The longest lasting roof on the market today is an .090 mil. fully adhered EPDM Roof. This roof when installed to the manufacturers specifications will last a minimum of thirty years. This is the Longest lasting commercial roof
A " Mule-Hide Fully Adhered .090 mil. EPDM membrane NDL (no-dollar-limit) Roofing System " is
Longest lasting commercial roof is a .090 "Mule-Hide" EPDM membrane roof system.
the United States. By the way ABC has over 400 stores nation wide.
When you have a "Mule-Hide" Roof installed you will have a site visit, of your newly installed roof by a "Mule-Hide inspector.
After the inspector walks the roof looking at the workmanship & looking to see if this roof was put on in a way that it meets
"Mule-Hide Roofing Systems" specifications to last a minimum of 30 yearsyou will be given a written Thirty year NDL warranty !
I recently got a questionnaire from a potential client. It’s a bit long but I feel like it’s important to read for any one getting a new roof.
1. What mistake do new people in the industry make that you don’t ?
Most roofers come from a residential background with very little, if any, knowledge in commercial roofing applications.They tend to
rush the product and simply glue down a sheet of single-ply membrane. They do not follow required manufacturers specifications
and therefore do not offer a true system warranty. This leads to a new roof that usually leaks worse than before it was installed.
The roofer typically tries to fix it once or twice and quickly realize they are in over their head.Then they either go out of business
or skip town. This leaves the consumer with a very expensive problem because the new roof they paid for has to be torn off completely and
installed a second time. You cannot repair a poorly installed commercial roof. Typically about 5% of our business yearly is removing and replacing
roofs installed by a bad roofer. Roughly 20% of our yearly quotes are lost to roofers who severely underestimate jobs, leaving vital components out, trying
to make a quick dollar.
The industry is filled with these bad contractors. If they cannot offer a Manufacturer’s NDL Warranty stay away.
2. When it comes to service, do you extend any unique customer service to your clients?
We offer all of our clients our cell phone numbers so they can contact our company owner any time. We always answer the phone or get back
to our customers the same day. Usually as soon as we are free.
3. Do you have any special training for your people that may result to good service & quality workmanship?
Our crews are manufacturer certified applicators. This allows our crews to install commercial roofing according to exact specifications. This is the
key to the outstanding longevity of our roof systems. This also allows us to offer "NDL" No Dollar Limit Manufacturer's Warranties.
4. How long have you been in the business?
We have been in business for 34 years, since 1984.
5. Considering your years of experience, have you found a better way to do things in your company?
We find that the most important thing is to hire and keep skilled roofers. Pay them top wages. We create an atmosphere where they take
pride in their work and craftsmanship. We also make safety and common sense a priority & fully expect the best quality workmanship in return.
A roof is only as good as the people that install it.
6.What do your clients say about you? What do they like about your company?
Our business is nearly 100% referral. Once we gain a customer we do not lose them. Typically they say that Commercial Industrial Roofing is by
far the best roofing company they have ever used. I once had a guy call me two weeks after installing a new roof. He owns many commercial
properties, he wanted to tell me that the
new roof hasn’t had one leak. I said that’s great, we wouldn’t expect it to leak at all. He told me "this is the first new roof he ever purchased that didn’t
have a few leaks immediately after installation ".
7.We strongly believe that it is also important to highlight fast service. How many days do you deliver
compared to your competitor? Do you have a guarantee?
Our industry is very weather dependent. We cannot roof in rain, a chance of rain, snow, sleet, hail etc. We also cannot roof in high winds or
temperatures below freezing. In order to install a good roof that will last and work, the weather has to be right. Therefore once a job is under
contract we schedule a tentative date to complete the job. Then we monitor the weather and usually within a few days or a week we can verify that
we will start on a certain day. Once on the job we stay there. WE DO NOT FLOAT FROM JOB TO JOB LIKE MANY OTHER ROOFERS. We work each
and every day the weather co-operates. We recently did a re-roof that another roofer screwed up. It took the other company almost a week to
complete and the roof leaked constantly. Our crew finished the job in four days and we had a 20-year Manufacturer’s NDL warranty issued.
The roof is leak free and the customer is happy.
8.Most of our clients look for best price or best value, What makes your value better than the competition?
There are so many ways that questionable roofing companies cut corners to cut costs. They deliver the low bid and win the job. They cut corners
which leads to immediate leaks and a roof that won't perform for anywhere near the length of time it should. The customer must then hire a
quality company to remove and replace the new roof. This effectively more than doubles the cost of the roof.
When a customer requires quotes from Manufacturer’s Certified Applicators and has an appropriate spec they will find that our pricing is very competitive.
Beyond that our value comes in the form of years of experience, outstanding safety, constant communication, and a dedication to quality first.