Friday, September 14, 2018

Rhino Liner Vs. ArmorThane – Which One is the Best?

Rhino Liner Vs. ArmorThane – Which One is the Best?
If you own a truck, especially a new one, chances are your friends or relatives have advised getting a bed liner. A bed liner helps to protect your truck bed from any damage which can be caused by the cargo moving around the bed of your truck.

There are a host of brands claiming to provide a perfect bed liner, so you may find it difficult to choose the right option for you. However as far as type of bedliner there is currently only two; spray-in or a drop-in bed liner. Most people select a spray-in bed liner for their trucks.

The Spray In Bedliner
So, today, we are going to provide you the reviews and comparison of the two companies that have been around the longest; Rhino Liner and ArmorThane. Our research, analysis, and face to face comparison of Rhino Liner Vs. ArmorThane will help you to choose the best option for your truck according to your requirements and budget.

First, we will take a look at what is common among them both.

Similarities between ArmorThane and Rhino Liner

Installation part is crucial for bed liner working. If you are or have a good installer, then you will get the best results out of the liner you use.

Remember that, even if you got the best of the best bed liner for your truck, it could not beat UV radiation. So, it will fade away in a few years from the direct sunlight and this is applicable for both, in fact, for all bedliners. So you need to remove and install a new bed liner after a few years. Chemicals used in both the liners are mostly the same. Both liners offer a nationwide lifetime warranty. Color options are typically the same for the Rhino Liner and ArmorThane.

Now, let’s check the differences between the ArmorThane and Rhino Liner in terms of durability, installation, performance, and cost.

Rhino Liner Vs ArmorThane  durability, installation, performance, and cost.

Rhino Liner is the most famous bed liner today. Due to its versatility and reliability, you can use it in different places without any hassle. On the other hand, if you want a molded look on your truck bed, then ArmorThane is a better option to choose. Comparing the durability, the ArmorThane is more durable than Rhino Liner, especially for regular daily use.

Installation of Rhino Liner Vs ArmorThane

The installation process varies from one installer to installer for Rhino Liner. If your installer uses a hot and high-pressure spray system, then you will get a similar application like ArmorThane  because ArmorThane  is applicable with a high-pressure system at 130-210 degrees. Some installers use TuffGrip process for installing Rhino Liner which provides a softer and more rubbery feeling than the ArmorThane bed liner.

Performance ArmorThane  Vs Rhino Liner

Sometimes, people may find the truck bed covered with ArmorThane bed liner is harder than that with Rhino Liner. When you move around on your truck bed, you will feel hardness on your knees and also sometimes; it may cause damage to your wooden type cargo. On the other hand, Rhino Liner provides a smoother finish which behaves more gentle to your knees and cargo. ArmorThane has a thicker coating than the Rhino Liner which makes it a better sound deadening bed liner as well. Additionally, ArmorThane has a superior curing process, and so it is more durable than Rhino Liner.

Cost ArmorThane  Vs. Rhino Liner

It doesn’t matter which spray-in bed liner you choose, whether it is Rhino Liner or ArmorThane, if you get the full body installation, then it may cost you around $3000-$5000. If you want to do only a truck bed lining, then it may cost between $500 to $1000.

So, Rhino Liner Vs. ArmorThane  – Which one is the Best?

So not many people know this but 30 years ago the owners of ArmorThane and Rhino Liner knew each other and both worked together to come up with the best possible chemical blends. Soon afterward, the ArmorThane bed liners were using the best application process compared to the inferior cold process from Rhino Liner. They also offered a country-wide warranty, years before that provided by Rhino. Moreover, The ArmorThane brand has more of a cult following than the Rhino Liner. With people that use them typically going back time and time again because of the loyalty to the brand.

Both claim to be the ‘best.’ However, claiming is not an essential factor for a permanent bed liner for your truck. ArmorThane time and time again has proven itself to be unmatched when it comes to nearly every factor taken into consideration. As someone who has been in the industry for over 2 decades, I would be lying if i said any different.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tips & Warning Signs for Mall Roof Maintenance

Category: roofing, malls Fixed budgets for commercial maintenance roof costs create a problem. 

Fortunately, there is a simple solution. It is essential to spend time on roof maintenance before you have to spend money. Once the roof maintenance budget is consumed, it is tough to decide to put more money towards it.
Especially given that preventative maintenance is not an emergency Roof maintenance does not have to cost an arm and a leg, but it does cost time, attention, and a little bit of research. That does not mean you don’t have to account for roof maintenance in your budget. 
Adding inspection time to CAM (Common Area Maintenance) fees is more than enough to consider for the time you should spend each year on your roof inspection, as well as addressing roof repairs when needed. 

Let’s take a look at some great roof inspection methods, as well as roof warning signs that could indicate the possible need for a repair. 
 1. An inspection should take place at least twice a year. Especially for malls in more abstemious areas with heavy snowfall. Performing an examination every six months is diligent work, but any significant weather events should also be taken into accounts, such as heavy snowfall or storm. Be sure to check after these events for standing water and high-wind damage. 

2.  It's everywhere: debris Branches, leaves, trash, tools, materials and other items can diminish the quality of a roof – water can gather under the thing and cause rusting, degeneration, etc. Always check for anything on the roof that does not belong, or has inadequate flashing. 

3. We already took care of that: sites of previous leaks If you have already repaired your roof, be sure to check the site for any signs of the problem resurfacing. Once an area has been hazarded, it is all too easy for it to come under distress again. It’s important to us for our clients to have roofs in good shape. It’s even more important to recognize signs of roof distress. If you see any of these predicaments, it might be time to call us. 

4. Water those: Ceiling Stains A brown blotch, a small drop on a ceiling tile. If there is a stain on the ceiling, and the pipes aren’t leaking, it’s time to call a professional. If you can see the leak, that means that it got through insulation and drywall and any other material to become visible. Damage has been done. And it can suddenly become an emergency when a customer slips and falls onto a lawsuit. Luckily, with technology like thermal imaging, identification and repair is not a guessing game, and we can get your roof back in good working order in no time. 

5. Anyone else smells that?: Mold / Odor Similar to the ceiling stains, if it is evident to your senses, the damage is done. If you can smell or see mold, there is a moisture problem that could be due to a roof issue. Taking care of the source sooner rather than later is key to taking care of a mold problem.  

6. If it’s a puddle, it’s a problem: Standing Water Standing water by itself does not indicate a problem, but if not correctly routed and cleaned can lead to deterioration, which leads to leaks. Not to mention the additional steadfast weight that crushes the roof deck. 

7. Not the good kind: Bubbles Bubbles on a roof top can indicate captured moisture, or insulation board problems. This could be a minor improvement, but if left unaddressed, can become a break in the material. If the destruction goes unnoticed or unaddressed, it creates significant predicaments like rusting, tearing, and leaking. 

8. It's worse than you think: Flashing Voids Any building on the roof should have adequate flashing coverage around the entire base. A flashing void is as bad as having a tear. All flashing should be inspected at installation, and then checked after every significant weather event to help prevent spreading problems. 
Keeping the roof in good shape, and knowing when it’s not should be a top priority for mall owners to prevent leaks and collapses. There are many news stories in recent years about collapsing roofs, make sure yours is not one of them. We have considered time-spending efforts, but there are more advanced roof examination methods like infrared scanning and membrane testing that can identify underlying problems. Problems that cannot be harangued with a visual examination. 
To start a proactive roof maintenance plan with us and schedule an inspection, give ArmorThane a call today! 
Get a Free Quote Topics: roofing, malls