Knowing that they wanted a metal roofing system to replace the existing roofs on their newly purchased property, the Bricklayers Union researched and contacted multiple commercial roofing contractors for quotes. They found TEMA Roofing while doing an internet search and reached out via the TEMA Roofing website.
Commercial Roof Installation with TEMA Roofing
Ultimately, TEMA’s objectives for the job aligned best with the needs and wants of the union:
- TEMA provided a reliable, knowledgeable union workforce.
- TEMA suggested a durable, low-maintenance and long-lasting metal roofing system.
- TEMA could provide the design-build services needed to address dormer issues and compromised areas.
When it came down to decision time, TEMA Roofing Services was the company of choice for the Bricklayers Local 5 even though TEMA’s quote wasn’t necessarily the cheapest bid received.
Installing a Metal Over Shingle Roofing System
Upon winning the bid, TEMA got to work delivering a reliable, environmentally friendly metal over shingle recovery roofing system.
The metal panel manufacturer that TEMA chose for the Bricklayers’ project produced a zinc/aluminum-coated, standing seam metal roof system (Galvalume or equal) with a projected minimum service life of 40-60 years (which is double or triple the life cycle of roofing materials like TPO).
Metal Roofing Over Shingle Recovery Systems and Sustainability
While most companies choose a full tear-off and re-roof when replacing an old roofing system, an over shingle recovery system offers numerous benefits, both to the company having the new roof installed and the environment.
No tear-off or underlayment is needed. And, metal over shingle systems allow for above-sheathing ventilation (ASV) to reduce heat transfer (and ultimately aid in energy efficiency).
This type of system results in less waste material (because asphalt shingles remiain on the roof, covered by the new, metal system), reduced landfill pressure, and (ultimately) a better outlook for the environment!
Benefits of a Weathertight Warranty
Because of their durability, standing seam systems can also bring with them the option to purchase a complete weathertightness warranty (WTW).
A weathertightness warranty is specific to the metal construction industry, but only certain metal roofing styles are covered. (Weathertightness warranties typically apply to concealed fastener systems and exclude exposed fastener systems because of their propensity to leak.)
Most WTWs come in a 20-year length, but coverages can range from 5-35 years industry-wide, and are usually written as either a joint warranty (where liability is split between the installer and the manufacturer) or a single source warranty (where the sole liability is placed on the metal panel manufacturer).
Weathertightness warranties typically cover issues with seaming, flashing, and roof leaks, in general, and the importance of this type of coverage shouldn’t be overlooked. Since standing seam metal roof systems are one of the more expensive roofing options available on the market, these types of warranties help to relieve the financial burden should, in rare instances, the system become compromised in any way within the allotted timeframe.In the end, TEMA Roofing delivered two retrofitted standing seam metal roofs for both buildings on the Bricklayers’ property. With full weathertightness warranties in place, and by installing 40-60 year metal systems, the Bricklayers no longer had to worry about constant leaks and rigorous upkeep. The design-build services that were needed to address issues with the pre-existing dormers were included in TEMA’s regular service offerings, and TEMA’s knowledgeable, dependable union workforce delivered timely and professional work.