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Commercial vs. Residential Roofing: What You Need to Know

03/07/2017
Commercial vs. Residential Roofing: What You Need to Know

Roofing contractors are not one-size fits all. They often use different products and focus on specific types of roofing. There are commercial roofing contractors and those who only focus on residential roofing. If you are lucky, you’ll find a contractor who specializes in both, including MAC Construction and Roofing. In general, the different between residential and commercial roofing comes down to the type of material used and slope.

For example, on flat roofs that span across the local strip mall or office building, special roofing materials and systems must be installed to address rainwater, snow, ice, and other various factors. The installation requires professionals who have training in these specific types of roofs. On the contrary, residential roofing systems have their own challenges that they present and require skilled individuals.

The key is to find a roofing contractor that specializes in the type of roof you want installed. Furthermore, if you are interested in specific materials, such as TPO roofing or metal, you will want to explore companies who have extensive experience with these systems. For residential roofs, the process of installing a metal roof is very different than an asphalt shingle roof. The same is true for concrete, slate, and wood shingles.

Roofing contractors posses specialties, similar to the way that auto shops focus on specific areas such as body repair or mechanical work. Overall, you want a company that can answer questions related to the durability of your roof, required maintenance, relevant city codes, energy-efficiency, warranties, and weather implications. MAC Construction and Roofing has the knowledge and experience to help exceed your needs and expectations. Contact us today for a consultation!