Welcome again to another podcast here with advanced commercial systems. We are the home of the roof nerves and you know the roof marriage we have here with our team and our staff. They are highly trained. Everyone on our staff that actually interacts with roofs and does roofs, roof inspections, roof evaluations, roof, a project management, roof repairs. Every one of us had been certified with an engineering company. We have all been a Gra graduated with a certification and training for wind and hail damage, storm damage for commercial roofs. And so keep that in mind that we don’t just call ourselves through roof nerds. We specifically here in Tulsa and the greater greater Tulsa area in northeast Oklahoma and in commercial roofing broken arrow. We specifically are the roof nerds. So, uh, it is great for us to be able to join with you and have you joined in with us again today for another podcast.
Today we want to go through some of the things that a commercial roofing contractors, uh, roofing, commercial roofing companies, uh, don’t normally talk about. I don’t know if they even do any podcasts. I don’t know if they’re really interacting much with the community. Um, but we endeavor here in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, really to talk more about roofing and really just the everyday processes that we take care of. And so we, if we can increase your commercial roofing Iq, then we’ve done our job. And so here what we are picking up for lack of maybe the fourth week in a row where we are talking about a 30 point checklist, the evaluation checklist that we do whenever we come out and we and, and inspect and evaluate your roofing system. We come out and we talked to you about these things. We inspect these things, we take pictures and video here in commercial roofing broken arrow.
We really do our best to make sure that the, the this point 30 point checklist is the height of our priority in making sure that we are above all of the roofing contractors and roofing companies. So well let’s talk about blisters and non adhered membrane. So blisters, that’s something we see a lot with modified bitumen. Uh, because Monica, I’ve been, um, uh, that the, the, the, the top coat, the top cap, um, is never mechanically fastened. It is always adhere. So there’s going to be either a self adhering pillar steak or it’s going to be here adhered with torch down or it can also be here with a mop down or uh, with, you know, like a hot applied mop down hot mop. We call it here in commercial roofing, broken commercial roofing broken arrow. That’s how we refer to it. And then also you could have a primer, um, you know, liquid, um, cold applied product process where we roll out a adhesive that it would stick to.
These are all great processes, but what happens is water was somehow get below that top coat membrane and when it gets in there, um, where water came in could very easily seal up just by Osmosis and the difference of time. And as that happens, when that water begins to dry, water expands when it turns into air and it creates more space than it hailed his water. And so when that water evaporates, it creates a pockets of air called blisters under the roofing membrane. It’s very common in northeast Oklahoma, very common throughout the nation and very common in commercial roofing, broken arrow. And so the, what we deal with with these blisters is that it becomes a non adhered portion of the membrane. And then there’s some times that we find non adhered portions of TPO PVC now. So let’s talk about what adhered means. It basically means that glued down portion of the membrane, right?
And so when you’re doing a roofing system where you are gluing down your ISO and then gluing down your membrane, that’s called a fully adhered system. And if you’re going to screw down your ISO with mechanically adhere to, it’s called mechanically adhere and, and then take your, your top membrane, your roof membrane, and then glue it down to that mechanically screwed down, adhered I so bored. Then that’s what you have is called just an adherent system. So it tore it to be fully adhered. Do you need all systems in there to be fully adhere down? And that is common. When we find a noneligible surface, we have different types of of see met roofing. We have different types of even sometimes steel roofing, which is unable to be penetrated. So we have a noneligible surfaces. That’s what it’s called with the National Roofing Contractors Association. Uh, here, it’s used all throughout the world, but also just basically here in Oklahoma and commercial roofing, broken Arrow, it’s referred to as a non [inaudible] surface.
So you can have a SBS modified bitumen, you could have the torch down, you could have a built up systems, uh, even TPO just depends on what system you’re doing. But all of those could be installed in a noneligible decking noneligible roof system. So we’re talking about the adhere non adhered membrane portion here that suggest showing that uh, it had been supposedly glued down and the gloom might not have been, uh, either was, has been released by the expanding them water, creating blisters. A lot of roofing contractors, a lot of roofing companies don’t really pay attention to these details and these things that we’re talking about here. And so let’s talk about specifically, um, getting those blisters repaired. We can use a roof coating because roofing, Tulsa and roofing and uh, you know, commercial roofing, broken Arrow, we really try to do roof repair, a bar above and beyond the normal roofing contractors and roofing companies.
Um, you might desire or need a roof replacement cost where the guys can give it for you. Um, you might just need a basic roof replacement. We can give that to, we can get that for you as well. Uh, roof types. Now I know a lot of times people say, Hey, I go online and look for you. I say, well, what are you looking at? What do you type in? They say, well, I talked to in roofers near me. So as you’re typing in roofers near me, you ought to check this out here. And advanced commercial systems, we are the home of the roof nerves and we specifically are trained in all types of commercial roofing. So getting back to our, um, our 30 point checklist, um, here’s one that really jumps out at us pitch pocket issues. Now, I think just a few weeks ago, I covered some about pitch pocket issues and really what a pitch pocket was.
So if he did not catch that episode here in Commercial Roofing Broken Arrow, I’d love for you to go back and catch that episode in the learn more about pitch pockets. But one of our, one of our 30 point checklist items is that of pitch pockets. And so in pitch pockets, a pitch pocket, uh, can literally become open and it’s seal when we put in the pourable sealer. So that’s specifically what it’s called. It’s called a pourable sealer that we pour in a pitch pocket, um, to fill it up to create a, um, a non leaking water tight pitch pocket. And so when we do that, you can have HVHC wires, you can have electrical wires, you can have a lot of different things going in from the exterior into the roofing system. And this pitch pocket, we’ll seal it off. And that pourable sealer was selling off.
Well, we just had to repair seven of these at a taekwondo place here in town. Um, because seven of them were allowing water in and they were not, they were not properly installed. They were installed pretty close to being right, but it was just enough offer. All seven of them were allowing water into the roof. The roof is only three or four or five years old, but it didn’t take much. Uh, and we see that a lot here. Uh, in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, we see a lot of the little things done close to being right. But here at advanced commercial systems, home with a roof nerds, we specifically stepping in and we, we tried to get it right every time. So, um, you’re, here’s one for you, differences in the firmness of installation or substrate. So you know, have you ever walked on a flat roof?
You may not have, but I’ve walked on so many flat roofs and I step in one area and it seems kind of spongy a lot of times that spongy is because the screw, the mechanically screwed system that they use to hold that down. The screw became loose from the metal decking or the the, the, the screwable Nela we’ll decking below it. Sometimes those screws we’ll Waller through and lose its grip. And then that ISO board or the substrate below the top membrane has the capability of moving up and down, even if it’s just a half an inch or an inch or even I’ve seen two or three inches. There was a kindercare roof at 31st and Garnett did, I replaced about three years ago for them and we tore off what was there, went down to the roof decking and then we came in and put some ISO board down, some fiber board down and they would put us out 60 mil TPO on top of that.
Terminated all the way around with some, uh, some good drip edge. But when we got, when we, when we begin to tear off that roof, uh, cause you know, it is right here in Tulsa and at the edge of commercial roofing, broken arrow. When we tore that off, uh, we were seeing there is, there is spongy flapping up and down. Um, you know, I so bored all over this roof. Like every, every 20 steps, you’re standing on a spot that’s moving up and down, three or four inches. And so that’s the kind of things we’re looking at because there are ways of fixing that. Um, you’re going to need to bring in some TPO patches. You’re going to need to bring in a welding guy and you’re gonna need to bring in some things to, to, to try to rectify the situation. But part of what they were dealing with was the roof decking.
The steel decking had began to get so rusty and so worn out. Some of the areas we’re not holding screws very well. And the roof, we’re really at the most part, you know, for the most part wasn’t correctly installed. And so, you know, we office out of commercial roofing, broken Arrow, and we do a lot of work in Coweta, Claremore sand springs toll. So, uh, Jinx Glenpool uh, you name it. We do a lot of roofing in Claremore Wagner. Um, I know La, we do commercial roofing in the entire area around here. So if there’s anything you ever need at your building, at your location, you know, cause someone just called the other day, I said, hey, we’re an all know, like we’re like 30 minutes away. Is it too far for you? Absolutely not. Absolutely not. You give us a call, we will come out as quick as possible. And so, uh, hey, we’re in other podcasts under our belt today, another week of another podcast being done. We appreciate you guys so much for supporting us and joining in and really just your desire to learn more and more about commercial roofing the same way we desire to do that as well. So once again, it’s not rocket science, it’s root science. Thanks for joining us. [inaudible] day to day here in commercial roofing. Broken Arrow, please stay dry.