Industrial roofs are certainly different from residential ones. It has a bigger weight, so industrial roof construction should be stronger and more durable. It has to carry the weight of equipment (suspended from the ceiling and placed on top of the roofing surface) and snow during winter. As Toronto winters are snowy, the stress on the roof is huge.
To carry this load, commercial roofs must be durable, so they have to be made from strong materials. This explains the costliness of industrial roof placement and preservation.
Flat Industrial Roofing
Industrial roofs are mostly flat. Flat roofs are built out of concrete plates that are simultaneously the carrying element and base of the roof. After installation, concrete roofs are smoothed down with the help of modified bitumen or liquid resins. They are afterward finished with some roll roofing materials. Thermal insulation is done with the help of mineral wool, foamed materials. They are laid under the dash-bond coat and the roll water insulation.
Sometimes flat roofs have no incline. They are coated with 5-15cm of water that stays there. It's done to avoid overheating during summer. Before the winter comes, the water is withdrawn. Such a solution has no practical need for Toronto because summers here are not scorching and long. However, it's a great example of perfect water insulation that can save you from leaks even if water stagnates on your roof.
If you are interested in perfect water insulation, hire experts with great experience. Contact us at Royal Roofing Inc. and we will help you have industrial roofing without any leaks.
Sloped Industrial Roofing
Slopes of industrial roofs are low and have a strong frame, which carries a batten made out of wood. If necessary, this batten is covered with thermal insulation before the roofing materials are placed.
Industrial roofs with one or two slopes that are covered with corrugated sheets are built with a central rest, which is one of the inner walls. The panels that make up the roof are supported by the central rest and the outer walls of the building. Sometimes, such roofs can be coated with concrete or asphalt and finished with some roll roofing material.
Roofing frame construction is chosen by experienced industrial roofing technicians in accordance with the technical demands of certain types of buildings: flammability, explosion safety, the size of the roof, and many other details. Call us at Royal Roofing Inc. and our trained industrial roofing technicians will provide you with the help you require.
Ventilation and Water Withdrawal
Vents and turbines need to be placed in such a way that there are no voids between the roofing material and them. To provide good water insulation, it's possible to create a tin collar that goes around the device and lies closely on the roof.
Sloped roofs are equipped with outer eaves systems that withdraw water effectively. The eaves need to have a proper incline that will help the water run down the gutters due to the force of gravity. Flat roofs can have inner water withdrawal systems. They look like pipes that go inside the building down to the drain system.
The roof part of such pipes looks like a funnel that is installed on the edge of the roof that is inclined.
Regular inspection and repair of the water withdrawal roofing systems should be performed by experienced professionals only. Contact us at Royal Roofing Inc. for high-quality industrial roofing services and maintenance.