TORONTO, July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To protect your home from the elements, a durable, long-lasting roof can make a big difference. If it’s time to update your roof, you may want to check out roofing products made from plastics.

Innovative plastic roofing is a great option for any homeowner — it’s strong, durable, light, easy to install and maintain, and it makes sense economically and environmentally.

The Pros of Plastic Roofing:

  • Durability — Plastic roofing can look like slate or wood shakes, and it’s long-lasting and tough enough to withstand extreme weather. Plastic roofing is resistant to wind, hail and temperature changes. Manufacturers often offer a 50-year warranty, and some companies even offer a lifetime warranty when the product is installed by a professional.
  • A Smart Investment — While plastic roofing looks like the real thing, it’s much less expensive than slate. It also can help provide additional insulation protection as part of the roofing system, as well as reflect summer heat, so it helps reduce heating and cooling costs and energy use.
  • Easy On Your Back — Plastic roofing weighs less than even the lightest asphalt roofing and up to 75 percent less than slate. That makes it much easier to lift, carry and install. And your roof doesn’t need any special reinforcement to handle the heavy load of slate. You also can walk on plastic roofing without damage because it’s forgiving and flexible.
  • Keeping the Environment in Mind — Plastic roofing has some environmental benefits too. As previously mentioned, it can help save energy. Lower weight also translates into less fuel needed to transport the plastic roofing to your home job site. And you can even find this roofing made with recycled plastics.

Today’s intelligent plastics are vital to the modern world. These materials enhance our lifestyles, our economy and the environment. For more information visit

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CONTACT: Darlene Gray
         Canadian Plastics Industry Association
         905.678.7748 ext. 239