Trades

Roofing

OUR ROOFING PROCESS

CAT is well versed in all aspects of Roofing both Commercial and Residential. With the best certification in both segments of the trade, CAT can offer the best our industry has to offer in both craftsmanship and warranties.

RESIDENTIAL

CAT Re-Roofs Thousands Of Homes Throughout The Nation Each Year. From Asphalt To Slate We Can Handle Any Project.

On an annual basis CAT completes thousands of projects on residential properties. Although a majority of our re-roofing projects are traditional asphalt shingles, we perform about 15% of our projects using specialty products such as composite shake/slate, cedar shakes, stone-coated steel, vertical metal and quarried slate. CAT diversifies its product lines depending on the area in which our customers are located. Many manufacturers offer products that are regionally beneficial such as algae warrantees or high wind products. Rather than CAT being loyal to a manufacturer, were are committed to bringing our clients the best product for their individual needs.

Click below to see our extensive Residential Roofing page as well as our process videos.

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COMMERCIAL

Whether You Need An Apartment Complex Re Shingled Or A Low Slope Membrane Installed, CAT Has Done It All.

CAT commercial crews perform restoration on nearly every type of roofing membrane and waterproofing system. The crews who perform the commercial waterproofing are never the same as residential as although to some they seem similar there are grave differences for the client. Commercial Roofing is an art. We often are faced with intricate details that a residential crew will never encounter. Specialized products and techniques are often utilized to ensure the systems integrity and warranty.

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Siding

OUR SIDING PROCESS

Vinyl siding is a wonderful choice for homeowners looking to reduce maintenance while increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. Over the years, vinyl siding has become very popular because of its ability to resist rot, lower energy costs, withstand the most severe weather conditions and increase resale value. It’s often thought that aluminum or metal sidings are stronger. Fact is, today’s engineered vinyl siding is twice as thick and is manufactured with through color technology.

Metal Work

We offer our customers the opportunity to make their homes maintenance free by offering aluminum metal wraps. Our skilled craftsmen can literally cover any painted surface on the home with enamel painted aluminum coil. The coil stock is bent into complex shapes, which cover your window lineals, doorways or garage surrounds. There is no need for painting due to rotting ever again! Once in place, the team seals around the metal to avoid water intrusion, permanently protecting your investment. We find a lot of our clients have difficulty deciding between aluminum or vinyl siding during the restoration process.

Below you will find the benefits from choosing Vinyl Siding.

Vinyl

DURABILITY. Vinyl siding is flexible, allowing it to bend to almost any form. Aluminum siding is more rigid, meaning if it is bent too much it will crack and break apart. Because aluminum siding is more rigid, it also can be dented like the side of a car. Once aluminum siding is damaged, it needs to be replaced and this is difficult to do. In order to repair a piece of siding, the pieces around the damaged piece must be disturbed as well, which then starts a domino effect of repairing panels. It’s not uncommon to ultimately replace ⅓ of the siding when performing a repair on one single piece. Repairs on aluminum can be costly and time consuming. Vinyl siding is almost twice the thickness of aluminum siding and can easily be removed and replaced with minimum affect on the surrounding panels.

TEMPERATURE. Vinyl siding does not conduct heat or cold. Aluminum and steel sidings conduct heat and cold, adding additional stress on your home’s insulating barriers. Vinyl sidings actually have an insulating value, which adds to the insulating protection of your home.

THROUGH COLOR. Aluminum siding is painted and can fade or chip over time. Steel is painted the same but when steel chips or flakes, rusting occurs and can be unsightly and very costly in repairs. Vinyl siding is a solid through color product. The siding CAT Contracting uses includes a protective coating of 15% of the entire thickness. It’s this type of protection that allows the manufacturers to warranty against fade for up to 15 years.

Give Your Property Culture

As most mason contractors are undoubtedly aware, the use of cast stone and manufactured stone in both commercial and residential construction has increased steadily during the past decade. Cast stone producers say the volume of materials being produced and installed in the United States has doubled, while manufactured stone producers report that the stone veneer industry has been growing at an accelerated rate for several years and is projected to continue at a brisk pace into the foreseeable future. In fact, sales of manufactured stone in the United States are projected to reach $900 million by 2009.

The use of cast stone and manufactured stone as an alternative to natural stone has increased in recent years because of the materials’ economy, designer freedom and universal availability. With the increased use, a highly specialized industry has developed.

Your home is one of the largest investments you will ever make. James Hardie has found innovative ways to make paint last, minimize environmental impact, and fend off tough climate conditions. Our long-lasting products ensure your home withstands the test of time. As a world leader in fiber-cement siding, we take pride in offering Hardie products and invite you to browse through their pages of our Timeless Style publication to find inspiration. We’re sure there are plenty of ideas you’ll love.

Mechanical

CAT is well equipped for contracting all aspects of Mechanical Trades. As a primary G.C. for Commercial and Residential Properties, CAT Contracting work diligently with our licensed specialty contractors of all both union and non-union to ensure the project and trades progress seamlessly for our clients.

Commercial Service Work

Our commercial mechanical experience is diverse and. From replacement RTUs to servicing 30 ton coil transfers, CAT Contracting has performed it. Pictured here is a recent and typical commercial mechanical service project CAT Contracting performed in Kansas. 26 Replacement units were air-lifted into place. 29 Units received new updating for performance via new coils, motors, and hail guards.

Residential Service Work

It is common for CAT Contracting to service exterior mechanical units to clients homes after catastrophe occurs. Wind blown debris and large hail stones can damage HVAC units and require replacement or repair.

We see all types of damage to A/C units after storms occur. It is one of the most common trades overlooked during a typical adjustment. Be it a storm that calls for a new unit or repair or just time to upgrade, CAT Contracting can help.

Catastrophe damage can cause:

  • Reduced air flow
    through coils
  • Higher refrigerant
    temperature
  • Lost
    performance
  • Lost
    reliability
  • Lost
    efficiency

Hail strikes the soft cooling fins on the condenser coil of your air conditioner and deforms the cooling fins. An air conditioner can tolerate a few deformed fins, but when more than just a few fins are damaged by hail, the air conditioner can no longer operate efficiently. In many cases, the unit will fail completely after a few months of working too hard.

MITIGATION

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES…

The most common mistake a client can make in the claim process is failing to protect their property. CAT 5 Contracting is has covered over 800,000SF of emergency covering systems. Traditional methods such as blue tarps with battens fare suitable for small coverage and traditional composition roofing most times. Our teams work to assess which areas need mitigated and cover accordingly. The downside of blue tarping in states or situations with slow claims processes, such as Florida, is the material itself only lasts 30-60 days before needing replaced. This can become costly not only on re-tarping but also in the maintenance required in site check maintenance visits.

Tile Roofing Systems pose a significant amount of more ingenuity when mitigating. Securement is not easy. Some lower slope tile roofing applications allow for weighting the tarps in the field while fastening the edges direct to the fascia. Careful consideration must be made when choosing this system because as high roofs in coastal conditions increase liability for bags to slide, shift and possibly fall. Falling sandbags can damage property as well as pedestrians. When we do bag roofs, CAT 5 applies a rubberized fastening tape across the bags to help keep them in place.

Battens across tarps when mitigating drastically limits failure as well as eliminates bag hazards, however, tile must be screwed through. This method is done on systems which are known to be compromised despite the fact the tile may conspicuously look in fair shape. It is important to remember that the waterproofing system of a tile roof is the membrane beneath. This means that only repairing the tile areas missing fails to address the remaining tiles where the screws were agitated during the event, causing the seals around the screw in the membrane to be over extended and leaving thousands of areas for water to intrude.