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FAQ: White Hat Industrial’s Fluid-Applied Systems

Published by Joel Bell on February 27, 2023

Our team at White Hat Industrial knows you may not be familiar with fluid-applied commercial roofing and the systems we use. To help you better understand what we offer and how these can benefit you, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions we hear.

What is fluid-applied roofing?

Fluid-applied roofing systems are multi-layered solutions applied to commercial roofs to protect and maintain them. These systems mold to the surface of your existing roof and restore it to top performance with a durable shield. This means there is no need to tear off your roof’s entire original surface.

The fluid-applied systems we use at White Hat can withstand severe weather, corrosion, and thermal shock damage, and can even repel water. Not to mention, when it comes time to update your roof, there is no need for a tear-off. All you need to do is put another fluid-applied system on top.

How is fluid-applied roofing different from traditional commercial roofing?

Fluid-applied commercial roofing differs from traditional commercial roofing because there is no tear-off required. Additionally, traditional methods often seam materials together, like slate, asphalt, clay, or wood. Meanwhile, fluid-applied systems create a multi-layered membrane system that molds together on-site.

How durable are fluid-applied systems?

The systems we use at White Hat offer top-of-the-line durability. We know this because we test them for things like tensile strength, elongation, wind uplift, and tear and puncture resistance. Our team offers a wide range of systems because we know one size doesn’t fit all. We always seek to recommend a system that is functional and performs well for the specific needs of your roof.

What type of warranties do you offer?

At White Hat Industrial, all our systems offer Labor, Material, and Workmanship NDL Warranties. These are the most comprehensive warranties available in the commercial roofing industry. These have been part of our systems since the beginning because we believe our customers should get more out of their roofs. The warranties we offer continuously support the needs of our customers.

Is the installation process disruptive?

When our teams are installing your new fluid-applied White Hat system, there is no need for your daily operations to be disrupted. From the beginning, our team will work with you to create a plan of execution and ensure your business experiences minimal to no disruptions.

What do the costs of fluid-applied look like versus traditional methods?

The short-term and long-term costs of our systems are lower than the cost of traditional ones, all while functioning and performing at the same level. This is partly because there is no tear-oof and replacement needed, eliminating removal and disposal costs.

What are the long-term impacts of fluid-applied systems?

With our systems, you can maintain your roof at top performance for fewer costs and still meet ESG and CO2 initiatives. Depending on where you are located, you can also reduce your energy costs and increase your energy efficiency.

Do fluid-applied systems integrate easily with solar?

As solar popularity is growing, we understand the importance of having a roof that can integrate solar easily. That’s why we’ve made sure that our systems can restore your roof to top performance and provide a warranty of up to 20 years prior to having solar installed. Our team can even renew your roof in the future without removing your solar installation, if properly installed.

Why haven’t we been told about this sooner?

You may not know about these solutions because fluid-applied is the latest innovation and fastest-growing segment in commercial roofing. There is simply no better choice for companies who want:

  • Sustainable and Renewable Options
  • Superior Waterproofing
  • Shortened Construction and Installation Phases

With the rapid advancements of fluid-applied systems and our specialists at White Hat, you won’t look back after making the change.

Have more questions about fluid-applied systems or working with White Hat?

Our team of roof restoration experts is always happy to connect with you, just send us a message today and we’ll see how we can help!

Give us a call at 937.909.9030 or contact us via email.

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