Offering industrial roofing services in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama
With industrial properties, roof failure is not an option. Disrupting your business for repairs can be deadly to the bottom line, and a leaking roof can cause damage to sensitive equipment, inventory and other assets. At Tennessee Roofing & Construction not only do we perform regular maintenance, but also perform repairs when something goes wrong.
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What is an industrial roof?
Roofing material used in the manufacturing industry takes a beating, above and beyond the normal wear and tear experienced by residential properties. Chemicals, exhausts and residues from manufacturing processes can break down most types of roofing materials more quickly than just sun, wind and weather. These are the different types of industrial roofs we service:
1. Thermoplastic Polyolefin
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a type of single-ply membrane roofing created from a blend of ethylene, propylene, rubber and fiberglass. TPO has high durability, fire, wind, puncture, UV and chemical exposure resistance. TPO roofs last over 20 years and are usually white to reflect sunlight, which keeps your building’s interior cooler. Because of their high resistance to oils and fats, they’re a great choice for roofs over restaurants or other places that emit oils from their ventilation systems.
2. Thermoset Roofing
Thermostat roofing – also known as EPDM roofing – is another kind of single-ply membrane roofing. It’s constructed from a rubber material and has been considered a reliable roofing option for many years. EPDM roofs are resistant to fire, cold, UV, acid and solvents. They are easy to install, maintain and repair. EPDM is generally black, but can still be made to be a “cool roof,” meaning it helps deflect the sun’s rays and keep your building cooler.
3. Metal Roofing
Chances are, metal is often what you imagined when picturing an industrial building’s roof. Its high level of durability makes it an obvious choice for buildings that need to be protected against damage. People often worry about rust and dents when it comes to metal, but metal roofing is built to resist rust for 40 years. Benefits that draw people to metal roofs include high fire and wind resistance, versatility, high durability and the ability to hold up well under snow.
4. Built-Up Roofing
Built-up roofs (BUR) have been used for decades. If you’ve ever stood on a roof with a gravelly appearance, it’s a BUR. The materials in a BUR are applied in multiple layers, hence the name. The base layers will generally be tar or asphalt, and the top layer is usually gravel. Built-up roofs can only be applied to a roof with little-to-no slope. BUR roofs have a waterproof seal, UV resistance, high durability, low maintenance and cost
5. Modified Bitumen
Modified bitumen roofs can only be applied to roofs with little-to-no slope. Unlike a BUR the layers in a modified bitumen roof are solid when they’re applied, not liquid. The layers of a modified bitumen roof are made up of bitumen (naturally-occurring solid petroleum) mixed with another material such as fiberglass. Modified bitumen roofs are chosen for their resistance to severe weather conditions, high durability, resistance to cracking during freezing temperatures, low maintenance and ability to handle heavy foot traffic. Modified bitumen is ideal if you expect a lot of people to be walking on your roof.
Tennessee Roofing & Construction can help with your industrial roof!
At TRC we start with a complete industrial roofing system inspection. This includes examining the problem areas such as roof membranes, decking, vents, flashing, gutters, downspouts, and drainage pipes. In addition to the inspection, we look into what maintenance is critical to extending the life of your industrial roof. This could include cleaning debris, treating any leaks, tears, or water damage, repairing flashing and HVAC systems on the roof and ensuring the roofing material is in excellent condition. At Tennessee Roofing & Construction, we’re here to help with it all. For additional information on our contracting and commercial roofing services in Chattanooga, call Tennessee Roofing and Construction at 423-842-8826 or contact us online.