Where exterior services are concerned, identifying your property as residential or commercial is critical. There are differences when it comes to tackling problems and improvements for each property type. Even further, within each classification are subcategories that also command more specialized training throughout the handling, installation and repair. Here’s a breakdown of the differences between commercial and residential roof repair.
Commercial roofs may appear simpler in form, but dealing with them requires a very specific set of skills. Usually flat or slightly sloped, experience in installing one commercial roof type does not guarantee success in handling another. The same goes for maintaining and repairing them. Flat roofs are usually require drainage repairs, which focuses on the removal of any blockages that prevent efficient water removal. Focused removal methods can be applied to larger surfaces, in which case, only the most important points of the structure are addressed.
As commercial roofs require their own brand of expertise, residential roofing systems demand the same. Not all roofers that handle metal roofs, for example, can correctly install asphalt shingles or wood shakes. When it comes to repairs or leak prevention methods, handling snow load removal will differ, again, depending on which material is used.
One is not necessarily more expensive to build than the other; although, commercial roofs do require shorter maintenance cycles than most residential roofs do depending on which materials are used. Where homes are concerned, repairing storm-damaged wood shakes, for instance, requires more attention than repairing a metal roof would.
The roof repair processes we employ at BSR include making the correct assessments regarding your property type and considering which materials will work best for you and fit your budget. Talk to us about your roofing needs for your home or commercial structure by giving us a call at (607) 229-1280. You can also contact us through this page. We offer free estimates for all property owners in Ithaca, NY.