At times, it can seem like a nightmare finding a new commercial roofing contractor, there are so many different services companies provide. After all, you are trusting them with your property, whether it be an HOA community, commercial building or office area, you are going to need a contractor that you can confidently say that they are going to do the job right the first time. We found an article that lists 3 main questions you should ask any commercial roofing contractor that you are looking at to determine if they can do the job.
It is important to shop around when looking for a commercial roofing contractor. You shouldn’t ever feel like you need to settle on the first person you find. You should keep your options open.
Question #1: What safety record do you have?
Along with customer service, safety should be the at the top of your contractor’s priority list. You should ask what safety precautions their employees must adhere to while working on commercial roofs. It will benefit you in the long run to ask this question, so you can hold the company to a certain standard.
Question #2: What other commercial roofing projects have you had in the area?
If you are dealing with a company with a large service area, it might be helpful to ask what jobs they have done in the area to get a sense of how well they are familiar with the conditions some buildings are subjected to. Also, if you are dealing with a contractor that works on more residential roofs than commercial, you may be better off working with someone else. Both are roofs, yes, but commercial roofs are a different scope of work than residential.
Question #3: How long should this [new] roof last?
While doing any work on a commercial roof, even doing a standard free roof inspection, your contractor should be able to tell you an estimate on how long your roof should last. And don’t be afraid to ask them why they quote you a certain time. Ask for their reasoning.
It is important that you feel like you can have an open dialogue with your commercial roofing contractor. If you have a question about the work they did on your property, you should feel comfortable giving them a call or emailing them knowing you are going to get a prompt response. Communication is everything.