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Repair of Industrial Roofing: A Guide

Oct 10

Repair of Industrial Roofing: A Guide


The roofs of residential and industrial buildings are not the same. Many items are kept in industrial buildings. Industrial properties require different roofing materials. Learn how to make industrial roofing repairs.


Industrial roofs offer protection that is beyond what can be found on domestic homes. These roofs protect goods that are subject to environmental conditions such humidity levels, ventilation, etc. Warehouses with sensitive materials may require them to be constructed using stronger materials than houses.


Let's have a look at which materials and types can be used to make an industrial roof repair.




TPO is a single ply membrane made of thermoplastic polyolefin. This membrane is then rolled onto the roof. It comes in sheets of 10 to 20 feet width. On some flat roofs, it can be heat-welded together with a welding robot to make them last for as long as 15 years.

Tens of large rolls, made from white waterproof material Theroplastic Polyolefin, were set up by robot arms. The temporary lights were also aimed at the Ford Field sky yesterday morning as part this summer's $100 Million renovation project.


Modified bitumen


Modified bitumen also known as torch down roofing, is a single-ply membrane commonly used on flat roofs. The single-ply membrane is composed of multiple layers, including fiberglass reinforcement and adhesive. The top layer is reinforced rubber material. This rubber material has been heated to soften it before it's rolled onto a surface and covered with gravel to protect against the UV rays. These roofs can be installed over existing types, such as concrete tiles and metal sheets/panels. They have been designed to ensure that these flexible materials can withstand extreme heat conditions. Unlike other membranes, which could melt or crack at high temperatures, they will remain intact.


Built-up roof


Built-up roofing, also known as BUR, is a popular option for flat roofed buildings. It can be made up multiple layers of tar, asphalt material like polyester fabric/fabric/like material combination, and gravel. This makes it waterproof but also blocks the UV rays.


Metal roofing


Metal roofing is often used to cover pitched industrial roofs. There are many metal roofing options, including copper, aluminum, tin stainless steel and stone-coated. Metal panels can come in a range of designs and colors. The industry's strongest rust resistance properties make them durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions. Metal panels can either be attached with an exposed fastener or hidden fasteners. These attachment methods will last longer than those that are not visible.