So another podcast today that we have here, how can about commercial roofing, a lot of the different aspects of commercial roofing, a lot of the different products, a lot of the different roofing systems or roofing assemblies. Now let me define those two for ya. Uh, roofing assembly, our roof assembly for commercial roofs or residential roofs, so steep slope or low slope roofing here in commercial roofing broken arrow. I’m defining this to you per the international building code and also per the okay national. Now this is a US company and then National Roofing Contractors Association in RCA. Uh, we’re defining the difference between a roof assembly and our roof system. I like to define this a difference because my company is specifically called advanced commercial systems and so, but there are roofing assemblies the same way that our roofing system, here’s what it is, a roofing assembly is the decking and everything above it.
That is part of the roof. A roof system is above the decking, everything that’s part of the roof. And so one includes the decking and that’s the assembly and one excludes or or doesn’t include the decking. And that is a roof system. But I really love the name of systems. When I was naming my company and I really seen it seemed like it really fit well. Advanced commercial systems home with a roof nerds here and commercial roofing broken arrow. So Justin, the last podcast we kind of had to cut it a little short. We want to jump back into what we were talking about, talking about single ply systems and we were talking about uh, metal roofing systems and we were talking about different ways of where they can work together, especially with a lot of single applies, a EPD, PVC, TPO, different types of roofing systems where we can take off the top layer and not have to put down the code requirements of three and a half inches of ice.
So we’re installation. And then that’s, that’s above decks where there’s bugged above deck requirements and below deck decking requirements. So the above deck in requirements in broken Arrow and Tulsa. And the greater area around here is three and a half inches of insulation. And so if we take your roofing all down, we’d take it all the way down to the decking. It is required by code, the International Building Code, so you can get fine, you can get in trouble for this. It is required by code for us to put three and a half inches of ISO lower, you know, isoboard installation, which would be around 2021 our value. And then when we’re done with that, we have to then put on the new roofing membrane, the new roofing system on top of that. So that is what’s going on there. Okay. So if we do not take your roofing all the way down to the decking, then that building code isn’t required because we’re not doing a full replacement system.
So to do a full replacement system, we have to put on ISO for code. They have to put on that 21 our value ISO. But if we don’t do, if we can just take that top layer off, that allows us to then just put a new top layer off. Now if you’re trying to get your roof just watertight, if you don’t care that much about the, you know, the above decking our value then reroofing if any way possible is the route to go. We want to try to reroof the building reroof the system as to where we take off the top layer. We put down a new one. So if we put down a single ply, if we put down a Thermostat, doesn’t Dev, you know, a thermoplastic or a Thermostat, uh, you know, polyolefin or EPD m whatever is we put down for you in commercial roofing, in broken Arrow because that’s what the code is saying for the international building code.
You know, so the international building code falls into the jurisdiction with a broken air code. So Broken Eric Code does not have to follow the group, the international code, but on many times on some specific topics they follow it. Exactly. And so we find that the international building code requires for steep slope roofing for there to be ice and water shield in the valleys. All the valleys need of three foot wide or so piece of ice and water shield and that’s per international building code. Well, the code in broken Arrow doesn’t require that. So let me tell you what this makes a difference with you. If you’re working with your insurance company or you’re allowing me to work with your insurance company in Tulsa, Katusa Jenks Bixby, does it matter where it’s at? Even commercial roofing, broken air. If we’re working with your insurance company, what we’re going to find pretty quickly is they’re going to require code.
And if I can find code that they need to pay for something to make your roof better and they cover the full cost of it, that’s a really a huge benefit to you as my customer, as my client. I’m bringing to you a whole nother product that I could to put in your roof system to make your roofing a better system at what it does and I’m getting it free of charge. So that’s where it’s important to know the code. Like what we do here at advanced commercial systems, home with a roof, nerves in commercial roofing broken arrow. It’s really important to know the code. It’s really important to be able to interact with insurance company’s adjusters and have the technical skill and the expertise and the correct terminology to be able to interact with these individuals. And so one of the schools that we went to for the engineering companies that we’re now all certified with an engineering company that’s the same school that many, many, many insurance adjusters go to for their continual education.
So we’ve been trained on the level that they’ve been trained for commercial and residential, roofing, s substructures, uh, and basically roof assemblies and roof systems. Now, because we do this every single day, we do have considerably more expertise than what those guys do. But we have to be able to have their terminology. We have to be able to have, uh, to be able display to them, uh, all audibly, verbally, or even on paper, be able to show them what needs to be done to bring your roof up to code in your town, in your area. You might go to Wagner and find code is considerably different than broken air. You find that a lot of times when you go to smaller towns, the code there can be completely different than larger towns. I know broken Erin. Tulsa has some differences and building code. I’ve done some pretty big jobs in Tulsa and had to file permits and different things.
We had to get done some demolition jobs in different things that we’ve done and here in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, you find also just the requirements and the codes that are needed so the be able to interact with code to be able to interact with insurance agencies, insurance agents and insurance adjusters to be able to share with them what we need to do to get your roof back in place. That’s just bringing money in your pocket as just bring in a more of money in your pocket that you obviously do turnover to us as we pay for those upgrades, but those upgrades need to be applied to your roof. We just did this recently. There was a commercial roof that had no insurance, I’m sorry, had no insulation at all. And we came in and interacted with the insurance company and we got them to cover and bring it back up to building code for that area.
So we got a 21 our value, three and a half inches of insulation added to the building, literally completely paid for by the insurance company. So when we got done, his roof was so much better than it was. It has a better water tight membrane and now it has three and a half inches of insulation on the building. And so we worked with liberty mutual and that job and everything turned out great. I’ll tell you, they were a great company to work with. A group appreciate, uh, all the guys over there with liberty mutual that helped us get that roof taken care of. So, so here in advanced commercial systems, home of the roof, nerds here and commercial roofing, broken Arrow, that’s the level of expertise that we endeavored to bring you. So you might be driving your car down the road and look up and see a roof.
You might be driving down highway 51 here in Tulsa. You might be driving down highway one 69 and told so, so broken air, you might be driving down the creek turnpike. I challenge you to look out your window as you’re kind of going over an overpass and look at the commercial buildings everywhere around you. You commercial roofs are everywhere. Now when you see those white roofs, that is a single ply TPO roofing, but thermoplastic roofing, thermoplastic polyolefin TPO that we are all the time talking about. Because I want my podcast, I want my listeners to understand that we’re not talking about far away products, some far distant thing that every single building you go in, in your entire area. So if you go in this year, this entire year, you go in 200 buildings and homes. This year, every single one of those has a specific roof that we can work on.
It might have specific, there might be 40 different types of roofs. It might be a retrofit with a TPO. We were on the Bank of, uh, Bank of America at Broken Arrow, a 91st and elm. Uh, what was it two months ago we were doing some repairs on that. It was a our panel standings, I’m sorry, it’s a standing seam metal roof and it had an EPD m retro fit roofing membrane added to about about 10 squares, 10 to 15 squares over on the side above the drive through. I had never seen an EPD m retrofit, uh, in broken Arrow before. It’s my first one to see like that. It was really exciting. I’ll see a lot of TPO, lot of PVC retrofits, but my first time to see a PVC and broken air enough. I’ve seen some things in Tulsa, but that was my first one to see. It was really exciting. So here in commercial roofing, broken air, if you have a roofing system that needs anything done, we are absolutely hands down the one that should take care of you. You give us a call at (918) 973-1010. Check us out on online. You can see our website at okay. Roof nerves.com we would absolutely love to hear from you. Once again, I want to remind you it’s not rocket science is real science and please stay dry.