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
There 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
Need the best contractor?
Our group works together to provide:
- Larger Base of Knowledge
- Group-Wide Accountability
- Set Standards for Service
- More Peace of Mind
When you partner with an endorsed member, you’re partnering with a nationwide team!