Commercial roofing is a completely different industry than that of residential roofing. You should never attempt to install or repair a commercial roof on your own. Roof damage is a major source of property loss each year as a direct result of natural disasters. The quality of roofing materials and proper installation methods are critical to the overall performance of a building.
There are differences when it comes to commercial roofing applications and installations as opposed to residential roofing systems. Damage to either type of roof can be very expensive. Although both types of roofing basically serve the same purpose which is to provide shelter to the building, there are key differences to note.
One of the obvious differences is the actual roofing materials available to businesses and individual homeowners. Because commercial properties tend to be several stories taller than residential properties, durability is always a key. The protection of the daily wear and tear of a variety of weather conditions means stronger materials. The most common of commercial materials choices are:
- Polyurethane foam
- Restoration coatings
- Single-ply systems
- Modified bitumen
The materials which are used by roofing contractors will differ based on the nature of the roofing project. If the commercial building features heavy machinery, the roofing material must be able to withstand heat discharge.
Commercial Roof Designs
Commercial and residential roofs vary in design. The design of the roof is an important choice for several reasons. Not only does it enhance the style of the building, but it also serves as a functional element. Unless you own a mansion, your residential roof isn’t going to be much bigger or smaller than most other residential roofs. On the other hand, commercial buildings vary greatly in size from one to the next and regularly have roofs that are much larger than your average home. A commercial roof tends to be a low slope or is entirely flat and much larger than a typical residential roof. Many are not aware that flat roofs always need routine inspections as well as maintenance. Flat roofs repairs sometimes require replacement of a significant portion of the roof in order to maintain the integrity of the roofing materials and/or installation process.
Find Skilled Roofing Contractors
Commercial roofs also require skilled roofing services that are familiar with building around smoke stacks, air flow systems, and external piping. A commercial roof can take weeks to be constructed and assembled because the roof is much bigger than a residential roof and will end up requiring more time and days in order to cure, glue, reinforce and so on. Installation of a commercial roof requires a much larger crew than residential roofs simply because it’s a bigger job. Whether you own a commercial roof or a residential roof, always look for the professionals that specialize in your type of roof as they can give the best advice and solution.
MJT Roofing has been installing commercial roofing systems for over 25 years. We understand the complexity of providing the absolute best in industry commercial roofing installations, while ensuring minimal to no impact on your daily operations.
At MJT, our trained, experienced, and certified experts can guarantee that your commercial roof is safe, effective, and energy efficient. By choosing MJT Roofing as your New Jersey commercial roofing contractor, you will not only be getting excellent service at a great price, but you will also be getting the most out of your commercial building investment.