Residential & Commercial Roofing Differences

Let’s discuss the difference between a residential & commercial roof

The main differences between a residential and commercial roofing  is the size, complexity, and materials used.

Residential roofs are typically smaller in size and less complex than commercial roofs, and they are usually made of asphalt shingles, wood shakes, or metal.

Commercial roofs are typically much larger and more complex than residential roofs, and they are often made of rubber, membrane, or metal.

While a roof may seem like a mere structural surface, each one is very different from one to another, and each roof type has its own set of specific requirements and challenges.

Residential roofs are typically more straightforward, whereas commercial roofs often require more specialized designs and materials.

Roofing Design

Residential roofs are typically designed with a sloping roof that allows for rain and snow runoff, while commercial roofs may be flat or have a slightly sloped design.

Residential roofs are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, while commercial roofs are designed to withstand more traffic, weather, and other environmental factors.


Residential roofs are usually made from asphalt shingles, wood shakes, or metal, while commercial roofs are typically made from rubber, membrane, or metal. Residential roofs are typically much less complex and require less maintenance than commercial roofs.

It takes a skilled and experienced roofing professional to meet the demands of every type of roof. They can provide advice on which materials will work best for each type of roof.


Residential roofs are generally much less expensive than commercial roofs due to the smaller size and simpler design. The cost of a residential roof can vary significantly depending on the size and materials used, while commercial roofs can cost tens of thousands of dollars more due to the advanced design and materials used.

Roofing Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

Both residential and commercial roofs require different kinds of repairs and installations. For instance, a roof for a commercial building generally takes a month to install, whereas a residential roof can be completed in a few days.

At General Roofing, we specialize in residential and commercial roofing installation, maintenance, and repair. We offer a wide range of roofing solutions for our customers, including asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and flat roofing. Our experienced crew can help you choose the best roofing system for your home or business, as well as provide expert installation and repair services. We also provide professional roof inspections and maintenance services to help you protect your investment and keep your roof in top condition for years to come.

So if your roof has started to look old, or you’ve experienced a leak, call our commercial roofing experts for an assessment and estimate. What can we help you with today?

A Guaranteed Outcome

Last but not least, one perk to hiring a professional roofing contractor for your residential or commercial roof replacement or repairs is that you are guaranteed a quality outcome. You can typically view pictures of past projects they have completed and are ensured of the highest standards that you are paying for.

When it comes time to repair, maintain, or replace your residential or commercial roof, contact the professionals at General Roofing. We have been in the business for years and will make sure that you end up with a roof that meets all your roofing needs.