If you’ve got wear and tear on the roof of your business, you’ll either need to have it replaced or repaired by a commercial roofing contractor. With so many choices out there, you’ll need to know that you’ve got the right team of roofers. The last thing you want will be a company that rushes the job and leaves you with a substandard roof repair. Follow these five tips and you’ll have a solid foundation for finding a commercial roofing contractor that works for you.
Choose a Commercial Roofing Company that Offers 24-Hour Service
A leaky roof requires immediate repair because when left untreated, it can cause severe interior damage. For example, water can drip into electronic devices and fry up their internal components, and most manufacturers also void warranties for water damage. Meaning, you may end up paying for repairs or replacements using company funds. What’s more, your business will also suffer from downtime due to malfunctioning equipment. If you have severe roof leaks, your best bet is to hire a roofer offering 24/7 roof repairs. Depending on the severity of your roof leak, they can be at your property within four to eight hours.
Arrange for a Quotation to Be Made
Once you’ve found a few contractors that come highly recommended you should start obtaining quotes from them. Ask if you can have a no-obligation quote for the work that you need to carry out. A good contractor will provide you with a quotation quite quickly. Be wary of any contractors who provide quotes without having first inspected the roof that is in need of roof repair or roof replacement. Your quote should be specific to the work that needs to be carried out and this will be different in every instance.
Check Accreditation, Insurance, and Licensing
You’ll need to check that the contractor that you choose to hire has the correct accreditation, insurance, and licensing. Specific requirements will vary depending on the area that you’re having the work carried out. When accidents do happen, it’s your contractor’s insurance company that is responsible for bills for repairs or compensation. Although incidents such as these are very rare, you’ll still need to ensure your contractor has an adequate degree of liability insurance to cover them if something does happen.
Don’t Just Focus on the Cost Alone
Once you’ve received written quotes providing you with the cost of work that needs doing, it can be all too tempting to go with the lowest price. If there is a big difference between the lowest price and the other quotes that you’ve received, ask yourself whether it’s actually going to be such a good deal. All too often, the lowest quote is lower for a reason. The work may be rushed, or they may use substandard materials. Instead of just focusing on cost alone, speak to the contractor and get a feel for the service that they’ll offer. You need to be confident in the work that you’re having carried out.
Check the Contractor’s Project Estimating Process
If a roofer provides a quote without ever receiving any details from you, that’s not a good sign. Reputable contractors, on the other hand, first ask for project details. They need to identify how big the job is, what kind of roofing system is needed, and how long the project will take. It’s only after evaluating the scope of work that a trusted company can provide an accurate quote. Dependable roofers make sure that they put all of their proposals in writing. This includes detailed descriptions of the work and its expected completion date. There should also be a section discussing payment methods and who will work on which part of the project.
How to Find a Commercial Roofing Contractor
To find a commercial roofing contractor you should first ask for recommendations, once you’ve done this you should compare reviews and testimonials. Once you’re happy that a company seems good, get them to create a quote for the work. Finally, you will need to check their accreditation, and licensing, and ask about the warranty that comes with their work.
If you’re looking for a commercial roofing contractor, get in touch with Shull Roofing today for a free estimate!