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Choosing the Best Commercial Roofing Contractor

Your commercial roof is not only a vital component of your building, it represents a huge financial investment; not just anyone should be hired to work on it. You may feel at a loss regarding where to start and what to look for when it comes to choosing the best commercial roofing contractor. We’re here to help you through the process.

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

best-commercial-roofing-contractor-comparisonThere are a lot of roofing contractors out there, no doubt about it. When you own or manage a commercial building, part of your job is finding one that is reliable and properly qualified.

Choosing an inexperienced contractor to work on your commercial roof can have huge repercussions. If you hire a roofer who mainly works on residential roofs, for instance, you could be in trouble straight out of the gate, because servicing a commercial roof is an entirely different ballgame and requires specialized knowledge and experience that a full-time residential roofer on his own simply doesn’t have.

Hiring a roofer who doesn’t have a very long history of working in your area is also a risky proposition, as their staying power is unproven. If your $50,000+ roof fails two years down the road, that contractor may be long gone—and you may be left in the lurch.

Letting an inexperienced person do work on your roof almost always leads to problems down the road. What’s more, hiring an inexperienced contractor can cause your roof warranty to be invalidated. No matter how you look at it, it’s a bad idea to hire anyone but a licensed, experienced, tried-and-true professional.

Important Questions to Ask

When shopping among roofing companies, the following are some questions you should always find the answers to before shaking hands and saying, “You’re hired”:

  • Are they fully licensed and insured?
  • Do they have adequate experience working on commercial roofs specifically?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • What is their reputation with local customers?
  • Are they certified by their product manufacturers?
  • Do they guarantee their work in writing with the ability to back it up?
  • Do they offer non-prorated warranties you can trust?
  • Do they belong to and have endorsements from reputable industry associations?

If any one of the answers to these important questions turn out to be unfavorable, it’s probably best to say “pass” and continue your search until you find a roofing company that does meet this criteria.

A Directory of Experts

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just snap your fingers and a listing of pre-verified roofing contractors in your area would suddenly appear? As it happens, there is such a resource that will point you to verified roofing experts near you—and all you have to do is call or click to meet one of them in person.

Through the Choice Roof Contractor Group, a trusted nationwide roofing association, you can search among commercial roofing experts that operate in your specific area. Our membership represents some of the very best roofers in the business.

Our dedicated contractor members provide full-service roofing solutions for clients throughout the nation.  If you’re interested in working with a contractor in your local area, reach out to us at your earliest convenience and we will pair you with a local contractor that you can trust.

The Choice Roof Difference

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Our group works together to provide:

  • Larger Base of Knowledge
  • Group-Wide Accountability
  • Set Standards for Service
  • More Peace of Mind
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There’s a lot more to this group than just verification and group-wide accountability. Once a contractor joins, they have access to invaluable resources including professional training and a huge pool of experts to get advice from when they encounter particularly problematic roofing issues. No single contractor or commercial roofing company on their own knows everything, which is why bringing centuries of experience together in this group is so powerful.

When you partner with an endorsed member, you’re partnering with a nationwide team!

To find an endorsed roofing contractor in your area, call (800) 670-5583 or visit the contact page.


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Written by: Cami Cox
Cami Cox
Cami is one of the main writers at Choice Roof Contractor Group. Leveraging her unique background in the space and more than a decade of professional writing experience, she has written countless articles on the various aspects of commercial roofs and has gained the respect of building owners and contractors across the country.

25 Responses to “ Choosing the Best Commercial Roofing Contractor ”

  1. It helped a lot when you mentioned how you should look for a roofer that is fully licensed. I understand that taking the time to verify things is important. Personally, I would also want to take the time to read online reviews when looking for a good roofer.

  2. I didn’t know all of these. My brother’s restaurant roof has a hole in it. My dad suggested having a commercial roofing contractor and shared this article with him.

  3. I like how you mentioned that there are services that would be able to help you search for available and reputable commercial roofing contractors in an area. That would be great for businesses since it would give them the convenience of easy access to these services. Personally, If I were a business owner, I would have tried using the BBB and other internet websites to look for potential contractors while looking into their reviews. Thanks for the informative article on how to best choose a commercial roofing contractor!

  4. I appreciate the tip figure out if a roofing contractor will have endorsements from reputable industry associations. If I had a commercial building that needed work on the roof done, I would want to make sure that I was working with a recognized roofing expert. When it comes to commercial roofing services, I would be sure to see how long they were in business and check their reputation with past customers before working with them.

  5. It’s interesting to learn that it would be important for commercial businesses to only get experienced commercial roofing contractors as a residential one wouldn’t be enough to cut it as your article mentioned. That is something that had me surprised as I have always thought that they are one of the same. As important as it would be for commercial businesses, I’ll be sure to get only residential roofing companies for my house needs too to avoid potential problems. Thanks!

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  7. Thanks for your tip to choose a roofer that is both licensed and insured. I like how you said that they should have a lot of experience working in this field. My husband and I want to find skilled roofers to replace some shingles on our roof.

  8. I like that you mentioned how choosing someone that isn’t experienced is a big risk. The roof is the only thing between you and the weather so you want the best material and workers. You can check the BBB for those who have quality reviews.

  9. It would be good to consider all of this. My brother is looking for a roofer, so he’ll have to find someone who is qualified.

  10. Thanks for the advice about considering if a roofing contractor is fully licensed and insured. finding out about their qualifications before you hire them would help ensure that you are hiring someone who is experienced. I’m looking for a roofer to help replace my current roof with a metal one. When I hire someone to help with the job, I’ll have to consider their licensing and insurance first.

  11. I like that you mentioned asking about warranties for your roof. It means a lot to get the peace of mind that comes with a warranty. I would much rather use a company that backs up their work.

  12. Thanks for giving tips on what questions should we be asking when hiring a roofer. Our roof has a lot of leaks and holes because of the hailstorm this week. My dad suggested hiring a roofer and shared this article with us.

  13. I agree that you need to ensure that a roofer is licensed and insured. Finding someone who is qualified and experienced would help ensure that they do high-quality work as well. I’m trying to find a roofer to help replace my roof with something more energy efficient, so I’ll have to consider if they are licensed.

  14. It’s awesome that you talked about making sure they are fully licensed and insured before hiring. My oldest brother is looking to hire a commercial roofing repair service to get the roof of his shed worked on. I think I will talk to him about hiring a completely licensed and insured company.

  15. I had no idea that there was a Choice Roof Contractor Group to show you qualified individuals. Another tip I’ve heard is to check out the BBB, as it will list reviews, ratings, and some credentials. My uncle is building a new home for his family and will need to find a contractor. I’ll be sure to share these tips with him!

  16. Thanks for helping me understand more about roofing. A large debris from the huge tree beside our house fell and damaged a certain portion of our roof. We’re just so thankful that no one got hurt in this incident. Now, we’re looking for a roofing contractor who would be willing to work on a small project like ours.

  17. Nowadays choosing a quality roofing contractor is a tough task. One must need to be careful and thorough in choosing. There are lots of scammers out there waiting for their next target. Thank you for sharing these tips in choosing a trusted roofer.

  18. Thank you for all this great information about choosing commercial roofing! One thing that really stood out to me is that you say to make sure they are fully licensed and insured. I think that just provides a for of reassurance that if something goes wrong, they will be able to cover it.

  19. My dad has a shop and he wants to make sure that it’s sturdy for the cold season. It was explained here that when looking for roofers, he should ask if they are certified and insured.

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