This idea will utilize the waterproof and insulative properties of the Nike Grind materials. The concept of rubber roofing is already used to protect houses and other large buildings from heavy rain and hail, fire, and extreme temperatures.
Our idea is a low cost, green alternative to rubber roofing. We would start with a layer of foam scraps ground to a consistent 1 inch thickness to insulate the building. The foam would be covered with a rubber sheet. The rubber sheet would be waterproof and keep the inside of the building dry. The sheet would be topped with a thick layer of rubber granulate for shock and heat absorption.
Nike Grind recycled roofing would advantageous in areas with extreme weather changes. The rubber granulate absorbs the impact of hail, heavy rain, and flying debris to protect the roof from damages and ensure safety. Additionally, the rubber is fire resistant, which could reduce the risk of a building catching fire or slow down the spread of fires in areas prone to wildfires. The insulative properties of the foam will keep buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The recycled roofing is pest resistant, inexpensive, and durable, which makes it an ideal roofing design.