Cox Roofing Systems has just published a new blog post that highlights the differences between commercial and residential flat roofs. They did this to point out the special needs that commercial flat roofs in the Brampton, Ontario area require. They say it’s important to get this right to have a commercial flat roofing surface that is structurally sound and completely waterproof.
Company owner, Wayne Cox, talked about this more by saying, “Many people think that the same roofing material characteristics that apply to residential flat roofs also apply to commercial flat roofs. This is hardly the case because there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all flat roofing solution. There are many things to consider in the commercial flat roofing world that are not a big concern for residential flat roofs. This includes such things as load-bearing ability, energy efficiency, and the different types of material that are used. This is why it’s so important for businesses to consult with an experienced and dedicated commercial flat roofing specialist like us before getting any flat roof work done. We have the expertise necessary to guide any company into choosing the perfect commercial flat roofing solution for their needs.”
In the recently posted Cox Roofing Systems blog post, it was pointed out that there are three main differences between commercial and residential flat roofs. The first one is fairly obvious and has to do with structure and design. Residential flat roofs often have a slight pitch to them which is not the case very often with commercial flat roofs. The blog article went on to mention that a second difference is the fact that commercial flat roofs are often substantially bigger in size than residential flat roofs. That necessitates a much more durable roof covering material. According to the blog, the third major difference between commercial and residential flat roofs is the actual roofing materials used. There are many more choices when it comes to commercial flat roof coverings. The article pointed out that the cost, performance, longevity, and other qualities of each roofing application must be carefully considered before any business makes a choice.
The blog post even went on to describe the most common types of roof covering applications that are used on commercial flat roofs. This includes "built-up roofing" which is commonly referred to as a tar and gravel roof. The article pointed out that this is a very cost-effective and time-tested commercial flat roofing choice. It also talked about metal commercial flat roofing materials. These must be very sturdy to meet the demands of larger size commercial roofs but they come in many color choices, hold up for decades, and are much more fire-resistant than some other commercial flat roof coverings. Among the other commercial flat roof coverings that the article mentioned was "modified bitumen roof coverings." These are typically made out of fiberglass, asphalt, and a combination of other synthetic polyester materials. The article pointed out that these roofs are only slightly higher in cost than built-up roofing but are made to withstand heavy foot traffic and last 20-30 years before they need to be replaced. The article also talked about flexible and lightweight EPDM (rubber) roof coverings and versatile and energy-saving thermoplastic membranes that are made out of PVC or TPO. Even the benefits of having a green roof with growing plants and vegetation was mentioned in the blog post.
The article wrapped up by saying that the company can’t stress enough that no business owner should ever confuse the roofing characteristics of commercial flat roofs with their counterparts that are sometimes found on residential homes with flat roof sections.
Cox added that his company is very proficient at installing all of the commercial flat roofing materials that were mentioned in the article. He says that they also offer a variety of commercial roof repair and restoration services. They can even completely restore any commercial metal roof with roofing panels that are covered with various amounts of corrosion.
For more information on this flat roofing in Brampton company, Cox invites interested commercial property owners to call them, send them an email or fill out the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page on their website.
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