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How to Repair Industrial Roofing

Oct 11

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 is available in sheets measuring 10-20 feet wide. Some flat roofs can last up 15 years.

Robotic arms were used to place large rolls of Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), a white waterproof material. They were surrounded by temporary lights, which were beaming into the Ford Field predawn sky yesterday morning as part this summer's $100 Million renovation project.


Modified bitumen


Modified bitumen is also known as torch down roofing. It's 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 flat roofed buildings. 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. This makes it waterproof while blocking the UV rays from getting through.


Metal roofing


Metal roofing is used often on industrial pitched roofs. There are many choices when it comes to metal roofing. These include copper, stainless steel, tin and stone-coated. Metal panels come in many colors and designs. They can also be made with industry-leading strong rust resistance properties. Metal panels can be attached with either hidden or exposed fasteners. These attachment methods last longer than those without visible nails.