To find a reliable commercial roofing contractor, you need to do more than search for “commercial roofers near me.” After all, you are trusting this roofing company with a job that costs tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. You need to find the right contractor with a lot of experience with your type of commercial roofing system.
You also need to find a reputable roofer that offers maintenance and emergency roof repairs and uses only the highest-rated roofing materials.
How do you find such a company? And when hiring a roofing contractor, how do you know that it is a reputable roofing contractor that will complete the job as promised?
Tips For Hiring a Roofing Contractor
Here are some tips on how to find a good roofing contractor for your industrial or commercial roofing job.
Make sure the local roofing contractor has proper insurance and licenses.
To be licensed in most states, roofing contractors have to be adequately insured. While you would think that all the potential roofing contractors you are considering would be properly licensed and insured, this isn’t always the case.
As you consider competing bids from different roofing companies, ask whether the company has proper licensing and proof of insurance. Then contact the insurance company –any experienced roofing company would expect you to take this step.
When you check on the licensing and insurance, make sure the company has workers’ compensation insurance and general liability insurance. This will reduce the likelihood of an insurance claim being filed against your company if a roofing employee gets hurt while performing their dangerous job.
Find the right roofing contractor – regardless of where the company is located.
Homeowners can find potential contractors for a residential roofing project relatively easily. After all, a home’s roof is not as complicated as an industrial roof replacement. So hiring the guy down the street who is a member of your homeowner association to repair or replace your residential roof shouldn’t be much of an issue.
However, there are many different types of commercial roofing systems. This means that finding a roofing contractor with a great deal of experience with your type of roofing system may be difficult. Therefore, you might need to look outside your local area and instead look for independent roofing contractors outside your region of the country.
Read the contract.
If your company is paying tens of thousands of dollars for a new roof, you must go over the written estimate with a fine-toothed comb. Have your entire leadership team read the written contract to make an informed decision. If your company is paying for the old roof to be replaced, you need to pay attention to the language in the contract about debris removal and clean-up cost. At the same time, you need to pay attention to the specific materials and processes promised, as some companies are known for cutting corners and using cheap materials once they have been hired for the job.
Reputable roofers have great reviews.
When you hire a roofing company of any type, make sure you check online reviews from an independent source. However, you shouldn’t always expect pristine reviews when choosing professional contractors. Instead, pay attention to how the company reacted when previous clients asked them to perform minor repairs. A great roofer admits mistakes and stands behind their work because they care about their good reputation.
Contact Nations Roof When You Need Your Commercial Roof Replaced
National Roof offers commercial roofing services all across the country. We are fully insured and are happy to provide references and samples of our previous work. We understand how hard it is to find trustworthy roofers in some parts of the country, so give us a call. We have a lot of experience on many commercial roofing systems and can answer any questions you may have about green roofs as well.