Orlando Group Roofing Services: Commercial Roofing
Owning a business or commercial property takes a lot of hard work. In addition to actually using the building or finding a tenant to lease the space, the owner is also responsible for the routine maintenance of that building, including its roof. As many commercial buildings feature a flat roof or a roof with a low slope, this can involve more work than some anticipate.
A flat roof is a roof that has no slope and is completely flat. Some may refer to a roof with a very low slope as a flat roof. When wind passes over the building, the roof has no angles or valleys to protect itself, which can lead to the wind pulling off shingles or other materials. A flat roof also leaves the vents, chimney and any other elements exposed to the environment as well as weather conditions and hazards. After a storm passes through, many commercial property owners find it helpful to hire a roofing company and arrange for an inspection to ensure the building is structurally safe and sound.
Another thing to keep in mind is the maintenance of these roofs. Some professional companies offer maintenance programs to give commercial building owners some peace of mind. The company can arrange to come out and inspect the roof a few times a year and take care of cleaning away any debris, repairing or replacing damaged shingles and making any other needed repairs. Maintenance plans are especially important in parts of the country where weather conditions often fluctuate. Buildings located in Tornado Alley are particularly susceptible to storm damage and may need routine inspections.
Whether constructing a new building or renovating an existing building, roofing contractors can assist property owners with building a new roof or altering an existing one. Building up a roof is a popular option for commercial building owners. This allows contractors to increase the slope of the roof, which can reduce the risk of storms damaging the building in the future. Commercial property owners can also speak with local contractors about replacing the shingles on their roofs with new shingles made from natural stone, ceramic tile, asphalt or metal.