Types of Buildings

Types of Buildings

Multi-family Housing

In the ever-growing Twin Cities metro area, multi-family housing has never been more prevalent. As people continue to move into apartment buildings and condominiums, it’s important property owners and managers ensure a safe and comfortable place to live by keeping dwellings maintained. This includes having proper roofing installed on all residential buildings.

Roofing Options

Flat roofs are especially common for apartment buildings and condominiums. Whether you choose to have your roof be installed with EPDM or TPO, of if you want it to be built-up, our professional roofers have you covered.
Shingles are a great option for multi-family housing roofs that are low or steep sloped, not necessarily for flat roofs. We have the capabilities to install shingles made from a variety of materials based on your preferences.
Metal roofing may not necessarily be ideal for flat roofs, but if your multi-family housing property has low or steep sloped roofs, metal is an economical option that is also attractive.

For years, Qt Commercial Construction has provided successful roofing construction, repair, and replacement for multi-housing communities. We have worked on many large projects in the Twin Cities area such as replacement roofing for Summit Shores in Burnsville, MN, or new construction roofing for The Graves in Uptown.

Industrial

Most industrial buildings are characterized by the large interior area required for manufacturing. The roofs of industrial buildings are often built using various flat roofing installation systems because of the large surface area. There is also typically equipment located on the roof deck, meaning flat roofs are more practical. The reason behind this is there are often large amounts of heat coming from inside the building, both caused by machinery and the industrial tenants. And this heat needs somewhere to be expelled upwards through the roof.

The downside of such a large roof surface area is that it’s much more difficult to spot leaks when they occur. Whether you require repairs on an older industrial building or need a full flat roof installation on a new building, Qt Commercial has the capabilities to perform industrial roof repairs or full flat roof installations.

Flat Roofing Options

Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is a widely used roofing material for flat roofs, and is known for its durability and ease of installation. The extremely durable, high-performance compounds stand up well to the harshest snowy winters and scorching hot summers of Minnesota.
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply roof membrane constructed from durable ethylene-propylene rubber. The material is highly resistant to tears, impacts and punctures. This means that your building can flex without concern for rips and tears.
These roofing systems are also sometimes referred to as “tar and gravel” or “asphalt and gravel” roofs. Over time, built-up roofs have been proven to be one of the most durable and cost-effective roofing options for low-pitch roofs.

Not sure what type of roofing option is best for your roof? Contact us to schedule a personal tour of our one-of-a-kind ShowRoof!

Office/Retail

Whether you’re in need of roofing for a strip mall, office building, shopping center, mixed-use facility, restaurant or superstore, Qt Commercial offers professional commercial roofing services for both new office and retail projects.

Flat roofs are common for majority of offices and retail locations due to their typical large sizes. Whether you choose to have your roof be installed with EPDM or TPO, of if you want it to be built-up, our professional roofers have you covered.
Shingles are a great option for multi-family housing roofs that are low or steep sloped, not necessarily for flat roofs. We have the capabilities to install shingles made from a variety of materials based on your preferences.
Metal roofing may not necessarily be ideal for flat roofs, but if your multi-family housing property has low or steep sloped roofs, metal is an economical option that is also attractive.

Office/Retail Roofing Repair

Qt Commercial also has the capabilities to perform any necessary repairs to existing roofs. As most retail and office locations are regularly occupied by tenants most hours of the day, a leaky or damaged roof can pose a danger to employees, customers, and inventory. Roofing materials are also at risk for these types of locations as certain types of businesses can cause more than the typical wear and tear. Chemicals or exhaust from special industry businesses can be exceptionally hard on roofs, which means repairs may be necessary more often.

If your office space or retail location is in need of immediate repairs, or if you’re in the market to build a new building, contact the experts at Qt Commercial to get your roofing construction underway.

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