By Cayden Wemple.
Replacing industrial roofs can be a challenging task that requires expertise and attention to detail. The process involves working around complex manufacturing operations, ensuring inventory protection, and dealing with large building sizes. However, with the right team and product selection, the process can be smooth and hassle-free.
While the terms "commercial" and "industrial" are often used interchangeably, there are significant differences between the two types of buildings. According to McElroy Metal, commercial buildings are typically smaller in scale and designed for retail interactions, such as shopping and dining. They often prioritize curb appeal and have eye-catching roofs and facades.
On the other hand, industrial facilities are much larger and focused on production and manufacturing activities. Their roofs tend to be low-sloped and require specialized roofing products.
For industrial roof replacements, the experts at McElroy Metal say that owners can either recover or remove and replace their roofs. Recovering the roof is usually quicker and less expensive, eliminating removal and disposal costs. It also creates minimal disruption and can be safer for installers. Roof recovers are exempt from IIBEC code standards, making it the obvious choice for many owners.
Industrial roof replacement projects can benefit from onsite rollforming equipment. In the past, factory rollformers produced higher quality products than onsite machines, but technical advances now allow for equal quality products. McElroy Metal offers the same warranty for panels manufactured in their facility or at the jobsite. Onsite rollforming operations can save labor in critical areas, such as hoisting materials and the removal of crating material. Installing one-piece panels from eave to ridge is quicker and improves the long-term weatherability of the roof by omitting a panel endlap.
Cayden is a reporter for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When he isn’t writing about roofs, he’s usually playing guitar or writing songs for his musical endeavors.
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