Industrial roofing structures often deteriorate due to prevailing weather conditions, exposure to chemicals or pollutants and several other environmental factors. Time and climatic conditions cause a lot of wear and tear of commercial and industrial roofing structures and components. After considerable years of existence, roofing of any given industrial or commercial facility needs an overhaul or complete re-roofing in some cases.
Industrial roofing costs vary widely and may seem expensive regardless of the type or quality. But it is this roofing that is the only thing standing between your business and the harsh environmental conditions. Roofing failures can cause damage to expensive equipment and result in increased downtime. Unattended roof problems can cause financial loses or even spell an end for your profitable business.
Here are some important signs that show that your roof needs repairs and replacement
- Age of the Roof
Most experts agree that a typical GI or an asbestos roof will last between 8-12 years depending on the prevailing weather conditions. If it is older that 10-12 years, chances are the roof needs to be replaced
- Interior Water Incursion
This is the most obvious sign of a roof damage. If left unattended, the problem aggravates and turns into serious water incursions. Reaching out to a professional for an assessment is the right thing to do in such a situation
- Deteriorated asbestos roofs
There are many industrial clusters in India which were established in the 1990s. Many buildings were built by using asbestos roofs. These buildings now definitely need their old deteriorated roofs to be replaced
- Deterioration Of Roof Supports and sagging roofs
If there are signs of such dips, low spots or sagging of roofs and areas on roof with water pooling, this may indicate that the underpinnings and supports of the roof have been damaged. In case of insulated roofs, the insulation is soaked wet and contracted and the joists and rafters holding up the roof are broken or sagged.
- Corrosion and blistering
Humid climate, proximity to sea and pollution can cause corrosion in metal roofs. The corroded roofs are prone to leakages, higher maintenance and further result in damages to equipment under the roof.
Assessment and allocation of funds is only the initial step a facility manager or owner takes while planning for a Re-roofing project. Selection of the right roofing materials and hiring a capable roofing contractor is the most important factor to make sure the re-roofing project is completed successfully.
In India, the process of re-roofing is indeed complex and facility owners or managers often face many challenges during the process. Fragmented suppliers, absence of one-stop-solution and lack of scalability as per project requirement; are some of the issues faced while taking the right decision.
While considering re-roofing services, it can be tempting to go for the lowest bid. The lowest bid holder may save your business capital in the short term but over time such a decision can have an adverse effect and result into higher losses. In an effort to offer a lower price, the contractor may use cheaper materials, unsafe work practices and untrained manpower or the contractor may be uninsured which can further lead the fate of project into uncertainty.
Below are some of factors to consider while selecting a roofing contractor
- Installation expertise and quality workmanship
- Cost effectiveness
- Quick turnaround time
- Usage of high quality roofing products
- Re roofing techniques that enable minimal downtime of your business operations
- Insurance, licences and certifications
- Recommendation and references
Going for a re-roofing project is a costly and long term investment for facility owners seeking quality, durability and assurance.
Tata BlueScope Steel provides turnkey re-roofing services for the industrial, infrastructure and commercial sectors through LYSAGHT Re Roofing Solutions.LYSAGHT® Re-roofing Redefined
Known for its exceptional customer focus, strong engineering capability, quality solutions and a wide product basket; LYSAGHT® has also evolved as an engineering expert in reroofing and retrofitting jobs. With expertise in construction & engineering and pool of certified builder network the brand has provided these solutions for an area of more than 35 million square meters so far.
With the LYSAGHT 360 degree Re roofing process and systematic project management; we ensure that project and your investments are in safe hands;
Before commencing work, we complete an extensive roof inspection to detect any issues that may affect the re-roofing process.
We identify potential limitations and make a reroofing suggestion that takes into account all the specifics of your structure.
A strong in-house engineering team offers technical support that includes optimized design and detailing.
Strategically located manufacturing plants at multiple locations ensure on-time and uniformed quality material supply.
Technically trained team of construction specialists from LYSAGHT®, ensure a seamless reroofing process within stipulated time and with great finish. With construction capabilities of over 7 Million sq. mt. and safety measures reiterated by 1.2 Million LTI Free man-hours we deliver solutions with Zero Harm and Zero Downtime.
Executing every project with extreme precision and building aesthetically superior structures, our team is also available during the post implementation phase for a seamless and hassle free experience.
Thinking about Re-roofing? You can consider us as your most trusted partner to execute this transformation. Contact us to know more about Re-roofing services.