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4 Things California Can Do To Survive A Megadrought

It’s year five of the California drought. A few remote communities have already run out of water. The governor announced aggressive water restrictions. But what will happen to the state if the drought doesn’t end?
The possibility of a megadrought—lasting two decades or longer—is actually fairly likely in California. The last 150 years have been unusually wet, and at a few earlier points in history, the state had droughts lasting more than a century. NASA predicts that a decades-long drought will be even more likely to happen this century due to climate change.
Still, that doesn’t mean that Angelenos and San Franciscans will have to pack up and move. Surprisingly, when researchers at the University of California-Davis mad a computer model of a 72-year drought, they found that the state would emerge battered but with an economy almost as strong as before.

But to survive, the state will have to get a lot smarter

Waterproofing Systems – Urethane or Acrylic Membranes?

Over the past two decades, there have been technological advances in waterproofing materials, including more advanced membrane materials which seek to overcome shortcomings in older methods like PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene). New technology in waterproof membranes relies on polymer-based materials that are extremely adhesive to create a seamless barrier around the outside of a structure. Acrylic coatings are water-based and among the most popular materials on the market for commercial projects. Urethane coatings are solvent-based and while they have some of the same advantages as acrylics, some features are different.

Acrylic coating advantages:
· Fewer odor and toxin emissions
· Lower price tag
· Easy to clean (with soap and water)
· Good color retention
· Shiny and polished; great for concrete
· Resistant to UV damage

Urethane coating advantages:
· Fewer odor and toxin emissions
· Shiny and polished
· Strong resistance to traffic
· Toughness, flexibility, and less risk of chipping over time
· Less vulnerability to spotting and discoloration
· Ability to level out well thus making it a great product for metal
· Ability

Waterproofing Systems – The Need Has Never Been Higher

The need for reliable waterproofing products and skilled installation contractors has never been higher. The past decade has seen a sharp upswing in demand for rooftop deck restorations as outdoor living space is a cherished commodity. There is no question that a beautiful roof deck adds value to your property. In a dry climate like Southern California, you might be surprised how many property owners and management companies need help with water damage to their decks, especially rooftop decks. There are many ways water might get under your rooftop deck. Re-covering the     surface won’t make the problem go away and you may risk your building’s structure. Get water damage repairs done right and your deck will be durable, long-lasting and will require much less maintenance.

How to Extend the Life of Your Roof (and Your Budget)

No funds for replacement? Consider restoration.
Roof restoration is the process of using highly-engineered coating products to “restore” an existing roof deck to a like-new condition. It is used on PVC, TPO, EPDM, MOD-BIT, built-up, and even some SPF roofing systems. When you need a new roof, you typically have two, related options. Option 1: Simply cover up the existing roof with a new roof. Option 2: Tear off the existing roof(s) and then install a new roof. As you might well imagine, Option 2, the tear-off option, is significantly more expensive than Option 1, which does not require a tear-off. What determines whether or not a tear-off is required? Generally speaking, if there are already two or more existing roofing systems installed, local codes typically require (double-check this with your local people) that before a new roofing system is installed, all of the previous roofing systems must be removed down to the roof

Say Hi to Another New Face

Please welcome our new Customer Service Manager, Ariana Contreras!
Starting her career as a dental assistant, Ariana has progressed into a customer service role over the years. She joined ADCO in 2016, and after only 2 months, was promoted to Customer Service Manager. Her tenacity and drive for outstanding customer service is mimicked in her daily conversations which establish her as a team player. Her ability to develop good relationships with customers and coworkers alike, ensures that our customer’s expectations are always met with the highest levels of satisfaction.
With her expertise, Ariana will play a key role in helping to build relationships with our growing portfolio, and in the enhancement of sales and administrative processes.
Ariana can be contacted at 714-543-7663 or arianac@adcoroofing.com

Roof Restoration or Replacement? 5 Things to Consider

Is your roof looking worn? Has it been leaking? Is it nearing the end of its expected lifespan? Not sure if you can restore your roof or should completely replace it? Below are five reasons why restoration may be your best choice.
1. Restoration Costs Less
A complete roof replacement can be expensive in labor and materials, particularly if the existing roof must be removed first. Restoration, on the other hand, requires less labor and materials, and thus costs less.
2. Restoration Extends Your Roof’s Life
Commercial roofs typically last about 20 years — restoration can add 10 to 15 years of life. You can defer complete replacement and make future plans for the expenditure in your capital budget.
3. Restoration is More Sustainable
Millions of tons of roofing waste end up in landfills annually. Because it allows you to reuse your existing roof, restoration is a much more environmentally friendly option. Plus, it can make your building more