i was looking. moreover, the content vibes is top notch. thanks for the nudge! source

    ReplyDelete
  5. It's a composition shingle roof. What the eact composition is doesn't really matter. I take it your trying to find out how much a new roof would cost. Just call a few roofers and give them the length and the distance from the ridgeline to the bottom and ask for a price with composition shingles.

    Roofing services with asphalt shingles by far and away are the number one roof covering over the steep-sloped roofs of the Brighton, Germantown, Collierville, and Brunswick areas of Tennessee.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I just got to this astounding site in the relatively recent past. I was really caught with the bit of assets you have here. Enormous approval for making such awesome blog page!
    Top roofing contractors

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the way you write and share your niche! Very interesting and different! Keep it coming! roofing red bank nj

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for this amazing article on Public Roofing Oversight was Just searching for Jobs Found in a Roofing Company and found this amazing website of yours.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am definitely enjoying your website. You definitely have some great insight and great stories. roofer hazlet

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'M TOTALLY FREE FROM HERPES VIRUS
    Herpes is a serious and recurrent condition that cannot be cured by drugs or injections by US doctors, but the best way to fight against herpes is to take natural herbal remedies, I red about DR JAMES, the great herbalist who cures people of herpes  virus with his powerful herbal medicine. I contacted him to find out how he could help me and he told me never to be afraid that he would help me with the natural herbs medicine! After 2 days of contacting him he told me the medicine is ready and he sent it to me via DHL COURIER SERVICE and it got me in 3 days! I used the medication as he prescribed for me (MORNING and EVENING) and was cured! It's really like a dream, but I'm so happy! For people suffering from the following diseases,Shingles,MS,Bullous Pemphigoid,Diabetes, cancer,Pcos, hypothyroidism, Herpes, COPD, HIV, arthritis, Hpv, infections, liver disease, autoimmune diseases, Parkinson's disease, Lupus and more should contact him for his herbal medicine, because I am a living witness and I was cured of herpes virus. and DR James medicine is legitimate. I sent him what he asked for and he sent me his medication which I took for 2 weeks and today I am here with a negative result. When I went for the test, I was so happy after I took his herbal mix medicine.CONTACT DR JAMES FOR A PERMANENT CURE  Email: drjamesherbalmix@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

Giving the facts on energy efficiency and how to help.

  Welcome Good People; Today's topic is rather basic, but extraordinarily important. Clients getting BAD INFORMATION regarding Solar. Po...