We've heard it all and now we want to share it with you. Here's answers to the questions we get asked the most.
But every once in a while, we are surprised with a new one. If you have a question that we haven't already addressed, let us know.
It is important to know the roofing material manufacturer in order to maintain the roof warranty. If the U-Anchor being installed is made out of a different brand of material, the roofing manufacturer can void the roof warranty. If the roof is not under warranty, a generic solution can work.
Yes! We build all of our U-Anchors to your specifications – such as manufacturer, color and thickness. It is important to know that extended lead times and additional costs may apply depending on your selection.
Of course, the cost varies depending on your region, the material of the U-Anchor, and the requirements of the roofing manufacturer. However, for a typical installation, you can expect to pay $40 per U-Anchor (or less) when you are installing a minimum of 50 U-Anchors.
The amount of U-Anchors needed per project always depends on the engineering of the roof, the application the U-Anchor is being used for, and the building codes / performance requirements that you must meet. These are typically provided (or designed) by your project’s engineer of record.
Our U-Anchors can be installed on flat surfaces, vertical surfaces, and anything in between. However, it is important to note our U-Anchors are only designed for commercial style roofing materials (such as TPO, PVC, Coatings, EPDM, and Modified Bitumen). We do not provide solutions for shingles, tiles, or other residential style roofing materials at this time.
Our U-Anchors are only designed for commercial style roofing materials (such as TPO, PVC, Coatings, EPDM, and Modified Bitumen). We do not provide solutions for shingles, tiles, or other residential style roofing materials at this time.
The Ultimate Load of the plate is published on each of our U-Anchor data sheets. The Ultimate Load is what the U-Anchor (and only the U-Anchor) can handle.
It is very important to note that the overall roofing system is what dictates your design. The U-Anchor is typically not the weak component in the overall roofing system. It is usually the deck of the roof, the fastener, or limitations imposed by building codes / performance requirements.
Freight / shipping charges are calculated separately and added to the total cost of the purchase.
Products are shipped for delivery from Ft. Worth, Texas.
Roof systems are made up of a number of components such as waterproofing membranes, cover boards, insulation, adhesives, attachment plates, and fasteners. Adhesives and fasteners attach the other components together and to the building structure itself. Areas where fasteners are used to attach the membrane (along the seams) to the roof are lapped and flashed into place. This means that there are no exposed fasteners or areas where water may penetrate into the roofing system itself.
The U-Anchor is installed after the roof is in place and utilizes the exact same methods as the roof. Therefore, it does not create a penetration that is vulnerable to leakage and is considered to roofers as “non-penetrating”.
There are a number of different roof types out there, and a few of them look very similar to someone outside of the roofing industry. So we created a special smartphone app to help you identify the roof.
It is also important to know if your roof is still under a warranty. If so, you will want to find a copy of your warranty card. This should have most all of the information you need.
Once you have identified your roof type and manufacturer, selecting the most appropriate U-Anchor for your application is a breeze.
The most commonly used fasteners are No. 14 and No. 15 roofing fasteners as they are compatible with almost all roof deck types.
However, it is vital to first identify the kind of structural deck you have. Each deck type has different hold strengths for different fasteners. To ensure that your deck has the necessary strength, a pull-test may be performed.
The U-Anchor is accepted by every major roofing manufacturer and will maintain your roof’s warranty.