Although it can be time-consuming, it’s important to locate a company that you can trust to handle your commercial roof project. Here are some key things to look for when you are in need of a commercial roofing contractor.
Quality of Work
You want your roofing work to be done correctly the first time. That means you need a commercial roofing company with the experience and skills to complete installation and maintenance tasks with high quality. You need to be able to trust in their ability to complete the types of projects you need for your specific facility; restaurants, schools, warehouses, etc. all have different roofing requirements.
Your commercial roofing company needs to be able to plan appointments with you and then keep them by being on time and ready to tackle the work at hand. They should show up promptly as scheduled, with all the materials, tools and crew they need to complete the project expediently.
Look for a roofing company whose employees are professional in their demeanor and attitude. A clean truck and clothing usually reflect a clean approach to the project. The company should also maintain necessary industry certifications, licenses and continuing education, and have a solid safety record. They should have both worker's compensation and liability insurance. Check these criteria before signing the contract.
A reputable commercial roofing company should be able to provide you with several references –current and former customers. Any company that is interested in working with you and is transparent will gladly provide this information. Often, contractors will put testimonial videos or letters on their websites.
Value for Your Investment
Commercial roofing can be expensive, so it’s important that the contractor you hire respect your budget. There shouldn’t be surprise “add-on” items from the contractor during the project that jack the price up beyond what was agreed to (unless they are changes that you initiate). Also, it’s important to know how the contractor adds value to your investment; e.g., do they offer their own company warranty in addition to warranties provided by the roofing materials manufacturer?
Take your time to find a great commercial roofing contractor. It will be well worth the effort you invest if you can hire a company that you can successfully work with for years to come.