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Roof Myth Busters

1When it comes to roofing, you don’t want to mess around with concerns to its quality and safety. Whether it’s commercial roofing for your business or the building that you own and rent out, or a residential roof on your own home, the roof is immensely important, not only to the structure of the building itself, but also to the safety and viability of the things and people under it.

When you’re experiencing roofing issues, it’s easy to turn to the internet for answers. However, it’s hard to tell the differences between fact and fiction. As a reference, here are a few common roofing myths that apply to both residential and commercial roofing.

Myth: Your roof does not need an annual inspection.
Fact: It is wise to survey the state of your roof (commercial, home, industrial, or institutional) regularly.

Myth: You’ll save money by taking care of repairs after the damage is already done.
Fact: You will save money by taking care of repairs before the roof leaks.

Myth: Damaged shingled roofs can be quickly fixed by covering the existing layer with new shingles.
FACT: That method does not work! In fact, it will only create further damages in the future.

Myth: It’s a good idea to clean your roof with a high-pressure washer.
FACT: This will shorten your roofs life. Too much water pressure will force water under the shingles and behind siding, causing mildew and mold growth.

Take good care of your roof in order to prevent serious damage or issues. Yearly inspections will look for obvious problems that can be resolved quickly. Uncertain about the condition your roof is currently in? Contact the team at Palmer West to set up a commercial roofing appointment .

Commercial Roofing: How It Differs From Residential

If you are seeking a new roof for your business, you may be wondering how it differs from a residential roof. Commercial roofs need to account for other factors that residential homes don’t require, and for that reason, the materials and design can differ greatly.

Selecting materials is generally based on a roof’s shape/slope, cost, and the average climate conditions of which it is surrounded. In the past, commercial roofs were often constructed with the same materials that residential roofs were. But as businesses became larger, the most-commonly used materials (wood, clay, and asphalt) could no longer be used.

When belonging to a commercial property, a roof faces a different set of challenges when it comes to durability. A commercial roof is typically low sloped, or entirely flat, which calls for more routine inspections and maintenance. They also must cover a larger area and need to accommodate more weight. Commercial roofs must also work around obstacles such as smoke stacks and external piping.

Because a commercial roof is a major investment, business owners should work with experienced contractors when placing them or maintaining them. At Palmer West Construction Company, Inc, we have professional, qualified roofing experts to meet the demands for all commercial roofing in Minneapolis. Give us a call at (844) 406-0066 to speak with someone on our team!