Industrial roofs are complex and demand a lot of planning, calculations, and pre-thinking before their installation. Different roofing materials can be used for their installation while various application methods are included, as well. We asked DNB Construction, LLC’s roofers to highlight the basic types of industrial roofing systems for us.
- Single-ply industrial roofing systems
These roofing systems are commonly known as 1-ply roofing systems. They have fewer seams than asphaltic roof systems. One can describe them as putting a single sheet on a bed to cover the rooftop and protect the seams from leaks and ponds. Single-play roofing systems can be installed simply and easily. What is more, the costs of their installation and maintenance are lower than with standard roofs. Professional roofing technicians add that 1-ply roofing systems are durable and truly convenient for all kinds of weather.
- Bitumen 2-ply industrial roofing systems
A solid base is used for their application. Also, bitumen is made with solid petroleum products and fiberglass. This implies that bitumen 2-ply roofing systems are strong and good protectors for all kinds of changeable weather. What is more, there are truly durable and can sustain a lot of foot traffic on the industrial roof. Finally, bitumen 2-play roofing systems are not going to crack under extremely cold conditions and they are virtually maintenance-free.
- Tar and gravel industrial roofing systems
This industrial roofing type is crated with a 4-layer application and uses boiled tar to seal. The final layer of tar and gravel roofing systems is a flood coat, so changeable weather conditions can’t make any harm to this industrial roof type. All in all, tar and gravel roofing systems are long-lasting, waterproof, and easy to maintain.
- TPO Roofs (Thermoplastic Polyolefin Industrial Roofing Systems)
TPO roofing systems combine 4 materials to protect the building (propylene, fiberglass, rubber, and ethylene). The inside of the building is kept truly warm and dry with this industrial roofing system. These roofs are long-lasting, difficult to puncture, and resistant to chemicals, UV, and wind. What is more, they are difficult to puncture.
- Build up industrial roofing systems
This roofing type got its name after the process of its installation and is a good solution for low slope and no slope roofing systems. It is known as BUR roofing and durable roofing solution that is almost maintenance-free. What is more, it is not only economical but also UV resistant. The placing of build-up roofing starts with a bed tar or, in some cases asphalt, and ensures that there is a special gravel layer as a sealer that closes roof openings.