5 Qualities to Look for When Choosing a Commercial Roofer

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Are you looking for a commercial roofer? Do you know how to choose the best one for the job? 

Whether you’re looking to have a small leak fixed or need to repair a roof that’s been severely damaged, you want quality work that is guaranteed. 

Evaluate your commercial roofing companies thoroughly before choosing one. Consider these 5 qualities below and you’ll feel confident you made the right decision. 

Look for Local Commercial Roofing Services 

Look for a local commercial roofer with an established reputation in your community. They will have a proven track record for being punctual, getting jobs finished on time, and staying on budget. Because referrals are the best source of any business, they will work hard to keep their customers, and their community, happy. 

Look for a company that has worked in your community for a while. The warranty on your roof is only good if the company is around to honor it. The last thing you want is to find out the company is out of business before your warranty period is over. 

Find an Experienced Commercial Roofer 

A contractor who has a proven work history is important. This isn’t an easy job. You want someone you can trust who won’t make basic mistakes. Someone with the proper training who is familiar with different commercial roofing systems and who knows how to maintain a roof correctly. 

Any mistakes made during the repair or installation of a roof will make your roof more susceptible to future problems. So, find someone with years of experience who can anticipate problems and prevent them from happening. 

Ask About Their Insurance and Licenses 

Always make sure your roofing company is insured. They should carry general liability and workers compensation insurance. Ask to see their certificate and call the insurance carrier to make sure it is still valid. Confirming they're insured protects you from any liability and costs if there is an accident during your project. 

Your city and state may require contractors to have a license. Know what is legally required in your area and make sure any company you work with has the proper licensing in place. Having a proper license is a good sign they are able to follow industry standards and will continue to do by filing the necessary paperwork and permits needed for your job. 

Cheaper Is Not Always Better 

Don’t base your decision for your business roof maintenance on pricing alone. Look at three or four quotes and lean towards the ones in the middle. 

Remember the adage: you get what you pay for. The lowest bidding company may not use the best quality material or the most experienced workers. 

Consider Industry Memberships and Certifications 

A certified roofer knows how to repair, install, and maintain a manufacturer’s products. They were trained by the manufacturer to work with their materials and processes. 

Some roofing companies will also attain certifications from professional associations and industry groups like the National Roofing Contractors Association. While this isn’t mandatory it is a sign of professionalism worth considering. 

Find the Best Commercial Contractor For Your Job 

Choosing a commercial roofer is a big decision. Use these tips to help you find the best one who can install and knows how to maintain a roof. 

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