Hiring A Commercial Roof Replacement Company
Every business owner or facility manager understands and appreciates the importance of maintaining their building to ensure smooth operations. The roof to your commercial building is your building’s first line of defense against the elements. As such, it is a part that’s exposed to harsh conditions and the first part of your commercial or industrial building to get damaged.
To keep your commercial roof and commercial building working in tip-top condition, you need to work with the best commercial roofing contractors in the business. Unfortunately, finding a commercial roofing company to work with is a tad complicated than it might first appear. It’s not a case of contacting the first company that appears first on Google.
Naturally, every building owner or manager will look for a roofing contractor who epitomizes experience, trust, professionalism, and integrity. Herein we’ll delve into how to make a well-informed decision when hiring a commercial roofing company. We’ll cover the various things you should keep in mind when researching.
Considerations When Hiring A Commercial Roofing Company
Below are some of the most crucial elements to consider when hiring a commercial roofing company for your project.
#1. Do Your Due Diligence On The Company’s Registration And License
It’s paramount that you do your homework on every company you consider. In fact, it’s the first thing you should do. First, you should find out whether the company is registered with the authorities. While it might be challenging to conduct due diligence, and you might run into dead ends, you could always ask the company to show their license and registration details.
#2. Is Your Potential Commercial Roofing Contractor Fully Insured?
Finding out whether the contractor is registered is the first step. A company being registered does not guarantee they’re good and experienced to work with. Insurance coverage is also an important consideration. Contracting a roofing company with an insurance cover protects your interests.
Keep in mind that commercial roofing is inherently a daunting and dangerous task. As such, you must ensure you’re not liable for any accident or incident. Ensure you will not be responsible for covering unexpected costs.
Contracting a roofing company without insurance coverage can only be a liability for you. It’s pretty easy to find yourself facing huge penalties for working with an uninsured contractor if they get injured working on your property. Working with a contractor with proper insurance coverage will protect you legally from liabilities of injuries that occur on your property.
#3. Ask For A Previous Customer List
The best way to get a glimpse of what it’s like to work with your potential commercial roofing company is to ask their past and/or present clients/customers. Someone who has worked with the company will give you objective feedback on what’s it like to work with the company. With this in mind, ensure you ask the company for a list of past and present customers.
With the reference list, you can call their past customers for a better understanding of what’s it like to work with the contractor. Such a customers list will also give you an idea of the variety of projects the commercial roofing company can handle. A commercial roofing company with a proven track record will jump at the opportunity to provide you with a customer list.
#4. Are They Experienced In Commercial Roofing?
As alluded to above, you should find out whether a roofing contractor has worked on a project similar to yours before. The complexity and type of commercial roofing projects vary from one project to another. You should ask a potential roofing contractor about the type of project they’ve worked on and their level of experience working on your kind of commercial roofing project
Keep in mind that a contractor who has worked on a particular type of project several times will produce a far better end product than a novice in handling a similar roofing project.
#5. What Warranty Terms Does The Contractor Offer?
A commercial roofing project is inherently expensive. Installing a new roof is a substantial financial undertaking, and your new roof should come with a warranty. A comprehensive warranty will give you peace of mind that if something should go wrong, the contractor will cover the cost of any additional work.
Ensure you go through the warranty documents, reading and understanding every bit of the fine print before proceeding. Ensure you have a clear understanding of what they will do and what they will not do. Understand the terms and conditions and the language used in the contract.
#6. Does The Contractor Operator Render Services In Your Neighborhood?
Different parts of the country or even different parts of the city impose different requirements for commercial roofing projects. The regulation, construction codes, and weather conditions can vary drastically. For simplicity and speed of project implementation, work with a contractor already familiar with working in your area.
A commercial roofing contractor who has worked in your area will handle the logistics of a commercial roofing project far better than a contractor new to the area. They will take a shorter amount of time to get to your site, procure the required material, do the work, and complete the roofing project compared to a contractor new to your city.
#7. Does The Contractor Perform On-Site Inspections?
If you consult a contractor and they’re ready to accept the project without conducting a proper site inspection, it’s a huge red flag. An experienced commercial roofing contractor will take ample time to determine and understand the ins and outs of your particular project. Any commercial roofing contractor not willing to conduct a detailed and honest inspection might not be worth your money and time to work with them.
Hire The Best Commercial Roofing Company
ApplyRite Roofing is a roofing contractor specializing in commercial roofing services. We serve residents and businesses in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, meeting their industrial and commercial roofing needs.
We’ll guide you through the process and provide all the necessary information you need to ease all of your fears, and give you the necessary peace of mind to work with us. We understand the complexity of performing different types of commercial roofing projects. Our team will walk you throughout the entire project to ensure you understand our plans to implement your project to your satisfaction. It’s important to consult with a professional roofing contractor to assess the condition of your roof accurately and determine if a commercial roof replacement is necessary.