TBRC Roofing has been the choice for hundreds of businesses looking for a reputable roof contractor. We take pride in our re-roofing on commercial, industrial and self-storage properties. Below are several examples of our “Cool, White & Watertight™” projects. These clients are true believers in how our solutions save money on both installations and energy costs, as well as protect against hail, rain, wind, and temperature extremes. Consistently, our new roofs are installed at little to no cost to our clients.
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Project: Business Jet at Love Field
Location: Dallas, TX
Size: 1,200,000 total square feet
Business Jet at Love Field is a world-class aircraft maintenance, management, charter and sales corporation who caters to a variety of clients around the world including former presidents and sports team owners. Additionally, Business Jet houses a diverse fleet of aircraft including the King Air 350, Challenger 300 and Gulfstream IV-SP aircraft and an FAA-certified repair station. There are multiple hangers on the property, each housing aircraft or performing crucial maintenance. The metal roof hangers were rusting and owners reported a multitude of leaks across the properties. Also, the skylights were faded, broken or leaking and the hangers were hot and uncomfortable to work in.
TBRC found significant hail damage on the hangers which lead to premature aging of the roof. This in turn caused rusting on both the interior and exterior surfaces, open seams in the metal, and numerous leaks. TBRC worked with the client and their insurance company to identify the damage. The insurance company agreed to pay for the roof’s restoration to revitalize the 30+ year old roofs. After a stringent FAA background check of all TBRC personnel, TBRC applied a specialized metal roof primer to the rusted areas of the roof followed by a flashing grade polyurethane roof sealant that was applied to the seams, fasteners and penetrations on the roof. We replaced all of the damaged and faded skylights. Finally, TBRC installed two coats of a white acrylic, elastomeric roof coating. The coating provides excellent UV protection, superior adhesion and is Energy Star rated. A 15-year warranty was also provided.
The Business Jet and hanger owners report that the aging hangers are now staying significantly cooler than before, the hangers are much brighter due to the new skylights, and they are no longer experiencing leaks. Business Jet’s clients fly in and out of a stunning facility that feels and looks brand new. The owners complemented TBRC on their extreme professionalism and its ability to work around flight schedules while protecting the multi-million dollar aircraft fleet during the process.
Project: Badgett Corporation
Location: Chickasha, OK
Size: 75,000 square feet
Badgett Corporation is the oldest, still active company located in Chickasha, OK (founded and incorporated in 1922), approximately 45 minutes southwest of downtown Oklahoma City. They manufacture components that go into fuel systems of aircraft, and are regulated by the FAA. They cannot afford leaks or interior water damage of any type as any measure of moisture would contaminate the components the company manufactures.
In the spring of 2013 a hailstorm swept through Chickasha, causing extensive damage to the roofs at Badgett’s three Chickasha buildings. As TBRC had done a number of other buildings for business owners in the immediate area, the owners of Badgett contacted us for a free storm damage inspection. Extensive damage was observed. After being denied on a hail damage claim, TBRC met with the insurance carrier to verify hail damage to the roof and the proper way to repair it. The result was a new roof with little expense to the building owner.
TBRC Roofing installed a single ply metal retrofit roof system, which added 2.5 inches of insulation and a 45 mil TPO membrane. We replaced 54 skylights as well as all gutters and downspouts. The project was completed within 30 days, with zero interruption to the Badgett’s business and no tearoff of the existing roof. Where Badgett had previously placed machines inside strategically away from leaks, they are now worry-free and have re-organized their machine assembly system, making it a far more efficient and productive operation.
According to Julie Badgett, overall employee morale has risen as the temperatures inside the buildings have dropped. Because their buildings are not climate controlled or air conditioned, any reduction in temperature (in this case, a reduction of at least 20 degrees) is immediately noticed, which has led to greater employee performance and efficiency. Read letter from Badgett.
Project: Stacy Furniture
Location: Allen and Grapevine, TX
Size: 2,000,000 total square feet
Stacy Furniture had two facilities with severe hail damage. The Allen store had a single ply roof membrane with punctures and damage from an earlier hail storm. Unfortunately, the insurance carrier only provided $25,000 in repair funds – not nearly enough to fix all the leaks. Consequently Mr. Stacy and his team were constantly wiping up water and replacing ceiling tiles after even light rain. Additionally, the Grapevine store suffered from summer “heat exhaustion” as the large metal roof generated too much heat for the HVAC units to cool.
TBRC was asked to assess Stacy Furniture and found hail damage on both roofs. Given TBRC’s expertise in metal roofs, we worked closely with Stacy’s insurance company to help them recognize the extent of the hail damage.
During this time, another severe hail storm hit Allen that totaled Stacy’s Allen roof. Due to the severity of the storm damage, we had to focus our attention on Allen to get that roof replaced immediately. The Allen store was completely shut down until we could get the roof replaced. We had the new energy efficient 1.1M square foot roof on and watertight in 3 weeks! Shortly after, an energy efficient roof was put on the Grapevine location.
Both roofs have the thickest single ply membrane roof on the market that carries with it a 2-inch, 20-year hail warranty. So if hail 2-inches or smaller strikes and damages the roof, it will be either repaired or replaced at no charge to the building owner.
According to Steve Pannell, Facilities Manager for Stacy’s: “We could never keep the temperature below 80 degrees no matter how hard we tried!” When the roof was completed, the Stacy team felt refreshed in a cool 73 degrees! The cool energy-efficient roof systems that TBRC install can, under the hot Texas sun, reduce energy consumption by as much as 30%.
Project: C&H Drywall
Size: 150,000 square feet
This was a roof restoration project. This roof was 50% rusted and in some places, all the way through. Although it was a badly rusted roof, TBRC found hail damage throughout the R-Panel metal roof. The insurance company turned down the client’s hail claim.
After the roof was turned down for hail damage, TBRC had its roofer and metallurgist out to cut samples. From there, we had the samples analyzed and tested at a metallurgist lab confirming that the roof did indeed have significant hail damage on both the interior and exterior surfaces. The insurance company agreed to TBRC’s findings and restoration project.
TBRC completed well over 100 repairs to start the job, including the removal of rusted out or severely damaged metal panels. We then pressure washed the entire surface, tightened the roof down with oversized screws and washers and replaced skylights. We then primed the rusted areas, sealed all penetrations and screws with a flashing grade polyurethane roof sealant. Last, two coats of a white energy efficient elastomeric roof coating was applied.
The insurance company agreed to TBRC’s findings and restoration project. Through our metallurgical testing method, we were still able to prove the metal roof had hail damage and would not last its intended useful serviceable life. This went from severe roof damage to 100% roof restoration, all covered by their insurance company.
Project: Advantage Storage (multiple properties)
Location: Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Irving, and Rockwall, TX
Size: Over 1,500,000 total square feet
TBRC installed several different roof systems on these facilities including an elastomeric roof coating, single ply metal retrofit systems, and removed and replaced metal roofs on multiple facilities. Each location consists of multiple buildings with either R-panel or structural standing seam metal roofs. Some are climate controlled and some are not. The re-roofing was due to hail storms that passed through both Texas and Oklahoma.
TBRC was asked to inspect several of the advantage locations. TBRC found hail damage on several of the facilities many of which had also begun to leak.
At minimal cost to the client, TBRC was able to re-roof every roof it believed to have suffered hail damage. We did this by using a metallurgical testing process to scientifically prove hail damage to all of the metal roof panels we felt were damaged. This process proved that these dents were not only ponding water, but would corrode, rust and ultimately shorten the life of the roof. Advantage went from not knowing they had damage, to several million dollars of new, energy efficient roofs.
Advantage now has several new roofs on multiple facilities, at little to no cost. They are leak-free and substantially cooler than before. TBRC found damage that others missed. The process was not only seamless, but drastically increased the value of each of the properties.
Mid America Business Park
Project: Mid America Business Park
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Size: 500,000 square feet
Mid America is a four-building business park, southeast of downtown Oklahoma City. Three of the buildings are industrial warehouse types, each with a standing seam metal roof. The fourth is a 3-story office building with a modified flat roof. After a large hail storm passed through Oklahoma City, the insurance company inspected the roof and offered Mid America owners a total of $37,000 for wind damage, and stated “no hail damage” to the roofs.
TBRC inspected and found significant hail damage. To prove the damage, TBRC cut metal samples for review by our certified metallurgist. We had samples analyzed and tested, which scientifically proved hail damage to the metal roof panels. As a result, the client was awarded several million dollars to replace the hail damaged roofs, gutters, downspouts, overhead doors, and AC units.
On the three warehouse buildings, TBRC installed an energy efficient single-ply metal retrofit system to the structures. We first filled the flutes with 3” of insulation, then 1” of ISO insulation, and finally a 60 mil TPO single-ply membrane that was mechanically fastened to the metal roof deck. On the fourth building, we removed and replaced a modified bitumen roof. These roofs were leaking badly, and the tenants (Lockheed Martin, Newbreed Logistics, Pratt Whitney and Boeing, to name a few), could not afford leaks or damage to their expensive equipment. TBRC provide a 15-year No Dollar Limit (NDL) warranty for each new roof.
TBRC, its metallurgist and roofing foreman all met with the building owner, the insurance company’s general adjustor and several engineers representing the insurance company. The insurance company representation included seven different engineers and consultants from one of the largest engineering firms in the country. Insurance reps insisted that there was no hail damage.
We presented scientific proof that not only showed significant hail damage but also proved that the intended life of the multi-million dollar roofs were severely compromised. When it was all said and done, the insurance company agreed to TBRC’s findings of damage and paid 100% for all four buildings for a total of $2.3M. The clients now have brand new, energy efficient roof systems that are reportedly cooler and will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs over the next several years.