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The Guide to Industrial Roofing Repair

Oct 14

The Guide to Industrial Roofing Repair


Residential roofs and industrial roofs are different. All kinds of goods are housed in industrial buildings. Some of these items require temperature control and other accommodations. You will need to be familiar with the different types of roofing materials and how to repair industrial roofs.


Industrial roofs protect large commercial properties at a higher level than domestic dwellings. These structures also protect goods from environmental conditions such as humidity, ventilation, and temperature.


Let's look at the types and materials that can be used to repair an industrial roof.




TPO, or thermoplastic polyolefin is a single-ply membrane which is applied to the roof's surface. It is available in sheets from 10 to 20 feet in width and heat-welded together using a welding robot on flat roofs that can last up to 15 years.

Tens of large rolls made of waterproof material, Theroplastic Polyolefin (TPO), were placed by robotic arms yesterday morning amid temporary lights that were beaming against the Ford Field skyline. This was part of the $100 million renovation.


Modified bitumen


Modified bitumen, also known as torch-down roofing or torch-down roofing is a single-ply membrane that's often used for flat roofs. This single-ply membrane is made up of multiple layers of adhesive, fiberglass or polyester reinforcement. The top layer is reinforced rubber material heated to make it pliable. It's then rolled onto the surface and covered with gravel for UV protection. These roofs can be used over existing types of roofing such as concrete tiles or metal sheets/panels, or wood shingles. These flexible materials are made to withstand extreme heat unlike other membranes that would melt or crack at high temperatures.


A built-up roof


Built-up roofing (or BUR) has been around since 1800 and is a great option for flat roof buildings. You can make it up of several layers of asphalt, tar or fabric-like materials mixed with gravel. This will keep it waterproof and block UV rays from entering.


Metal roofing


Metal roofing is commonly used for pitched industrial roofs. Metal roofing comes in many different materials, including aluminum, copper and tin as well as stainless steel, stone-coated steel, and stainless steel. Metal panels are available in many different colors and patterns. Today's metal panel systems can last for a long time with industry-leading rust resistance properties that withstand harsh weather conditions. Metal panels can be attached using either an exposed or hidden fastener system. These attachment methods are stronger than those with visible nails.