The worst roof system on the entire planet Period.
Is a polyester fabric roof even a viable option? Really? This roofing system is essentially plywood with a polyester fabric embedded into an elastomeric coating. It might have been a legitimate choice in the past, but by today’s standards, it’s not an acceptable standard roofing practice. especially considering the many better alternatives that are on […]
How to repair buckles on an Asphalt roof
In this video I show you how to repair buckles on an asphalt roof. Buckles are caused by not rolling out the roofing membrane to let it relax (stretch) in the sun, this is very important to do. If you try to install a cold membrane it will expand and contract causing buckles to form. […]
Insurance Scope Writing
Sometimes acts of nature can be devastating to our property that’s why most of us protect ourselves with Homeowners insurance. Lets say a storm runs through your neighborhood with strong winds, rain and maybe even hail. What is the first thing you should do? You should call your roofer to come out and inspect your roof to check for […]
Home Inspections Tile Roof
We all know that you cannot get a home loan without a home inspection. With that said is a home inspector really qualified to look at my roof? A home inspector is going to tell you what he see’s and what he thinks about the condition of your roof, a good home inspector is also […]
When it comes to liquid applied coatings it’s important that you understand how to correctly apply them as well as making sure that the are compatible with the existing materials you intend to apply them over. In this picture it shows an elastomeric coating that was applied over an asphalt based emulsion. You can apply […]
The two most common sources of roof leaks on a foam roof (or really any type of roof) is skylights and scuppers. Generally when a roof leaks it’s because of a failed penetration on the roof. Leaks are usually not found in the membrane it’s self. Curb mount skylights are the easiest type of skylight […]
Birds eye view of spraying polyurethane foam
This is what it looks like from a polyurethane foam applicators perspective when spraying foam. Polyurethane foam should be sprayed at 1″ lifts for best results but never less than 1/2″. How do can you tell if you are spray a 1″ lift? while it is true that you cannot see a 1″ lift you […]
Shingle roofs are not maintenance free!
Shingle roofs are not maintenance free. Ok for the most part they are there’s not much you can do for them except check for blown off shingle tabs or shingles, check pipes and penetrations for cracks and or holes. But more importantly if you have had work done by An A/C guy or had a new satellite […]
Foam Split in Plywood Seam
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to fix a small foam split next to a plywood seam. As a rule of thumb foam that is sprayed directly over plywood will not leak. This is because water cannot travel underneath the foam because it’s fully adhered to the wood. However there are some exceptions […]
Failed foam or poor maintenence ?
The foam isn’t the problem on this roof. It’s because of improper maintenance. Wrong materials used for repairs, neglect and abuse that has led to a total tear off of this foam roof and and new roof system being installed. As you can see from the repair done on the picture above. Yes thats a plywood patch. […]