Residential vs. Commercial Roofing: What’s the Difference | Midian Roofing
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One of the differences between residential and commercial roofing

At Midian Roofing, we want to help you take the best possible care of your home or business. If you are having issues with your roof, it’s important to know what type of roofing expert to hire, as there are important differences between residential and commercial roofing. In this article, we’ll be going over some of those differences so that you can make informed decisions about your roof care.

  • Materials. One of the differences between residential and commercial roofing is the materials that are used in each. While residential roofs tend to be made of shingles, metal, or tiles, most commercial roofs use materials like EPDM, TPO, or PVC. If you need work done on your commercial roof, a residential roofer may not know the best materials to use for that application or how to install them. Our team at Midian Roofing, however, has extensive experience in both types of roofing, so we can help you with any problems you’re having.
  • Design. Another difference, and one of the most readily apparent, between residential and commercial roofing is the contrast in roof design. As you have most likely observed, most residential roofs are pitched, while most commercial roofs are flat. These different design categories present different challenges, and a specialist in one may not be prepared to meet the challenges of the other.
  • Scale. The last main difference between residential and commercial roofing is that commercial roofs are generally much bigger than residential ones. The difference in scale means that commercial projects require more materials, more labor, and more careful scheduling in order to complete successfully, and a residential roofer hired to do a commercial job will likely not be prepared for the scope of the project. Fortunately, we at Midian Roofing have over 25 years of experience in the roofing industry, both residential and commercial, and are familiar with projects both big and small.