Here at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc., we know your business is important to you and you naturally want to take the best possible care of it. A big part of that is taking proper care of your facilities and one of the most important parts of any building is the roof. However, you shouldn’t call just any roofer for help with your business location. You should choose a company that has experience with commercial roofing. If this sounds confusing, read on to learn more about the difference between residential and commercial roofing and why it matters.
- One difference between residential and commercial roofing is the materials used in each. Most residential roofs use some variety of shingles, shakes, or metal sheeting, while most commercial roofs use rolled materials such as EPDM or TPO. The materials typically used in residential roofing are simply not ideal for commercial roofing designs, and only a commercial roofer will have the supplies you need.
- Another difference between these two types of roofing is the designs commonly used in each. You probably don’t even need us at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. to point this out, but residential roofing tends to use pitched designs where the roof is at an angle, while commercial roofing tends to be flat. This means a commercial roof requires a specialized system to deal with precipitation that a residential roofer may not know how to install.
- The third major difference between residential and commercial roofing is that the latter type of project is generally much larger in scope. Compare the size of your home to the size of any commercial property, and the commercial location will almost certainly be bigger. This means a commercial roofing project is a more involved undertaking that not every company is prepared to take on–fortunately, our team at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. is always ready to help you take care of your roof and other key parts of your business facility.