If you have a commercial roof that is in need of service, if you have a commercial roof that is causing you problems, has ceiling tile fallen in because every time it rains really hard, uh, you just have all kinds of problems with leaking and water just pouring in. If you have a roof that’s somehow allowing water in commercial roofing broken Arrow to just pour in the walls, you know, I’ve seen water just run down the interior side of exterior walls, just run down the wall and make large puddles in the floor if you’re having trouble and problems with roofs like this, uh, we are definitely the people that you should call. We are advanced commercial systems. We are home of the roof nerds and we are the roof nerds and every single day we solve problems just like that for people. We step up and we find the problems.
We find the leaking areas. Sometimes we have to do a full roof replacement to make all the leagues go away because sometimes there’s just so much age. There’s so much deterioration of that. We have to go to the extreme of replacing the roof completely. And there’s nothing wrong with that because when you do that, you’re increasing your, our value. You’re increasing so many wonderful aspects of your roofing system that allows you then to be able to decrease energy cost that allows you to decrease time, energy and maintenance on the interior of the building because it’s no longer leaking here at advanced commercial systems, we would love to hear from you. Our website is really easy to find. Our website is really easy to access. It’s really easy to go through and see, uh, you know, what we’re about and what we do. Basically, we are a commercial roofing company, commercial roofing contractor that specifically focuses on commercial roofs as an expertise.
And so when we call ourselves the roof nerds, we’re not doing that in a derogatory sense. We’re doing that specifically because we are technical experts in the field of commercial roofing. And that is how you define a nerd. When you look up nerd in the Webster’s dictionary, that’s what you see it says. And then we plug in that we’re a roof nerd. And so our technical expertise is specifically in the field of commercial roofing. So if it’s comes to being a, a flat roof, if it comes down to be a steep slope roof, a low slope roof of the sides of roofs, the termination boards of roofs, the penetration points of roofs, you know, mechanical equipment on roofing, we do everything. We are experts in the field of every type of roofing system. So someone might ask me, well, what roofing system do you like the most?
Well, honestly there is no really liken one the most. I do like the energy efficiency that the single flies are bringing to the table for the last 25 to 30 years. The energy efficiency, the TPO and PVC have brought to the table is second to none. There’s no other products that can perform what they do that can have energy savings and the installation like they do that can have safety. This is something that hardly ever covered in commercial roofing broken arrow. There’s no other products that have the amount of safety during the installation period. So let’s talk about hot and mopping. Um, with a hot mopping device. You know, when I first started getting my general liability insurance for commercial roofing, the one of the first questions they asked me was, well, are you going to hot mock, uh, with a kettle? And so let me define to you exactly what that is and what that means.
A hot MAF is as a big black kettle trailer that we roll out and we put big a 50 pound box event of hardened asphalt in the, in the kettle. When we put that inside there, um, it, we increase the heat of the cat to over 500 degrees, which creates the blocks of asphalt to begin to melt. And it’s heated by a big propane tank with fire. And we begin to heating up this asphalt and it begins to turn into liquified asphalt in which we pump it. We pump it from a pipe, from the kettle up onto the roof into a bucket. And it takes it about five to 10 minutes to begin to cool off. We’re, it loses his temperature and begin to harden. But when it’s in the bucket, we’re in pretty good shape. Then it stays in a liquified form and we mop it on with a mop.
We literally use a mob, a big mob for asphalt roofing in commercial roofing broken Arrow to mop on the product and so we can mop down modified bitumen. We can mock down fiberglass, Pli layers for mod bit for building up the base of my bit for building up the roofing systems with Kona built up system. We can even mop down single applies, but one of the first things in commercial roofing broken Arrow that my insurance company asked me was, are you going to hop mop? We don’t want you to do. I’m up. And I said, well, I’m going to do hot mafia, so you need to get me the insurance that does. And obviously they did. And now we have the insurance that allows us to be fully covered with torch down, which we’ll cover in just a minute and hot, muggy. But with a hot mopping, the hot asphalt, it’s sometimes referred to as hot applied roofing systems.
And because you know, the asphalt is getting 500 degrees and we’re applying it because of the heated asphalt. So what we find is this is a dangerous, people can get burned. It’s very easy to, if this gets on you to have a longterm scar and a longterm burning effect on your body. Um, and so I’ve heard, you know, stories of people getting hurt with hot mop buckets and you know, getting injured and I’ve never seen it. We’ve done a lot of hot mopping. We’ve never had one injury. You know, our guys, they know what they’re doing, they’re pretty safe. I do a good job and everything that to do. But what I find is insurance companies, they don’t like it very much because of the lack of safety. It’s just in a more dangerous way of doing roofing. Now. It’s the old style of roofing that’s been around for a really long time.
It’s just becoming obsolete more and more because of the single plies and how they’re, how they’re installed. There’s two main ways to install a single ply roofing. The two main ways is mechanically fastened. So when I say single ply, I mean the white plastic TPO, PVC of those types of single ply thermoplastic. Ruthie. The two main ways is, first is in commercial roofing. Broken Arrow is installing it code, uh, in a, in a, in a forum and a style called mechanically at here. So I’m mechanically, I’m sorry, mechanically fastened on mechanically fastened roof. We use plates which are about an inch and three quarter in size, and then we use screws that are anywhere from, I’m three inches all the way up to 10 inches, 12 inches, whatever they need to be because they might have to go through a lot of roofing, might have to go through. A lot of installation.
You normally don’t see the screws much more than eight and a half inches. The ones I just recently used were six and six and a half inches on the last roof that I did, and so we mechanically fastened the TPO membrane down to the roof with these screws that penetrate through all of the substrates, all of the installation and go all the way down through the decking, about three quarters of an inch to an inch through the decking, the metal decking or whatever type of decade. Now someone could ask, well what if you had a concrete decking? You could never in commercial roofing broken Arrow get a screwed very easily go into that. Well, we can get screws to go on that, but it’s very costly because the labor intensive struggle of every single screw you have to drill the hole in the concrete first so that actually happens.
That’s something that we do, but it’s definitely not something that we like to do. So it is better to do the other type of fastening system for the TPO membranes in commercial roofing broken Arrow, and that system is called fully adhered or adhered and basically simple as simply a defined, that’s just referring to gluing down the product. So you have two different types of that. You have adhered and fully adhered. And then heared membrane is when you screw down all of the substrates, but then you just adhered down the membrane on the top, the waterproofing TPO. Now a fully adhered system is where every substrate, everything is glued down. You’re gluing down the installation, you’re going down the dens deck, you’re gluing down the hex deck, you’re gluing down ISO, you’re gluing down any fiber board that’s used, you’re gluing down everything, and then you’re gluing down also in commercial roofing broken Arrow, you’re gluing down the membrane.
And so in using adhesives to do this, this is also a very safe way of working with a roofing products and not have an injury, not having any issues. And the one thing I do like about this is it’s not creating holes in the decade. And so a lot of times inside buildings you can look beyond the ceiling grid and you can see, you know, a thousand screws coming through because it’s, it’s needed and it’s required. And that’s what we have to do to make it where it’s safe. And the roof will not fly away when strong winds come. And so that’s some different aspects of what we’re talking about. Safety today, different types of roofing in the safety requirements, uh, gear in advanced commercial systems and commercial roofing, broken arrow. We appreciate you for tuning in on another time with us today. It’s not rocket science. It’s real science and stay dry.