Innovative Flat Roofing System That Can Save You Up To 35%
Wind Vented, Wind Ballasted, Negative Air Pressure, Suck Down Roof, WindSmart™
Let me introduce you to an amazing roofing solution that goes by many names and utilizes some pretty cool science to save you big money on your project. It uses the typical single-ply membranes that you are familiar with like EPDM, TPO or PVC, but unlike other usual installation methods the membrane is not held in place with fasteners or adhesive.
Instead the wind vented system utilizes patented equalizer valves that are placed strategically around the roof to harness the power of the negative pressure or the wind to hold the membrane down. The harder the wind blows the tighter the roof holds. Some of these roofs have withstood very high winds of up to 150 mph or more from tornadoes and hurricanes!
A extremely positive side effect of a "wind smart" roofing is that negative pressure creates a continuous self -drying effect that pulls the moisture out of the existing insulation and can restore up to 90% of the R value. In many cases this eliminates the need for a tear off which can dramatically lower the cost of the project,
Other benefits include:
- Minimizes business interruption
- No tear off means that your roof is not opened and exposed to the elements during the project
- Environmentally friendly by reducing waste and reusing old insulation
- Faster production time
- Asbestos encapsulation
- No structural deck damage from fasteners
- Warranties available for up to 30 years
- Wind riders available for up to 150 mph
JR & Co Roofing Contractors is one of the top installers of wind vented roofing systems in the country and has installed over 5.5 Million square feet of this system.
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