Most of the time, residential and commercial roofing is significantly different. That means you shouldn’t hire a residential roofing company to repair or replace your commercial roofing unless it’s asphalt, metal or tile roofing that the residential roofing company has experience with. And, even if your friend works for a commercial roofing company, you probably shouldn’t ask them to fix the roof on your home. Here are some reasons why you want a roofing company with expertise in your type of roofing for repair, maintenance and replacement.
Roofing falls into two major categories – flat roofs and steep slope roofs. Some might argue that there are also low slope roofs, which is true but not a major roofing type. If you have a commercial manufacturing facility, chances are good that your building has a flat roof with commercial roofing like TPO, EPDM or Mod-Bit. It’s also likely that you have equipment on that roof and people walking on it from time to time. Sometimes people walking on it damage it. Other times new equipment installation or old equipment removal leads to the need for a roof repair. This should be done by a roofer experienced in your roofing material.
Homes generally have a steep slope roof with asphalt, metal or tile roofing. These require a different skillset to repair than the materials found on a flat roof. A residential roofing company is your best resource for this type of repair.
All roofing should be maintained. Both residential and commercial roofing companies offer maintenance services. However, because some commercial roofing has foot traffic, it requires more frequent maintenance than metal or tile roofing. Talk to your roofing company about their recommendations for your roofing material.
Would you ask a mechanic who works on car HVAC systems to work on your home’s HVAC? Probably not. The same goes for roofing, whether residential or commercial. You shouldn’t hire a roofing company without experience in the type and brand roofing you want for your new roof. That means if you want tile roofing, don’t hire a roofer who only knows asphalt. Sounds logical enough, but we can’t tell you how many repairs we’ve performed to different roofing types that were simply installed improperly because of lack of experience.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions has both a residential and commercial division. We only repair, maintain and install materials we’re fully trained and knowledgeable in. When you trust us with your roofing needs, you can be assured that the work will be done properly and we’ll stand behind the job. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 for your no obligation consultation.