We’re stating the obvious here: all buildings, residential or commercial, have roofs. However, not everyone fully understands the difference between residential and commercial roofs. In the past, only steep, shingle roofs could be seen on homes. Today, however, smaller commercial establishments also have these roofs. On the other hand, it used to be that flat roofs were exclusive to commercial structures. Nowadays, however, many residential structures also have flat roofs.
Before you choose which residential and commercial roofers to take care of your roofing needs, Mountain Trail Restoration suggests that you take the time to learn a bit more about the similarities and differences between residential and commercial roofs.
- Roofing Materials – The primary difference between residential and commercial roofs can be seen in the materials used. Commercial roofs typically use built-up, EPDM and metal roofing. Residential properties, on the other hand, usually have shingle, slate and shakes. However, as mentioned above, homeowners can now choose to build homes with flat roofs while smaller commercial establishments can give their facilities a “homey” feel by using residential roofing products.
- Design – Commercial buildings with flat roofs will have a striking difference from homes that have steep-sloped roofs. Additionally, even though a home may have a flat roof, you can still distinguish it from a commercial building. In terms of structure, commercial roofs can be specifically designed to handle extra weight and more extensive wear and tear.
- Cost – Overall, roofing a commercial property will be more expensive than roofing a home as there may be other structural requirements that need to be met. Projects such as wind damage roof repair or roof replacement may also be costlier when done on a commercial property.
- Maintenance – Both residential and commercial roofs will benefit from regular maintenance, but commercial properties may need to be checked more frequently and extensively.
Regardless of whether you have a residential or commercial property, Mountain Trail Restoration is here to assist and serve you. Call us today at (855) 426-7663 to schedule a comprehensive property evaluation. You may also reach us through our online contact form. We provide roof insurance repair and restoration in and around Denver, CO.