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Hurricane Irma

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SAFETY FIRST – BE SAFE

Roof Tech Associates are here to support and serve your needs during this very tense time. Hurricane Irma promises to be our biggest one yet. Please be safe!

Many severe accidents happen from storm surge, flying objects, and electrical dangers. Please wait until the storm is over to inspect your property. Then call us.

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Catastrophic Failure!!

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Catastrophic Failure!!

Seems like we have a common theme developing here. We have talked a lot about Single Ply roofing systems and that they aren’t all that they are hyped to be.  When you hear of massive or really catastrophic failures in roofing membranes they don’t generally occur with Modified Bitumen Roof Systems. Another reason Polyglass Mod Bit Roof Systems are the better option to single ply roofing.

What can go wrong….?

  • Small cuts in the membrane tend to turn into tears exposing the scrim that absorbs moisture and delaminates the membrane.
  • Blow Offs are real.  With the threat of hurricanes or other wind events, the threat of airborne debris is a reality.  When the membrane tears and strong winds get below the single ply the probability of it becoming a “sail” are significant.

What can go right?

Mod Bit roof systems are far less likely to have catastrophic failures like single ply roof systems.  Put the two products side by side.  You can recognize the durability in the construction of the mod bit membrane right away, that small tear or puncture is less likely to occur.

Because of the multi layer construction of Polyglass Modified Roof Systems you are less likely to see a catastrophic blow off like you would with single membranes.  Having multiple lines of defense against the elements and that potential tear you  will protect your owner as well as the contents below you roof assembly

Prevention

Take a  good look at the building you are about to re roof.  What are the owners long term plans for the building? What is going to be under the roof you are about to install? What’s the best roof assembly you can offer?  Check out the Polyglass low slope products I’m sure there’s an assembly that we can design to meet the needs of you and your owner.

Roof Tech Associates is your best partner in catastrophic prevention, call Jim Gory 407-342-4282, jim@rooftechassociates.com and get peace of mind!

 

Review these Polyglass products

PolyfreskoPolyflex GPolyflex SElastofles SAVPolyglass Base


Emergency Repairs – Are You Storm Ready?

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Emergency Repairs

It’s been awhile, since Charley, Frances, and Jeanne came knocking on our doors. Maybe you’ve forgotten the sheer havoc a real storm can bring. Even a Tropical storm (remember Matthew?) is strong enough to cause leaks or the destruction of a roof.

We all have seen the news about hurricane preparedness for our homes. But what about for our customer’s buildings and businesses?  In the event that we end up taking a direct hit or even a glancing blow from a tropical system. What are you going to grab off the shelf to get your customer watertight or operational?

Polyglass has what you need for the quick repair to stop the water from running into the building to the self-adhered membrane that will give you and the owner longer more time.

What You Need

When you need to stop water from running through flashings or open seams that have been separated from a Mod Bit roof system grab a few buckets of PolyPlus 50.  This is the premium modified wet/dry flashing cement in the market.  You can use PP 50 in areas that are wet or underwater the product contains SBS polymers and additives that will create adhesion in harsh environments where water is present. Because it is a flashing cement you can use PP 50 when repairing parapet wall details

On that shingle roof or any other asphalt based roof reach for buckets of PG 425 wet/dry flashing cement.  PG 425 is an ideal product for temporarily patching holes and cracks in wet areas and can be used in standing water as well.

As we’ve seen before, these storms can wreak havoc and cause total blow offs of existing roof systems and an emergency repair product can’t do the heavy lifting.

Long Term Solutions

Don’t forget that with our self-adhered products we can offer long term solutions.  We all know the ease and speed that you can get a deck covered and watertight with our underlayments giving you and the owner up to 180 days to exposure time to get a permanent roof covering on the structure.

Elastoflex SAV and Polyflex SAP will be your go to products for low slope projects that don’t have time to wait.  Offering redundancy and longevity and faster installations you can complete several low slope roofs before your competition is done retrieving single ply membranes from the Everglades. Polyglass has a plant in Winter Haven Florida and every one of these products are manufactured right here in our backyard making them readily available.

Check out these PolyGlass Products here:
PolyPlus 50,  PG 425,  Elastoflex SAV,  Polyflex SAP, Polystick MTS, PolyStick TU Plus, IR-Xe 

Roof Tech Associates is always here in an emergency and we’ll have plenty of product ready, call Jim Gory 407-342-4282, jim@rooftechassociates.com we are ready for the stormy season to come!

IS SINGLE PLY THE ANSWER?

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Here’s another reason why single ply isn’t the answer:

Next time you’re looking at a pre-engineered metal building with a metal roof and you think single ply is something to think about.  Pre-engineered buildings are not designed to have weight on the roofs.  The metal panels rest on the purlins and are mechanically connected to the system, whereas single ply typically rests on bar joists which are independent of one another. When you attach the metal panel to the purlin you are creating deflection, a single ply changes the roof surface compromising the flow of water potentially causing a failure between purlins.

Something else to consider is that flute filled metal roof pans cause a “Third Environment” if you will, resulting in condensation caused by the airflow. Consider the Roof Temperature plus Metal Roof Temperature plus Air Flow Between the two surfaces….You are creating condensation.  Condensation can cause rust, directly affecting the attachment of the roof systems fasteners as well as potentially rusting the roof panel itself. The bottom of the single ply can deteriorate too.

A white coating system is your answer!

With good slope and drainage coatings will not take on mold and turn dark the way single ply membranes do, but you still have to consider the environment around the building.  Look around, as you know trees and highways will turn any surface dark. The coatings system does not have the same imperfections that you can find in single ply that allow airborne debris to settle and turn to mold that spreads across the roof surface.

By coating, you’re not adding weight to the structure causing deck deflection. Coatings weigh approximately ⅓ of a pound per square foot. That certainly won’t put anyone in harm’s way. Remember, metal buildings are pre-engineered for a specific weight load.

Let’s face it coating creates more coating opportunities and we are all in business looking for more opportunities. Maintenance systems are the lifeline to what we do.

Keep in mind, the environment around the building will influence the long-term reflectivity of any system. Here are the answers to the single ply problems!

Doing the best thing for the owner is doing the best thing for your business. Roof Tech Associates is doing right by you, call Jim Gory 407-342-4282, jim@rooftechassociates.com or Paul Tillotson, 402-407-2062, paul@rooftechassociates.com at Roof Tech Associates, they’ll help you find the best product for your project.

March Madness??

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March Madness??

At Polyglass we are always trying to improve our systems and provide you more options to install a better roof.  We have rolled out some new accessories to our coatings systems. Here are some of the great products we have for you!

Polybrite 70QS

Polybrite 70QS Think Florida summer rain, and rain and rain…and your new acrylic coating system doesn’t have time to cure before the afternoon storm rolls in!  Every roofer in the state has had this experience. Half of your coating and all of your day’s labor ends up in a drain. Polyglass 70QS employs a quick set polymer which can provide some resistance to early rain exposure, the best news ever!

Polybrite 75

Polybrite 75 is a high tensile strength elastomeric that is used to protect the roof coating where you have areas of heavy foot traffic and areas that require maintenance from other trades.  Using this in a “Kool Grey” allows for picture framing areas where rooftop maintenance should occur.

Polybrite 77

Polybrite 77 is a premium grade SEBS thermoplastic rubber coating.  PB77 offers 950 percent elongation and 1300 psi tensile strength.  You can use this product on metal roofing repairs and re-coats to seal screw heads and reinforce vertical and horizontal seams of metal panels in lieu of fabric.

With all things Polyglass, call Jim Gory or Paul Tillotson at Roof Tech Associates, they’ll help you find the right product.

407-342-4282, jim@rooftechassociates.com

402-407-2062 paul@rooftechassociates.com

Big Thank You!

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Big Thank you!

Thanks to all of you who donated to Dolphins Cancer Challenge. So far this year the DCC has raised over 4.8 million dollars.  Last month Team Polyglass supported the Sylvester Cancer Center by riding 52 miles in 3 hours and 11 minutes from Boca Raton to the 50-yard line of the Hard Rock Stadium.  Being a participant in this incredible event is truly an honor.

Many Thanks from Team Polyglass!

Dolphins Cancer Challenge 2017 with Team Polyglass

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Dolphins Cancer Challenge with Team Polyglass

Once again I will be participating in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge with team Polyglass riding 52 miles to support the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on February 11th.  I am proud to be a part of this tradition and a member of an organization that talks about FAMILY as a culture and backs it up with its actions. This year I will be riding with more of a purpose than I have in the previous three years.  Last year I lost two of my family member to this horrible disease.

This event, sponsored by the Miami Dolphins is the largest charity event sponsored by any professional sports franchise is the country.  ALL of the proceeds go DIRECTLY TO RESEARCH, not to administration costs. Since its inception in 2010 the DCC has raised $16,500,000 for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

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Support Team Polyglass-February 11th

I’ll be riding with Team Polyglass for this important cause and ask you to participate by donating to Sylvester through my sponsorship link. The amount doesn’t matter. Polyglass is one of the major sponsors of this event and Roof Tech Associates would love to have your support.

SPONSOR ME BY DONATING

What is the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?

What RTA-2017-Ais the Sylvester Cancer Center? Here are some facts:

Established: UM Cancer Center 1972; opened as dedicated, comprehensive cancer center in 1992

Physicians and scientists: More than 250 devoted exclusively to cancer care and research (all are faculty of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine)

Philanthropy: $10.8 million

Sponsored program funding: $49 million annually in research grants

Clinical trials underway: 168 total; 92 therapeutic, 76 non-therapeutic

Clinical trial accruals: 1386 total; 80 therapeutic, 1306 non-therapeutic

Inpatient beds: 40

Surgery suites: 4

Inpatient admissions: 1,143

Outpatient visits: 305,656

Surgical cases: 2,426

Patients receiving chemotherapy: 32,383

Radiation therapy procedures: 67,521

Patient volume: 4,115 new cancer patients; 2,467 new cancer patients supervised by UM faculty at Jackson Memorial Hospital (figures reported to the State of Florida as of September 2011)

Click here for more details http://dolphinscancerchallenge.com/partners

LET’S FIGHT CANCER ONE MILE AT A TIME

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