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Old 02-19-2009, 12:17 PM   #21
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Less LEAKS?!?!?!?? who the hello is torching YOUR roofing down?
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:29 PM   #22
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Aaron I think we all can agree the first place a roof will fail from is it's penetrations and it's seams. Correct?

I also think we can agree eventually EVERY roof will leak. Still with me?


So if you have half as many seams, or even fewer than half, that greately reduces the chance for leakage. Using that logic, I too would say that a single ply roof has less chance for leaks. However! A modified bitumen roof is superior is in its' thickness and redundancy of layers. A roof butcher.... err I mean HVAC technician... can more easily damage a single ply than a modified roof (excluding maybe scuffs togranulas on a modified roof). However those damages, caused by "others", are billable
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I like Firestone smooth but have also used GAF smooth.
No one seems to want granulated around here.
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I like Firestone smooth but have also used GAF smooth.
No one seems to want granulated around here.
Do you silvercoat it or leave it exposed?

I find it's actually more expensive to coat a smooth modified initially, and then you have to keep re-coating it every 3-5 years. Not a winning deal if you ask me. We don't even give them the option, we give our base price as granulated and use that as a selling point explaining how smooth modified will break down if not coated and how it needs to constantly be re-coated for the life of the roof.
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Yes, we always silver coat them.
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Don't you think it's more expensive to silvercoat it vs just installing granulated in the first place? Do you silvercoat it the first day or let it age 3 months, as recommended?
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No one seems to like the granulated look for some reason.
The only time we did a granulated torch down was on a candy factory. White granulated.

No I don't wait 3 months. I go back 3 to 4 weeks after to coat it.

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