How to Choose the Right Commercial Roofing Contractors?
The importance of choosing the right commercial roofing contractors. Finding a qualified, reputable company to get your roof repaired or replaced is vital because you don’t want to get stuck with a leaky, damaged roof that will cause your business problems in the future. We’ve put together this guide to help you find the best commercial roofing contractor for your needs-so keep reading!
In the commercial roofing industry, there is a wide range of contractors available. Some are generalists who can handle most or all types of roofs, while others specialize in one type only. In addition, some contractors work on either residential or commercial buildings, depending on what they have more expertise with at any given time. Other factors to consider when choosing a contractor include:
1) Insurance and Experience: Commercial roofing is a high-risk industry. Your job site will be at a height and exposed to the elements, making for dangerous work conditions and lots of liability concerns. Most states require commercial roofing contractors to have workers comp insurance in case they get injured on your job site-this is higher than normal worker’s comp rates because it applies to any injury that occurs at your location, not just injuries that occur while working! In addition, you should ask potential contractors if they carry liability insurance in case someone gets injured or their property is damaged by equipment being used on your project. A company with proper insurance coverage is less likely to have financial problems if something goes wrong during the course of the job.
2) Number of employees: If you require multiple bids for your project, ask how many people will be on the job site at one time. A company with more employees should be able to get the work done faster and cheaper than a smaller firm.
3) Experience: It’s important that your contractor has experience and expertise in commercial roofing systems and installation methods. They should also have references from other customers in your area. Be sure to check out any claims regarding their credentials or accolades-if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
4) Type of roofing material: Some companies may not be experienced working with particular materials, such as metal roofs or several varieties of built-up roofs (BUR), so make sure you find out which material they are most familiar with. A company that specializes in one type or system of the roofing will have more experience working with its materials than a generalist contractor who may be unfamiliar with the particular nuances of your particular roof.
5) Overall communication: After all else is considered, communication should be the determining factor influencing your choice. When communicating with contractors, ask for references and then follow up with them to verify their experience on previous projects. Ask what systems are being used for a coordination-a good contractor should have computerized management systems that allow them to schedule work around your needs as well as automated email notifications for upcoming jobs, payments due dates, etc. It’s also important for you to stay involved in the process. Ask lots of questions about the project and make sure you are kept up to date on progress, issues that arise, etc.
We hope this guide has helped you understand some of the factors surrounding commercial roofing contracting. If you have any additional questions or need help understanding your options, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We look forward to working with you. We are located here!