G.E.M. Inc. Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Founded in 1999 by Mr. Henry Kamphuis in response to the overwhelming problem of what to do with the deluge of old tires clogging up landfills and dumpsites. Years of research has resulted in the creation of the extremely durable, and great looking environmentally friendly green roofing systems.
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Around 250 to 1,000 rubber tires are used in the production of a Euroshield roof for an average-sized home and that the scrap generated during the installation process can be collected and recycled again – virtually eliminating environmentally harmful waste. Made from up to 95% recycled materials, primarily recycled tires, Euroshield roofing products have been installed around the world, in the coldest northern climates and the hottest equatorial regions, with tremendous success. Euroshield products were specifically designed to overcome extreme weather impact and temperature variances that cause splitting, peeling, cracking and rotting, undesirable characteristics associated with aging of other roofing systems.
Variety of Products
The reverse side of each Euroshield panel features small cubical chambers designed to ensure structural integrity. In turn the cubicles trap air, creating an effective insulation barrier, which can contribute to reducing energy use in warmer climates. An added benefit to the design is additional sound-deadening qualities. The interlocking tongue and groove design of the panels provides tremendous resistance to wind uplift, adds to the structural integrity and ties the whole roof system together, producing a tight water-resistant seal for maximum performance. Some more perks of this product include no painted or granular surface coating to peel, fade or wear away and virtually indestructible - there is no other product that will take wear and tear like Euroshield.
Reverse Side & Perks
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Using a custom built Air Cannon and speed measuring chronograph, we test fired the 4” diameter simulated hail at speeds of 95mph at an uncovered 3/8” wood deck followed by an asphalt-shingled 3/8” deck. The 4” hail passed through both test decks. We then tested the Vermont Slate on the same 3/8” wood deck, firing the 4” hail at 183mph, well beyond the typical terminal velocity of falling hail that size. No damage to the Vermont Slate SC panel was evident.