Welcome again to another podcast here with advanced commercial systems. I’m already Grisham, the owner and founder of advanced commercial systems, America’s and Tulsa’s, most wonderful and exciting and intriguing and in chanting commercial roofing company. You know we’re here in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, basically covering all the area of northeast Oklahoma. We’ll go over into Fayetteville, we’ll go up to Kansas if we need to because we just absolutely love have a passion about doing commercial roofing well for the last four or five weeks. Now each podcast we do each week, we do a podcast for the last four or five weeks here in commercial roofing broken Arrow we had been doing in covering part of our evaluation inspection checklist. Now that is a 30 point checklist where we go through and we inspect your building for you now. Now once again, here’s the no brainer. It is a 24 hour evaluation.
So within you giving us a call and that’s receiving your message. Within normal working hours, we are out within 24 hours doing this 30 point evaluation checklist of your roof. And so we cover everything from, well let’s just go down the list here. We cover the membrane of your roof, we cover the condition of the membrane. Are there any puncture holes? Are there any scrapes or damaged areas? Is there any deteriorated area where possibly law, let’s say like a TPO can system I TPO thorough therma plastic system where the, the upper layer of the TPO scram is worn out and the fibers off. See, have quite a few of these routes that are 15, 20 years old and there’s quite a bit of fibers pointing up and poking up completely just allowing water under the membrane. So those are the types of things that we’re always checking with a 30 point checklist.
Now we get over through your parapet wall. Um, let’s talk about a mod bit, you know, mod bit, uh, that sps or App Mod bit, uh, systems. They will run that mbit well we will run that mob went directly up the side of a parapet wall all the way up under a coping cap. If you don’t know what a coping cap is, it is a normally not or a teenage wide, sometimes eight inch wide, um, cap that sits on the top of the, of the exterior perimeter walls of a roof. If there’s a wall sticking up, if the roof doesn’t just run on and off the side flat, it will go to the edge of the roof and then it will go up a parapet wall. Well on top of that parapet wall, that wall, that perimeter wall here in a commercial roofing broken Arrow, there’s a sheet, there’s a type of flash and sheet metal that we put on the top of their just called a coping cap that they normally come in 10 foot lengths because that’s the length of the sheet metal, the 24 gauge, a 26 gauge metal that we use and we bend the ends down for a drip edge edge, a drip edge positioning, uh, edge at the exterior place.
Normally down about three and a quarter to four and a quarter inches and on the interior, oftentimes those are about two and a half to three and a inches and they’re just straight down. Now we’ll run that parapet wall. We’ll run that. A modified bitumen men bearing up under that parapet wall. Well, we want to make sure that that sealed well. We want to make sure that there’s no trouble with it. Coping Cap, so many times people would just a old roofers, they would just use nails. Then now down the coping cat. Well if you know anything about metal, it moves when it contracts and and retracts and the and with the hot and cold it moves and it will, it will wobble and wiggle that nail out of there. So is that progressors in time you’ll have nail was completely pulled out and laying off on the, on the roof.
Just had been completely pulled out of the the, the Copen cap in the parapet wall. Same thing is true also with nails and screws. Also all types of mechanical fastening systems and then also every 10 foot length because these are 10 foot pieces every 10 foot length, there’s a scene where they laugh about three or four inches and those scenes, many times we’re caulked 10 1518 years ago. And that caulk has worn out many times. It’s become very chalky and cracked and is not even holding a watertight sealed at all. So there’s two things right there on a coping cap that we need to make sure, um, that is watertight as far as the nails and screws with our fastening it down. And then also those seams of the coping cap. So there’s two points of our 30 point checklist, the little good long list that we put together so that we can serve you.
Now our roof nerds, we are technically skilled specifically for this evaluation, this 24 hour evaluation that we give. So when we do this for you, um, you were, you’re having the best service possible from some of the highest experts in the technical field of commercial roofing. So we come out and we start from the coping cap. We come down the parapet wall with a mod bit systems, um, many times, uh, we will find where the, where the three foot rolls and or sometimes their role, the long length of the wall where that ends. We will have to seal up a scene and many times plastic cement and cloth is used for that. Now that plastic, so man and cloth, you know, it’s pretty good. But honestly in my opinion, three to five years in a, I can see where it sometimes just doesn’t do his job well at all.
I’m, I’m sometimes I’m pretty disappointed with cloth and plastic, you know, the, the tar grade plastic cement. And so, um, what we’ve been using, we’ve been using a Geiko patch or silicone patch, uh, for those types of, of areas with some cloth. And it never, it never cracks, it never breaks. And it sticks to the mod bit seem on those parapet walls much better than what the old black tar. Um, you know, plastic cement does. And so I think it was about three years ago that we used in plastics summit on a mod bit parapet wall. And I was up there about, or four months ago, we’re measuring it for a reroofing project. And when, when I was up there, I saw the patches that we had done were coming up. And so we’re having to Redo those now. And I’ll tell you, it was just basically the product that we’ve been using, plastic cement is not what it should be.
It is not the grade and is not do the perform is what it should be about. Here’s the problem. Everyone uses it. Plastics and man and cloth, they’re using it everywhere. And I’ve had roofers try to use an Omi, my jobs, and I say, no, we can’t use that that day. The only last two or three years. And really it starts cracking and start separating. It doesn’t have any adhesive forced to it that can work almost like a glue to hold those seams together. So the silicone fiber arised products that we’ve been using, uh, here in commercial roofing broken Arrow, we find much greater, much more success and how they’re capable of holding the seams together, how they’re keeping capable of being watertight, how they’re capable of having some elasticy city where they don’t just tear like the plastic Simeon and cloth has over the last few years.
So it’s definitely a much better product. And so there we go. We go from the coping cap, we go right on down the parapet wall. When we do that, let’s talk about a TPO, PVC EPD membranes. You know, we want to glue those membranes, all three of those, the thermostat and the port thermoplastics. We’re going to glue those with an adhesive to the wall. And so when we glue those, we want to make sure that they’re glued well. We want to make sure there’s no blistering areas. We want to make sure there’s no air pockets in there that could cause any, any types of, uh, you know, seems opening up from air pressure because when water can get under that, under that product, under that membrane, when it dries, it expands. It will cause large blistering areas which could eventually could allow water in. And so there’s just all the types of things that we do with, with parapet walls, coping capsules, a very large part of making sure that the roof staying watertight in.
Uh, and so, you know, we do evaluations, these 24 hour evaluation, we do this and toll. So we do it in commercial roofing, broken era. We do it in Jenks Awaso a lot of contractors, a lot of roofing contractors, a lot of roofing commercial roofing companies. They don’t really, uh, take care of a, of the checklist the way we do. You know, they go up, they do an inspection. A, I’ll tell you, I’ve done that. I’ve gone up and done inspections and almost every single time we come down from an inspection before we designed the systems we have now almost every single time. I would miss something. I remember a few years ago I was measuring roofs for replacement and every single time I’d measure roof because I had not built the, the absolute amazing systems that we’re using today. So I would get down from a roof, even in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, and I get down from the roof.
I’d be driving back to the office to start doing numbers on that roof. And I remember three things that I forgot to measure. Well that’s why we put together a checklist and not just a 10 point checklist or a 15 point checklist. We have a 30 point checklist for your evaluation. Now I’ve got about a 82 point checklist literally that we use for doing roof replacements and roof repairs systems, uh, for that checklist when we go up to do an estimate. But you know, an evaluation is considerably different than an estimate. We were looking at two completely different things and an evaluation is really setting up the smart plan, which is our bi annual check twice a year, um, by annual maintenance plan that we’ve put in place. And then we call that the smart plan. The purpose in the smart plan is to increase your, uh, commercial roofing Iq and to also increase the ability for your roof to do its job smarter, which is basically being watertight basically of being able to handle wind and hell better.
Basically being able to hand handle hot and cold. I seen conditions, snow conditions. Our job is to make your roof where it’s, you know, moving the water from the high side to the willow side and getting it out the scuppers, getting it out the gutters. And so these are just all the things that we do here to come or advanced commercial systems. We are the home of the roof nerds and I appreciate you guys every week now for what is it like 115 weeks you guys have been joining in with us and listen to the podcast and reading our podcasts and staying on top of all the things that we’re doing here. We’re just trying to give back all the information that we’ve learned about commercial roofing because we found a lot of property owners, a lot of property managers did not know that much about roofing.
So we want to educate them where they can do their job better. So we’re just trying to give back. So we appreciate you for tuning in today. Uh, we’re give us a call if you need anything at (918) 973-1010 here in commercial roofing, broken air. We’re guarantee you, we will just, we will go beyond your, your expectations and the level of service that we’re bringing to you. So give us a call at advanced commercial systems. Give us a call at commercial roofing, broken arrow. We’re a member. It’s not rocket science. It’s roof science and stay dry.