Commercial Flat Roofing: Key Considerations for the Restaurant Industry

What Makes a Good Restaurant Roof?

No one type of roof can serve the needs of every commercial industry. Factories, stores, and warehouses may all use a commercial flat roof, but each of these properties encounters different roofing challenges and considerations. Among all commercial buildings, restaurants and other food service facilities have unique needs that include health regulation compliance, ventilation and exhaust requirements for cooking and cleaning, and the protection of their food inventories. 

Here at Moser Roofing Solutions, we provide high-quality commercial roofing services to meet the unique needs of businesses across many industries. We’ve installed many commercial flat and low-slope roof systems for restaurants over the years and learned quite a bit in that time. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when it comes to commercial roofing in the restaurant industry.

The Unique Roofing Needs of Restaurants

All businesses rely on their roof to keep employees, products, and equipment safe and dry, and restaurants are no exception. However, food products are especially sensitive to water damage and spoilage. This means restaurant owners and their trusted commercial roofing partners must be extremely diligent in keeping up with roof maintenance to avoid any and all leaks. Even minor leaks can cause widespread damage to food products and jeopardize compliance with health department food safety standards.

Additionally, restaurant roofs must be able to tolerate exposure to oils and other chemicals. Cooking food often releases oils and chemicals into the air, and these substances are then exhausted from the building. During this process, chemicals will often come into contact with the building’s exterior—especially the roof. Some roofing materials are more chemical-resistant than others, so this is a key consideration for selecting, installing, and maintaining a restaurant roof. 

Finally, a commercial flat or low-slope roof is a major business expense. This means it should be reliably built and affordable to maintain throughout its lifespan. A poorly installed commercial roof is likely to fail prematurely, creating an expensive problem for your business.

The Key to Restaurant Roofing: Commercial Roof Maintenance

Leaks and other roofing issues are important to address quickly. And as mentioned above, this is especially critical for those in the food service industry. Leaks can create food safety issues, and those food safety issues can harm the reputation of your business.

The best way to avoid leaks and roofing damage is through commercial roof maintenance and proactive repairs. Roof maintenance includes regularly having your roof cleaned and inspected for potential trouble spots. Proactive repairs should be made as soon as issues are identified and diagnosed to avoid bigger and usually more expensive and threatening issues to the restaurant, the staff and the customers. 

At Moser Roofing Solutions, we offer our Roof Guardian program to serve the ongoing commercial roof maintenance needs of businesses across many industries. Our plan includes two annual inspections, detailed reports, and prompt repairs to address any problems, big or small. Preventive maintenance is key to avoiding major roofing expenses.

Partner with a Commercial Roofing Expert

Because the food service industry presents such unique roofing challenges, it’s important to partner with an expert team of commercial roofers who understand how to meet these needs. Hiring a cut-rate roofer will result in cut-rate quality. Keeping a restaurant running safely and successfully over the long term is simply not worth the risk of maybe saving a few dollars now by hiring inadequate and inexperienced commercial roofing contractors. 

Moser Roofing Solutions provides expert craftsmanship and friendly service, all while working efficiently to minimize disruptions and deliver better protection for your roof and your business.

Need a Trusted Roofer for Your Restaurant Roof? Call Moser Today!

Moser Roofing Solutions is the leading commercial roofer serving the Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic area. We understand how much your restaurant means to you, and how critical a role your roof plays in protecting it. As flat and low-slope commercial roofing specialists, we know how to deliver the best value for your roof repair, maintenance, or replacement. After all, your roof protects your business, so we protect your roof! 

Contact us today to schedule a repair or to learn more about our Roof Guardian maintenance program.

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