DON’T PURCHASE ROOF MATERIAL THAT WILL JUST BE WASTE!
As building owners, and as consumers in general, we don’t like to waste money. There are millions of different ways we can waste our money, and we generally try to avoid all of them. Sometimes, though, building owners make a decision to waste money that they don’t recognize as such. Many building owners put a single-ply roof on their building, not realizing that it produces scrap waste, which wastes their money. Rather than choosing a system with less wasted material and less wasted money, they choose a system that they think is less expensive. Let’s look at how single-ply roofs produce scrap waste, how that costs you money, and how it can be avoided.
Lack of Precision Produces Waste
Single-ply roofs aren’t custom made, and therefore they don’t conform perfectly to your roof. They don’t wrap carefully around protrusions such as vents and drains. When a roof installer comes to a protrusion such as a vent, they have to cut the membrane to wrap around that vent. The installer can usually get a very tight, good seal, but there is still scrap. With every cut they have to make, scrap material is produced. As this scrap material adds up, building owners finally start to see the dollar signs from all the material they purchased that is going in the dumpster. This scrap material can’t be used anywhere else, making it pure waste. When you purchase single-ply material for your roof, the waste is built into the cost of the project. You’re paying for the wasted material! If there were no alternatives, that wouldn’t be a problem. But there are alternatives!
How Can You Avoid Roof Waste?
The best way to avoid the waste of a single-ply roof? Silicone roof coatings. You avoid the waste of single-ply by not using it. Silicone roof coatings are applied directly to the roof, exactly where you need it, in the exact amount you need it. There is no cutting, not folding, no waste! Just apply the material directly to the roof. This means that every ounce of material you pay for goes on your roof and keeps you dry. Your material doesn’t end up in a dumpster, it’s on your roof working for you! This saves you money by avoiding paying for wasted material.
Due to the nature of the system, single-ply roofs have some inherent material waste associated with them. This waste costs you money, but it can be avoided. Installing a silicone roof coating on your roof wastes less material, and wastes less money. Call us today to see what a silicone roof coating can do for you and your building.