We offer residential roofing services but also a big part of our work is commercial roofing services. We are a recommended commercial roofing contractors and often work on industrial projects both big and small.
We offer the following commercial roofing services:
Fitting and replacing industrial guttering
Industrial roofing and cladding
Birmingham commercial roof repair
Industrial roofing repairs
Commercial roof installation
Commercial roof replacement
Whatever your requirements give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to give you a free estimate and time scale for the job.
What’s the difference between commercial roofing Birmingham and residential roofing?
Every building, whether it is commercial, residential or industrial will need roofing. You may think that roofs are all the same, but the truth is that there are some differences between
You may think that roofs are all the same, but the truth is that there are some differences between commercial roofing and residential roofing.
Want to know more? We have put together the main differences between the two.
The roof design of commercial properties in Birmingham and across the UK is one of the main differences when it comes to commercial roofing.
Generally, domestic properties have pitched roofs, but commercial roofs have flat roofs with a very low slope. This means that they often have a much larger square footage and they will need additional support to be able to hold the weight of this larger roof space and any drainage systems or heating and cooling equipment.
Residential roofs are usually constructed using roof tiles and metal panels. If commercial roofing is being completed on a sloped roof, then these materials may also be used. The change in materials comes when the roof is flat and features a low slope.
Flat roofs are much more exposed to the elements, which in turn means they are more likely to degrade over time. This means that any commercial roofing installations need to have durable materials used. This will protect the roof and make sure that it requires minimal roof repair over time.
Birmingham Commercial Roof Installation
When it comes to installing Birmingham commercial roofs, the roofing company carrying out the commercial roofing installation will need to not only understand the materials that will need to be used but also the process too. With flat roofs, the water tight seams need to be tightly welded, and the flashing also needs to be properly installed. Both of which can help limit the chance of ponding and damage to the structure.
Whilst both residential and commercial roofs can develop problems over time, commercial roofs may have slightly different issues that you will need to keep an eye out for. That, and due to their design, they are at a higher risk of problems such as clogged drains, separated seams, shrinkage and ponding. This means that you may need to organise for commercial roofing services more often than you would for residential roofing.
As you can see, commercial roofing does require some different approaches to other types of roofing. However, there are companies out there that understand these differences and can ensure that they are followed when needed.
If you own a commercial property, then it may be worthwhile getting in touch with a recommended roofing company in Birmingham like Elite Birmingham Roofing. We have experience in commercial roofing and can make sure we tackle the installation, and any repairs properly.