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How to Repair Industrial Roofing

Oct 10

How to Repair Industrial Roofing


There are two types of roofs: residential and industrial. Many wares are stored in industrial buildings. Learn about the various types of industrial roofing materials available and the best ways to fix them.


Industrial roofs provide protection for large commercial buildings that are larger than those found in homes. They protect goods against environmental conditions, like humidity and ventilation.


Let's examine the materials and types that are used for industrial roofing repairs:



TPO, or thermoplastic plastic polyolefin (or TPO), is a single-ply membrane. It's then rolled onto the roof's surfaces. It comes in sheets measuring 10-20 feet wide. Some flat roofs can last up 15 years.

Tens upon dozens of large rolls of white waterproof material called Theroplastic Polyolefin were being placed yesterday morning by robotic arms. They were surrounded by temporary lights beaming against the Ford Field predawn sky.


Modified bitumen


Modified bitumen, also called torch-down roofing, is a single ply membrane used often on flat roofs. This single-ply membrane has several layers of adhesive and polyester reinforcement. The top layer of reinforced rubber material is heated and pliable before being rolled onto the roof and covered in gravel to protect from the UV rays. These roofs are compatible with many types of existing roofs such as concrete tiles, metal sheets/panels or wood shingles. These roofs are flexible and will not melt under extreme heat like other membranes.


Roof built up


Built-up roofing or BUR, is an option for buildings with flat roofs. It has been around since 1898. It can have multiple layers made of tar, asphalt materials such as polyester fabric/fabric-like combination, mixed in gravel. It is waterproof and blocks UV rays.


Metal Roofing


Metal roofing is used often on industrial pitched roofs. There are many choices when it comes to metal roofing. These include copper, tin and stainless steel. Metal panels come in a wide variety of colors and designs. They are strong and resistant to rust, making them ideal for use in harsh environments. Metal panels can be attached with either hidden or exposed fasteners. These attachment methods last longer than those without visible nails.