Commercial and residential roofing are two very different things.
In about a month the weather in much of the US is going to start improving, and that means that it’s going to be time again to start getting work done on your home or business. There are all sorts of changes that homeowners and business owners make to their structures, but the bulk of them are done during the spring, summer, and fall because the temperatures are much more bearable. With the warmer months on the horizon once again, it’s time for you to start thinking about the kind of work you’re going to do this year.
If you’re anything like most business owners and homeowners one of the things you likely need to have some work done on is your roof. The winter months are particularly hard on roofs because of the way that water, snow, and ice impact them. When the snow falls on your roof, gets melted by the sun during the day, and then freezes and expands at night, the damage to shingles and the integrity of a roof can be substantial. Thus, it’s a good idea even if you haven’t noticed any leaks to contact a commercial or residential roofing company to at least come by and check on it. Even if there aren’t any issues, it’s never a bad idea to have some regular maintenance performed.
The big mistake that business owners make when they’re hiring a company to come and look at their roof is they hire a residential roofing company, and the big mistake homeowners often make is hiring a commercial roofing company. Hiring a commercial roofer to work on your home is like going to a doctor when you have a cavity. They might know more about what you’re asking them to do than you do, but they’re not the right person for the job. Commercial and residential roofing are two very different things. For starters, the kinds of materials on the two types of roofs are completely different. Many commercial roofs have a tar or sticky material applied to them, whereas most residential roofs have shingles of some kind. These materials are wildly different, and just because you know how to nail shingles on a roof doesn’t mean you know how to install or repair the materials on a commercial roof. On top of that, the roofs are completely different to work on since most commercial roofs are flat and most residential roofs are slanted. Even the gutter systems that take the water from the roof to the ground are totally different. The point here is simply that when you need a roofing company for your business or your home, make sure you hire the right people.
Of course, there are a handful of companies out there that offer both commercial and residential roofing services, but there are even fewer that can do both of them well. Campbell Beard Roofing out of Denver, Colorado happens to be one of them. Whether you’re in need of commercial or residential roofing services, if you’re in the Mile High City then they’re the company you want to contact.