There are many ways to resolve metal roof issues. Some are long term solutions while others provide a temporary or even a shorter term “bandaid” fix.
- Roof Cement
- Flashing Membrane
- Metal Retrofit
- Membrane Retrofit
The last two options provide the longest length of protection. The metal retrofit can be applied directly over an existing PBR or R-Panel roof to give your building a new look and longer life without the expense of tearing off the current metal roof system.
The membrane retrofit can be installed directly over the metal roof system, creating a monolithic leak-proof barrier. Insulation is installed between the ribs of the panel, then a layer of insulation atop the ribs, finally a layer of pvc roof membrane is installed above the flat insulation. See image below.
Metal roofing has a long-life cycle, but when the cycle ends it can be expensive to repair and repair again. Let the roofing experts at All Weather Systems provide a free estimate for your roof unique situation. Call today at (740) 323-3174.
We discussed this topic a little bit in our last blog about SRI, so what are we still talking about it?
Because its important.
Replacing black roofs with cool roofs makes an impact on a multitude of areas not limited to but including energy usage, urban heat islands, and monthly expenses.
We have included a link to a white paper that discusses in detail how cool roofs offer a reduction in peak electrical demand.
A sharp peak in electrical demand can be observed in almost every building during the busiest hours of the day. Although a share of this peak may be attributed to equipment used in the building, a significant portion is caused by increased demand for air conditioning in the heat of the afternoon. This peak in demand requires additional power plant capacity, causes imbalances in the power grid, and may result in increased air pollution. But most importantly for the building owner, peak demand may result in monthly charges many times higher than base electrical rates. One of the best approaches to shrink peak demand is to reduce the heat load on a building, especially the solar load that drives the need for air conditioning. And few heat reduction strategies can match the energy-savings potential of modern cool roofing technology. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.
The phrase Dog Days of Summer describes the most oppressive period of summer, between July 3rd and August 11th each year. It is HOT out there. Stay safe, stay hydrated.
Black roofs heat up just like black asphalt and a black t-shirt in the summer. The combination of the hot sun and the dark colored roofs are sure to make your AC run overtime.
There is a solution. Have you heard the term “Cool Roof” before? All Weather Systems specializes in installing white roofs.
Let’s get just a little technical. Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) a measure of the constructed surface’s ability to stay cool in the sun by reflecting solar radiation and emitting thermal radiation.
OK, what does that mean?
It’s a basic measure of how hot a hot roof stays and how cool a cool roof stays under the heat of the sun. The HIGHER the rating, the better.
Our Cool Roof rates at 108
A Black Rubber Roof rates at -1
The Cool Roof membrane has the innate ability to reflect the sun’s rays and release the heat.
Call today to learn more about our Cool Roof system! (740) 323-3174
TIPS is a national purchasing cooperative that offers access to competitively procured purchasing contracts to its membership.
How does my organization benefit from using a purchasing cooperative like TIPS?
For governmental agencies such as public education organizations, higher education entities, and city or county governments, membership in a purchasing cooperative offers the following benefits:
- Access to competitively procured contracts with quality vendors
- Savings of time and financial resources necessary to fulfill bid requirements
- Assistance with purchasing process by qualified TIPS staff
- Access to pricing based on a “national” high-profile contract
To learn more about how the TIPS Program can benefit your state funded entity or non-profit, please reach out to us at (740) 323-3174.
Over the past three decades All Weather Systems Inc. has had the pleasure of working with many school districts across Ohio. With the introduction of the TIPS Program, school districts, state funded entities and non-profits are now able to obtain pre-negotiated pricing on a wide range of products and services. Here is a project profile highlighting the result of this combination.
Let’s take a closer look at one particular aspect of how we can save you money on your next roofing project. The cost of labor. Duro-Last roofing is not the low-cost leader for the price of roof membranes alone however, the savings is in the labor.
Look at it this way, let’s say the cost of the Duro-Last material is more than that of a say a black rubber roof.
- More than 85% of the seams are done in a factory-controlled environment
- The roof is pre-fabricated to fit your unique roof
- The roof curbs and accessories are pre-made
With a typical rubber roof, all the roofing is done on site. The deck sheets are rolled out, every seam is constructed, and every roof accessory is made. This takes a lot of time.
At the end of the project, when the rubber roof crew leaves, so does most of the cost of your roof. With a Duro-Last roofing system, most of the cost stays on the roof, in the quality of the membrane.
Where would you prefer the money stay? The labor walking off the roof, or on the roofing material left behind? Call today (740) 323-3174
The State of Ohio
When you need the work done as fast as possible and without error. Call All Weather Systems. (740) 323-3714
IMAGINE THAT EVERY VITAL PIECE OF A ROOFING
SYSTEM CAN BE PURCHASED AT ONE TIME.
Duro-Last offers various complete roofing systems — with solutions from Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky.
Edge-to-Edge and Deck-to-Sky options include:
- Cover Board
- Stacks, curbs, drains and corners
- Two-Way air vent
- Vinyl-coated metal scuppers and pitch pans
- Edge metal termination and drainage
- Pipe Stands
All of these products contribute to roofing system assembly best practices, making the “World’s Best Roof” even more durable. The roof system is only as good as its installation. Combine the complete Duro-Last roof system with the quality and experience of All Weather Systems and you’ll have a winning combination.
Contact All Weather Systems today to learn more about The Ultimate Roof System. (740) 323-3174
Duro-Last is inherently resistant to animal fats, grease, and a wide array of chemicals. If your building has grease fans, ducts, kitchen exhausts and HVAC units, using a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membrane can help. If your roof is exposed to caustic chemicals, petroleum products and acids, a PVC membrane will be your best LONG-TERM solution.
Duro-Last has roofed some of the biggest businesses in the US. Duro-Last, Inc,. offers over three decades of proven PVC roof system performance with billions of square feet of membrane installed across North America.
Check out this 50 mil Product Data Sheet for additional information about the rigorous testing and physical properties.
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PVC = Polyvinyl Chloride
- – Vinyl is flame resistant
- – PVC Membranes are flexible
- – PVC is lighter weight that other materials
- – Strong puncture resistance and breaking strength
- – PVC is heat-weldable
- – Vinyl roofs are highly reflective
- – PVC is resistant to chemicals
- – Vinyl is recyclable
PVC, also commonly known as vinyl, is composed of two main components: ethylene and chlorine. Petroleum or natural gas is processed to produce ethylene, while chlorine is derived from salt. In the compounding process, vinyl resin is blended with plasticizers, heat-stabilizers, ultraviolet (UV) light inhibitors, biocides, and color pigments.
A PVC roof is a single-ply membrane composed of two layers of PVC material with a polyester reinforcement scrim in between. The top ply contains special additives that make the membrane UV resistant and prevent curing. Additionally, the top ply contains plasticizers that make the membrane flexible and pigments for color. The bottom ply is a black PVC, containing more plasticizers for flexibility and typically no other additives or fillers. Additionally, polyester or fiberglass reinforcement is added to achieve high tearing and breaking strengths necessary for mechanically fastened single-ply roofing systems.
Duro-Last recycles virtually all its own manufacturing waste. On job sites, it is safer for contractors to handle than other roofing materials that require VOC adhesives, hot tar (which has a very high carbon content, by the way), etc. Unlike other systems, PVC roofs can be recycled at the end of their service lives and Duro-Last has a program in place to do just that.