Berwyn Industrial Roofing

Covering your Chicagoland business.

Industrial roofing has unique concerns that residential and commercial roofs don’t. In addition to taking a beating from the weather and supporting heavy objects like industrial ventilation systems, they also need to stand up to chemicals, exhausts, and residues produced through the manufacturing process. 

Whether you need a new industrial roof or repair your current one, Walton Roofing is the team to turn to. Our Chicagoland industrial roofing service designs, installs, and maintains industrial roofs of all types.

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Types of Industrial Roofing

Whether you have a new build or want to replace your current roof, selecting the right materials is essential. There are many types of industrial roofing, all with their unique benefits and drawbacks. Some options available to you include:

Thermoplastic Polyolefin

Also called TPO for short, this is a single-ply membrane roofing. It blends ethylene, propylene, rubber, and fiberglass to create a durable industrial roof. It is known for its fire resistance, resistance to chemicals, and energy efficiency.

EPDM

Short for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, EPDM is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane that works best on low-slope industrial roofs. It is derived from oil and natural gas. It’s resistant to cold and fire, as well as UV rays and even acid.

Metal

While often associated with industrial roofing, metal is not as common of a material as it once was as more and more industrial roofs are flat. For buildings suited to metal roofing, it offers fire resistance, versatility, and high durability.

Modified Bitumen

These roofs are extremely common in industrial buildings and are suited to roofs with a variety of slopes. The layers are solid when applied and are made up of solid petroleum (bitumen) mixed with materials like rubber and fiberglass. It comes in torch down and smooth options.

Common Problems With Industrial Roofs

Leaks

As with any type of roof, industrial ones are vulnerable to leaks. If you notice mold spots, stains, or puddling water, you might need Chicagoland industrial roof repair.

Storm Damage

Hail, strong winds, and heavy snow often cause problems for industrial roofs. The more items the roof supports, the more likely it is for storm damage to occur.

Standing Water

When water doesn’t properly run off your roof, it stands to create any number of issues. All industrial roofs must be shaped to encourage rainwater towards drains.

Mechanical Damage

This is a catch-all phrase for damage from foot traffic, HVAC problems, loose tools, and other issues that arise in industrial buildings.