Normally, the roofing material used in manufacturing industries wears at a faster rate when compared to residential roofing. This occurs as a result of exposure to exhausts, chemicals and residues from manufacturing industries. Therefore, if you need industrial roofing in San Jose, you need to hire an experienced roofing contractor. Unlike residential roofs, industrial roofs have certain standards which should be met and only a professional roofer can help you meet them. For instance, an industrial complex requires more skylights to allow required natural light into the building. In food industries, extra safety measures are required to prevent dirt and dust from contaminating processed or packed food. To meet all these requirements, industrial roofing uses flat or low slope roof design.
All Seasons Roofing can help you in installing a new roof, re-roofing and maintaining your roof in a good condition to last longer. There are numerous roofing materials to choose from and only an experienced roofing contractor possess the skills to handle either of them. Here are examples of roofing systems that a professional roofer can specialize in:
- Clay roofs
- Slate roofs
- Shingle roofs
- Tile roofs
- Modified bitumen
- Single ply
- EPDM roofing system
- Hot tar cap sheet
The choice of roofing materials will be determined by a number of factors among them availability of materials, cost of buying the materials, installation costs required and type of roof. There are 5 types of roofing materials that are commonly used in industrial roofing:
Built-Up roofing (BUR)
This is one of the oldest and most durable roofing system available. BUR consists of multiple layers of roofing materials laminated together to provide extra protection during adverse weather conditions. BUR is made up of 3 components i.e. bitumen that provides adhesion and helps in water proofing, ply sheets that provide reinforcement to avoid wear and tear and surfacing materials to provide protection from UV exposure, water etc.
Modifiers are added to a standard roofing asphalt to provide plastic or rubber like properties which makes modified bitumen durable and stronger. SBS (styrene butadiene styrene) and APP (attactic polypropylene) are the two modifiers used. SBS increases flexibility allowing expansion and contraction of roofing materials while APP increases the ageing ability of the roofing system.
Spray polyurethane foam based roof systems are constructed by mixing and spraying a 2 component liquid that forms the base of the roofing system. The liquid forms a continuous, seamless barrier that protects the vents, pipes and other protrusions found on the roof.
Singly ply roofing
This type of roofing is sometimes referred to as PVC or TPO. Singly ply roofing is comprised of 4 basic elements i.e. an insulation layer, a singly ply membrane that is either made of rubber or plastic, flashing and an adhesive.
Metal roofing system is usually made from metal pieces or tiles. A metal roofing can be made of steel, copper or aluminium. They are durable, resistant to fire, easy to install but on the other hand, they are noisy when it rains and expensive to buy and install.
If you are considering roofing, re-roofing or maintaining the roof of your industrial premise, you need to gather relevant information to help you make the right choices. When hiring a professional roofer, you need to check their website to see reviews from their previous clients to determine the type of services they offer. Finally, get quotes from at least 3 professional roofer to compare and have a cost range.