Welcome to the podcast podcast of advanced commercial systems here in the Greater Oklahoma area. This is Marty with advanced commercial systems. Uh, I am the the chief roof nerd of the roof nerds that we have here with advanced commercial systems in commercial roofing Broken Arrow. Just wanted to have a podcast today and talk about some specific aspects of commercial roofing. Today is our 68th podcast. We’ve had 67 weeks of podcast and this is our 68 podcasts that we’ve had. Uh, we’re talking about commercial roofing today and different types of commercial roofing systems. Now I’m going to name off some here that you may have heard, um, and some that maybe you haven’t. Um, one of which is the first one we just want to mention is built up roofing. The next is single ply systems or single ply membranes that have built up roofing and then also that have TPO, roofing and type of a single ply roofing in which we also have PVC.
Um, and now in the types of Cinco applies, we have epds, TPO, and PVC. Those are the three main types of single ply roofing. Now within TPO itself, there are many different variations of that. There is appeal or Epl, uh, where it has a, um, a, a clear plastic coating on top where the TPO is installed. And then that plastic coating when it’s fully installed can be taken off to reveal a nice shiny TPO that’s not been blemished with foot traffic and stuff like that. Uh, in commercial roofing broken Arrow and in commercial roofing Tulsa, we see a lot of TPO being installed. Well, I’ll tell you one of the favorite, uh, parts of TPO. One of the tech paper types is a peel and stick TPO that has a peel and stick membrane on the bottom of the TPO. Uh, that can be adhered directly to, uh, the, the systems below it.
If you’re putting down, you know, for code, different types of ISO or fiberboard, the peel and stick of Tpo can just actually, you know, 10 foot rolls, 12 foot roles can be peeled and stuck right to that, the substrate below it. Um, and then another type, which is very popular. Um, it’s getting more and more steam here in broken Arrow and with commercial roofing broken Arrow, and Tulsa is that of fleeced backed TPL. Now in the podcast today we want to talk a little bit about the rhino bond system and fleece back TPO systems. Rhino bonding is a type of, well it’s, you know, you have to really a very most popular types of TPO installation, um, how you adhered wood was so that would be mechanically installed with plates and screws, uh, which you would screw a screw through a plate through the TPO or the I should I show board.
And that screw would go way down into the decking pass through the decade between, you know, three quarter of an ancient up to an inch, inch and a quarter, depending on what you would like to achieve. Um, you know, what kind of variations you have in the decking substrate. So as you do that in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, that is called mechanically, mechanically installed. Um, and so that is a very popular, because of the cost is a little less effective. It’s, it’s a great product to put down in the Shit Z, the leashed cost to put it down. Now the more expensive type of putting down or an installing is called that have fully adhered or adhered to TPO. That’s where we use a TPO glue and we, we lay that glue on the substrate. We lay that glue on one half of the 10 foot wide roll of TPL. And when the glue on the substrate, the decking or whatever below it and the glue on the TPO, when they begin to get tacky to touch a in commercial roof in broken Arrow and in commercial roofing Tossa we see that when you put your finger on the membrane for flat roofs, for commercial roofing, uh, when you put your finger on that and it sticks to it, you know, and you can pull it off, but it takes some glue with it.
Uh, that is when you find out that a, it is ready to lay that half of a layer over on to that substrate and it will stick really well and you have rollers you can roll out there and that would cause it to have a really good adhesion. Then you roll back the other half of the 10 foot roll and you do the same thing. You lay the, you put down the glue, the TPO Glue, um, on the substrate and on the TPO the same way. When it gets tacky, you roll it down and then you do the same thing with the next sheet. You line them up perfectly and then you obviously you weld the end and uh, there’s no glue in the way it works out really well. If you do get glue in a way, it’s no big deal. TPO cleaners is a great product in a commercial roofing, Tulsa and commercial roofing broken out that will clean that right up.
Let’s move on real quick to green roofing. Uh, green roofing is not in this area very much. We’re not very green conscious when it comes with so many different things, uh, as opposed to, I don’t know, the west coast and some areas in the east coast, it is going to catch on Slover slowly. Um, for one thing of just its cost is astronomical. The cost for keeping it up, the cost for installing it, the cost for the just the material alone is, is because it is at an entire watering a vegetative system that you put up on the roof and it is a watering system below the plants, below the dirt. It’s much more complex than just a normal, uh, commercial roofing system that’s installed and then maintained with, you know, by annual inspections. Uh, it is something that has to be taken care of continuing.
And really in my opinion, I mean it, it causes a little bit of a green urban heat effect. But at the end of the day, I, I personally think it’s just a complete waste of money unless you’re just won’t in a roof. That looks really cool. Um, and then another part of of roofing that we deal with a lot is commercial metal roofing. Commercial Shingle, roofing, uh, last American coatings, um, silicone based high solids coatings. And then once again is we made a reference to EPD m roofing EPD. M Rufin is just basically just like the, you know, you, those who are old, a rubber inner tubes inside of tires. It is just like that. It’s comes in a 45, 50, 60, 75 80 meal. And it just depends on what manufacturer, whether it’s Jff or just John’s Manfield or oh, whoever makes, um, I think Phillips Petroleum or Owens Corning, I’m, I can’t remember there, there was some other manufacturers of the EPM product, but yeah, that’s in a, in commercial roofing, broken arrow.
Um, we see more and more EPD m being replaced with TPO systems. Now keep in mind that homes very typically have a more sloped roofs. Um, so within that is pretty easy for the homeowner to go outside and just look up and see the condition of the roof. And if there’s something wrong like a pipe blown or shingles missing, it’s pretty easy. Um, for a residential property owner, you know, the homeowner to walk out and look at that. Now, but when it comes to commercial buildings, tall commercial buildings, flat roofs, I mean many, many routes that we climb on every day. There is no, there’s no internal access when we might mean by internal access is when they built the building. They have a ladder in this little closet room that you can climb up with a hatch on top of the roof that you can open in commercial roofing, broken Arrow and opening that in commercial roofing Tulsa.
And you can climb up on the roof safely inside through an internal hatch and internal ladder. Um, so most almost, I mean, very few buildings that I do with every day. I think today I got on, what, four, five, I was on five different buildings just a day. Not One of them had an internal hatch of one stories and two stories were on these all the time. And very seldom do we have an internal hatch. So it’s much more difficult for a building owner, property manager, you know, uh, to get up on a flat roof, they have to get a ladder. You have to maybe take the ladder up as high as 15 even 20 feet. And in doing so a lot of people don’t like heights. A lot of people just, and then really honestly like two of the buildings are climbed on today. When you go up that ladder you’re, you’re 18 feet off the ground and then you have a four foot parapet wall, uh, that you have to climb over.
I remember there’s one building off of Louis and 71st, I won’t say the name of the building in commercial roofing to also, and I wouldn’t also mention it in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, but I’ll say it’s a pretty long, pretty long building, narrow and really long. And when I first climbed up that building to assess the leaking situation, this was about three years ago, three or four years ago when I first climbed up on the building, it was a six foot parapet wall that we had a scale over and go. We literally had to get another ladder, a small step ladder inside the roof parapet wall to be able to climb up to get on the big ladder to climb back down to the truck. Uh, it was pretty interesting. Uh, so you know, most people that aren’t in shape, most of people that don’t know what they’re doing, especially building owners and property managers and commercial roof in broken Arrow, they would never do that.
So, um, so it’s a much more complex for a commercial building owner, um, with a flat roof to know what his roof looks like. And that’s where we come in. We have a 24 hour free. Now let me just stress how strong of a no brainer this is. It is a free roof evaluation with we find any issues in the roof at all. We take pictures, we take video with an audio, a depiction of exactly what’s going on and we take that and we bring that to you and we’d show you the proof. This proof in the pudding. That’s something you know, could be done. And then at that moment we also give you a, basically a verbal or a handwritten, um, you know, presentation of what needs to be done to the roof and the pricing that if you’d like to get that done quickly, then we could probably get that started within the same day or within 24 hours or at that time.
So in commercial roof, in broken Arrow, we know there’s a lot more that we can do for our clients. So we’re striving to find what it is to show that we have the highest level of, of confidence of our clients and the highest level of excellence that we offer them every time we work on the roof. We’re specifically serving them in commercial roof, in broken arrow. So, uh, it’s been a pleasure again today to talk to you about commercial roofs. Uh, this was Marty with our podcasts 67. And so, uh, you know, next time, next time you catch yourself in the own, the radio, give us a shout. Uh, you can reach us at (918) 973-1010. We’d love to hear from you. And remember, commercial roofing is not rocket science. It’s roof science. Stay dry out there.