Typically when you see carpet its on the floor not on the roof. However, we at Marvin’s have experimented with a new design fad that is going around the roofing industry. That fad is applying carpets to roofs and making a very unique and standing out type of design. The building sure does stand out like a sore thumb! The easiest way we can sum this up is to think about that Van that is used in the movie Dumb and Dumber.
As you can see from the video having a unique looking item definitely makes it stand out, much like the dumb and dumber van in the above video. No matter what you do everybody will be turning heads and seeing it. That is what the carpet roof is all about. We recently did a project where instead of using your typical roofing material, we used carpet! The carpet material we used came from a bunch of Chantilly Carpet Cleaning companies who were kind enough to offer some of their scrap materials for this ongoing project. We were able to get big sections from larger carpet companies and the scraps from carpet cleaners who typically have scraps laying around for testing purposes of their cleaning equipment.
We applied a stronger and thicker backing to the backside of the carpeting to boost its durability. This will make the material act like a roofing material on the backside but on the surface it is normal carpeting. We next applied a liquid adhesive like we apply to other roofing materials and we attached the carpet pieces to the roof. We made sure to add an extra piece of security my nailing down pieces of the carpeting with nails. Since it is carpeting, we could nail pieces of it directly to the roofing structure and nobody from afar would be able to notice it.
Now for those that are curious what happens when it rains or snows or bad weather comes, we got you covered. We applied a special solution to the carpet that automatically dries naturally and faster than any other product. Even in colder temperatures the material would dry. When it snows and it lays on the carpet, it has the same amount of dangers as with any other roofing type. When the snow melts, that active drying solutions takes over and starts to dry out the material.
Our goal here was to design and implement a unique design and still be able to seal off and protect the roof just like any other roof. So far our project is working wonders and we may do another project like this. This project did take a lot more time as the procedures for doing it is far from the standard. There are also added steps that we had to do to ensure the durability of the roof and structure stays in tact. For more information keep following us at Newked Marketing and see what else we come up with.