Most buildings especially commercial and Industrial buildings need to have a leak proof as well as a snag-free roof. In an industrial or commercial application a partially damaged roof could play havoc in rain and thunderstorms with the electric systems installed, heavy machinery, chemicals, in case of a food preparing company, ruin the food contents, dangers to the employees and more. Roofing Contractors in Sydney for Industrial as well as commercial applications recommend that the roofs be inspected quarterly or after the passage of any harsh weather phenomena like heavy thunderstorms, heavy rain, earthquakes etc. Scheduled inspections on the roof would prove a very effective money saver against stock or other damage. By spending a small amount on quarterly scheduled roof inspections, a huge amount could be saved in preventing costly mishaps from happening. Solar roof panels are seldom used on Industrial or commercial applications. At a considerable number of residential premises, the solar electric panels are used. The solar roof is a completely distinct and different department of roof maintenance and hence has special experts dealing in this equipment.
The few main types of roofs used are:
Metal roofs are by far the most popular type of industrial and commercial roofs in operation. These have been in use since as far back as the 13th Century and have gained popularity in the last 40 or 50 years in commercial buildings due to advancements in metal construction. One of the main drawbacks of a metal are corrosion and rust. The remedy for such a condition is inexpensive. The use of metallic paints and metal roof coatings rectifies this condition.
Built-up roof membranes (BUR) these are composed of different alternate layers of modified bitumen, asphalt and coal tar. Such form a non-penetrable membrane covering all over the use. An almost more than a 100-year-old method of making a roof leak proof.
Single ply membrane roofing is also referred to as TPO and EPDM. The TPO and PVC are plastic based compromising of a single layer membrane sheet. Such are attached mechanically or with industrial tape. The EPDM is a synthetic rubber roof membrane made up of extremely durable material. These leak-proof roof membranes are in contrast attached with a chemical glue, that is fairly expensive,
Spray Polyurethane foam(SPF) is a plastic based foam. The material is sprayed onto the roof in liquid form and expands many times over to form a seamless joint, covering the complete roof. Any hoists, pillars, and protrusions are covered with a thick seamless joint.
Roofing Contractors in Sydney offer a variety of solutions for residential, industrial and commercial roofs. Synthetic materials are now available that out last conventional materials by 10-12 times in longevity and are rust and shatterproof. Despite such desirable qualities, these materials are more economically priced than their traditional counterparts. Roof claddings are interlinked with the drainage system. A proper drainage system is essential in heavy rain; otherwise, a flood like roof can prove harmful and could get damaged.