Repairing Industrial Roofing: A Guide

Repairing Industrial Roofing: A Guide


They are not the exact same thing. Industrial buildings are home to many types of wares. Some need temperature control or special accommodations. It is important to learn about industrial roofing and other roofing techniques that can be used for this purpose.


Industrial roofs protect commercial properties on a large scale beyond that provided by domestic dwellings. These structures are required to protect goods in a variety of environmental conditions (e.g. humidity, ventilation) and must be built with more durable materials than houses.


Let’s see what types of materials are available for industrial roofing repair.




TPO, or thermoplastic olefin, is a single layer membrane that is rolled onto the roof. It comes in sheets ranging from 10 to 25 feet wide. Some flat roofing systems can last for as long as 15 years.

Tens of large rolls containing white waterproof material called Theroplastic Polyolefin were being set up by robotic arms. The work was part of the summer’s $100million renovation project.


Modified bitumen


Modified bitumen also known by torch-down roof, is a single layer membrane that is often used for flat roofs. The single-ply membrane is composed of several layers, including fiberglass reinforcement and adhesive. The top layer, which is reinforced rubber material, has been heated to soften it before being rolled onto concrete and then covered with gravel to protect the surface from UV rays. These roofs may be applied to many types of existing roofing materials, such as concrete tiles and metal sheets/panels. These flexible materials will remain intact in extreme heat conditions, unlike other membranes, which could melt at high temperatures or crack if too fragile.


Built-up roof


Built-up roofs, or BUR as it is commonly known, are a great choice for buildings with flat roofing. It can consist of several layers, which may include tar, asphalt or fabric-like materials like polyester fabric/fabric combination. The reflective nature of the roofing makes it durable and also blocks ultraviolet rays.


Metal roofing


Metal roofing is frequently used on pitched industrial roofs. There are many metal roofing options, including copper, tin or stainless steel. Metal panels can be created in many designs and colors. These metal panel systems are strong and resistant to rust. Metal panels can attach using hidden fasteners or an exposed fastener system. These attachment methods work better than those without visible nails.


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