Roof Repair Guide

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Choosing Between Commercial and Residential Roofing



Even if they serve the same function, commercial and residential roofing have still their differences. Whether they will be contracting for commercial or residential project, roofing contractors usually would ask the kind of roofing you want them to do. Know that the project costs as far as materials and other structural elements vary a lot between commercial and residential roofing.


The structural features of a commercial roofing is the first big difference from that of a residential roof. Comparing the commercial roof in a big building to that of a house roofing, then you can see the big difference. Added to the fact that the load requirement of a commercial building, even the fixtures and materials differ from an ordinary house. The quantity of materials used in commercial roof need a larger load-bearing capacity. You need more crew in a commercial roof project compared to the residential project because of the obvious scope of the job.


Residential roofings require less protrusions compared to that of a commercial roofing. Residential roofing has only the chimneys and skylights to accommodate, while commercial roofing has other necessary protrusions like ventilation system, the piping system, smoke stacks and roof doors. Both commercial and residential roofings have specific construction specifications depending on the function. If the commercial building is supporting a heavy machinery production, its roofing materials should be able to absorb heat discharges in production. While with residential roofing, the type of material for roofing would depend on the design of the house and personal preference of the owners. 


Both commercial and residential roofing require roofers' knowledge and skills. Both roofers understand the different specifications of commercial and residential roofing. The construction of the residential type of roof depends on the ideas of the homeowners, while commercial roofs are basically to withstand the climate of the building location.


 The scope difference between commercial and residential roofing also require different Residential Roofing Rio Rancho NM contractors too. Commercial roofing require more skilled labourers that can contribute to the cost of the project.


Different types of contractors are available in the market. These contractors can perform the general construction needs of your building, whether commercial or residential. They all have the experience and contacts, from materials to skilled labour, to get their jobs on time and budget.


Getting referrals is one of the best ways to find a reputable Commercial Roofing Los Alamos NM contractor. You can find reliable contractors also through the internet. It is suggested, that when browsing through the internet, you check if the potential roofing contractor is insured and has a valid and active license.