Are Residential and Commercial Roofing Contractors the Same?
April 30, 2023
If you need significant work on your commercial roof, such as major repairs or even replacement, could you save money by hiring a residential roofing contractor? Almost certainly not.
Commercial roofs are often very different from residential roofs (unless your business is in a converted house) and so commercial roofing contractors in Fayetteville must have a unique set of skills and tools. When looking at roofers, make sure they have genuine experience working on commercial roofs, or they probably won’t be up for the task.
Traditional house roofs don’t need that much in the way of special tools. Shingles can just be installed with a nail gun, for example. However, commercial roofs can be much more complicated. Glues and other adherents are typically applied with specialized sprayers, and protective measures such as thermoplastic membranes must be applied with hot air welding equipment.
A residential-only roofer probably doesn’t have access to these.
Roofs are always regulated by local government, but commercial buildings get an extra level of scrutiny. They have to be built to extremely high standards, standards that a residential roofer may not even fully understand. The last thing you want is to pay big money for a new roof, only to have it fail the city inspection.
Residential roofs are fairly easy to install and can often be done in just a day or two by a crew of 4-6 people. However, commercial roofs tend to be both larger and more complicated. You could be looking at a crew of a dozen or more, and a job that takes weeks, depending on the size of the roof involved.
Many smaller roofers don’t even have the manpower to properly tackle the job.
Because of the large size and cost of installing a business roof, commercial roofing contractors often have to float large costs in manpower and materials, before their customers pay up. This requires a high degree of financial stability that many smaller roofers lack.
For top-quality commercial roofing contractors in Fayetteville, turn to Advanced Roofing Solutions! For years, we’ve built our reputation among the best in the area – we’ve even been voted as the best roofers in Fayetteville, in the Fayetteville Observer. We have deep experience in both commercial and residential roofing and can handle jobs of any size.
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