When you look at most of the commercial roofs around Los Angeles, you will see that most of them are flat. This is in stark contrast to residential homes that generally have slopes. While it might not seem like too much of a big difference, there are several reasons why many business owners typically opt for a flat roof. If you own a commercial or industrial property yourself, then you should certain look into this variety.
Generally speaking, flat roofs and accompanying coatings cost much less than a sloped roof. Part of the reason comes down to the fact that fewer materials have to be used. With a slope, a roof would be slightly longer than if it had simply been flat. For business owners looking to remain within a budget, a flat commercial roof can be the way to go.
Particularly large commercial buildings have to have heavy-duty heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment. These items could not be put on a sloped roof, and there may be no room on the ground for them. A flat roof gives a business additional space to keep these items, so they are out of the way. Additionally, certain pieces of equipment can get incredibly noisy, but if they are on the roof, then they will not bother anyone.
Compliance With Building Codes
When you get a sloped roof installed, the building itself needs to be taller than it actually needs to be. You may need to keep your commercial building under a certain height to keep it in compliance with Los Angeles building codes. You will need to check with your specific area to see how tall your property can be.
A big concern with flat commercial roofs property owners have is whether it will drain water or simply allow it to accumulate. You will need to get a drainage system installed so that rainwater can be removed efficiently. However, even though it is referred to as flat roofing, it does come with a slight slope. It is only about two percent, but it is enough to move water so that it can be drained properly.
At the end of the day, a flat roof simply looks better on a commercial property. Whether you own a hospital, apartment complex or industrial center, you will want an aesthetically-pleasing roof replacement, so call us at 310-527-6770 to learn more about what Central Roofing can do for your business.
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I recently have had some repairs done to a commercial building we have here in California. I have tried other vendors in the past and usually get left with areas... read more that need future repairs. The few times I have had Central Roofing out for repairs and maintenace the roof always seems to be in better operating condtion then prior to the repairs made by them. I highly suggest Central Roofing for roof repairs at our various buildings.
Patrick Klein April 27, 2022
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Jane Tan September 27, 2021
I never write reviews but Central Roofing has impressed me so much by doing such an excellent job that I want to spread the word so that others are aware... read more of this talented roofing company and team. We have a large commercial roof over five tenant businesses. After years of dealing with numerous roofing companies who unsuccessfully attempted to repair ongoing roof leaks every time it rained, I finally contacted Central Roofing, Dave Wilkes their highly knowledgeable project manager, to fix our commercial roof. Central Roofing is the best roofing company I have ever dealt with. They really CARE, are highly responsive, trustworthy, conscientious, dependable, hard working and very customer and tenant focused. It continues to be a pleasure dealing with each and every member of their highly professional team. Central Roofing worked hand-in-hand with me to devise a commercial roofing solution within our budget to eliminate the recurring serious roof leaks. Central Roofing restored our commercial roof and, extended its life 15 years. Our roof restoration took approximately a week during which Central Roofing actively pre-coordinated all roofing repairs not only with me but also the building tenants to ensure no business interruption. Whenever I have a question or solicit their input, Central Roofing's entire team is always very responsive. Central Roofing has my business for life! -On behalf of Kim Holmes
Katie Holmes September 27, 2018
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