To some people, a roof is a roof. It goes on top of a building or structure to stop the rain getting inside, how complicated could it really be? The answer is that every roof is different, and there are considerable differences between commercial and residential roofing. In this article, we will discuss some of the major differences between these two different styles of the roof and additionally explain why you should always have your roof installed or repaired by a professional roof specialist.
Residential roofing is what gets built on residential properties. It is typically more steeply inclined than commercial roofing and has a nuanced shape to compliment the dwelling underneath it. Typically the only obstacles to interact with when building and maintaining a residential roof are chimneys and sunlight.
In today’s world, many residential properties also have solar panels mounted on their roofs but this is achievable no matter what material the roof is made of.
Commercial properties are typically much larger than residential ones. This means that roofs have to be too, and the same kinds of steeply inclined roofs that are used on residential properties would be enormous and cost a lot of money in time and materials to construct. This is one reason that commercial roofs are usually a lot flatter than residential roofs.
Another major difference with commercial roofs is the number of obstacles that the roof must incorporate, including smokestacks, ventilation and piping systems. In addition to what is above the roof, commercial roofs also have to contend with the weight of equipment attached underneath the roof due to the larger size of these structures. Through the combination of these necessary design components, commercial roofing is typically considered more complex than domestic roofing.
Professional Roof Service
No matter what kind of roof you are thinking about having installed, maintained, repaired or upgraded it is imperative you employ a qualified technician. Working at heights is always dangerous and it is always cheaper to get the job done right the first time than having to hire someone to fix a job done badly.
What’s more, when you hire a professional to service your roof it is best to hire a company with experience across both commercial and domestic roofing so that you know they are experts with diverse and comprehensive experience.
Contact Ideal Roofing to Make Your Roof
Ideal Roofing are roof professionals based out of Caringbah in Southern Sydney. We have more than 40 years of experience working in industrial, commercial and domestic roofing and are experts at installing metal roofs. Our services don’t stop with installations, we can also do repairs, maintenance and upgrade. We can even install or repair guttering and remove dangerous asbestos-laden roofing materials. If you need any assistance with anything to do with a roof in Sydney call us today on (02) 9525 2066 or get in touch with us online and we’ll get back to you at a time of your convenience.