Commercial and residential roof designs for durability, design

There are may roof design and roofing material options available on the market today. To decide what configuration fits best for your home or facility, you will need to work with a reputable roofing company to decide what’s important to you.

There are five broad categories to consider: price range, maintenance level, durability, design, and effectiveness. Perhaps design is most important to you, but you don’t want to spend a fortune. Or, maybe you want a roofing system that will last long into the future that requires little maintenance.

Whatever your needs, your roofing contractor will be able to help you sift through the following options to decide which roof design is the best for your home or facility.

Gable roof design

Gable roofs, characterized by two roofing planes meeting at a ridge atop the house or facility, is possibly the simplest roof design available for commercial and residential applications. 
The steep pitch of gable roof designs allows precipitation to run off the roof for proper drainage. With the right material selection and installation, gable roofs provide great protection for any home or small commercial building. 

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Hip roof design

Hip roof designs are comprised of two triangular sides and two trapezoidal sides that meet at a ridge, as well as four ”hips.” Proper material and flashing installation will ensure the longterm durability of your hip roofing system. Your roofing contractor will pitch your roof for optimal water and wind protection, and will also help you navigate St. Louis building and fire codes 

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Mansard roof design

Typically a residential roof design, mansard roofs are sometimes used on commercial buildings for an elegant and historic look. Mansard roofs are double pitched—there is a lower, steep-sloped portion and an upper, low-sloped portion. Often, only the steep-slope portion can be seen from the front of a home or building. Great care must be taken by your roofing contractor to ensure flashing and seams are sealed completely in order to prevent leaks.

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Low slope and flat roof designs

Although roof designs are never completely flat to provide sufficient water drainage, extremely low-sloped systems are sometimes referred to as ”flat.” Flat and low slope roofing systems are attractive options for commercial applications because they maximize the usable space in a facility. Precautions must be taken, however, to protect against UV damage, rainfall and foot traffic. Your roofing contractor will help you choose a material that caters to your facility’s specific needs. 

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Roofing material choices

Your roofing contractor will help you sift through roofing material options to choose the best one based on price range, maintenance level, durability, design and effectiveness. Cedar shakes, for example, have a natural aesthetic, but are higher maintenance and more expensive than other roofing materials. Slate is incredibly durable and beautiful roofing material, but is steeply priced. Asphalt and architectural shingles provide great value for the price, but don’t last as long as tile or cedar.

And, flat roof applications come with an entirely different set of roofing material options such as built up roofing, polyurea foam, as well as plastic membranes like, PVC, TPO, or EPDM.

There are many roofing options available on the market today—it’s best to consult with your roofing contractor about which roofing material is best for your specific home or facility.

Before commencing your home or facility’s roof repair or installation, be sure to schedule a consultation with St. Louis’ commercial roofing experts—Wildwood Roofing & Construction.

Here’s why.

We’re passionate about roofing. We live for the feeling of seeing a job well done. This means using knowing the proper roofing techniques better than anyone else. It means being up-to-date on fire safety codes, St. Louis City and County building codes and what international standards are being recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association. Our goal is to deliver roofing solutions that meet a facility’s needs perfectly. And we do it seamlessly.

We hold ourselves to a higher standard. When we give you an estimate, we stick to it. When we give you a timeline, we’re serious about keeping it. Every time. There’s a reason why our past clients recommend us to their contacts and colleagues. We aim to be proud of every roofing project we complete—and we haven’t failed that goal yet.

So schedule a risk-free consultation today and learn what sets Wildwood Roofing & Construction apart.

Drop us a line to tell us your project goals. We’ll tell you how we can exceed them.