Residential and Commercial Roofing Experts

Whether your roof’s shingles are nearing the end of their life or you have been the unfortunate victim of storm damage, the experts at C.K. Construction, Inc. are here to install or repair your roof. We are licensed, bonded, and insured and provide our services to Cecil County and Harford County MD, and Chester County, PA, and New Castle, DL

Owner C.K. Lewis has more than 25 years of experience at each job site he visits. Give C.K.Lewis Construction, Inc. a call today, whether you need roofing or siding services.

Whether you’re looking to replace a residential roof system or just a simple repair, we at C.K. Lewis Construction, Inc. are here to meet all of your needs. Replacing the siding, trim & gutter system on your home will have the most impact on the appearance & budget. With various vinyl products, cement board, wood, & aluminum, the right product for your home can add value and a healthy return on investment.

At C.K. Lewis Construction, Inc., we help our clients create the roofing solution that fits the site’s needs and works within their budget. There are many differences between residential and commercial roofing. We’ll help you determine which products suit your project and situation.

Because many techniques and materials can be used in a residential or commercial roofing project, the needs of each type of roof can vary greatly. But no matter which materials you use or which type of structure you are roofing, it’s essential to use experienced roofing contractors who understand each site’s particular needs and constraints.

Residential vs. Commercial: Roofing Design

One of the most significant differences between residential and commercial roofs is the size and design. Because commercial roofing often covers thousands or tens of thousands of square feet, so it is usually low-sloped or flat. Commercial roofs often support hefty HVAC systems that are regularly serviced and subject to frequent foot traffic. Flat commercial roofs must also be able to withstand heavy snow loads.

Residential homes are generally smaller and usually feature sloped roofs designed to shed water and snow. These roofs are rarely walked on and usually require much less maintenance.

Installation of Residential vs. Commercial Roofs

Installing a residential roof is usually a straightforward process. C.K. Lewis Contractors’ residential roofs are generally smaller and can be built in a day or two. For some residential projects, the use of specialized roofing materials or exceptionally complex construction may require additional time to install.

When our team works with commercial roof installations, our roofing experts must consider the impact of external piping, airflow systems, and more. Commercial roofs are also much larger and use a more complicated combination of materials. For example, the materials and adhesives used on flat roofs can require days to dry or cure. Commercial construction is also subject to additional regulations and inspections. It can take weeks to complete.

Roofing Materials

There is a wide variety of roofing materials available on both residential and commercial buildings in Maryland. Any roofing project will use a variety of substrates and materials that work together to protect from the elements. In Maryland, roofing not only keeps buildings dry, but it must also be able to withstand a wide range of temperatures, heavy rainfall, snow, and ice. In some areas, roofs must stand up to salty sea air and saltwater corrosion challenges.

Asphalt for Commercial and Residential Roofs

Asphalt and coal-tar pitch are the bituminous materials used in built-up roofing or asphalt shingles. Asphalt is usually the preferred material for sloping roofs, while coal tar is preferred for flat roofs and commercial applications.

Wood Shingles for Residential Roofing

Wood shingles are usually made with decay-resistant wood such as red cedar or cypress. Wood shingles may be machine-sawn or hand-split shakes. Wood shingles are often treated with fire-retardant coatings and are one of the less costly roofing materials. This is also a popular choice for historic, rustic, or seaside homes.

Metal Roofs for Residential and Commercial Roofing

Metal roofs are durable choices for flat, commercial roofs but are becoming a popular choice for pitched roofs and residential homes. The sheets are usually soldered or welded together if used on flat roofs. On pitched roofs, they are attached with nails or screws.

Made of galvanized iron, copper, aluminum, steel, and terne plate, metal roofs come in a rainbow of colors to suit any aesthetic. Metal roofs are often a cost-effective, long-lasting roofing choice for residential homes. While a metal roof may be the more costly choice for commercial installations, it is a durable and reliable roofing choice that can last for decades.

Slate, Clay, and Cement Roofing Tiles for Residential and Commercial Roofing

Tiles made from slate, clay, or cement can provide a look and feel that no other roofing materials can offer. Tile roofs tend to be heavy, durable, fireproof, and more expensive. They must be applied to sloping roofs, lapped over the proceeding courses, and attached with nails.

While clay tiles are rarely appropriate for cold winters, cement tiles can look like clay and are practical for colder climates. Slate tiles represent a significant investment but provide historical accuracy for many buildings. When properly maintained, high-quality slate tiles can last for centuries.

Glass and Plastic Roofing for Commercial and Residential Applications

When a building has skylights, an atrium roof, or greenhouse features, glass or plastic roofing expertise is needed. Because glass and plastic are not fire-resistant, wire-reinforced glass or fiberglass-reinforced acrylic sheets are usually recommended.

Choose Maryland’s Residential and Commercial Roofing Experts

Whether you need to roof a small bungalow or a sprawling warehouse, C.K. Lewis Contractors are your Maryland experts for all types of roofing. Because we have a staff of experienced roofing experts, our team can handle even the most complicated and challenging jobs. Call us today to get started on your next roofing project.

Why wait any longer? Request a free quote on 443-910-1598!