Winston-Salem, NC Commercial Roofing Specialists
Many business and home property owners are unaware of the key differences between commercial and residential roofing. As commercial roofing specialists in Winston-Salem, NC, Beane Roofing wants you to be aware of how they differ from one another. These two types of roofing, while having the same function and purpose, differ in the ways listed below.
In most cases, commercial roofing is considerably more difficult to create and install than residential roofing is. The only real obstacle that a residential roofer contends with is the occasional chimney, found on those homes with fireplaces or wood stoves. On the other hand, commercial roofing projects in Winston-Salem, NC require a more specific skill set. Consequently, the commercial roofer learns how to contend with numerous obstacles, such as air flow systems, external piping, and smoke stacks. It takes a highly competent and experienced roofer to work on a commercial roof.
Other Differences to Be Aware Of
“If you’ve seen one roof, you’ve seen them all” is a gross misstatement, if ever there was one. Consider the other differences between residential and commercial roofing projects in Winston-Salem, NC. Here is a list of the most common ones:
Roofing costs – Overall, there is much less expense involved with a residential roof compared to a commercial roof. While the overall size comparison is a key factor to be aware of, there are other issues to be concerned with. For instance, there are the components that are required to complete a commercial roofing project in Winston-Salem, NC. This would include items such as safety protection equipment and specialized, unique tools.
Roofing design – There are a number of differences in design where commercial and residential roofing is concerned. The flatter roof of a commercial structure requires the repair of larger areas that have been installed a section at a time. Furthermore, you must address the need to cover these larger areas; as well as how much the equipment weighs that is mounted on the roof. There is considerably less to worry about with the design of a residential roof. They are simply easier to maintain, repair and/ or replace.
Roofing materials – Commercial roofing materials differ from those used in residential roofing projects. Some specific factors would be the cost, the type of roof that is being installed, and regional weather conditions. In most cases, commercial roofs have little if any pitch or slope. It takes a professional who is experienced and qualified at installing commercial roofing to meet the demands that are involved; and to recommend the proper solution.
Roofing materials used for both residential and commercial roofing repairs and replacement in Winston-Salem, NC include:
- asphalt, ceramic, slate, and tile shingles
- built-up roof
- metal roofing
- solar shingles
- wood shakes
The weather in the Triad Area – The area that encompasses the cities of Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem is referred to as the “Triad Area” by the residents of this North Carolina region. If there is one thing that this geographical weather is known for, it’s the tricky weather that occurs from time to time. Most residents will tell you that if you don’t like the weather here, stick around for another 10 minutes – it’ll change to suit you. The bottom line is that the weather can range from extreme dryness, to hail and high winds; even heavy snowfalls. All of which can cause significant damage to a roof.
Since 2002, Beane Roofing has been providing commercial and residential services throughout the Winston-Salem area, and the surrounding Triad Area cities and towns. We are a family owned and operated business that believes in honesty and integrity. At the same time we wish to provide our customers with high-quality products, a superior level of service, and the utmost respect no matter how large or small the job is.
Please contact Beane Roofing for more information about our commercial roofing maintenance, in Winston-Salem, NC. We are happy to discuss repairs, and replacement services. Contact us today so we can discuss your needs and requirements.