This is Marty Grisham here again with advanced commercial systems. Hey, thanks for tuning in today through our podcast. Once again, this is our newest podcasts are 81st podcast for 81 weeks. We’ve been getting together for the local community here in Tulsa and Greater Tulsa area and also in broken Arrow commercial roofing. We’ve been getting together here for 81 weeks doing podcasts. Now these podcasts are really, uh, they’re about a commercial roofing for us to share what we do, how we assist you with roof repairs, roof maintenance, which we call our roof smart plan roof, uh, cool roof replacement and everything concerning commercial roofing. So this is a podcast where you can call into is if you like, uh, actually if you go to our website, okay, roof nerds.com you’ll see on the top of that website up there on the ride, you’ll see (918) 973-1010. That is our, our direct number.
Now if you would like to call while we’re doing this podcast and bring us a question, we’d love to hear from you. So once again, we have a special guest with us today and actually it’s a special gas though. I’m not going to tell you who this person is. I’m just going to tell you that they have been, uh, assisting us here in the roofing industry, uh, with advanced commercial systems, uh, for a long time. But she is our, our girl, our lady roof nerd. Um, this is actually, her name is Jennifer. How’s it going at a Jennifer? It’s going great. I don’t know if I love being called a nerd, Marty, but that’s okay. I’ll let you call me yet today. All right. We’ll keep calling you a nerd, especially behind your back. So this is what we’re going to do today on a roof podcast.
If anyone has any questions, you know, we’re live right now. Give us a call, (918) 973-1010 in commercial roofing broken Arrow, and uh, give us a call and ask us any questions. Our purpose in this is for really there’s two main classes we work a lot with, one of which is that of building owners. And another is that a professional property management companies we work with a lot of those. And laboring is tons of business. And so, you know, when you’re working with a property management company, you have to really, um, you have to do everything right. You have to really know customer service, you have to really know pricing, you have to really know all types of roofing systems. Right now, one of our property management companies, we take care of over 35 roofs for them. I’m just here in the Greater Tulsa Broken Arrow area, a little in the Jenks Awaso sky to um, Claire Claremore Coweta Glenpool.
Um, did I say I’ll also Coweta Katusa and so, and the whole in Bixby always forget Bixby and he obviously told, so in broken Arrow, we take care of over 35 roofs for these guys. And there’s probably every roof known that we are taking care of just for this one client. They have so many different types of roofs from mod bit to single applies like Edm, TPO, PVC, all different types of roofs. So, um, actually we were going, we were going to receive some calls in today, but I think today we’re going to have our lady roof nerd. Jennifer, we’re going to see if she has any questions for me, uh, because I supposed to be the expert here. So let’s see if she has any questions. Right.
Well you just mentioned the different types of roofing systems that you all are experts on. So I thought maybe the viewers might like to hear our listeners, not viewers would like to hear maybe, um, like we know about, we understand the difference between maybe a metal roof and a flat roof and a sloped roof, but that’s about it. So can you go into any other types of, of roofs you were mentioning like the modified bitumen, you know, some of those other names, don’t they sound foreign to us?
Well, modified bitumen, let’s go ahead and start with that. When modified bitumen, you’ve probably heard of the terminology roll roofing. And so if you’ve heard roll roofing, and that’s basically a role of, of, of granulated, um, SBS modified roofing about three foot wide, often they come, oh, they come in either 35 or 50 foot links. And so that’s roll roofing and that’s really what modified bitumen is. It can be granulated. Now what that means is when you look at the shingles of your roof and you see the color, whether it’s a brown shingle, the roof of your home, um, or it’s a black shingle, the reason why it’s that color is because there are a million little EDBD granulated, uh, rocks that have been glued to the top of that shingle. And then they were colored, uh, before they were put on there. And so those same granules that are own shingle roofs like in your home, could have those many times or put on the granulated SBS roll roofing that we call modified bitumen. It is one of the most common roofing systems that we deal with. It is a great life. I mean, normally most manufacturers say it has a 15 year life. The 20 year life. I’ve seen some 35 years old, 40 years old. It just depends on the conditions of the specific roof. And so that’s one roof. And that that helps you understand like modified bitumen in commercial roofing broken Arrow is really roll roofing. Any other roofing that comes to mind? Jenny?
Well, um, I know you talk about roof coatings often. I think that’s probably pretty common. Is that pretty common? Cause that one of the more common ones
in the last 15 years we’ve gotten tons more roof coatings and because the quality, you know, remember how we say it’s not rocket science, just roof science. Well the science behind roof coatings is there capability of sitting up there with the UV, not breaking them down, you know? Um, that’s why we put those granules on modified bitumen. That’s where we put the granules on shingles on your home. Because it was, it was a rock doesn’t break down under UV rays. It’s rock. Right. Well. So that’s, so how the, the science behind the roof coatings is to make them be able to sit up there 10 to 20 years and be able to handle the UV rays. And so that’s so, yeah. So the answer your question, it has gotten a lot more popular in the last 15 years because science and the engineering behind these roof coatings have made them last longer.
So here’s a question and I know we want to talk a bit more about some other types, but I’m just curious, I don’t care if you have a certain type of of roof currently on your commercial roofing, broken Arrow, can that be changed to a different type of roofing? Can it be removed and replaced with a, maybe a better one for your, your particular building?
Yeah, actually it can. And um, so let’s start like with a metal roof, you see a metal roof. Many times there’s, there’s really not a decking below that metal roof. That metal roof is the upper and lower substrate. It is the system. And so many times like if you have a metal roof, we can cover that metal roof. Which saves you a ton of money from having to take it off and then put on a new one. And that’s what’s called, whether it be our panel or you know, the different types of metal roof it is, whether it’s standing scene, um, depending on the time it is a type of roof it is for metal. We can put what’s called a retro fit. So that’s where we would put foam in between the panels sticking up and then put a TPO or PVC or Duro last or so, some other type of roof over that system. They give you anywhere from a 15 to 25 year roofing system, especially if it has some slope ponding areas is what we really try to stay away from in commercial roofing, broken arrow. So, uh, what was the question again?
Well, can you replace it or do something over it? That’s what I was wondering. If you didn’t like the current system, maybe it was an old system. It’s really dated and was it done well? Can it just be removed? I mean can though can you the
first, the first thing we have to look into is how many layers are on the roof and that’s where I’ve shared with you and she told some podcast a while back where we come in and, and we take a core and sometimes I’ll just take a hatchet. I know that sounds kind of bad, but we just chop about a four inch by four inch hole in the top of the roof and then we patch it really well. Their patch, we put it on there is going to last a lot longer than the roof. We’ll, it’s a 25 year patch we put on there, but we put a core, we take a core of the roof to see the layers there. And this is why I say this in broken Arrow toll. So the international building code for this area, you cannot have more than two layers on a roof.
So here’s your scenario. You got one layer on a roof, we can come in and put a layer on top of it. You have two layers on the roof. There’s two scenarios, one of which we just finished on an auto place in broken arrow. That scenario is you take both layers off, down to the decking and then put one new layer on. And then the other scenario is called as a type of called reroofing where we take the top layer off. So you’re saving costs of not taking both layers off. And then you put a new on top of that original layer, this on the decking there. So that’s a type of reroofing reroofing in recovery and kind of mixed in one there. So there. So what we try to do is we really, we try to find out what our customer’s budget, if I keep talking about that over and over, because at the end of the day they don’t want to buy what they can afford. So we try to find the budget and then find what system works best for that budget.
So let’s say someone building a commercial building, I know that you, you guys do new builds, new construction, new construction, and they said, Marty, what is your favorite roof and what do you recommend? What would you say to someone like that or does it just depend on the location and the type of building it is?
Well, my favorite type of roofing has more than the minimum slope that the National Roofing Contractors Association requires. The National Contractors Roofing Association, literally a court requires one eighth of an inch drop for every 12 inches of running foot, uh, of running slope. So let’s just say it this way, eight feet of roofing, we’ll have a one inch drop. Well, you know there are dips in roofing, there is ponding in roofing. So because of that, many times if with such as low slow and an eight foot span of time or of of distance, you could easily have a planning area. The problem with pawning areas is like a modified bitumen, asphalt roofs, stuff like that of different types of roofs. The ponding is not, is not made to be on a roof like that and it will eat through the roof much faster. So I would have a slope, there’s a little more steeper than the minimum.
And then my next would be to install a 60 or 80 mil TPO, a fleece back, 60 mil. TPO is my favorite. We glue that down. Fleece back TPO like a for a 60 mil, whether it’s Gaf, Carlisle, Berserko, uh, John Madison. It doesn’t matter the name brand we use many times. Often they’re made in the same building and they just put different stickers on them when they will need as they rolled out the door. But the fleece back TPO would be the one I would choose the most because it can handle the, the, the, the tornado hail that we get here in, uh, well in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, Raj, any,
yeah, that sounds good. You know, thanks for answering all these questions because I know that the standard layman building on there out there who has a commercial roofing broken Arrow, they don’t understand all this. So it’s great to have an expert answer our questions today.
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