05 Feb

Hiring the Right Roofer for Multi-Family Housing

Shingle roofing on multi-family housingIf you own or are managing multi-family housing in Dallas-Fort Worth (duplexes, townhomes, apartments, etc.) and need to hire a roofer, what type do you choose – a commercial or residential roofing contractor? Your building type typically falls into both categories. The answer is simple. Hire a company that has a team of skilled Dallas roofing professionals who can do both.

Does roofing style matter when you choose a roofer? 

Historically, older apartments were designed to be pitched roofs with shingles. Recent building trends for multi-family incorporate both shingles and membrane roofs. Architects will design the structure using shingles on the perimeter where they add a residential, homey feel. Then, membrane roofing is used in the mechanical wells because they are flat areas and shingles cannot be used (Mechanical wells are the most critical part of the roof because they are the most prone to leaking.) One trend in metropolitan areas like Dallas and Houston are for more contemporary, flat plane roofs which do not use any shingles. They may also have some standing seam accent roofing on clubhouses and main entries.

Residential roofers have the highest level of experience with shingles, because they are so prevalent in Texas. Commercial roofers hold expertise in membrane roofing. Companies like Peak Roofing in Frisco that offer both commercial and residential roofing often have different crews that specialize in each type of roofing product. As a result, they are the best suited to handle multi-family projects. Peak Roofing has provided quality roofing for apartments, townhomes and other mutli-family housing in Dallas for over 30 years. To put it simply, we’ve seen and done it all, and we have the in-house experience and team to deliver on any roofing project.

Picking the right roofer in Dallas, TX

One of the most important things I stress to multi-family property owners and management companies is the importance of hiring a Dallas roofing company that guarantees the complete roofing system. This includes not just the roofing material but also the flashings, underlayments, and protection boards. In addition, you want a company that guarantees the entire system and the workmanship. If something goes wrong, you do not want to be caught in the middle of finger pointing between the installer and manufacturer.

Peak Roofing & Construction has done numerous multi-family projects. We recently completed an apartment complex in Dallas, Texas where we utilized both our residential and commercial crews. Our over 30 years of roofing experience makes us the ideal choice for multi-family roofing project in Dallas, Frisco, Plano and all throughout the Metroplex. If it’s in DFW, we make the trip! Whether you are experiencing leaks or need hail damage repaired, we are here to help. Give us a call for a free inspection and to learn how we can help.

About Peak Roofing & Construction

Peak Roofing & Construction is family-owned, with 30-years of experience. Bonded, insured and accredited, we provide roofing, gutter, fence, window and exterior facelift services. Guaranteed. Call (972) 335-7325 in Dallas-Fort Worth (residential & commercial) or 281-290-7325 in Houston (commercial roofing).

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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