A new generation of wood-reinforced tiles is making the rounds on the internet, but the new material is just as risky as the old, according to experts.
The new material, called TPO Roofing, is made from a combination of recycled polyester and recycled cotton and it is touted as more environmentally friendly than traditional roofing materials, which typically contain heavy metals and other contaminants.
But the company that makes TPO, Kincaid Roofing Group, claims that the new tiles are “a superior choice” compared to traditional materials, according the company’s website.
While Kincadins tiles are touted as being a superior option, some experts are skeptical.
The company states on its website that it is “not a product that is specifically designed for repurposing wood, it is a product designed to replace old tiles.
Its the same as replacing the roof of your house with new tiles.”
The company also says that its tiles are more than twice as strong as traditional tile, which is the main reason it’s such a risky choice for homeowners, especially if they are on a budget.
“A typical tile is 6 feet long, and this is only one of those tiles.
The reason is the way the tiles are made.
The new tiles can be even thicker and stronger than previous versions,” the company states.”
We have seen no reports of anyone getting a flat on the tile.
They don’t get scratched up, they don’t rust, and they don´t get bent.”
The new TPO tiles are currently available in three colors, but that could change in the future.
“In the next few months, we will be rolling out a larger range of colors that will be made from the same high quality materials as our TPO roofing tiles,” Kincidors website states.
The company does not explain why it chose to make these tiles using recycled cotton.
Kincadaft says that it uses recycled cotton to “provide the best materials for high performance in manufacturing.”
However, the company did not say whether the new materials would be made using the same process or using recycled polymers, as some manufacturers are doing.
“We cannot say if the new TPE tiles are a replacement or a new material for existing materials, we cannot predict what the impact will be on our customers’ use of the products,” Kinshasa Roofing and Urban Systems told Ars.
“There is no specific information on the product that will replace the old materials.
We just say that we are using a different process for the materials.”