Not all roofs are alike, especially when it comes to commercial roofing systems. Several factors, including cost, environment, nature of use and the overall design of each building, must be considered before installing a commercial roof. Even the repairs and maintenance aspects, such as fixing a leaking roof, is not always the same process as that of a residential roof. That’s why at Tedrick’s Roofing, we make sure to examine all the factors and design requirements before embarking on a commercial roofing project. This year, there are three distinct trends in the commercial roofing industry, which we discuss them in detail below:
1. More Focus on Sustainability
In terms of design choices, the demand for products meeting the traditional definition of sustainable – i.e.,” eco-friendly designs” – remained relatively strong throughout 2018. This year, however, the definition of sustainability has been expanded to include the environmental impact of roofing design throughout the life cycle of the roofing products. The focus is on minimizing waste by using more quality materials that do not need to be torn off and sent to landfills after a few years.
2. Designing to Minimum Requirements
This trend has been quite pervasive in recent years, but it’s one that might as well diminish moving into 2019 and beyond. This is due to the fact that while training and other initiatives have been useful in bridging the knowledge gaps around robust system design and the value of waterproofing and management systems, the need for a simplified specification process for designers has become even more prominent.
3. Utilizing Problem-Solving Products
Relative labor shortage and other general challenges faced in the commercial roofing industry have given rise to an increased use of products specifically designed for ease-of-use. These products are aimed at maximizing efficiency with fewer skilled laborers and helping contractors to get more done with less.
The factory-certified roofers at Tedrick’s Roofing are always ready to ensure that your commercial roof withstands the test of time and the elements as well as human traffic that commonly entails the maintenance of pipes, skylight, cables, HVAC units and other utilities in commercial buildings. Call us today at (206) 824-3440 to get started on your commercial roofing project. We serve clients in Seattle, WA, and the nearby areas.