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.
Friendly and helpful. Kept to appointment arranged. Quoted for work required. Seems very reasonable.
Warren was very helpful, knowledgeable and efficient in helping with my roof problem . He arrived same day and was a very reasonable price. Can highly recommend!
Paul and his team did an excellent job on our roof repairing storm damage and fitting dry ridge and verge systems. He is very knowledgeable and uses top quality materials. He is also friendly and polite. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and family.
Mark did a great job and handled everything professionally- wasn’t the cheapest but price was reasonable . A proper quote rather than a verbal estimate. Will definitely definitely use him again.
I made contact with Ashley after suffering roof damage during the recent storms. I was asked to send a photo of the damage and he responded with an estimate, which I accepted. Within two days he came as promised and made a very good repair to damaged roof tiles. My neighbours all agree that his work looks excellent.
Fantastic service, we had an emergency that although couldn’t be fully resolved immediately, they made sure it was watertight in the meantime. Now the job is finished and I am so pleased. Would recommend these experienced knowledgeable and nice guys to any one for their services. Thanks!
The service from Mark was first class. We received a quote for the repair work required as a result of storm Eunice the same day I requested his roofing repair service. He visited and completed the necessary work the next day.
100% happy . Mark and Ashley were excellent very fast responding to our call after storm Eunice . They have high standards of workmanship are trustworthy and friendly deserve all praise given. Will be our chosen business for any future work.
We phoned Micheal on a Friday evening, he come out Saturday Morning at 9.30, we had a few roof tiles slip, he did the work, to a high standard, he even removed some moss what was sitting on the top guttering, which could of caused another problem, Michael is a Calm , easy to talk to man, who listens , he also tells you , what the problem is , how his going to fix it, and a very reasonable price. I will definitely recommend him to anyone. His already done my neighbours slipped tiles.
Good efficient service but at a price!
Paul is a really nice guy. He gave a sensible quote for the job and stuck to it. He carried out the work on the day and time that he'd promised. Everything quoted for was carried out to the letter and the site was left clean and tidy.
Very prompt and quick service. All work carried out as per quote within a few days. Would recommend.
Michael was there when I needed my roof fixed, he came round in short notice gave me a price and was there fixing the leak whilst I was sleeping after my nightshift, when I awoke the job was done, I hope Michael will be there for me again if I need him in the future. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. He is a good and reliable honest tradesman.
Cannot fault the work done on the roof. The men who carried out our roof repair and maintenance did so to a very high standard.
Warren did a super job for me, sorting out my broken tile and gutters quickly and without fuss. Wouldn't hesitate to use again, thank you.
Warren responded very quickly, was able to come the same day to take a look at and eventually repair a leaky roof. Very knowledgable and professional. And the leak is fixed!
Paul Williams got in touch when he said he would, gave the quote and did the job within reasonable time, somewhat set back by the weather. He was very easy to deal with and responded immediately to my emails. Full marks for that! I will use him again if I have a problem.
Thoroughly recommend Paul. Contacted Paul after another roofer left us with a leaking flat roof and was unable to resolve the issue. Paul replaced the flat roof and no more leak. Would definitely use him again
5 tiles replaced and gutter work including facias and gutter cleaning. Michael from MK maintenance carried out some work on my mum’s house done a great job and would highly recommend very clean and tidy and we would definitely use for further work and to recommend to family and friends thanks.