Well delays. Another wonderful day here to that commercial systems home with a roof and urge. We are excited to be doing another podcast for the Greater Tulsa area for commercial roofing, broken air for all of our friends and customers and clients and the Greater Tulsa in northeast Oklahoma area. You know, we cover a lot of different cities around here. Wagner, I know La Paul Huska Claremore a talent tell us saw, um, you know, sand springs Sapulpa toll, so south Tulsa, broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks Coweta Katusa Claremore uh, sky took, I mean we cover so many areas. Glenn Pool, Jenks Bixby and we really, really enjoy, uh, northeast Oklahoma. The people are great to work with. There’s a lot of commercial buildings for us to work with and we stay very busy because we are in the middle of of hill country. This is hail country and I’m not talking to h e l l I’m talking to h a I l and also that we are hail specialists and hail experts. We are the best in commercial roofing Broken Arrow.
Uh, we had a podcast in the last few weeks where we talked about a lot of the specific details concerning hail, the size of Hail, what Hail splatter marks all hail, fog, how hale is made in all these different things. We, we’ve done some podcasts over a lot of different topics today in commercial roofing Broken Arrow. Our topic that I want to talk about, oh, by the way, I’m, my name is Marty and I am the owner and founder and the operator of advanced commercial systems. And so today the topic I want to talk about is what’s the difference between residential roofs and commercial roof? So it really, what is the difference between these two? And I’ll tell you one of the most popular questions I get all the time is why did they ever make flat roofs? And so the mentality of people, uh, concerning flat roofs is that they’re not any good and that they leak all the time and that they’re very problematic and they should never been made.
And that’s really a large mentality in the, uh, in the general public. And then also just in the business world. And I’ll tell you that’s a false mentality and that’s one of the things that we here at advanced commercial systems here in commercial, you know, commercial roofing, broken Arrow, this isn’t one of, these are the kind of a sacred cows of thinking that we’re going to try to overcome and try to rewrite in people’s minds. Commercial flat roofs, low slope roofing is really a great roofing. It is a great process. One of the reasons why, one of the main reasons why it exists is because of the price to actually put steep slope roofing on buildings considerably increases the construction, the new construction price of buildings. And so when you consider new construction price going up, you’re already building a, you know, a one point $3 million building and it would be 1.7 if you were to put a steep slope roof on it or probably even more than that when you consider things like that.
Um, then you really get to research and looking at slow slope roofing and commercial roofing, broken Arrow to really see if commercial roofing contractors and commercial roofing companies can do what they say they do. Can they build a roofing system? This watertight waterproof keeps the rain APP, keeps the elements out, won’t be just torn off by good strong, 60, 70 mile an hour winds. Can they produce good roofing systems that will keep a building dry that will be one of the main aspects of a really successful building envelope. And the answer is yes, yes, yes, yes. Commercial roofing companies like advanced commercial systems, home with a roof nerds here in commercial roofing, broken era. We have tons of success with building brand new roofing systems on new construction. We have great success on doing reroofing with layovers. A layover specifically as a roof is already there and we’d come in and put another, another roof on top of it, whether it be another mod bit, whether it be another layer of built up, roofing Burb, uh, which is, you know, uh, built up or whether it be mod bid or whether it’d be, and we put a single ply, which is very, very common. We’re the best in commercial roofing Broken Arrow.
The majority of the, the majority of the estimating and reroofing that we do is putting a single ply over a current roofing system that’s already there. Now within that we have to stay with code, which code is saying we can’t have more than two roofs on the roof at any time. And so if it already has one roof on it, we can put one more new layer on it if it has to already, if possible, we we can possibly pull off the top roof, uh, and then put down a new one on top of that, uh, to just end up with steel, the two roofing, then we’re still meeting the international building code, which broken air for the most part as as adopted. Uh, the majority of the international building code a now toll. So they have some variances in different things. But for the most part, um, you know, that’s been, that’s been done for commercial buildings and commercial roofing Broken Arrow.
Now residential buildings, there is a resident, there is an Oklahoma residential building code that Oklahoma has incorporated, which it’s going to have some aspects in some, some pieces and parts of the international building code. But basically Oklahoma came up with their own, the Oklahoma residential building code, uh, for residential structures. And so what’s the difference there? That’s our topic. What’s the difference between commercial and residential roofing? Well, one of the main things is with commercial roof and you see tons more flat roofs. Now I say flat roof because I love the terminology. Flat roof. It truly is what’s what you’re saying. It does have a pitch. If it’s built the way it’s supposed to, it should have a minimum of one eighth of an inch of drop for every lineal running foot. So if you go to the high point of the roof and you go down with the slope, the way the water would run every foot on a minimum should have at least one eighth of an inch drop.
So let’s just say it this way, at eight lineal feet, you should have a one inch drop. So that’s not much of a draw visit. That’s really not much of a drop. But the purpose in this job is to get running water and standing water off the roof. Cause then the National Roofing Contractors Association in line with the International Building Code, uh, they say for a low slope or a flat roof, they say what you need is a water standing water to exit the roof. Because of this slope, any ponding water or standing water after a heavy rain should exit the roof after 48 hours. And so 48 hours is not a, it’s a pretty long time for water to drain off a roof. And so there you have it. So the, one of the big problems that we do have with flat roofs is that of ponding water. Because there could be low dip areas that can be sags and rafters that can be sags and the decking, there can be things like that that actually calls ponding areas.
And those pawning areas, many times have sitting water that will begin to, to, to hurt the detriment will begin to deteriorate. The roofing system, the roofing membrane where that ponding is much quicker, like modified bitumen, uh, is not made for standing water over a few years. It can really begin to break down the modified bitumen. And so let’s get back to our topic again today. Here in commercial roofing, broken hair, we’re covering, what’s the difference between residential and commercial roofing? Well, for one thing here in the state of Oklahoma, we have different codes. So they’re both not just going off of the international building code. Oklahoma residential is going off the Oklahoma residential building code. And then the for commercial, we’re going off of the international building code. Now when I say international, I mean the entire world, the international or anyone who’s adopted it because now you don’t have to adopt it.
But it is the international building code set forth by quite a few countries that was put in place to just give very good systematic standards and measures of building for commercial building. I mean, I seriously, cause we go to Japan, we go to Japan, we don’t want to go up in a 12 story building and the thing’s not built right and it crumbles, you know? So it’s Kinda good for everyone to have some really good a stringent codes. Um, you know, that that work and that are applicable to safety and applicable to, uh, ensure, you know, a watertight building envelope and all the different aspects of that. So residential roofs are, do have flat roofs. There’s a flat roof. I was just looking at yesterday, a residential flat roof, a new construction build that we were looking at just yesterday that we’ve got some estimates to do on commercial roofing Broken Arrow.
And so the, so there are a lot of flat roofs. Um, especially now we’re talking, let’s just talk, uh, to greater toll. So though the Oklahoma area, there is some locations, there’s some different parts of town that have some flat roofs that were built in the 70s. Um, but it’s still probably one, I don’t know, one, I couldn’t even imagine. One, five thousands. I, for every 5,000 steep slope roofs, there might be one flat roof in town or maybe even one for every 10,000. I’m not even sure there’s not many flat roofs and down, uh, for residential. But when you go over to commercial, you have flat roof after flat roof after flat roof, low slope roofing. And so that’s where we come in. So one of the big premises, one of the big ideas of people concerning a flat roofs is that they don’t do a good job, that they’re just a problem.
Well for number one, they do a great job, they’re cheaper to bill, so it’s saving someone’s major, major money. And then second point is they look good. I think they look good because you just get this flat roof, you’re not seeing the roof, you’re not seeing the issues. So I think it’s, it’s, it’s aesthetically pleasing to have a flat roof. And then another thing is it flat roofs can truly have a very good system putting in and assembly from decking all the way up with parapet walls, all the machinery up on the roof. You can truly have a great watertight roofing system if it’s done correctly. And that’s what we do here. And advanced commercial systems home with a roof and hers, we are in wonderful commercial roofing, broken Arrow here in Tulsa, broken arrow. What we do every single day is we give the best expertise and we can hear with commercial roofing, broken arrow.
So if you need anything, please go to our website at okay. Roof nerds.com you can see at the top of the page where you can dial into our phone number (918) 973-1010 here in commercial roofing, broken air, we are the best roofers in town. We’ll sit down with you and share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly of your roof so that you can have smart solutions and systematic plans to help you make the best decisions. Once again, thanks for joining our podcast day here in commercial roofing, broken arrow. We appreciate you guys and all that you do and join in with us. It’s not rocket science. It’s through science and stay dry for all commercial roofing Broken Arrow.