There are some similarities shared by residential and commercial roofs. Damage to either type can be expensive. Both require high-quality materials and proper installation by professional roofers.
At 3G Roofing, however, we understand that commercial and residential roof repair and installation are not the same. They have several differences, some of them major, as we describe in today’s post.
Roofing materials for both residential and commercial roofs vary. They depend on the type of the roof, weather conditions and budget. It takes a qualified and professional roofing company to discern which materials and techniques would work best for each.
At 3G Roofing, we’ve been serving the greater San Antonio, Texas area since 1983. We represent GAF, Quality Metal and Barrage, the top manufacturers in the industry. Our experts are well-trained in proper installation, product use and standard practices, and as such can offer you sound advice on whatever type of roofing you need.
Commercial and residential roofs also have differences in design. Commercial roof repair can be trickier because commercial roofs tend to have a low slope, are sometimes even flat and they’re larger than typical residential roofs. Flat roofs need more maintenance and repairs of larger spaces installed in sections. Their design must consider the weight of equipment housed on the roof and the need to cover a larger area.
Flat roofs allow businesses to place and service HVAC units on the roof. This saves space within the establishment and frees up parking spaces as well. Water abatement structures on the top of commercial buildings further assist with drainage.
Meanwhile, a residential roof is less about design. Residential roofs are often sloped to allow runoff of water and snow. Because the roof is also visible from the street, roofs are also major contributors to a house’s curb appeal.
Major Roofing Differences
While residential roofing can be easier to maintain, you can’t beat walking on a flat surface, which is how most contractors service commercial roofing. In doing so, however, they have to deal with smoke stacks, air flow systems, and external piping, but for residential roofing, they only contend with the slope (which is why they need ladders and harnesses) and the occasional chimney or skylight.
3G Roofing is the residential and commercial roofer you can trust. We can meet the demands for both commercial and residential roofing requirements. We serve San Antonio, TX, and all nearby areas. Call us at (210) 373-3358 for a free estimate today!