Tittle Brothers Construction is the leading roofing company in our local area because we provide a full range of both residential and commercial roofing services for our customers. We are specialists, so we understand the different requirements of each roofing type, and we’ve worked on countless residential and commercial projects. Today, we would like to discuss the differences between the two roofing types:
Size and Shape – The majority of commercial buildings are larger than most homes. However, flat roofing systems can have a smaller surface area than residential roofs. This is because residential roofs have a pitch, allowing them to have more surface area while taking up less space. This leads to different requirements when it comes to working on the roof.
Materials – Residential roofing systems have a wide range of roofing materials to choose from including asphalt shingles, metal, clay tile, concrete tile, and slate. This leads to greater variation in color and roof profiles. In contrast, commercial roofing system materials include TPO, PVC, built-up roofing, metal, and modified bitumen. These materials work better on flat commercial roofs thanks to their unique properties.
Pitch – Like we mentioned earlier, residential roofs usually have a pitch, while commercial roofs stay flat. This is because of differences in the design and priorities of residential and commercial buildings. Commercial buildings need to have efficient use of space in both their interior and exterior. That’s why flat roofs are common. Residential buildings on the other hand, have a pitch because of architectural traditions and because it helps with rain water management.
We can help you with your commercial or residential roofing project. Tittle Brothers Construction is the most trusted name in roofing in our local area. In addition to our roofing services, we can help you with your kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, gutter installation, siding replacement, and window replacement projects. We serve many areas including Ann Arbor, MI. Call us at (877) 228-5658 to learn more about residential and commercial roofs. You can also ask for a free estimate.