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Happy Thanksgiving

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During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have… like our partnership with you. We appreciate working with you and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness and success.

Best Wishes,

Jim Gory & Paul Tillotson

SBS is Bubbling Hot!

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Defend your Roof from the Elements

…and other witch-y challenges. Let’s stick to our themes of asphalt and redundancy, let’s explore SBS modified roof systems. The Styrene Butadiene Styrene is quite a mouthful, but a very reliable roofing system to help defend your roof from the elements and wear and tear that can impact the effectiveness of your roof.

Let’s clarify, what is SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene)?  A rubberized asphalt that is very flexible even in cold weather something that we don’t have to worry about in Florida. The flexibility of the compound also provides elongation properties that allows for expansion and contraction of the roof system. Think of rubber bands being stretched and released.  

Polyglass SBS systems can be installed with hot asphalt, cold process, and can be heat welded. Giving you options depending on the project you are going to be working on.  Polyglass SBS systems are generally two or three ply systems depending on the warranty requirements of the project.  Our modified base sheets create the dimensional stability of the system. Elastoflex S6 G or Elastoshield TS cap sheets provide you and your owner the first line of defense from the elements, foot traffic and trades that will cause damage to the system. Elastoflex S6 G and Elastoshield are manufactured with a high performance polyester reinforcement designed for longevity.  
All the Polyglass systems are designed with high standards and quality that you demand. If you want to dive deeper into these details, call Jim Gory at Roof Tech Associates,  407-342-4282, jim@rooftechassociates.com  

Polyglas Self Adhered Modified Bitumen Roof Systems Dual Compound Technology

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Self Adhered Modified Bitumen Roof Systems

 Self Adhered roofing has come a long way since the term “peel and stick” was coined. So what’s the difference?  

ADESO Technology!

ADESO Technology is what makes  Polyglass Self Adhered Modified Bitumen Roof Systems different and better. Polyglass offers something that no other manufacturer can.  A dual compound membrane. ADESO technology uses a polyester reinforcement to separate the adhesive side of the membrane which is not UV resistant and the APP granulated side that is a more resilient and durable compound.  In the Florida climate, we all know that durability and a better weathering compound is needed, which APP offers.  

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The differences don’t stop there.  With our factory applied Fast Lap Polyglass provides you with a granule free end and side lap so you don’t have to spend time embedding granulated laps.  These Fast Laps are protected by release films so the glue strips are not contaminated by debris, maximizing adhesion.   

Self Adhered Modified Systems have been around long enough for us to know that they work and are reliable.  SA systems offer the redundancy of plies that we all believe in, and their ease of installation allow for faster and safer installs with smaller crews and less equipment. Smells like money!

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Here’s how it works.

The bottom compound is SBS with adhesive, reinforced with a fiberglass mat saturated and coated with a rubberized asphaltic compound with exceptional waterproofing and weatherability properties. The top granulated surface is APP separated by the polyester reinforcement ,saturated and coated with a polymerized asphaltic compound. The top and bottom surfaces of the Polyglass APP Base are finished with poly film and both SBS and APP are proprietary to Polyglass.

Our competitors use a single compound, the problem with that, the adhesives breakdown when faster when exposed to the elements which early degradation of those compounds. The Polyglas Self Adhered Modified Bitumen Roof Systems has dual compound technology which has exceptional waterproofing and weatherability properties. Saves installation time, with the speed and ease of installation you can reduce the crew size.  Quality product, reduces expenses, still have questions ask Jim Gory at Roof Tech Associates,  407-342-4282, jim@rooftechassociates.com

Smells like Money

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I remember standing on a top of a structure, watching a roof being installed and saying the smell is horrible, the contractor looked at me and said, “It smells like money”.  Now I understand!

Asphalt has a proven track record and still works. Modified Bitumen membranes have changed the way low slope roofing is done.  Having returned to several projects that were installed over 15 years ago I’ve become increasingly impressed by their performance and durability.

While single-ply roofing has its place and works in certain applications, it is generally used to meet the budget on certain projects. Many of those projects are buildings that are going to be flipped or have owners that don’t have long term plans for the use of the facility.

smells like moneySingle-ply membranes have made many changes to their formulations over the years, seems like with each new launch they are trying to determine how they can improve the weathering package. Ever wonder why they focus on how much compound they have above the scrim? This makes single-ply a questionable choice.

Polyglass offers a full line of Modified Bitumen membranes and systems that will facilitate any project.  The redundancy of Polyglass systems gives you and the owner more protection. You will still be efficient and profitable but you can offer your customer longevity and energy efficiency. You need a product that can stand up to the extreme Florida climate, especially when exposed to excessive heat loads over a prolonged period of time.

What’s the weakness of single-ply roofs?  The answer is in the name.

Before deciding which is the right product for your roof, have a professional roofing consultation to learn all the benefits, drawbacks and which product would best suit your roofing needs, contact Jim Gory at Roof Tech Sales and Associates,  407-342-4282 jim@rooftechassociates.com

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RTA Rooftops 101 – Silicone

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It’s that time again! Session 2 of our Mini Roof-MBA series begins today of Rooftops 101 discussing the important facts about Polyglass and Silicone products.

Session 2 Silicone

Polyglass White Coatings

Polyglass® became a leading manufacturer of modified bitumen roofing membranes in Europe in the 1960s and introduced its products and technology to the United States in 1992. Since then, Polyglass has grown to be a leading innovator in the roofing industry.
In response to the increasing demand for durable white reflective roofs, Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. launched its latest white roof coating system with a line of advanced silicone roof coatings products that include high solids and solvent-based coatings, as well as primers and accessories to complete the system.
Polyglass silicone roof coatings are inorganic, moisture-cured coatings that provide a seamless, flexible and durable protective barrier against weather elements. When you use silicones, future coating opportunities can be diminished because they don’t lose dry millage and they can be tough to recoat because nothing sticks to silicone not even silicone.
Our products are resistant to ponding water but there isn’t a code agency anywhere that allows ponding water to remain on any roof system. We are a ROOFING MANUFACTURE that has to adhere to the regulations of the governing bodies for our industry specifically Florida Building Commission, Miami Dade and the NRCA. We are NOT a paint manufacturer.

The General Details

 

  • Inorganic compounds lose very little mileage over long periods of time
    • Moisture cured and can take rain shortly after installation making wash off less likely
    • High solids and high solvent based formulas

 

PolyBrite 90

  • 96% solid volume
  • PB90 needs primer on all substrates because it has such a high solid content that adhesion is slightly less effective than PB 95

 

PolyBrite 95

  • Only needs primer when going over asphaltic substrates
  • No primer necessary when going over metal or single ply, the solvents “etch” the surfaces of those substrates

 

PolyBrite 97X – A&B

  • Two part epoxy primer that keeps asphalt substrates from leaching through the top coat of the silicone keeping it from yellowing
  • Helps create better adhesion for the high solids products

 

PolyBrite FMT

      • PolyBrite FMT Field Mix Thickener is a high-tensile polyethylene fiberf
      • Use in the field by the applicator in order to build up thickness in ponding area and should be used on stress points of the roof as well as reinforcement around penetrations
      • Enhances sag resistance

To view a portfolio of solutions including acrylic and silicone click here for more detailed information on each product

Rooftops 101 Silicone

 

 

RTA Rooftops 101 – Acrylic

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We are going to have a mini Roof-MBA for the the next few months, supplying you with all the important facts about Polyglass products in a quick and easy readable format. Your first section starts today….

 

Session 1 Acrylic

Polyglass White Coatings

Polyglass prides itself in producing innovative and quality roofing and waterproofing products which exceed the needs and expectations of our customer, this information series demonstrates this commitment.

Polyglass White Coatings are designed today for long-lasting service and manufactured with high integrity. Silicones aren’t the only answer.  Acrylics still have a place in the market.

(click on the links to go to specific detailed PDF’s on the products)

These products can be used over Metal, Mod Bit, and single ply roofs that are still serviceable and have good drainage.

  • Having great adhesion and reflectivity Polybrite 70 and PG 700 offer you the most competitive price and warranty offering in the white coatings.
  • The products and systems have Florida Building Code and Metro Dade approvals.
  • Full system warranted roofs will require fabric reinforcement.  

Success is in the Details

Like any other roof system, success is in the details. You still need to clean, repair and prep the roof prior to application. While not always necessary WB 3000 can be used to prime and prep metal, mod bit, and BUR using the WB 3000 will improve the spread rates of the coatings. Polybrite 78 is a washable primer that needs to be used over single plies. PB72 is our “butter grade” material ideal for wrapping penetrations and flashing details.

What does all this mean?  We have you covered.

  • PB 70 will be your answer to Government…Schools…Institutional specifications that will generally require UL and FM 4470
  • PG 700 will have the same warranty offering but will be the competitive product on your discretionary projects.
  • Polyglass acrylics can be brushed, sprayed or rolled on to the substrate.  
  • Like any other roof system you need to clean and repair the surface you are going over.  
  • Acrylics love acrylics meaning they can be recoated and you have more opportunities of recoating them and that means more coating opportunities.

PolyBright Acrylic Roof Coatings Advantages

  • Cleans up easily with water
  • Easy to apply
  • Brushes and rollers can be used repeatedly
  • Low VOC
  • Non flammable/safe
  • No smells
  • Can be recoated easily, usually without primers

To view a portfolio of solutions including acrylic and silicone click here

You’ve almost graduated with your mini MBA, next session Silicone, (and yes there will be a test!)

PG 700

Polybrite 70

Polybrite 78

PB72

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Team Polyglass Dolphins Cancer Challenge | Roof Tech Sales and Associates

Team Polyglass

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Team Polyglass in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge

Welcome to 2016. We’ve left a successful 2015 in the rear view mirror and have high hopes for the new year. We are all plotting our courses for success, health and happiness. Yes, business is important for Roof Tech Sales & Associates and Polyglass, but doing important and meaningful things that help people is also part of the FAMILY culture that we hold close to our hearts. Being a part of the bigger picture, because there is more to life than just focusing on roofing. Creating long term relationships and partnerships is our mission.
Team Polyglass Dolphins Cancer Challenge | Roof Tech Sales and Associates
February 20th Team Polyglass will be participating in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge by riding 46 miles to raise money for the Sylvester Cancer Center. This year the event has more meaning to me than ever because cancer has touched my inner circle of friends and my family very recently. In one way or another we’ve all been affected by this disease.

 

SPONSOR ME BY DONATING
LET’S FIGHT CANCER ONE MILE AT A TIME
What is the Sylvester Cancer Center?
  • Sylvester serves as the hub for cancer diagnosis and treatment for UHealth -University of Miami Health System
  • Sylvester handles 1,100 inpatient admissions annually.
  • Sylvester performs more than 2,400 surgical procedures and treats more than 4,100 new cancer patients annually.
  • All Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center.
  • Today there are more than 305,000 outpatient visits at the cancer center.
  • There are more than 250 physicians and scientists working on approximately 168 clinical trials and receive more than $49 million annually in research grants.
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.
A Total Software Solution ProDBX - Roof Tech Sales and Associates

A Total Software Solution

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 A Total Software Solution ProDBX - Roof Tech Sales and Associates
What are 5 of the biggest questions you have about estimates, tracking progress and controlling costs of a job?
THE BIG NEWS!
RTS has partnered up with ProDBX, what does that mean? It means we can now help you with the big software issues you have with your business. WE ARE PROVIDING AN EASY SOFTWARE SOLUTION!
  • Are you looking to manage your leads, prospects and clients?
  • Do you need mobile access to accept payments or place orders on site?
  • Can you remotely track your employee’s hours on a job that drives your payroll?
  • How about access to a common calendar for scheduling and operations?
  • The ability to assign responsibilities, follow up and status reporting in real time?
RTS & Associates has the answer
ProDBX is a Cloud based suite of software applications (ERP) specialized in the Roofing Industry and priced for small to midsized businesses. These applications are interrelated so that NO other software is required to run, operate, or manage your business.
Here are Examples of the All-In-One Business Applications:
· CRM (Client Relationship Management) – A Customizable solution to manage your leads, prospects, and clients.  Contains all account history, pricing quotes, POs, proposals and client information such as addresses, email information, billing information, and contact information.
· Task Management – Ability to assign responsibilities, follow-ups, and status reporting.
· Calendars, GPS, Routing, & Dispatch – Assures common calendars for scheduling across your company, has GPS capability so you know where your workers are at all times, Ability to dispatch sales or operations personnel to prospects or job sites based on proximity.
· Point of Sale & Ordering – Ability to have MOBILE access to accept payments, or place orders at the job site.

· Digital Documents and Designs – Ability to have your custom documents in a digital format accessible via mobile devices using E-Signatures.
· Integrated Email – All emails in one spot with the same system.
· Inventory & Purchase Orders – Authorized employees can develop orders on the spot with mobile access, including client signature.  Ability to remotely view inventories while at the job site without phone calls.
· Timecards & Payroll – Know exactly when employees report to the jobsite and when they depart. Timecard system will drive payroll information, no more timecard entry.
· Vendor & Stock – Keep track of who you order from and create work or company POs.

· Accounting & Banking – DBX will track all your transaction for you and provide customized reporting.
· E-Commerce & Client Portal – Communicate and sell directly 24-7.
· Reputation & Surveys – Build and protect your business and online reputation.
ALL of your existing client information will be transferred into the DBX database by OUR Implementation Team.  Assuring a smooth and seamless transition for your business and clients. You’ll be able to REPURPOSE your employees to help grow the business rather than having them dedicated to tasks the DBX software ALREADY does.
Eliminate multiple systems, computers, and outdated software packages with ProDBX.  All of this for a MONTHLY user fee with NO up front costs other than the initial implementation fee.

To learn more contact Jim Gory 407-342-4282 jim@rooftechassociates.com

Dave Plumb will respond with a reply 407-324-0599 david.plumb@comcast.net