Reducing Landfills One Roof At a Time G.E.M. Inc., the manufacturer of Euroshield® Recycled Rubber Roofing Products, was 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:
It is interesting to note that from 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. They are available for installation on your home today.
Euroshield® products were specifically designed to overcome extreme weather impact and temperature variances that cause splitting, peeling, cracking and rotting, undesirable characteristics associated with ageing of other roofing systems.
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.