Commercial Gable Roof Construction and Replacement
When you are developing a new roof for your business, installing a gable roof is a safe bet for both utility and style.
Commercial gable roof framing isn’t a common roof shape for large buildings, as the slope would force the ridge to be too high off the base of the building. This would leave it susceptible to damage from high winds and other nature-esque surprises.
However, it is a popular roof type for smaller commercial buildings for its simple design and utility.
In their simplest form, commercial gable roof designs are characterized by two roofing planes meeting at a ridge atop the facility. There are also commercial cross-gable roofs, which is where two commercial gable roof constructions meet to form a right angle.
A front gable features a wide front of the Dutch gable roof, which can make your building seem more robust. A side gable, on the other hand, fits great for thinner buildings and serves up great style points.
A gabled roof is similar to hip roofs and gambrel roofs because of its steep slope. However, a gable roof involves roof sections meeting together to form a triangular shape while a hip roof is a pyramid, drawing from four different steep slopes.
This roof style is great for allowing precipitation to run off the roof, protecting your facility from leaks and water damage while also providing additional attic space for storage or living space.
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 Gable Roof Installation Techniques
As your roofing contractor, we’re always mindful while installing your ridge caps, valley flashing, and overhang. These are the most important steps to preventing leaks in your building.
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.
Most installations we complete involve asphalt shingles, though concrete tiles are also a great look for many local businesses.
Choosing the Right Building Material
An experienced contractor will also be able to guide you toward the right material for your facility so your roof doesn’t fall apart after the first strong winds of the year.
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.
Trusted St. Louis Roofing Contractors
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.
Wildwood Roofing & Construction has been completing residential roof repair and commercial roofing projects for years, and we are proud of each of our roof restoration projects. We know that every St. Louis roof repair project is different, which is why we provide our clients with a free quote. Our licensed installer will provide you with an honest and accurate quote for your residential roof repair.
Wildwood Roofing & Construction has built its reputation by focusing on developing three key traits:
- Customer Service
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.
We proudly service Saint Louis and the surrounding area – including Affton, Arnold, Brentwood, Clayton, Crestwood, and southern Illinois – with these three principles guiding our every move. Taken together, they create a trifecta of customer satisfaction that many St. Louis roofing companies simply cannot compete with.
Contact us today for a free, no-pressure roof inspection. We’ll guide you through exactly what’s needed to make your roof serviceable again, and work alongside any insurance claims you need assistance with.
Drop us a line to tell us your project goals. We’ll tell you how we can exceed them.