Important considerations for commercial gable roof construction and replacement

In their simplest form, commercial gable roofs are characterized by two roofing planes meeting at a ridge atop the facility. In more complicated designs such as commercial cross gable roofs, where two commercial gable roof constructions meet, forming a right angle. Commercial gable roof framing isn’t often used on large buildings, as the slope would force the ridge to be too high off the base of the building, but is perfect for smaller commercial buildings.

The slope of the roofing pitch is great for allowing precipitation to run off the roof, protecting your facility from leaks and water damage. And, while commercial gable roof constructions don’t carry the same problems as flat roofs—such as ponding, and increased UV exposure—they come with a whole host of other problems. A licensed contractor will be able to properly frame, install and maintain your commercial gable roof to mitigate potential problems through proper flashing, valley and ridge installation.

Here are several things to consider during a commercial gable roof construction, replacement or repair:

  • Proper installation techniques to prevent leaks and ensure proper drainage

    If your roofing contractor isn’t mindful while installing your ridge caps, valley flashing and overhang, then leaks are bound to happen. That’s why choosing the right roofing contractor is so important—they will completely seal all seams on your commercial gable roof, so it will properly insulate your building and protect against water penetration.
  • Choosing the right material for price and protection
    An experienced contractor will also be able to guide you toward the right material for your facility. If, for instance, you are looking for a roof that will last hundreds of years with proper maintenance and installation, then perhaps slate or tile is the right choice for you. However, if you want an effective, yet low price roofing material, then maybe metal roofing or architectural shingles are the way to go.Either way, your licensed roofing contractor will point you in the right direction.

Whether you’re looking to repair or replace your existing commercial gable roof or you’re planning to build a facility with a gable roof construction, be sure to schedule a free consultation with Wildwood Roofing & Construction.

We’re experienced—we’ll help you navigate fire and building codes, leak prevention and developing a maintenance plan. And we’re quick, meaning your repair or installation won’t cut into valuable work time for your business. 

Schedule an obligation-free consultation with us today and find out why we’re trusted throughout St. Louis for commercial roofing projects.

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