Roof Systems are divided into two broad categories: steep slope and low slope (flat). Each is described below. Steep slope roofs are found on most residential structures and on certain commercial buildings and apartment buildings. The latter may include both steep and low slope as part of the overall roof covering. Flat roof systems are found on most commercial and industrial buildings. Steep Slope All steep-slope roof systems (i.e., roofs with slopes of 25% or more) have five basic components:
The best roof system solution for your home or building balances the five basic components listed above. Andrews Roofing addresses each of these components as part of our consultative approach to assessing needs and roofing conditions.The most visually impactful of these components is the roof covering.
A residential building is one in which people live. To be considered residential in the state of Virginia the building must contain no more than 4 private living spaces.
A commercial building is used for the purpose of conducting business. This may include a multi-family residential structure as well. Some examples include buildings used for retail, office, warehouse, churches, and apartment complexes.
An industrial building is used to manufacture consumable goods. Churches may also be classified as industrial structures.