The process of planning out and crafting the perfect residential roofing system is practically cut and dry. Most houses typically fall within predetermined design categories that will already have tried-and-true methods for completion. The same is true for commercial roofs. But what if you’re designing the roof space for a commercial property that’s also meant to house people, somewhat a cross between these two distinctly different roofing types? This is the challenge that hotel designers face across the city.
Shade and Cover
Too much foot traffic can negatively impact any flat roofing system. This problem is particularly more pronounced in hotels that transform their roofs into an additional recreational area for their guests. Because of this, it’s important to always include roof coating applications that are meant for this very purpose as well as some additional coverings that can provide some protection against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays for both your guests and your roof.
Wind damage on flat roofs is uncommon, but if your flat roof has been turned into an alfresco restaurant or even a fancy outdoor bar, you will want to add some reinforcements to all your fixtures to make sure they are not blown away by even a slight breeze. Remember, up on the roof, anything that’s not pinned down will likely get carried away by the wind.
Any roofing system benefits from routine maintenance and hotel roofs are certainly no exception. If your local roof repair company offers a maintenance agreement that provides for a full inspection every few years as well as seasonal checkups and repairs, you’ll find it extremely advantageous and convenient to sign up for such a program.
At R. Campbell Roofing, we are your leading provider of commercial and residential roofing services. Give us a call at (937) 350-6645, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.