Whats The Difference Between Commercial and Residential Roofing?

Welcome to the first Orlando Group blog! We are your number one company for roofing and construction. Today, we will be discussing what the difference between commercial and residential roofing is. You may think that all roofs are created equal, but in actuality, residential and commercial roofs are far from similar. Here are just a few ways in which these two are different.


Roofs for homes are more often than not sloped at a much higher angle than commercial roofs are. It completely changes how the roofing project needs to be done because the materials are laid down much differently. The slope allows roofers to simply use one material to keep the shingles nailed to the roof itself while it takes a couple of different materials to keep the roof stuck to the flat metal surface on commercial buildings.


This may seem like a no brainer. Commercial buildings will typically be much larger than residential ones, but the longer time than it takes to roof isn’t simply because it is a larger area. It can often be because of the materials and the roof itself being flat. When the roof is flatter, you are having to cover more surface area than if a roof is at an angle like many houses are. Also, when a roof is flat it needs to be more heavy-duty so that it doesn’t get damaged as easily. While damaging hail can bounce off of the residential roof because it is angled, but, on a flat roof, it lands with its full surface area rather than just rolling off.


A lot of the time for roofs on residential buildings, the materials will be pretty similar and it will just depend on what you want on your roof. For commercial roofs, we tend to simply want the strongest material possible. Typically the roof of a building will not be seen by customers so it won’t matter what it looks like. For residential roofs, it just depends on exactly what you want. We have a wide variety of colors and types to suit your needs ranging from clay tiles, asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and wooden shingles.


We encourage you to contact us to get a quote, but as a general rule of thumb, commercial roofs will cost a bit more than residential roofs will. This is mostly because of it being a longer task, the number of roofers, and the materials that are used when it comes to it. You could do a roofing job in residential with only a few people, but to complete a commercial project in the same amount of time you would need to at least double that. On top of that, for commercial projects, many roofers will have to use much more advanced equipment in order to get the project done in a proper time frame.

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