Corey Johnston, a long-time roofing contractor and now a Tremco Roofing Contractor Support Specialist, is your host for Contractor Corner By Corey (CCBC).
CCBC will bring you tips, tricks and processes -- many of which Corey invented -- to help make roofing contractors even more productive and successful. We will also include videos on ways that you can solve common roofing problems. Our goal is for the Contractor Corner By Corey channel to become the go-to source for a wide variety of training. For that to work, though, we need to hear from you, so tell us what you would like videos on. Please subscribe to the CCBC channel so you know when there are new videos.
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How to roofing - curb detail liquid applied - Learn how to detail curbs quickly with a fully reinforced, liquid applied roofing system. Tremco Roofing created these “How To” tutorials to help contractors be even more productive.
Introducing Contractor Corner by Corey
Make your own tap and die drain post cleaner
Drain posts can get gross over time, and it takes an expensive, cumbersome tap and die set to clean them properly when you’re detailing. Until Corey came up with his latest idea – all you need to make your own die to clean posts is a C clamp, a stainless steel nut, a grinder with cutting wheel, some two-part epoxy. A few minutes and you have a clean drain post.
Easy Roofing Cutting Tool
If cutting your single plies or fiberglass reinforcement can be ragged, this rotating knife from the textile industry helps you cut straight and quickly for smooth edges.
Hands down, the best way to clean up
You’ll never need to use gasoline, lighter fluid or harsh chemicals to clean your hands again after a roofing project so long as you bring a box of…baby wipes. Safe, gentle and completely effective with no side effects, baby wipes clean completely and don’t leave any residue.
How to Roofing - Applying AlphaGuard™ BIO base coat
With less than five minutes of mix time, the AlphaGuard™ BIO base coat is ready to start applying. It can be squeegee/roller applied, spread or sprayed across the field of a roof, and used in smaller containers for detailing work. If sprayed, there is no need for mixing beforehand.
How To Roofing - Outside Corner Details
A straightforward way to easily detail outside corners. Apply the primer, then the base coat after the primer dries. Lay in and smooth the fabric (PERMAFAB preferably), then saturate it with additional base coat. After four to eight hours of curing, tie the detail into the roof. Besides working well with Tremco Roofing’s AlphaGuard BIO NR fluid applied (FA) roofing system, this process is also effective with other FA systems.
How To Roofing - OneSeal Q&A
Tremco’s innovative OneSeal cleaner/primer and roof sealant simplify minor roof repairs on almost any kind of substrate. Clean and prime, spray on the sealant, move on to the next job. Contractors can use them almost anywhere and at any time in their daily routines. When the job’s done, you can even clean the tools you used with OneSeal cleaner/primer!
How To Roofing - Scupper Details
Here’s a thorough way to fully detail around scuppers. Ensure that the roof around the scupper is clean, then apply primer followed by base coat (using a brush or roller) Cut your fabric (preferably PERMAFAB) to the appropriate size and lay it in on all four sides, including inside the scupper.
How To Roofing - Wall Flashings
Wall flashings come in many types and sizes, and the AlphaGuard BIO fluid applied system can detail them all. Clean and prime the roof first, then apply the base coat evenly to the roof after the primer cures. Cut then embed the fabric, preferably PERMAFAB, and smooth it out. In four to eight hours, you can apply another layer of base coat to fit the flashing into the roof field. Besides working well with Tremco Roofing’s AlphaGuard BIO NR fluid applied roofing system, this process is also effective with other fluid applied systems.
How To Roofing - Staying Clean on the job
Roofing projects can get dirty and damp. See how something as simple as an old sock, some corn starch and kitty litter can help keep gloves and tools dry and usable, and prevent the spread of footprints across a job or into the building.
How To Roofing - Easier and Faster Seam Applications
With an easy-to fabricate tool that Corey developed, contractors can now apply seams almost as simply as walking across the roof. All you need to do is pour your sealer on the seam, run the seam applicator along the seam, then run your reinforcement into the sealer. There’s no wasted material, and one, two, three, you have perfect seams with every single pass.
How To Roofing - 3 Course Mesh Detailing Completely & Without Bridging
Applying a three course mesh stripping detail to such membranes as TRA elastomeric sheeting, Hypalon elastomeric sheeting and TPA flashing or as a permanent patch over rooftop splits seems simple but the reinforcement must be completely embedded in the mastic and it can easily wrinkle, especially at an angle. Corey shows how you can apply this detail smoothly and problem-free.
How To Roofing - Seal Metal Roof Fasteners Quickly With Little Waste
Sealing fasteners on metal roofs can be time-consuming and needlessly use up a lot of sealant. Corey demonstrates how his innovative solution dispenses the perfect amount of sealant every time, securing the fasteners, minimizing waste and dramatically increasing your productivity. This simple process can seal as many as 2800 fasteners in a hour.
How To Roofing - TREMFIX: For Temporary Roof Repairs Under Water
Every roofing contractor has to deal with patching and repairing splits that are underwater. Tremfix, a coal tar pitch mastic, is a one-pass, temporary solution to fixing submerged leaks on granulated MB, EPDM, TPO and other membranes.