Factors To Consider When Choosing A Roofing Material.
Proper roofing of a building is a very critical part of construction for all types of building. To ensure that you and you property is protected from animals and weathers conditions such as rain, sun or wind, you need to construct a roof for your property. Roof consists of two parts which include the covering of a building and the framing or structure which supports that covering. Types of roofs include EPDM roofing, flat roofs, green roofs, modified bitumen, traditional asphalt, tar and gravel, tile roofing and white membrane roofing systems.
When looking for a roof there are general consideration that people make such as the material, the type of construction and the durability of the roof. Depending on the construction that one is considering or the period that they expect the roof to last, one can opt to use traditional roofing materials such as banana leaves, wheaten straw or sea grass or the modern roofing materials like laminated glass, copper and aluminium sheeting.
Basically, a roof for both residential and commercial construction is for the protection but there are other purposes that may cause the roofing designs in the two types of construction to vary. The size of the commercial building and residential building as well as the slope of the roof may be used to explain why the roofing design between commercial and residential roofing vary. Generally commercial building are bigger in size that the residential building and requires to have a larger load-bearing capacity and a larger crew. There is also a difference between the purpose that a residential roof and commercial roof is meant to serve. A residential roof should function to accommodate minor protrusions like chimneys and sunlight while a commercial roof should allow for systems, smoke stacks, pipes, roof entrances and mechanical needs. A roofer should have specialized knowledge and skills to be able to handle commercial roofing because it is difficult when compared to residential roofing.
One of the best quality roofing is architectural roofing such as cedar shakes and slakes. Architectural roofing is easy to install and does not require a lot of time to do so.
It is very important to ensure that one hires a reliable roofer for both residential and commercial buildings. The number of companies offering roofing maintenance and installation services for both residential and commercial building have increased in over the years. One should hire a professional roofer for architectural roofing since they have a lot of experience and expertise in the field.
Things to look for in a roofing contractor include their experience in handling roofing problems, proof that they can install quality roofing, cost of installation, their knowledge on the latest trends in the roofing materials and styles, insurance and bonding as well as the warranty on material flaws or mishaps in the installation.