Well, we have been covering here at our podcasts with advanced commercial systems. We have been covering a lot of different types of roofing products, but the ones that we’ve been talking the most about, and probably 80% of our time is the TPO, single ply and the PDC, single ply thermo plastic roofing membrane systems. The reason why we’ve been spending 80 to 85% of our time talking about these roots is because here in commercial roofing, broken arrow and basically all over the place, uh, in the south, in the warmer region area, the middle of the country, and then more southern 80%, the 90% of the roofs that had been being being put on, um, had the become to be these thermoplastic roofs because they are lightweight because they have structured ability because they, uh, they can be put over Ray’s existing membranes. They can be put over existing roofs because they have amazing 25 to 30%. We’re the experts in commercial roofing broken arrow.
Stretchability allegation. Absolutely amazing because when you put them on and weld them on, you can come back and reheat it and rebuild it over and over and over again. It doesn’t lose its chemical composition form. So we’ve covered the different types of roofing systems and everything. Let’s get over into the different type of types of manufacturers. Okay. Carlisle Syntec , that’s a manufacturer. We install their products a lot during last, we are certified with Dura. Last Firestone, Gaf. I be roofing John Mansfield, Mule Hide Sa, uh, Sarna feel and JP Stevens. These are some of the main producers of roofing in the greater, uh, United States in the Greater Tulsa area. We see mostly Carlyle. I see quite a few duro last, I see mule hide, which were certified and installing new hype. And I see quite a bit of John Mansfield in Gaf. Probably one of the top two that I’ve been seeing would be Carlisle and GAF. This is with years of experience in commercial roofing Broken Arrow.
But I tell you the mule hide a product is becoming to get more popular. And we received a B, began to get certified for installing and repairing a thermoplastic single ply roofing, uh, and specifically TPO with mule high products. Really great products. I’d highly recommend it to anyone. Give us a email@example.com click the schedule me now button schedule now and you’ll send us your info. We’ll give you a call during normal working business hours. Now you know you can call our number at (918) 973-1010 if you’d like to reach out to us if you have an emergency repair 24 hour. We’re open all the time for commercial roofing broken arrow. You give us a call, we will come help you with whatever you need. We’ve been talking about thermoplastic polyolefin, thermal plastic, polyethylene, poly chloride. We’ve been told by lots of different type of thermoplastic roofs. Now here’s some aspects about these routes that you don’t hear everyday and that’s why we’re having this podcast. We are the experts in commercial roofing Broken Arrow.
We want to educate you about this roof. This is 80% of the market, right? So there’s something about this route that’s really, really nice and it’s called fleece backing, TPO and PVC. We have the capability of buying them with a fleece backing product. Now fleas back in his word. We take the, the, the manufacturers of the product in commercial roofing broken Arrow, they take a fleece, a fibered curly. It almost looks just like the curlies prickly side of, of velcro. I mean it looks, I I literally identical to that and it’s just a bunch of interwoven fleece back fibers which causes it to have strength and have some cushion. This fleece bag is a bottom sheet that is woven into and has made part of the um, is made part of the backing of the TPO. So basically you’re having a non woven polyester fabric so it’s not woven but it’s adhered to and it’s stuck to it.
Now the part of the TPO, it’s dual house, it’s still has a woven um, fiber of called a scrim that our PR, it’s part of the TPO, but then we’re still adding all this fleece back as well. Now this fleece back, it can help you in the bonding and the gluing down of the fleets back, right GPO to a building. It literally, the fibers literally get caught up in the glue and it, it adheres and sticks extremely well. So that’s a large part. A lot of these fleets back, uh, membranes, the majority of the time we’re seeing them being glued down. And so then also this can serve as a separator from a substrate. So here’s a little fact for you. You might not have never known where the roof nerds were, the roof geniuses that knows all about the chemical composition of these roofs.
And so do you know that asphalt products should not be touching TPO products because of the oils in it? It can cause it to break down the same way in commercial roofing broken Arrow, animal fats on a restaurant can break down a TPO roof. So here’s the deal. This is what we do. We can install a cover board, go by a half inch covered board, and Leah covered board down to completely cover the, the, uh, the completely cover the asphalt roof. But here’s another thing we can do. We can get this fleece back and lay it right on top of the asphalt because the fleece backing actually works as a separator from that asphalt substrate and so it doesn’t matter what kind of substrate you have down, you could even have mod bet, you could have whatever. Obviously you would need to remove gravel if you’re going to lay it on gravel, but I’ll tell you what, I’ve seen many a time smooth the gravel out lace and covered board on top of that and put your TPO roundup of that.
Definitely seen that. I’ve seen quite a few roofs that I’ve worked on. Then if it had that done, it was quite interesting. Okay, so let’s talk about the application. The three types of application that these roofs, these single flat roofs are about. Okay. One of which, which we covered one or two podcasts ago, is called mechanically attached and that is where you’re partially attaching it with screws in place. Another is called Eddie tiered or fully adhered. Fully adhered means you’re gluing down all the ISO board, you’re gluing down the cover board, you’re gluing down everything before you then glue down your membrane. Um, adhered means you’re gluing down just the membrane, just the membrane. So if you had a cover board or ISO board that you put down as well, those could be screwed down with plates and screws. And so that’s the difference between adhered here in commercial roofing, broken Arrow and the fully adhere, so per, uh, and then the last way that we want to discuss is called ballasted.
This is loose, laid, uh, aggregate balanced. It is laid upon the roof to hold it down where it just won’t fly away. Now you still need to own a balanced the roof. It’s not screwed and it’s not blue down. Now the walls many times can be screwed down. Uh, but yeah, that’s, so basically that’s what we’re dealing with. So now let’s talk about, let’s talk about the application part of putting these roofs down. Let’s talk about the lapse and seams and the flaps of how they’re to be heat welded. The temperature of the heat. Water is somewhere between 500 and 600 degrees on average, sometimes at a very between 45 meal between 60 mil, between 80 mil. Normally the bigger the meal you might have to increase the temperature some and the seams. Normally we liked those between about two, two and a half inches.
But some can go on up as far as the actual scene overlay, it can be up to six inches and that’s kind of is why I referred to earlier. And so we use automatic tools called a heat welder called a robot. It’s called actually a robot welder. And these automatic tools can do an inch and a half minimum weld. And then also we are using hand tools and they can do up to a two inch minimum. Well, and so that’s kind of what we’re looking for is we’re doing these, these seams and welding them in in commercial roofing, Grogan, arrow. As we’re doing it with tools now these scenes, they’re actually becomes stronger or as strong as the membrane. And according to the National Roofing Contractors Association, there are seven times more material failures in the field than there is in the scenes. That is absolutely amazing. So the National Roofing Contractors Association started doing research, started keeping up with some data while they’re inspecting.
Basically there are seven times more material failures in the field. Material failures of the membrane felling more than it is on the scenes themselves when the scenes have been welded correctly. And that’s one of the biggest problems that we deal dealt with quite a bit. So adhesives, we’ve talked about welding them down. Let’s talk about somebody, he’s sieves. There’s some contacted he uses that we can use to do a glue down the field membrane. The field membrane means not the edges, not a, it is the middle area in the field. The flat field part of the, of the roofing system factory applied for self adhered membranes. So there are some that are self stick self-lacing. So with the fleets bag, now you can hop, mop it down with Oh oh asphalt here in commercial roofing broken arrow, or you can use a polyurethane foam, you know, but oh by the way, let me talk to you about one roof real quickly called Dura last Dura last is a PVC roof that they actually pre manufacturer the seams for you at their plant.
Now I’m certified in set up. I’ve gone through training, I’ve gone to the Dura last for a three day class and I know Randy, the guy who’s over Oklahoma. Uh, I’ve done a lot with Dura last roofing and I’ll tell you what, um, they actually swelled your scenes and create your entire membrane layout. They do that at their plant in a, in, in Texas. And so that’s a great process. Hey, actually the different, just to let you know here in commercial roofing, broken Arrow here with advanced commercial systems, we are out of time for today for this podcast. We appreciate you guys always joining in with us. Check us out on, okay. Roof nerds.com give us a call at (918) 973-1010 here with advanced commercial systems, home of the roof, nerves in commercial roofing broken arrow. We look forward to hearing from you.