Quality Silica Sand for Quality Roofing Materials
FROM COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS TO HOMES, ASPHALT SHINGLES ARE USED FOR THE MAJORITY OF ROOFING PROJECTS, AND ONE OF THE IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS OF ASPHALT SHINGLES IS INDUSTRIAL SAND.
Asphalt shingles are a common roofing material, and most modern shingles feature a textured, stone granule surface. This is hard rock that’s crushed and screened to exact size specifications. This material needs to have certain qualities:
The granules on roofing shingles need a durable material that is consistent in size and shape, which is why Pontotoc industrial sand is a perfect match. Our sand is mined from Permian Basin sandstone, which is known for its consistent properties, such as roundness, grain size, and strength. The same reasons we mine this material for frac sand are also an advantage for companies looking for quality sand for their products. String, uniform granules give asphalt shingles their distinctive look and provide the functionality needed to protect buildings from wind, rain, UV rays, and ice.
When our customers reach out to us to supply industrial sand, they are confident they’re purchasing a quality product. We never deliver sand straight from the ground. All material we sell is washed, inspected, and graded, and we deliver our industrial sand to our customer’s exact specifications. This means less pressure on the supply chain, and our customers’ receive material that is ready to go the moment it is delivered.
Unlike beach sand, which is composed of different materials, the silica sand we mine is crystalline SiO2. By concentrating on the purity of the material, we offer a product that has consistent hardness, shape, and chemical structure that can be used for very specific purposes.
Silica sand is an important ingredient in many construction processes, including the manufacturing of asphalt shingles. Our industrial sand product is a high-purity product that arrives washed, sorted, and graded, so it’s immediately ready to use in any manufacturing process the moment it is delivered.
We take every precaution to protect and benefit the surrounding landscape. Our operations are geared toward recycling the water we use and preserving the surrounding area to mitigate any negative impact on the environment. These efforts have lowered the footprint of our mine areas, conserved water and energy, and preserved natural habitats.