Commercial Roof Design 101
Roof Design is naturally an essential component in new building construction, but did you know it is extremely important for commercial roof repairs, restorations and replacements as well?
A commercial roof that is well-designed and properly installed should provide many years of protection from weather elements, as well as provide appropriate insulation and coloring to lower energy costs..
What exactly does “Commercial Roof Design” mean?
Roof Design is a service that provides technical roofing knowledge, code comprehension and practical solutions for repairing, restoring, and replacing existing roofs.
The roofs usually consist of the insulation and roof membrane above the building’s roof deck. Metal roofs usually have insulation under the metal roof and no roof membrane on top.
A quality Commercial Roof Design team is well-versed in every type of commercial building, every type of manufactured roof system, and every type of condition. It’s essential to possess technical knowledge of all US regions, including building codes, wind uplift requirements, and energy efficiency requirements. Many years of experience, as well as civil engineering and design degrees, are also beneficial.
What types of structures benefit from Commercial Roof Design?
Commercial Roof Design is beneficial to roofs of office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing plants, retail facilities, and any other non-residential building that provides protection to the structure, the contents and the occupants.
How does Roof Design benefit building owners and facility managers?
If you hire a commercial roofing company that’s both the manufacturer and installer, Roof Design can serve as its technical division. They know the composition of the products, how they’re applied and how they perform. They also know other manufacturers’ roofing systems and their applications, as well as each roofing component and how it functions within the overall roofing envelope.
There are ever-changing codes and requirements when it comes to roofing. Roof Design takes the worry away from the customer. They handle ensuring the roofing system and proposed solution will meet compliance with local codes and building insurance, as well as follow the necessary codes to provide protection for the building from the weather elements of wind, rain and hail. They also provide project managers with proper installation instructions that meet both industry approvals and manufacturer requirements.
Roof Design’s main goal is to keep a building’s assets protected and to design the most cost-effective roofing solution that will deliver the necessary level of protection.