What You Need to Know about Commercial and Residential Roofing
There are key differences between a residential and a commercial roofing even if they serve the same purpose, and so take note that the first question a roofing contractor will ask you is if you are in need of a residential or a commercial roofing job. Note that from design to the structural elements, their materials and costs, would differ in commercial to that of a residential roofing.
The first thing to mention is the size difference in constructing a commercial roof from that of a residential roof and thus the structural needs differ. As an example, take the size of the roof of your house compared to that of the roofing of a commercial building, which the load requirements, fixtures and materials will of course differ. Because of the materials necessary in the construction, a commercial roof has to have a larger load-bearing capacity than that of a residential roofing. Since the size of a commercial roofing is bigger than residential roofs, you would need a much larger crew to mobilize your job.
As to the function of the roof, note that commercial roofs have more protrusions compared to …... Read More