How does the TOUGHROOF System differ from other flat roof systems?
There are three other choices in flat roofs today:
Single Ply Systems
Single layer or single ply roof systems, ie TPO is a very white reflective roof but very thin and prone to leaks in a very very short lifespan. Warranty is pro-rated and worded in a way that coverage becomes very minimal.
Torch Down Systems
This type of roof system uses propane troches that can burn down your building. Torch down systems are seamed and are very prone to leaks. Torch down systems do not have high reflectivity, their white granular system is actually grey and not white.
Traditional Hot Asphalt and Gravel Systems (BUR)
Traditional Hot Asphalt & Gravel systems are a trusted long lasting flat roof system, except that the pea gravel sun screen does not reflect the sun’s rays, it absorbs it and turns it into heat contributing to the Urban Heat Island Effect. The reinforcement material ie, felt paper or tar paper does not have high elasticity and will aid in the tar or asphalt cracking in the winter. Regular asphalt (without impregnating with rubber) can also crack in the winter. Low Warranty from manufacturers as they do not support the roofing contractor.
Is TOUGHROOF more expensive then other flat roof systems because it lasts forever?
No, the TOUGHROOF flat roof system does not cost anymore then the traditional hot asphalt and gravel roof systems. It may cost more in some circumstances against completely inferior products. But in most cases the general average per square foot price is the same as the traditional BUR hot asphalt roof. When compared to all other flat roof systems over time, the roof cost is significantly less, due to the fact that the TOUGHROOF Flat Roof System never needs replacement. The only cost to you after the initial warranty period is the recoating of the white elastomeric coating, and/or adding additional asphalt layers, your warranty is then reissued. There are also dramatic savings on your energy bills in the summer, as our highly reflective ultra white flat roof reflects the sun’s rays as much as 95% reflectivity. When factoring in interior damage to the building or contents from inferior leaky roof systems, the TOUGHROOF is the best value over all other flat roof systems.
How long has TOUGH ROOF been around?
The TOUGHROOF Flat Roofing System has been around for 60 years, that’s 4 generations of roofers. Invented by Edward Sheridan, this multi-layered flat roof system has been perfected through the generations. Hands on roofing experience has created this proven flat roof system by eliminating all the deficiencies of traditional roof systems. TOUGHROOF is a flat roof system without compromise – a thick seamless barrier against mother nature.
What does a TOUGHROOF warranty cover?
Our warranty is 100% leak free, no nonsense, fully transferable roof warranty that lasts forever. After the initial warranty period the top layer white coating will need to be resprayed, and/or adding additional asphalt layers, at a fraction of the cost of a new roof. This will reinstate your TOUGHROOF Flat Roof Warranty. The TOUGHROOF warranty also includes our Roof Check Program, which is a FREE comprehensive roof inspection and report every 5 years.
Why choose a white flat roof?
A white flat roof is very important as it does not contribute to the Urban Heat Island Effect. This is accomplished by reflecting the sun’s rays back up into the atmosphere. A none reflective roof or black roof contributes to the URBAN HEAT ISLAND effect. The sun’s rays heat up the roof system in the summer which in turn can heat up the inside of the building, making A/C units run inefficiently. A TOUGHROOF ultra white flat roof is highly reflective, up to 95%, and does not contribute to that HEAT BUBBLE over the city in the summer time. By having a reflective white coating on your flat roof, the actual roofing materials underneath the coating and/or white marble will last a lot longer.
Does a white flat roof make the building colder in the winter?
No…that is a misconception that white roofs will make the building colder in the winter. The colour of the roof has nothing to do with the inside temperature in the winter. It depends on the thickness of your insulation that you have underneath the flat roof system. The more installation you have, the less heat loss from the interior of your home or building. It’s not the colour of the roof that effects interior temperatures in the winter months, roof colour only effects interior temperatures in the summer months when the sun is at it’s highest. A black roof is cold to touch in the winter and does not heat your building’s interior. In most of North America the roofs are covered with snow or ice in the winter, so the sun does not get to the roofs surface.
Insulation is what keeps heat in the interior of your home or building in the winter, not the colour of your flat roof. The higher the R rating, the better the insulation value.
The R Rating or R Value is the measurement of insulation’s heat loss retardation.
Can TOUGHROOF be put on slope?
TOUGHROOF can be installed on sloped roofs up to 4:12 pitch, a roof that has a higher slope than 4:12 will need to be shingled or a sloped metal roof installed.
How does TOUGHROOF hold up to ponds on my flat roof?
TOUGHROOF has been designed to completely resist puddling and/or ponding on your roof. TOUGHROOF’s seamless flat roof system has no seams, so Mother Nature has nowhere to penetrate. Other seamed inferior roof systems are extremely effected by roof puddling/ roof ponding. Although water ponding does not effect the TOUGHROOF system, our Certified Installers will address drainage issues before any TOUGHROOF is installed to help aid water drainage. Flat roofs usually in most cases have puddling or ponding somewhere due to the roof being flat. The TOUGHROOF has been designed to be a complete worry free roof system against anything mother nature can throw at it.