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What’s the difference between a normal roofer and an industrial roofer?

Roofing is a vital aspect of any building, whether it’s residential, commercial, or industrial.

When it comes to maintaining and repairing roofs, the skills and expertise required can vary significantly depending on the type of roofing involved. While both normal roofers and industrial roofers work within the same field, there are distinct differences between the two professions.

Normal roofers primarily focus on residential properties, dealing with roofs typically found on houses, apartments, and small commercial buildings. They are skilled in installing, repairing, and maintaining traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, wood shakes, slate, tiles, and metal roofing systems commonly used in residential construction. Residential roofers often work on pitched roofs, which are sloped to allow water drainage, and their projects tend to be smaller in scale compared to industrial roofing projects.

domestic roofer vs industrial roofer - what's the difference?

On the other hand, industrial roofers like Pro Clad Roofing specialise in roofing systems designed for large-scale commercial and industrial buildings, such as warehouses, factories, distribution centres, and manufacturing plants. These structures often have flat or low-sloped roofs, which require different techniques and materials compared to pitched roofs. Industrial roofing materials include single-ply membranes (such as EPDM, TPO, and PVC), built-up roofing (BUR), modified bitumen, and metal roofing systems tailored to withstand heavy loads, harsh weather conditions, and industrial activities.

One of the key differences between domestic roofers and industrial roofers lies in the complexity of the projects they handle. Industrial roofing projects are typically more intricate and demanding due to the size, design, and specific requirements of industrial buildings. Our industrial roofers must possess specialised knowledge and skills to assess, design, and install roofing systems that meet the stringent standards of industrial facilities. This includes expertise in structural engineering, thermal insulation, waterproofing, and ventilation systems tailored to industrial environments.

Furthermore, our industrial roofers often encounter unique challenges not commonly encountered in residential roofing projects. These challenges may include accommodating large HVAC units, exhaust vents, skylights, and other equipment commonly found on industrial rooftops. Industrial roofers must also adhere to strict safety regulations and industry standards to ensure the protection of workers and the integrity of the roofing system.

Another significant difference between domestic roofers and industrial roofers is the scale of their operations. While normal roofers may work independently or as part of small teams, industrial roofing projects conducted by Pro Clad Roofing often requires larger crews, specialised equipment, and advanced project management capabilities to handle the complexity and scale of industrial installations. We are equipped to handle projects ranging from roof repairs and maintenance to complete roof replacements and installations for large industrial complexes.

While both traditional roofers and industrial roofers operate within the roofing industry, they serve distinct sectors with different requirements, challenges, and skill sets. Normal roofers specialise in residential roofing projects, whereas our industrial roofers focus on commercial and industrial roofing systems tailored to large-scale buildings. Understanding these differences is crucial for property owners and construction professionals seeking the right expertise for their roofing needs.

If you would like to know more then please contact us today. We are always happy to discuss the importance of industrial roofing services and why we are one of the best industrial roofers in Glasgow and indeed across Scotland.

Pro Clad Roofing Ltd, Unit 4, Mineral Yard, Clarkston Rd, Glasgow G76 8NE
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