12 Feb

Commercial Roof Construction: Know Your Roofing Types

Categories: Commercial Roofing

commercial roof constructionAt Peak Roofing & Construction, we’re interested in making sure you are informed about the nature of commercial roof construction. That will help you better understand the choices we make and feel more comfortable about the project as a whole.

How Commercial Roofing Differs From Residential Roofing

Commercial roof construction is an endeavor distinct from residential roof installation in a variety of ways. Scale is the most obvious one – some commercial buildings have roofs that seem to take up acres of space! The sheer expanse of a commercial roof can make it more vulnerable to the elements.

Degrees of Slope

Commercial roofing designs use a variety of slopes. The simplest, a flat roof, is composed of three layers. The bottom layer protects against water damage. The next layer up is meant to prevent punctures, and the top layer keeps the other layers from being harmed by the sun’s rays, hail and foot traffic.

It is especially important to implement effective drainage systems on flat roofs. Low slope roofs have a drop of around three inches per foot and are generally composed of the same layers that make up flat roofs. Drainage is also a concern with these roofs. Water becomes less of an issue with steep slope roofs that have a drop of more than three inches per foot.

At Peak Roofing & Construction we use a variety of materials for commercial roof construction. Ask us about the materials we prefer to use for Frisco commercial roofing. You can contact us at (972) 335-7325.

Jeff Riss

Jeff Riss

Jeff has 20 years of sales experience, a love of roofing, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He leads Peak Roofing & Construction’s team but also is known for getting his hands (and knees) dirty on a job site. His passion for customer service, integrity, and quality craftsmanship drives his success. Peak Roofing & Construction is a family-owned, locally-operated business focused on doing things the right way. His deep understanding of roofing, gutters, windows, fences and exterior painting provide a strong foundation for running the business and serving his customers.
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