Sunday, June 16, 2024
HomeHome-improvementRoofing Shingles for Commercial Roofing - Commonly Used

Roofing Shingles for Commercial Roofing – Commonly Used

Are you worried that the roof of your commercial property is nearing the end? There are many different types of roofing materials available for commercial buildings, making the choice of the right one a daunting task. The appropriate type of roof for a commercial structure is determined by several factors. But where should you start?

Old Time Roofing team has been assisting building owners for over three decades. Our commercial clients are better able to make informed decisions when we help them educate themselves. We can assist with new roof installations for commercial buildings or repair roof leaks.

The first step in deciding which type of commercial roofing you want to install is to perform a roof inspection. While we won’t be inspecting the commercial roof of your business today, we can share with you our experience in commercial roofing spanning nearly three decades.

Commercial Roof Construction Types

Commercial buildings can be roofed in three main ways:

1.Commercial roof replacement Flat roof

  1. Commercial construction on low slope
  2. Commercial construction on steep slopes

Flat roofs are common in commercial construction because they give engineers and architects more options. This is done to mount rooftop equipment if there isn’t enough space on the property. Insulation is used to stop 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 cost of a project.

When a roof is designed with a low slope, it has a slope that drains water away from the roof. Low slope construction can be bad for materials. A low slope roof with metal is not the best choice. This will cause 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 using wood 2x framing.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County Commercial Roofing company! 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.

Most Popular