Understanding Residential And Commercial Roofing Needs  

With just a quick glance, you can typically notice major differences between residential and commercial roofing systems. Commercial roofs are bigger and typically flatter in shape. Residential roofs tend to have a greater slope compared to commercial ones because they don’t have to support heavy equipment. While the size and slope might be the most prominent differences, there are other variations that distinguish these two types of roofing. 

Types Of Roofing Materials

Both commercial and residential roofs use materials such as asphalt, ceramic, and slate. However, Main Line commercial roofing often utilizes special roof coatings to prevent damage to flat roofing systems. Flat roofs are prone to the accumulation of water or frozen precipitation before it moves through the drainage system. 

General Maintenance Needs

Considering the larger size, you can expect a commercial roof to have more maintenance needs compared to a residential one. However, Main Line residential roofing also recommends that homeowners arrange for annual inspections that can help to identify small roof problems early, which can help to keep repair costs lower. Commercial buildings may need more frequent inspections due to the extra components that exist on the roof. For commercial roofs, keeping gutter systems clear is a critical component of roof care. Keeping the water draining off of flat roofs extends their lives. A commercial building owner will also want to consider the ability of a roofing company to also work around more spouts, ventilation systems, and other components that exist on a larger roof.

Timeline And Costs For Installation

The size of a roof influences how long it takes to install, along with the estimated costs. Commercial roofs may take several weeks to months to complete, depending upon the size and scope of the project. Naturally, the expertise required to complete this type of roof also has an impact on the cost. A simple residential roof installation or replacement can usually be completed in a matter of days, and the cost for this type of work is usually much lower than what a commercial business would pay. Keep in mind that the size of your residential roof along with preferences regarding shingles, gutter systems, or other components will influence how long your project takes. Making sure to choose a roofing company that doesn’t cut corners is worth it when you don’t have to worry about roof leaks during the first big storm.

Plan Your Commercial Or Residential Roofing Project

Whether you have a commercial or residential roofing project in mind, our team is ready to help you start planning. Reach out to us today to start learning more about what to expect during your upcoming roofing project.

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