If you are planning to set up your small or medium scale industrial set-up, please read this helpful article on industrial roofing. Along the way, this article will also touch upon the distinct advantages of the roofing systems, and their costs.

There are four different types of roofing materials.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Also known as SPF, this roofing material is a liquid that is sprayed on the roofing surface. On being sprayed, this roofing expands and later becomes a foam-like material. Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing can work in any climate and can work on any business establishment. If you have a business that stretches from Perth in the west to Adelaide and Melbourne in the east, please consider SPF.

Now. Let’s look at the cost of this roofing. For a surface area of 20,000 square feet, the cost of an SPF roofing system will be anywhere between 4-7$ per square foot. This cost includes labour costs and installation costs. There are quite a few advantages of SPF roofing. It provides thermal, air and moisture barriers and also delivers the highest R-value per foot.

The foam in SPF roofing expands in summers and contracts during winters; Thus, there is no scope for expansion or contraction cracks on your roof. Since there are no cracks, joints, etc. in your SPF roof, there are no vulnerable areas that allow water to get down through your roof.

Lastly, the materials that form the SPF roof are non-ozone depleting and do not harm the environment.

Single Ply Membrane Roofing

The single-ply membrane is one of the most common roofing systems used by Australian construction and manufacturing facilities. Here, a sheet of rubber or synthetic material is ballasted, mechanically fastened or chemically adhered to the roofing surface.

You can install this kind of roofing for 3.5-7.5$ for EPDM surfaces and 3.5-6.5$ for TPO surfaces. The assumption here is that the roof surface area is 20,000 square feet. This cost includes labour, material, and warranty. Single Ply Membrane Roofing systems can last for 30 years. You can choose a system that is heat-retentive (TPO) or heat-reflective (EPDM). These roofing systems have fire-retarding qualities as well.

Metal Roofing

Many Australian industrial establishments use metal roofs. In most cases, you can see corrugated galvanized steel sheets being used as roofing. Aluminium panels are also used in some cases. Typically, metal panels are fused and later painted to provide the desired functionality to your roof. You can even paint those panels for more exceptional durability and making your roof rust-free.

Metal-based roofs cost anywhere between $5 to $10 per square foot in materials, labour, and warranty. These roofs have various advantages- they come in various designs, and shades, are energy efficient and are fire-resistant as well.

The expected age of any average metal-based roofing is nearly 40 years. If you’re looking around for the right roofing material for your industrial shed, have a look at companies such as Lidoran Commercial Roofing.

Shingle Roofing

This kind of roofing is made of shingles. Shingles, in turn, can be made of wood, plastic, ceramic, slate or even asphalt. Shingle-based roofing is used in residential and commercial complexes and can have a lifetime of up to 40 years.

There are broadly two kinds of shingle roofing- Asphalt and Architectural. The former can last up to 30 years while architectural shingle roofs may have a lifetime warranty. This roofing has several advantages. You have a variety of designs available, these roofs are durable, and can be easily repaired.