Industrial Roofing Systems
If you are the owner of a manufacturing business or other industrial company, you understand the value of your equipment and inventory, and know how much damage to any of your resources can harm your bottom line.
However, although business owners frequently place importance on key things such as employee training, insurance, and facility security, the integrity of their facility’s industrial roofing structures is seldom thought about.
Your building’s industrial roofing structure is the first line of defense for your business: it helps to protect your company, products, and equipment from the elements and from outsiders.
Failure of your roofing system during a major thunderstorm or snowstorm could lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and repair costs. So, the next time you think about investing in your company’s future, be sure to place close attention to your industrial roofing system.
Commercial and industrial roofing differs from residential roofing in several key ways: the slope of the roof itself, the materials used, the structures placed on the top of the roof, and the level of expertise required to accurately construct industrial roofing.
If you are like most Americans and you live in a suburban or rural environment, the most common type of roof that you have encountered has likely been the deep-slope roof. This roof typically looks like a triangle from a distance and has a slope of more than 18 degrees, that is the slope rises three inches for every twelve inches in horizontal movement. However, most industrial roofing is actually a flat roof.
A flat roof does not have the same aesthetic impact as a deep-slope roof, nor does it provide the same drainage protection against water and snow; however, a flat-slope roof makes installing fixtures such as exhaust systems, air conditioning, and other major pieces of equipment much easier, providing you with more flexibility throughout the life you your roof.
Industrial roofing is currently made out of several materials. Composite or asphalt roofing is commonly used in both industrial roofing and residential roofing, and is one of the most economical options on the market. On the other hand, sheet metal roofing is also extremely common in industrial roofing applications, providing excellent protection against the elements and natural degradation, as well as offering an average service life of over 50 years.
Industrial roofing differs from several other types of roofing given the sheer amount of structures placed on top of these buildings. Industrial roofing often has to make way for large air conditioners and heaters, extensive exhaust systems, regular foot traffic, and other impediments which require more room and support to hold safely.
Lastly, industrial roofing requires the supervision of a trained and experienced roofing contractor that understands how to create an easily adaptable roof that can be changed and rearranged in the future with minimal changes to the roof itself.
Century Roofing has decades of experience working with companies to design cost-effective, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly industrial roofing systems. Reach out to the experts at Century Roofing today to discuss your options and to receive a free quote.