A Guide to Commercial Roofing

Commercial roofing is a lesser-known term among the general public. If you're a business owner, knowing this difference can save you confusion when searching for roof maintenance services.
Chase McDonald inspecting transitions from HVAC unit build-up on TPO roof

Commercial Roofing vs. Residential Roofing

Hail storms and strong West Texas winds familiarized us with residential roofing. However, most of us don’t know about its counterpart, commercial roofing. If you’re a business owner, knowing this difference can save you time and confusion when searching for roof maintenance services.

Commercial roofing is a large-scale roof type for businesses, including malls, office buildings, and warehouses. The size and scale of commercial roofing differ from residential roofing, making commercial roofing systems appear flatter. Installation looks different, too! Roofers working on commercial roofing systems need different training and equipment to perform maintenance safely and efficiently.

Choosing Roofing Materials

Choose your roofing material based on your climate and the results you want to achieve. Each material has unique benefits, so decide which best suits your needs.

Metal: Metal is an exceptionally durable choice for your roof. Because of its strength, metal roofs can withstand extreme wind and precipitation. Most metal roofs can last 40-70 years and are resistant to common issues like rot, mites, and mold. They’re an excellent choice for business owners looking for long-term roofing solutions.

Shingle: Most property owners choose shingle roofing when they want a cost-effective roofing option. They come in a variety of colors and styles that can complement your building. Shingle roofs are easy to install and repair, making them a popular choice across the board.

Single-ply: Single-ply roofing comes in several types; however, we commonly use TPO roofing to finish the job. TPO roofs are thin and flat to cover your entire roof seamlessly. It’s an energy-efficient and easily maintained option, perfect for reducing air conditioning costs and saving money on repairs.

If you’re in need of a new commercial roofing system, don’t hesitate to contact us! We have FREE inspections available, so you can make the decision best for your business. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!