Commercial and residential roofing differ in many different ways. Just because you feel knowledgeable about the roof on your home, does not mean that you are prepared to handle any issues with your commercial building’s roof. Here are 5 key things to know about your commercial roof.

Roofing Material Differences

Commercial roofs are oftentimes much larger and complex than a residential roof, and if you choose the wrong material for your roofer, you may end up paying for this mistake later. Commercial roofing systems usually consist of SBS modified bitumen, single-ply EPDM or TPO membrane, tar and gravel, and metal materials. Residential roofs usually stick to asphalt shingles cedar shakes, rubber shingles or metal roof materials depending on the style of the home.

Hire a Professional Roofing Company 

Even for small repairs and maintenance, when you own a commercial building you should always hire a professional. In the end, it will pay to have a professional roofing contractor take care of even the smallest repairs. You will be reassured that the job is done correctly the first time. Be sure to check that the contractor is licensed, insured and experienced enough to handle the job.

Listen to Your Roofing Contractor’s Advice

A roofing contractor is trained and experienced in finding problems with your roof before they become worse. Be sure to listen to their advice and expertise and take action when something needs to be repaired. If they advise you that you need a new roof, listen to them, as waiting to take action could cost you more down the road.

Take Roofing Inspections Seriously

Commercial buildings require regular roofing inspections to ensure the integrity of the structure. You should never put off an inspection and you should make sure that you’ve hired someone qualified to give the inspection. This is the only way to make sure that your roof is properly maintained.

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