This is ideally done with a commercial roofing contractor who thoroughly understands the types of roofing that will be best for your building based on the building’s architecture, the kind of business that will eventually be conducted inside its walls, local weather patterns, and climate, energy efficiency needs, and the owner’s budget.
Thorough Inspection of the property
Detailed photo reports
Core sample report and analysis (cut a small portion of the roof to verify what the composition is)
Research area and code requirements
Make recommendations and discuss with the customer
Project timeline and milestones
Contractors and project roles
Materials and product pricing
Payment due dates and termination policy
Begin project – Safety preparations begin
Project Completion – Job Site scoured extensively for any remaining construction refuse.
What To Look For
Knowing what to look for in a commercial contractor can help you make sure you choose the right one for your project. Below are a few pointers and a few tasks that can aid you in the decision-making process:.
Get bids from a few commercial roofing contractors and carefully compare their services.
Check out each of the commercial roofing contractors’ websites. Look at their about us page, their products, and services and if they are “certified” by the manufacturers. Also, look to see if they have won any awards.
Check their social media pages. Look at their social media and see if they are active ideally daily, but a few times at least shows they are engaged with their customers.
Check their customer reviews and testimonials. Look to see what others say about them. A few bad reviews shows that a company and their review are most likely real, but too many bad reviews may be questionable.
Check their contractor’s license with your local state licensing board for validity or complaints.
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Click here to see if they are an active member of the NRCA.
Better Business Bureau (BBB). Contact your local BBB to see if the contractor has any complaints registered against them.
Whether it’s Commercial Roof Maintenance, Commercial Roof Repair, a Commercial Roof Restoration, or a Commercial Roof Replacement, any of these can be quite costly. It would benefit you greatly to make sure you understand their entire process before you sign off on the job.
Be sure to ask some, if not all, of the questions below to ensure you understand the whole process Doing this can almost always prevent most surprises during your project.loo for damage, rot, and mold.
This includes basic coverage for bodily injury, completed product liability, and medical payments.
Make sure you understand the contractor’s disposal process and ensure you have it in writing, especially if they say they recycle.
How about before they begin the project? A great contractor will perform a pre-bid inspection as well as before beginning the project to look for damage, rot, and mold.
Don’t ever feel rushed into choosing a contractor, even if your project is urgent. Taking the time to find the most qualified professional who understands your vision will ensure that your project will be completed the way you want it.
Click here for the NCRA’s Roofing Contractor Qualification Print Out. A printed reference sheet can help you assess the commercial roofing contractors you are considering.
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