Are you concerned that the roof of your commercial property is nearing its end? There are many different types of roofing materials available for commercial buildings. Choosing the right one can be a daunting task. The right type of roof for a commercial structure is determined by a number of factors. But where should you start?
Old Time Roofing’s commercial roof team has been assisting building owners for over three decades. Our commercial clients are better equipped to make informed decisions when we help them educate themselves. We can assist with new roof installations for commercial buildings or roof leak repairs.
The first step in deciding which type of commercial roof to install is to conduct a commercial roofing inspection. We won’t be inspecting the commercial roof of your business today. The least we can offer is to share with you our experience in commercial roofing spanning nearly five decades.
Types of Commercial Roof Construction
- Flat roof commercial construction
- Commercial construction on low slopes
- Commercial construction on steep slopes
Flat roofs are common in commercial construction because they provide architects and engineers with more options. This is done to mount rooftop equipment if there isn’t enough space on the property. Insulation is used to prevent water from ponding. Tapered insulation will not only improve the R-value of a building but also create a positive drainage system. Adding tapered insulation can also increase the project’s cost.
When a roof is designed with a low slope, it has sloping edges that drain water away from the roof. Low-slope construction can be problematic for materials. A low-slope roof with metal is not the best choice. This can lead to leaks and maintenance problems that another system wouldn’t have on a roof with a low slope.
The steep slope roof of a commercial building is similar or identical to residential construction. Gable or hip roofs are the most common types of construction on steep-slope commercial roofs. They can be framed using wood or metal trusses, or they can be constructed with custom-made wood 2x framing.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Companies Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.