There are a multitude of different roofing classifications but only three are important to review here.
These classifications are not limited to the structure type but more to the materials and system applications that are typically used. An example would be that some commercial roofing materials are not suited aesthetically to the residential roofing or a residential community. We have broken down the roofing classifications into three categories for easy understanding.
Residential Roofing: This classification runs the gambit of products, systems. From asphalt shingles to standing-seam metal panels and everything in between. The finished roof must maintain a high level of aesthetic appreciation whether it is a single family or a multiple family facility.
Commercial Roofing: The products and systems used in this classification are typically covering vast areas of warehouse spaces. They may be covered by structural metal panels or low slope and flat roofing systems. Neither of which offer much in appreciable beauty but more provide a highly necessary affordable function.
New Construction Roofing: This classification establishes a foundation for the types of roofing products and systems that will most likely be used in the future for re-roofing applications. Asphalt shingle roofs are usually replaced with metal or more asphalt shingles. The other types of systems are much heavier and therefore require a far more sturdy structure to be used.