Roofing material used in the manufacturing industry frequently takes a beating, above and beyond the normal wear and tear experienced by residential properties. Chemicals, exhausts and residues from the manufacturing process can break down most types of roofing materials more quickly than just sun, wind and weather.
Industrial complexes also seem to have more skylights to bring natural light to the interior. Penetrations in the roofing system are prone to leaks unless the roofing system is properly installed and maintained.
In addition, extra safety measures and care must be taken with roofing systems for businesses with sensitive operations — like the semi-conductor or food industries — where dust and dirt falling from above can cause problems.
In general, industrial roofing tends to use flat or low slope roof design. There are five types of roofing materials typically used for that type of design including:
- Built-Up Roofing (BUR): Built-Up roofing consists of multiple layers of material that are laminated together.
- Spray Foam: Spray polyurethane foam (SPF or just foam) is applied as a liquid (which puffs up once applied), it forms a continuous, seamless, protective barrier around vents, pipes and other protrusions through the roof.
- Modified Bitumen: Modified Bitumen (MB) is asphalt with modifiers added to it to give it plastic or rubber-like properties making it much more durable.
- Singly Ply Roofing: Single ply roofing membranes (sometimes referred to as PVC or TPO) is comprised of four basic elements — an insulation layer, a single ply membrane usually made of plastic or rubber, flashing and an adhesive.
- Metal Roofing: While not an ideal solution for absolutely flat roofs, metal roofing is terrific for low slope roofs. Typically made of steel, aluminum or copper, metal roofs can also be extremely attractive.
Say No to Downtime
Roof failure is not an option for an industrial property and business disruption for repairs can be deadly to the bottom line. A leaking roof can cause damage to sensitive equipment, inventory and other assets, not to mention the risk to the workers on the premises. That’s why it is so important to have professional roofers on hand, not only to perform regular maintenance, but to perform repairs when something goes wrong.
Many industrial spaces are broken up into smaller areas and leased to tenant businesses, all housed under one roof. Roofing Southwest strongly recommends that proper roof maintenance can avoid property loss and unhappy tenant business owners. We offer a variety of flexible maintenance contracts and schedules.
With over 40 years of experience helping retail property owners minimize business disruptions, Roofing Southwest is determine to think about the issue of convenience when making repairs including tenant business and worker safety, parking lot access and minimizing other business disruptions. In addition, we guarantee quick response times, including a 24-Hour Emergency Service and timely repairs using the highest quality materials. Roofing Southwest offers a no-cost evaluation to review maintenance or repair needs.
Industrial Properties by Roofing Southwest
Roofing Southwest is proud of its accomplishments working with industrial properties including such notable projects as: Coca Cola Bottling Company, Mesa Waste Water Treatment Plant, Duro Bag Manufacturing Company, Gilbert Waste Water Treatment Plant, Arizona State University Power Building and many more. Moving quickly on a large project can often be a challenge for smaller roofing companies, but we are able to mobilize our roofers quickly in case of an emergency and we can easily provide large quantities of materials in a hurry.