While to the untrained eye a roof is simply a roof, but there are some major differences between residential and commercial roofing. Although damage to either form of roof can be costly, there are some differences that highlight why you need to choose a commercial roofing specialist for your business.
While the materials used for residential roofing can vary, typical commercial buildings tend to have flatter slopes and therefore need the appropriate materials for a quality installation. Commercial roofing materials include asphalt, tile, ceramic, slate or metal.
Another difference between residential and commercial roofs is the design. While the typical residential roof has a steep slope, commercial properties tend to have a lower sloping roof or an entirely flat design. These designs tend to need more maintenance and require larger space repairs of the sections that are installed. There are a few considerations involved in the typical design of commercial roofing including the need to cover a greater area and the weight of any equipment that needs to be housed on the roof.
While the typical residential roof is fairly easy to design and install; the only obstacles are usually the chimney, a commercial roof requires a skilled professional familiar with designing a roof around airflow systems, external piping, and smoke stacks.
Commercial roof designs can be created with felt, asbestos, cladding and a variety of other materials. Unfortunately, none of these materials are impenetrable and can degrade over time. Whether your roof is affected by severe weather or has started to deteriorate even a small leak can be a serious disruption to your business. Although a water leak is problematic in a home, it can be disastrous for a business. Not only are you likely to have more costly computer equipment, but there is also the potential for expensive stock damage. Additionally, the repairs are likely to result in downtime that can make or break a small to medium enterprise.
Maintaining your commercial roof can protect your investment and help you to retain the full value of your commercial property. Regular maintenance can help to keep your operation running smoothly throughout the year and provide you with the greatest cost efficiency. Although spending money on maintenance may seem like just another business expense, it can keep your property secure and your business watertight, regardless of the weather outside.
If you want to replace, repair or expand your commercial roof, you need a contractor you can trust. Our recommended experts are experienced and highly qualified roofing professionals with the skills and expertise to fulfil any size or scale requirements for commercial roofing projects. The team would be delighted to discuss your requirements and help keep any disruptions to a minimum during any type of commercial roof repair.
From the first phone call to the follow up calls after the work was completed such a professional team . I can happily recommend to any one looking to have work done.
Really happy with company, great bunch of lads to deal with really good quality of workmanship
Im a builder and have used RFR several times and can recommend
Quite pleasant to deal with, very clean and tidy, pleased with the work and price. I have already recommended to friends.
I had RFR in to re set my ridge tiles. Couldn’t have been more happier with the outcome!
So far so good
The work has been carried out to professional standard, the guys were really friendly and carried out the work quickly with no issues. Great job!! Would definitely use again.
Shaun and sons team did a great job on our roof repairs and did exactly what was required. Very polite and a professional service. Very pleased
Speedy response, very honest advice. Excellent service and a really nice person to deal with, thank you for your time.
H10 provided a written quote promptly, their team and scaffloders were polite, prompt, tidy and took the time to explain and show what they were doing. All in all a hassle free and recommended service.
Mr S Fagan
Paul fixed storm damage to my roof. He gave a prompt quote and despite being very busy he repaired the roof in excellent time whilst keeping in contact. Paul was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend his services.
Shaun and his colleagues were very professional and fixed our dangerously leaky garage roof (a complete replacement) in excellent time. We were sent images of their progress and they kept in contact at every stage. We would absolutely recommend them based on our experience. Thanks again, Shaun and Sons!
Mr. and Mrs. Pocklington
Mr short kindly visited during the weekend as a weekday was not convenient for me, offered really good advice and check on an existing flat room that had a leak. Identified problem very quickly that a previous builder had failed to see on numerous visits. Very pleased with the outcome and hopefully no future leaks.
Paul recently fitted a Velux roof light and undertook adjacent roof repairs. Hi attitude and expertise were great and would thoroughly recommend him for similar work. His pricing was fair and reasonable and was fully committed to making my installation waterproof before he left for the day-even though it was dark and raining!
Found leytons details on my trusted expert when we had an unexpected roof leak. From the first time I spoke with him I felt re-assured that not only did he seem very experienced but also was working on my side. Explained all the issues that arose and gave me options. Very pleased to use him and will be going back to him to sort out the back roof soon! Thanks again.
Great service. Paul and his team came the day he said and completely removed and reset all the ridge using a dry fixing system so no more repointing. All this and a couple of other fixes done in a day and as quoted. Great bunch of lads, couldn't be happier.
Excellant service, very helpful with out leaking flat roof .professional job done ,fair price.Would highly recomend him.
The previous roofer i had supposedly fixed the job, but appeared he did not, kept promising to come back, but didn't, left water pouring through my bedroom roof . I contacted Paul returned my call swiftly, came out the following day as i could not make same day. Paul assessed roof and advised what needed to be done to fix the roof. Roof has been fixed 3 days now and we have had lots of heavy rain and i cannot see a drop. I am exceptionally please and will highly reccomend Paul, he is polite and he certainly knows his job. Many Thanks Paul !
Perfect service and quality job no mess and quick service excellent.
Paul looked at the work that needed doing the same day. Provided a quote the following day and completed within 3 days.Excellent job of lifting and rebedding the ridge tiles to our bungalow. Explained exactly the work to be carried out. A very trustworthy contractor ,clean and tidy. Would recommend without hesitation.