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The Complete Guide to Industrial Roofing Repair

Dec 2

There are two types of roofs: residential and industrial. Industrial buildings can house all kinds of goods. Some goods require temperature control and other accommodation. Learn about the various roofing materials and roofing companies' Advosy methods that are available to industrial properties.

Large commercial properties are protected by industrial roofs at a higher level of protection than those in domestic homes. These roofs protect goods from extreme environmental conditions like temperature, humidity, and ventilation.

Let's take a look at some of the materials and types that can be used for repairing an industrial roof.


TPO, also known as thermoplastic polyolefin, is a single-ply membrane applied to roof surfaces. It comes in sheets ranging in width from 10 to 20 feet and can be heat-welded together with a welding robot to create flat roofs that last for up to 15 years.

Tens of large rolls of Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) were placed yesterday morning by robotic arms amid temporary lights that were shining against the Ford Field skyline. This was part the $100 million renovations.

Modified bitumen

Modified bitumen is also called torch-down roofing, torch-down roofing, or torch-down roof. It's a single-ply membrane used often for flat roofs. This single-ply membrane has multiple layers of adhesive, fiberglass or polyester reinforcement. The top layer of reinforced rubber material is heated to make it flexible. To protect against the sun's ultraviolet rays, the top layer is rolled onto the surface. These roofs can be used on top of existing roofing materials such as metal sheets/panels or concrete tiles. These flexible materials can withstand extreme heat unlike other membranes which would melt or crack at high temperatures.

A built-up roof

Built-up roofing, also known as BUR (or built-up roofing), has been used since 1800. It is an excellent option for flat roof structures. It can be made up of layers of asphalt, gravel, or fabric-like material mixed with gravel. This will make it waterproof and prevent UV rays from entering.

Metal roofing

Metal roofing is used commonly for pitched industrial roofs. There are many options for metal roofing materials. These include aluminum, copper and tin, as well as stainless and stone-coated steel and stainless steel. There are many options for metal panels in a variety of colors and designs. Metal panels today have rust resistance properties that are industry-leading. They can withstand extreme weather conditions. Metal panels can be attached with either an invisible or visible fastener. These attachment methods are more durable than those using visible nails.