Comparing Commercial and Domestic Roofing

Comparing Commercial and Domestic Roofing

Here at JMS Roofing, we are commercial and domestic roofing experts. It can be easy to think that they are one and the same with no differences. However, this is not actually the case. As a result, we have produced this guide comparing commercial and domestic roofing.

Design of the roof

One of the biggest differences between commercial and domestic roofing is the design of the roof.

When it comes to commercial roof design, the roof tends to be flat, or occasionally may have a slight slope. This roof design is suited well for large projects such as hospitals and shopping centres.

In contrast, domestic roofing tends to have steep slopes, and have a much larger range of design styles. As a result, there are more design steps and planning involved in the domestic roof.


In addition, commercial roof maintenance has a shorter period, but requires a lot more attention to get it right.

In contrast, domestic roof maintenance is a lot easier and can be an ongoing process. This is because there is much less pressure on the structure itself. This means that the roof will stay in much better condition for a longer time.


Furthermore, the materials that are used for each type of roof are different.

When it comes to commercial roofing, the materials need to be stronger to support the structure, while also being able to cover a larger area.

In contrast, the domestic roofing can be made from eco-friendly roofing materials that are sometimes not able to used for commercial roofing. This usually comes down to the cost effectiveness of the material.

In summary

Commercial and domestic roofing differs in terms of the materials used, maintenance, and design. If you need professional roofing advice, from a company you can trust, contact us at JMS Roofing today.