Why Hire All Florida Urethane?
Our systems are 95% effective at stopping air transfer and are seamless, keeping your roof water tight all at the same time. Our systems reduce heat loads through reducing cooling demands and save you money on AC. In just a few years, our savings can help you pay for the roofing project.
With the high solids, reflective silicone coatings, we can provide long term water tight integrity, offering 10-15 and 20-year renewable warranties.
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Our systems can save you the major tear-off cost and help reduce your energy requirement footprint. Our silicones can stand up to ponding water. We guarantee it!
The torch down or mopped down sheet is used extensively. These systems usually fail within 3-6 years of installation. It’s a simple concept, of course, when we know asphalt moves with heat and cold. These systems are a fiber or polyester sheet saturated with asphalt. Some have additional chemicals infused to “slow down movement or break down,” but to make a long story short, they are asphalt.
Many times, improper heating can cause blistering within the sheet. Seams usually break down within a few years of application. The ceramic white granule is usually gray, thus giving you very little in energy savings. These systems should be installed only on sloped surfaces. However, that’s not always the case.
Leaks are hard to find due to which seams or bolt it is and sometimes only leaks with certain wind directions. Rake flashing or seams at joints can fail and yet, are hidden from sight. Our systems of Foam or Foam & Silicone can stop this nightmare and pay themselves back to you while doing it.
Metal roofs are durable and pleasing to the eye. They cover billions of square feet of roofing across the US.
These roofs usually lack in an insulation quality. Batten insulation gets crushed and is really only 36-40% effective. Then, as soon as a seam or ridge vent lets moisture in, it drops rapidly and you have permeant sagging insulation in the ceiling. Our systems reduce thermal shock with their high insulating properties.
Movement is extreme when a surface temperature is 180-240 degrees and has a 70 degree rain drop onto it. The stress tears at the butyl on seams and laps and also degrades the neoprene under the fasteners.
With our roof system, we simply hydrovac the gravel. This is a clean, quick and efficient means to get rid of the excess and useless material. In some instances, we can put the excess somewhere on site at the owner’s request or dispose of it properly, if unwanted.
A gravel roof is one of the oldest systems used in the roofing industry. Typically, these roofs were two or three ply rag felts mopped down and then covered with gravel for durability and also for helping with evaporation of water as the rock heated up. It also served a purpose to protect against wind uplift by providing ballast or weight.
One of the biggest downfalls of this system is that finding the leak can be very difficult and in some cases, impossible. The additional weight is hard on the building’s structure, as well. Repairs will have gravel moved around and many times, not put back where it was. This gravel usually weighs at minimum 600-800 pounds per 100 square feet. Therefore, even a small building of 5,000 s.f. can have seventeen to twenty tons of weight overhead, stressing even the best laid system.
With the hurricanes in the 90’s and early 2000’s, the gravel aggregate became air born debris. This system now usually requires a parapet wall for high velocity wind zones.
With the spray foam, we feel fastening of the existing substrate is very beneficial after the rock removal and before the new foam application. With FM requirements met, the owner may receive some savings on their insurance premiums in the future.
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SHEET SYSTEMS: TPO, EPDM & PVC
We offer a 10 year or 15 year High Solids Silicone Rubber System that can provide you the water tight integrity you need.
These systems start out energy efficient usually due to the white outer covering/color. They are cost effective, especially for new construction. Many of these come with the “20 year NDL” warranties. They are functional, but start to show a breakdown usually at 5-7 years. Leaks are very hard to find on these roofs and the sun takes a major toll on the product. Typically, they are totally removed and replaced before or at the 10 year age period. Total removal is usually required and disrupts the business slightly.
They are esthetically pleasing when new. Be advised to only install them on a sloped surface, usually ¼ per foot slope.
These membranes can be punctured if AC or HVAC personnel are not careful. Once poked, cut, or ripped, there is no secondary water barrier or stop. Plus, many fasteners required to secure this system may lead to more leaks than were originally noted with a failure of any of the seams or breaks in the surface. The insulation installed under these sheet systems, in no way stops the water intrusion and in fact, may increase the severity. Be sure to check the warranties closely.
If you have one of these systems and need to seal them, while you build the reserves we offer a 10 year or 15 year High Solids Silicone Rubber System that can provide you the water tight integrity you need. We overhaul the complete system with proven High Elongation Silicone Liquid Rubber Systems.