Commercial Roofing Can Be Done by an Industrial Roofer in Tacoma

by | Nov 7, 2013 | Roofing

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Though almost all structures include a roof for protection and stability, the type of structure in question generally determines the type of roof and the materials needed. The roofing requirements of a home will vary greatly from those of a commercial or industrial facility, as will the skills of the roofer performing installation and repairs on the roof. An industrial roofer will specialize in:

  • Commercial torchdown roofing
  • Composition roofing
  • Metal roofing
  • TPO roofing
  • Gutters
  • Roofing repairs

Torch down roofing is a type of roofing that consists of levels of modified bitumen, which is similar to asphalt, and is heat bonded to layers of fiberglass. This roofing material should be used only on flat roofs or roofs with no more than a 1 degree slope. This is an excellent means of preventing moisture build-up, and it eliminates the need for frequent maintenance. It is not a good roofing product for areas that receive heavy rain or snow, but it has a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years.

Composition roofing is made of polypropylene and calcium carbonate, and this roofing product can be made to look like shake shingles among others. They meet “Class A” fire rating and “Class 4″ impact-resistance specifications. They are costly to buy and to install, but they look great and have a 50 year life expectancy.

Metal roofing has the benefit of new technology developed for painting and coating metal roofs. This technology has increased the functionality of the roof and reduces the possibility of rust and corrosion to zero. Metal roofs offered by the Industrial Roofer Tacoma have a long life, and this roofing material is one of the highest rated roofs for being energy efficient.

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing membranes are one of the fastest growing segments of commercial roofing products. TPO’s significant performance during all kinds of weather and the installation advantages are creating a greater demand for TPO. Its heat-reflective and energy efficient properties make this a roofing system that is environmentally friendly. TPO roofing membranes provide exceptional resistance to destructive influences. TPO is a white reflective roofing product. It is relatively economical to install by the Industrial Roofer Tacoma, and it is very durable.

Gutters need to be cleaned and repaired to prevent water damage to any of these roofs and to the building’s foundation. Cleaning can be done by a roofing company, and they can inspect the roof for damage while cleaning the gutters.

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