The Difference Between PVC And TPO Commercial Roofing

The Difference Between PVC And TPO Commercial Roofing We regularly get clients, both old and new, asking ‘what exactly is the difference between PVC and TPO commercial roofing?’ At Chaffee Roofing we like a good question and we like to give good answers too. All part of the service. On the surface TPO and PVC don’t look much different. They tend to be white and both are heat welded into place. There are some significant differences however, which may make an overall difference to you when deciding between the two. Let’s take a closer look at these two flat roofing membranes to see which will best suit your project. Where Do They Stand On Durability? The durability of any product should be an important factor in your decision making PVC is good on puncture resistance, depending on the thickness of the membrane. Clients find TPO to be excellent and TPO does not need to be as thick to be as puncture resistant as PVC. TPO does not shrink over time, but PVC can and this will cause many problems on a roofing job. Both products are resistant to chemical spillages but PVC would be a lot more durable than its rival. If you have a chemical outlet near or on your roof, or any food grease byproducts, PVC may be the better option. Any Differences […]

Rhode Island Leading the Way In Manufacturing

Chaffee Roofing has repaired and installed commercial flat roofing for factories and warehouses for years. One thing we’ve learned? There’s no time for shut-down when your business is growing. We understand that you need to do your best to avoid losing a day for any construction needs. We Get It Not only do you not want to shut down, but you need to keep your machinery intact. Companies invest in machinery that must be kept absolutely dust free. We get it: We’ve developed a streamlined pre-job system that manages risk by covering sensitive machinery with tarps to protect them from dust, for example, and scheduling roofing work over special areas during down times. Or, we can work with outside company’s, like Tuffwrap, to completely cover the underside of the structural decking. How does this apply to Rhode Island’s booming industry? Rhode Island is Happening Rhode Island is beginning to stroll around with a new spring in its step as it sees Amgen, a biotechnology company with a presence in more than 100 countries, has announced that it will build a “$160 million ‘next generation’” plant in West Greenwich, a charming town that just over 6,000 Rhode Islanders call home. And about 20 miles away, in Warwick, an innovative company named Aquamotion has just on the AHR Expo 2018 Innovation Award for the most innovative plumbing […]

3 Considerations For Your Next Roofing Project

You are sitting at your desk, pencil in hand, scratch pad before you, wrestling with a new project – your 30-year-old flat commercial roof needs to be replaced. Or perhaps you need to decide whether to invest in substantial repairs to your commercial roof or to have it completely removed and replaced – after just 15 years. Whatever your next roofing project will entail, you need to make sound decisions at its planning stage or you may find that you have to devote time and resources to solve problems during the repair or replacement of your roof. Did you know that, in 2016, the Connecticut Better Business Bureau received more enquiries about roofing contractors than any other industry classification –  4,738, 212. So – we are here to simplify matters for you. 3 Things to Ponder IBSWorld, the acclaimed industry research firm, has identified the three factors that most influence the success of a roofing business like Chaffee Industrial Roofing: Having contacts within key markets Having a good reputation Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand And successful roofing businesses deliver options, planning, workmanship, products, and the after-care that exceed the expectations of discerning clients. So, how do you find out if a roofing company has contacts within key markets? One way to evaluate whether a roofing company has contacts […]

What Happens Before Your Roof Construction Starts

You have decided to invest in new flat roofing or rubber roofing. You are not alone. Over 1 billion square feet of EPDM have been installed on roofs on this planet over the last 40 years, resisting UV radiation, low and high temperatures, ravaging hail, and time. Before the work of installing your rubber roofing begins, and after you have settled on your roof design with your Chaffee project manager, our operations team will have what we call a “prejob” meeting with everyone on your team who is responsible for your roof. What To Expect At A Chaffee Prejob Meeting At Chaffee Roofing, we like to hold our prejob meeting on your roof. Why? We have learned that actually standing on a roof with the people who are responsible for its care is an efficient way to learn about your roof and its environment. We learn: If the existing roof was well-maintained. If extreme weather, heat or cold, has caused damage to your existing roof. If wind has caused damage. How drainage is happening. If birds/wildlife are nesting. If water is pooling. If debris is present. What rooftop units can be eliminated, if any. The best placement locations for dumpsters, cranes, etc. Now that we have established where our prejob meeting will he held, and why, let’s move on to our review of how your […]

Punishing Snowfall May Impact Your Commercial Roof

Chaffee Roofing is ever at the ready, to help commercial building ownerstake an agressive stance this season in fightingsnow loads on their rooftops. Overt he past few years, and as a result of Global Warming, the latest burst of superstorms has demonstrated the impact severe weather systems can inflict upon commercial buildings. Researchers have warned us that changes in the jet stream increase the frequency and severity of harsh storms that include massive storm surge and crippling winds. Hurricane Sandy-like events must be acknowledged and prepared for well in advance. They are not the anomalies they once were. “Not that long ago, the term ‘storms of the century’ described a rare occurrence. Now it can happen every year,” says Steve Chaffee, president of Chaffee Roofing. “Your commercial roof must be prepared for the worst-case scenarios, not just averages. We have to adjust our thinking and adapt accordingly.” “You just never know when your buildings will get clobbered. The responsible way to protect them is with a partner like Chaffee Roofing. Loop us into the network and you have our teams instantly deployed to ease those loads before they reach hazardous levels,” says Chaffee, whose self-sufficient teams bring their own supplies and generators to storm-torn areas so they can immediately set to rehabilitating the damaged roofs and building envelopes. Remote building management made possible. Don’t cancel your vacation. Manage your […]

Questions to Ask a Commercial Roofing Contractor

As a facilities manager, you understand that the responsibility of maintenance for a commercial roof carries with it a lot of work and worry, but the right choice in a commercial roofing contractor can significantly improve your ability to get your job done. Choosing the right roofing contractor is a matter of finding the right fit for your needs, as well as the needs of the building that you manage. Getting funding is only the first step you must take when arranging such a project. To make sure the job is done right, hiring a roofing contractor with the proper qualifications is vital. Return on Your Investment When considering commercial roofing contractors, it can be tempting to decide based on pricing. But, while this may save your business money in the short term, over the long haul, this decision can be costly. In order to offer a bid below cost, the materials used could be cheaper than is required, or the contractor may be uninsured, leaving you with little recourse should the work later fail. By seeking out a qualified contractor, you can have confidence in your facility’s future. Do Your Homework Make sure you’re hiring a commercial roofing contractor with the right qualifications for your project, just like you would when hiring someone in your company. Reputable contractors are often members of trade or professional organizations and should have a […]

Recovering vs Replacing Your Commercial Roof

Even though most commercial roofing systems are created to provide your building with long-term performance, many can still develop problems during their lifespan. With improper installation, less than stellar design, or poor maintenance all can have a negative impact on your roof. When looking to fix a damaged commercial roof, there are four choices:  replace, recover, repair, or recoat. Repair Some problems on a roof can be minor and easily repaired, so they don’t warrant the expense of a replacement. Re-cover Not all damaged roofs need replacing. If the roof is fundamentally sound and has good installation, the most effective solution is to re-cover. In many cases, if a roof has only one membrane you can put another on top. However, keep in mind that a roof can only be re-covered once. Replace Sometimes a roof isn’t a good candidate for a re-cover if the damage is too extensive. If a roof has been re-covered once before, you need to replace it. Coating Many commercial roofs can be coated to extend their life. No matter which solution you choose, or if you need help making the decision, Chaffee Roofing can be your partner in the repair or replacement of your commercial roof. dumps pdf200-310 book200-355 vcecrisc exam210-060 dumpsaws sysops book1z0-808 dumps352-001 exam74-678840-425 examn10-006642-997 dcufi cbt nuggets1z0-062 study guide220-901 vce210-065 vcejn0-102 exam cost300-101 route pdfsy0-401 pdf dump

Your Commercial Roof Demands Immediate Attention

Commercial roof repairs consume a large part of a property owner’s overall budget. Whether it’s from snow load, or the accumulation of snow on your rooftop, age, or poor workmanship, your roof may be suffering from some critical issues. The following are some possible dangers that may result in costly repairs, or potentially harming people: 1. Ponding Water Stagnant or “ponding” water is water that is left on a roof for over two days. Because many commercial buildings have a flat roof, this stagnant water can penetrate the roofing membrane and cause damage to various components of the roof system located beneath the membrane. Most flat roofs are built with some sort of pitch or slop to avoid pooling, such as a added tapered rigid insulation, but sometimes this pooling is inevitable. Additionally, the sun’s UV rays can heat up a hot bituminous roof system and produce gaps in the membrane which clog drains. A regularly inspected roof, looking for impediments like blocked or jammed drains can go a long way to avoiding the accumulation of water, 2. Shoddy Workmanship Poor workmanship is another factor that reduces a roof system’s life expectancy. Although roof replacement can be expensive, this investment can be a money pit if you do not employ a professional roofing company that is known to deliver high quality roofing solutions. Many roofing companies compromise on the quality […]