Welcome to the first post in our blog. In this post you will be introduced to industrial roofing and why the roof is one of the most important areas of your building. In a commercial environment, leaking roofs can have serious and significant implications for business owners, from lost stock due to water damage through to contamination of food products and even lasting damage to machinery and equipment. Certain industries such as the food services sector have very strict regulations in terms of safety and hygiene and a leaking roof can compromise these. A flat roof is exposed to changes in temperature, heat from the sun and water so they must have the durability and strength to offer long lasting protection against the elements.
The lifespan of a commercial building is typically between fifty and seventy years, so when a roof is installed it should last for as long as possible to prevent costly repairs for the building owner. Older roofing materials such as felt that were commonly used years ago don’t offer the same level of protection that modern felts and other materials such as fibreglass and rubber offer for flat roofs. Many products that you find today have a lifespan of more than 50 years. What’s more, most of the systems that you can purchase for commercial buildings today are incredibly affordable.
When choosing a flat roofing system, durability is one of your main considerations. You will want to choose a material that will last the longest and offer the highest level of protection. It is important to think about the weather. If the premises is located in a remote rural location where it is prone to adverse weather, you will need a stronger solution.
One of the main considerations when you need a new roof is the cost. Businesses don’t have an endless budget to spend on roofing. The products that are available for flat roofing are incredibly affordable and the extensive lifespan of current roofing products mean that they are a worthwhile investment over the long term.
Modern roofing systems are virtually maintenance free, so you know that once they are installed, you don’t have to worry about them deteriorating or failing in the harshest of weather conditions.
There are many different types of flat roofing system that you can have on your commercial or industrial building and this will be covered in a later blog post. If you have any queries about a roofing system, our team are always happy to answer your questions.