Well, we have another podcast this week here with advanced commercial systems home with a roof nerds. You know here at advanced commercial systems, we are commercial roofing contractors, we are a commercial roofing company. We pride ourself in the ability to be able to solve mysteries. There’s always going to be some roof mystery in your life, whether you know where you’ve had damage or wondering if you’ve had damage or whatever the situation is. There are many times our roof mysteries. And so here at advanced commercial systems we are specifically trained and dialed in to solving roofing mysteries. Whether you have a commercial roof or residential roof, it really doesn’t matter. We are professionals in the industry and we stand up every single day and take care of issues and problems that people have and their roofing systems or their roof assemblies. And so that’s what we do here to vast commercial systems. Trust us for commercial roofing Broken Arrow.
And it is what we enjoy. It is a passion of ours to do the things that we do each and every day. And so last last podcast, last week we started a little mini series of commercial roofing co based upon the commercial roofing question. What’s the difference between a residential roof and a commercial roof? And I think we’ve got some pretty good, we have some pretty good content and commercial roofing, broken Arrow that we recovering. And I think there’s a little bit more that we do need to cover. But real quickly, let’s highlight some of the things that we covered last time. So one of the main points we brought forth last time in discussing the question of what’s the difference between residential roofing and commercial roofing? Well one of the main points that we covered was that there are different building codes. So every building and every state of America, there are building codes that are required for commercial and they’re building codes that are required for residential. We’ll help with commercial roofing Broken Arrow.
And these building codes are enforced by code enforcement. And these building codes are to be met when you do a new construction. And sometimes even when you do, uh, you know, remodeling or rebuilding, there are also sometimes coats, but the majority of codes are to be met and to be required during that of new construction building. And so, but with commercial roofing, there are building codes that are referred to as the international building code. And that is the majority of what we do with, uh, here in the greater northeast Oklahoma, Greater Tulsa area here in commercial roofing, broken arrow. We deal a lot with the international building code now, but the city of broken Arrow, because I’m just going to say because we are in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, and I live in broken Arrow for 20 years. And our business advanced commercial systems is out of broken Arrow, were discovered broken arrow because every single [inaudible] state, I mean, every single city in the region could have their own codes they follow. That’s why we love commercial roofing Broken Arrow.
But according to broken Arrow, I was on the phone with them just a few months ago again. And according to the guys, uh, the Code Enforcement and the government here in broken Arrow, they adhere or we adhere in broken Arrow for residential building to the Oklahoma residential building code. It’s called the Oklahoma residential building code. And so the Oklahoma residential building code, there’ll be some aspects of it that look a lot like the international building code, but there will definitely be some differences. And so the international building code, it covers everything. It covers exterior walls, roofing, flooring, interior exterior, the international building code covers all types of building and all the different safety measures and all the different materials and products use an AST, em, you know, uh, testing and materials and products and stuff that’s all covered in the international building code. But here in the Greater Tulsa area in broken Arrow, as far as commercial roofing is concerned, we adhere to or were asked to adhere to the international building code.
And so in 2015 was the last international building code full document that was brought forth and given to us. So with that, it’s a very large, which book, basically all of the code for building internationally. And so that’s the difference between residential and commercial here in the broken air, Greater Tulsa area. That’s the difference in between the two. Now let’s talk about some other things we’ve talked about. We talked about the percentage of commercial buildings with flat roofs is considerably more or refer to as low slope roofs is just outstandingly more than the percentage of low slope or flat roofs that you find in residential buildings. In this area, you might go to Hollywood, you might go to California and it be completely equal or completely opposite, but here in the Greater Tulsa area here in, in, in northeast Oklahoma, and really out of what I’ve seen in most of Oklahoma, because I’d been most of Oklahoma, you’re going to see the same thing.
Commercial buildings are going to have probably about a 90 to 95% flat roofs and then another five to 10% that would be a steep slope and then they would be almost the absolute vice versa for residential. Residential is only going to have probably from two to 5% that are flat roof or s or low slope roofs. And so when you take all of that and you keep all that in mind with commercial roofing, broken Arrow, you see pretty quickly that how the code is being treated differently and how there are different codes that they are. They’re asking merely because of that lump. But let’s get into the hands on every single day. You need a Roofer for your residential roof, you need a Roofer for your commercial roof. Let’s get into the hands on every single day aspect of what we’re dealing with. Going back to the question of what’s the difference between residential, Ruthie and commercial roofing or roofs and here in you know, the Greater Tulsa area, northeast Oklahoma, and this is one of the main aspects from my perspective is the licensing, the endorsement, and then also the insurance coverages are different.
So let’s just cover these real quickly. So for the state of Oklahoma, there is what’s called licensing of commercial roofing. It is orchestrated and put together, by the way, wonderful construction industry board. And they put together all the set rules and standards for residential roofing. And to become a residential roof, you have to actually become licensed. You have to apply and pay a pay a, a fee and become licensed. Okay. So to be a commercial roofer you have to do that Zach, same thing. But then when you’re done with that, you have to also file for a commercial roofing endorsement. So here is what this means. The commercial roofing endorsement is an extra endorsement that must be given to roofers to do any commercial roofing and the state of Oklahoma, this commercial roofing endorsement actually requires testing and that’s a large part of what we’re dealing with this testing literally is to make sure that uh, someone doing commercial Ruthie is properly trained, properly educated, and also properly insured for doing commercial roofing projects.
Residential roofing projects are less complex and many, many roofers have been able to do them and have a decent success. But when it comes to commercial roofing specifically, it is a thousand times more complex because you’re talking about a flat roof in commercial roofing, broken Arrow, this needing to hold the torrential rains and amazing downpour that we get here. And I’m home. So here at advanced commercial systems, we have what’s called our commercial endorsement. So what we mean by that is our commercial endorsement allows us to legally do commercial roofing in the state of Oklahoma. Now there are tons of commercial roofers that don’t have this. There are tons of residential roofers that go and do residents do commercial roofing who don’t have this. I wasn’t sure at a meeting just the other day with commercial roofers in what they do. 24 hours a day is commercial.
Ruthie. And I looked at him and said, have you done the endorsement? And they said, no we haven’t. And I’m thinking to myself, well, they’re not even legally doing this. It’s not even legal for them to, it is an actual crime. According to the governor of the state who organizes and runs the construction industry board, it is literally a crime for them to begin to do commercial roofing and the state without this endorsement. So here at advanced doors or systems, I just want you to know that we have all the licensing, all of the endorsements, and all of the insurance requirements. So here’s another difference between residential and commercial and the state of Oklahoma. To do commercial. You also have to have a minimum of 1 million general liability insurance. Workers’ compensation is also required, so to do commercial you supposed to have commercial general liability and worker’s compensation insurance.
For residential roofing you do not have to have workers compensation insurance. It is not a requirement with the state and you only have to have $500,000 of general liability insurance. So the insurance is half the much half the price here in commercial roofing, broken Arrow and you don’t even have to add workers’ compensation. Let me describe to you exactly what that means. Some guys show up, some of them legal, some of them not legal. I’m giving you a real case scenario. You might not know, might not truly understand that this is truly what’s taken place. Guy Show up who are some legal and some not legal in the in the country. And one of them falls off a roof and breaks his back and there is no workers’ compensation insurance and you are not covered and you can be sued for half a million dollars. You can be sued for whatever they want to sue you for and you have no leg to stand up.
That’s the problem with hiring residential and commercial roofers who are not doing the things that they’re supposed to be doing. They are not protecting you. And that’s the issue we see over and over and over. It’s what we do with all the time and it’s wrong. And so we’re standing up as just being in the community saying, hey, it’s time for roofers to start doing what’s right. And it’s time for roofers to stand up, meet the requirements, follow the rules, and do the things that they should do. So they’re not just protecting themselves, but they’re also protecting their clients. So here’s another great podcast we had today here at advanced commercial systems, home with a roof nerds. We appreciate all of you guys who every week join in with us and share with us everything about commercial roofing.