Basics of Commercial Roofing Construction
Commercial roofing can be very complex and differs from client to client. At Peak Roofing Systems, we always want to ensure that each client is adequately informed about commercial roof construction prior to installation. When you call us, we will sit down with you and explain the process from start to finish and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Below are a few basic things that are important to know about commercial roofing construction.
Commercial Roofing vs. Residential Roofing
Commercial roofing installation is very different from its residential counterpart. The most notable difference between the two is size. There are some commercial roofing projects that are measured in acres! Due to the scale of commercial roofing, there are special considerations that need to be taken into account. The larger the roof, the more concern there is for proper water drainage.
When you are choosing commercial roofing, the slope of your roof may be the most important consideration. The most common flat commercial roof is arranged in three distinct layers. The bottom layer is built to manage water drainage and prevent damage. The second layer is to prevent punctures from penetrating the roof, and the outermost top layer protects the roof from weather damage and general wear and tear from the elements. When you have a commercial flat roof, water drainage is crucial in keeping your roof in tip-top shape. The steeper the slope of the roof, the less you have to worry about water drainage. When you are looking for a new roof for your commercial property, keep slope in mind as an important aspect of your decision.
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