Seven Tips for Choosing Commercial Roofing Contractors

While you might be able to find a residential roofing contractor with relative ease, finding a commercial roofing contractor can be a bit more difficult. Commercial roofing companies are well versed in the process of commercial roofing. This process differs from residential roofing because of the scale and goals of the project.

If you’ve been researching commercial roofing companies, it can be tough to know who to choose. Here are seven tips for choosing commercial roofing contractors.

Do some research

We mentioned this briefly above, but it bears repeating. You need to conduct your own research when finding a commercial roofing contractor. You should ask about or try to find out more about the following: the company’s history, qualifications, insurance status and how long they’ve been operating.

Try to stay local

When searching for commercial roofing companies, there are many benefits to choosing a local business. For one thing, they won’t have to travel too far to perform the roofing project. They’re also familiar with the area and the weather that community typically gets. You can also go to visit them easily if you need to. Additionally, companies that are part of the community have an interest in improving it.

See how long the company’s been in business

A company that’s been performing commercial roofing services for decades must be doing something right, or else they would have shuttered their operations a long time ago.

Ask other local businesses about their roofing contractors

This is another benefit of choosing a local company. There’s a chance you could talk to another local business owner who was a happy customer of a local roofing company. Ask more than one other business and see if they’ll take you up to their roof so you can look at it with your own eyes.

Read online reviews

Checking online reviews is a great way to evaluate a commercial roofing company. You can see the ratio of satisfied customers to dissatisfied customers and see the specific issues certain people had with their work. What’s more, you can see how the company responded to anyone who wrote a negative review. Did the company respond kindly and try to make it right, or did they not respond at all?

Ask the prospective company for references

A commercial roofing company that does great work should have a long list of satisfied customers that they can use as references. Be sure to ask for multiple references, and make sure to pick another company if they don’t offer you references or the references you check are tepid.

Ask for and double check documentation

The paperwork you’ll need to see from any commercial roofing companies you’re considering is crucial. You’ll need to make sure the company is properly licensed and insured. Different states might have different rules regarding licensing, so make sure you’re up to date on the relevant laws.

The insurance piece is important if anything unfortunate should happen during your project. That includes everything from a worker getting injured on-site to accidental damage to your building being incurred during the project. Make sure the company and you as the property owner are covered before you hire a commercial roofing contractor.

Call today to schedule your commercial roofing project

Now that you know some tips about how to hire a commercial roofing company, call Manada Roofing. We offer free estimates and a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee because we understand how important roofing is to your business.