Commercial buildings take a different kind of architectural approach in their construction. They serve a much different purpose than residential buildings for sure and so need a different kind of foundation, internal and external structure. One component that sets commercial buildings to the side is the kind of roofing that they implement. Unlike residential houses where many roofs can be slanted or curved, flat roofing is the preferred alternative for commercial buildings like retail stores. Why is this, you might ask? To start with, there are a few factors that make flat roofing a more popular option when it comes to the structure of the building.
It’s an easy and simple design which doesn’t need to be extravagantly dedicated because flat roofs are, for the most part, never actually seen unless there is a staircase to the roof or someone is using Google aerial view. The look itself is simple and practical for setting up other systems that have large components a part of them. Air conditioners are often attacked to an ugly, large exhaust fan of sorts which need to be hung on the side of buildings but with a flat roof, you can just stick them up there.
Flat roofs are also more affordable than a slanted one, especially if the area to cover is large. But if snow or rain fall, flat roofs are stuck with it and hence need to be denser to ensure no liquid pass through it and drop to the floor. If the commercial building was a strip mall, this could leave a pretty bad impression so maintenance needs to be assured for flat roofing, but it is easier to conduct that maintenance itself. The wind can’t blow at an angle on an angle for a flat roofer Glasgow building.