The Understanding Roof Restoration podcast dives deep into the topic of restoring roofs. As the popularity of roof restoration continues to grow among building owners and contractors, there are many questions that arise. With a wide variety of roofing systems on existing buildings and many available restoration options, we turned to the experts at Western Colloid to answer your questions on roof restoration. Greg Hlavaty, Hal Leland and the team at Western Colloid have been manufacturing and installing these systems for more than 50 years and they have seen it all! We will tackle a different topic each month and answer questions submitted by you, our listeners. 

 


Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 12 - The Argument for Good Roof Maintenance

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 12 - The Argument for Good Roof Maintenance

In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards welcomes Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland to talk about the importance of ongoing roof maintenance. Listen to learn why you should be maintaining your roof, what to expect from a roof maintenance checkup and how regular inspections and repairs can ...




Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 11 - Reflective Roofs & Energy Efficiency: Why it Matters

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 11 - Reflective Roofs & Energy Efficiency: Why it Matters

In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards welcomes Grag Hlavaty and Hal Leland to talk about the history of reflective roofing, why it is now part of building codes in many jurisdictions and the impact that a reflective system can have. Learn how and why reflective systems ...




Western Colloid - Restoring Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 10 - Restoring Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards does a deep dive with the experts from Western Colloid on the restoration of spray polyurethane foam roofs. Industry veterans Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland share the history of this roofing system along with pitfalls to avoid during restoration as ...




Western Colloid - Everything you Need to Know About Restoring Metal Roofs

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 9 - Everything you Need to Know About Restoring Metal Roofs

In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards talks with Western Colloid’s Greg Hlavaty about the intricacies that come with restoring metal roofing systems. Extra attention needs to go into the details when restoring metal as these systems have special needs when it comes to expansion and contraction ...




Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 8 - Understanding FM & Other Approvals

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 8 - Understanding FM & Other Approvals

In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards visit with Western Colloid's Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland to talk about system approvals. What is FM? What is UL? How are products tested and more importantly, why you should care about the approvals that a fluid-applied roofing system carries? ...




Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 7 - Retrofitting Your Roof for Solar

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 7 - Retrofitting Your Roof for Solar

In this episode of Understanding Roof Restoration, host Karen Edwards welcomes Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland to talk about solar retrofits on the roof. With tax incentives, rising energy costs and the desire for sustainable solutions to power our buildings, we are seeing solar retrofits becoming increasingly popular. What should ...




Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 6 - Best Practices For Today’s FARR Systems

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 6 - Best Practices For Today’s FARR Systems

The Understanding Roof Restoration podcast dives deep into the topic of restoring roofs. As the popularity of roof restoration continues to grow among building owners and contractors, there are many questions that arise. With a wide variety of roofing systems on existing buildings and many available restoration options, we turned ...




Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 5 - Restoring Gravel Roofs

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 5 - Restoring Gravel Roofs

The Understanding Roof Restoration podcast dives deep into the topic of restoring roofs. As the popularity of roof restoration continues to grow among building owners and contractors, there are many questions that arise. With a wide variety of roofing systems on existing buildings and many available restoration options, we turned ...




Understanding Roof Restoration Episode  - Hail Damage and Fluid Applied Reinforced Roofing

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 4 - Hail Damage and Fluid Applied Reinforced Roofing

In this episode, Karen visits with Greg and Hal to talk about how fluid-applied reinforced roofing is an excellent choice when remediating hail damage. They talk about how to identify hail damage on commercial roofs, what types of substrates are more at risk of damage and the importance of educating ...




Western Colloid - Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 3 - How to Deal With Roof Deck Damage

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 3 - How to Deal With Roof Deck Damage

The Understanding Roof Restoration podcast dives deep into the topic of restoring roofs. As the popularity of roof restoration continues to grow among building owners and contractors, there are many questions that arise. With a wide variety of roofing systems on existing buildings and many available restoration options, we turned ...




Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 2 - Recovering TPO, PVC, EPDM, and Other Interesting Single Ply’s

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 2 - Recovering TPO, PVC, EPDM, and Other Interesting Single Plies

Listen in as Greg Hlavaty and Hal Leland, the experts from Western Colloid, talk with host Karen Edwards about restoring single-ply roof systems. They share what to look for, what restoration systems are appropriate for the different types of membranes and some tips for success. We will tackle a different ...




Western Colloid - Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 1

Understanding Roof Restoration Episode 1 - What is The Difference in a Roof Coating And a Roof Coating System?

The Understanding Roof Restoration podcast kicks off the first episode by answering this very important question. Just what is the difference between a roof coating and a full roof restoration system? Greg Hlavaty, Hal Leland and the team at Western Colloid have been manufacturing and installing these systems for more ...




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