Big Picture" Benefits Of The OmniMax Roofing System
simple solutions can't yield tremendous results?
There are many areas
of benefit to the development and use of the OmniMax Roofing System.
a matter of fact, it will make a positive change in the national face, and economy.
Below is a detailed list of the benefits and how they will help usher in
a better tomorrow.
and Universal Installation:
This will increase productivity for installation crews, allowing
them to perform more jobs in less time with smaller crews and less
tools. For example a crew of six men could be split into two crews
of three. Those same two crews could roof 1 to 2 structures
each (totaling 3 to 4 installations) in the time in would take the
same six man crew to roof one structure with asphalt shingles. The
lighter weight, reduction of tools, and simplified placement (similar
to today’s methods) make this possible. This in turn will generate
a savings on cost to home builders and owners. Will also help expedite
new home construction as much of the construction cannot be completed
until the roof is installed. In addition the OmniMax system is not
weather incapacitated. In other words from the mountains to the
beach, from the desert to the northeast, in summer or winter the
installation is the same, and the protection is equal. Eliminating
regional, seasonal and varied installation requirements of the system.
Weight: Will aid
in installation as more product can be positioned for install much
easier than the currently weighted roofing material. Will greatly
reduce the load bearing weight on the structure to aid in longevity
of the structure. Will allow larger quantities of roofing material
to be shipped per load which will reduce cost to the end user and
reduce the amount of fuel needed per quantity in comparison to the
same quantity of other materials. It is estimated that the OmniMax
Roofing System will be at least 1/4 the weight of current asphalt
shingles which means four times as much can be shipped at the same
Not Curl: Current
asphalt systems tend to curl over time allowing water to breach
the protective barrier and diminish the sustainability of the structure
from the inside out. Because of its full surface attachment design
the OmniMax Roofing System will not curl. This will drastically
decrease the chance of water penetration into a structure while
enhancing its sustainability. It will provide a visually appealing
roof which enhances the beauty of the structure and the community.
Not Tear: Cannot
be torn by wind forces. The leading failure point in asphalt shingles
is caused by wind forces lifting, bending and tearing the shingle
from the nail and exposing the roof to penetration of water, and
resulting in damage to the structural components.
Resistant To Hail Damage: In
regards to asphalt shingles, the hail causes damage by impacting
the shingle with enough mass and velocity to create tear points
in the shingle or it will tear the shingle from the nail and expose
the roof. In regards to metal roofing, hail impacts the metal roof
with enough velocity and mass to cause significant indentions into
the roof which at times can cause leak points, and which usually
results in a visually unattractive roof covering. Due to the durable
composition of OmniMax Roofing, hail has no effect at all on its
ability to protect or its visual appearance.
Roofing System does not require a penetration device to attach
the shingles to the roof. Eliminating the need for nails, staples,
bolts, screws, or other penetration devices to penetrate the exterior
water barrier for attachment results in a reduction of potential
leak points from thousands to virtually zero. Although the foundation
layer is stapled to the roof decking, it is not designed to be penetrated
fully by the staple and it is covered by a completely non-penetrated
protective barrier. All other forms of roofing systems require penetration
of the exterior water barrier for attachment, save ones requiring
adhesive. Adhesive installation is temperature sensitive, messy,
time consuming and very difficult to remove in the future. The
Roofing System can be installed, removed, and reinstalled very simply.
Ice Damming: Ice
damming occurs when ice melted by the roof heat flows to the roof
edge and then refreezes. Over a little time an ice dam is formed
which causes the subsequent water flow to back up and flow underneath
the shingle and into the leak point created by the nail. This has
caused significant damage to many structures in certain climatic
regions. The OmniMax Roofing System does not create the nail
leak points and is attached over its entire surface providing both
a barrier to the water penetration and eliminating a leak potential
created by the nail. The OmniMax Roofing System effectively
eliminates ice damming.
For Photovoltaic Film:
Currently Solar (photovoltaic)
Film cannot be implemented into asphalt or metal roofing as there
is no means of adherence. Current solar systems are made into large
panels which must be installed on the roof or the ground near the
structure. These same panels can be damaged easily by projectiles
generated by wind or hail. In addition the collection capacity of
the solar panels is limited to the size of the panels. A roof mounted
system adds substantial weight to the load bearing structural components.
With the OmniMax Roofing System, solar film can be implemented into
the shingle as polymers are more readily able to adhere to one another,
either at the molecular level or adhesive cohesion. This allows
the entire exposed surface of the roof to be utilized as a means
of collecting solar energy rather than the limited size of panels.
In addition solar film is more resistant to damage than panels making
it more practical and durable. The OmniMax Solar Film System
will add no significant weight to the load bearing structural components.
As a result you now have a more productive, durable, and lighter
weight energy collecting system. It may be able to provide enough
emergency energy to sustain suitable living conditions in situations,
such as a natural disaster, when power lines are compromised and
there is an outage.
Current roofing systems
have a limited number of connection points. For example attachment
of the asphalt shingle is accomplished by four to six nails (point
of attachment) nailed through the roof. This is the main point of
attachment, but a tar strip (if it works) provides an attempt of
additional attachment. This is a very ineffective means of attachment
as the shingle typically tears away from these points of attachment
due to the fragile nature of the shingle. The OmniMax Roofing System
utilizes full surface attachment method which means every square
inch of each shingle is attached, providing overall strength to
the entire system. The durable polymer prevents tearing. In addition
each shingle is attached to the roof and adjoining shingles which
interconnects the entire system to provide a complete system rather
than individual components of a system.
and Easily Recyclable: Can
be manufactured utilizing recycled material and can also be recycled
if removal should ever be needed.
Color and Texture: Asphalt
and metal roofing tend to lose their luster within 7 to 10 years
of installation. In many cases the granules used in asphalt roofing
make run-off marks across the entire surface of the roof. This diminishes
the appearance of a structure and the community. The OmniMax Roofing
System will utilize UV resistant material and will not be effected
by other climatic conditions such as temperature, moisture, or other
weather elements. Thus the appearance of the OmniMax Roofing System
will endure for the life of the system which will protect the real
value of the property and the overall appearance of the community.
The 10 Million Tons of Annual Waste:
According to the Athena
Institute, 10 million or more tons of asphalt tear-off scrap is
deposited into American landfills annually. This does not include
any tear-off scrap of other systems such as slate, tile, or metal.
Since the OmniMax Roofing System will utilize recycled materials
and is also recyclable. It will effectively
reduce the amount of annual waste generated by roofing debris.
The Amount of Insurance Claims Paid Relating to Roof Damage:
An average of $35
billion to $42 billion in homeowner claims are filed annually in
the United States. Between 2004 -2008 an average of 54% of the claims
filed were for hail, wind, and water damage to the home as a result
of roof failure. An annual average of between $18.9 billion to $22.6
billion in roof related failure cost. The OmniMax Roofing
System will reduce these claim amounts dramatically, an estimated
80%, and will in turn free these losses by the insurance industry
and allow reinvestment in many other areas. In as little as ten
years, a reinvestment into the economy could equal over 200 billion
dollars and could include areas such as healthcare, innovative technologies,
or financial stability programs. In addition reduced rates for insurance
will likely be observed.
Military Spending: According
to the Pentagon the most expensive and reoccurring base maintenance
issue worldwide, year after year, is roofing related maintenance.
Though no exact figure was offered it is acknowledged by the Pentagon
as substantial. Due to the benefits, usage of the OmniMax Roofing
System by the military on its structures will reduce spending on
maintenance. In addition the use of the OmniMax Solar Shingles will
subsequently reduce the amount of energy needed by means of fuel
generated energy systems.
The Clean Up Cost and Time in Disaster Areas:
caused a need for more than 81,000 structures in Louisiana, and
more than 152,000 buildings in other impact areas to receive temporary
roofing. It took a team of 700 engineers and additional volunteers
from 41 Army Corps of Engineers districts and seven months to accomplish
this temporary repair. With the use of the OmniMax Roofing System and
its higher resistance to wind and other weather elements most of
this situation could have been avoided. This is just one of many
examples of severe weather events that present themselves annually
in the United States which OmniMax can mitigate.
An Estimated 220 MPH Wind or Greater: The
average asphalt roofing system can withstand between 40 to 70 mph
winds and fails as a result of being torn from its attachment points.
The attachment method offered by the OmniMax Roofing System distributes
attachment throughout the entire shingle and offers a holding power
at minimum of 10 pounds per square inch. This resistance force is
for both shear forces and peel forces. The OmniMax Roofing shingle
is a 9 inch x 36 inch shingle totaling 324 square inches. This means
the entire resistance force of one shingle is 3240 lbs of resistance.
The system is also interconnected resulting in a resistance force
equal to roughly about 1080 lbs of resistance per square foot of
coverage, or 1,080,000 lbs of resistance per 1000 square feet. The
average roofing nail can be removed with 68 lbs of agitated force.
With six nails the total resistance is 408 lbs per shingle, or about
136 lbs per square foot, but asphalt shingles do not offer the interconnected
force equation of an entire surface as they act independently. And
sadly asphalt shingles can be torn with less than 5 lbs of force
making even the limited holding power of the nail attachment almost
of 30 Years or More: Due
to its polymer construction the OmniMax Roofing System will
retain its appearance and ability to protect for at least 30 years
or more. It is possible that the system will last much longer, and
at any rate will far exceed the typical lifespan of other systems.
Removal and Replacement:
With the use of many
roofing systems such as asphalt, slate, tile, metal and others,
to repair a damaged section of a roof means removal of entire sections
of the roof barrier which usually far exceeds the area of damage.
With the OmniMax Roofing System only the affected area need
be removed as the OmniMax Roofing System can be easily peeled
from position and replaced even under existing shingles. Since only
the immediate area of damage need be removed, repair cost for such
damage will be reduced as well as unnecessary debris and cleanup.
Overall Protection of Structural Components:
Currently roof failure
allows water penetration into the internal structure causing significant
damage to insulation, load bearing components, window and door efficiency,
and electricity transference mechanisms. With the benefits offered
by the OmniMax Roofing System it dramatically reduces or eliminates
these failure issues. The efficiency of the structure to maintain
temperature, relay electricity, and provide entryway protection
and protect the integrity of load bearing components, will provide
increased sustainability and energy efficiency. This translated
onto the national face could result in billions of dollars in energy
Billions of Dollars Annually:
The use of the OmniMax
Roofing System will generate savings in many areas – reduction of
insurance claims, government spending, home building cost, increased
productivity, waste cost, energy usage cost, and many other areas
which will total into the tens of billions of dollars annually.
These savings can be utilized in other areas of beneficial investment
such as job growth, better healthcare, innovative products, and
a whole gamut of other possibilities. One solution with tremendous
benefits – OmniMax Roofing, which means, Maximum Allness Roofing.