Maintaining your commercial roofs is essential to keeping your business running smoothly. Nothing can compromise the integrity of your commercial buildings or multi-family housing properties and impact your bottom line faster than roof leaks and water damage in critical interior building systems. Before choosing a commercial roofing company, it is important to follow several steps.
- Do Your Research & Check Credentials
First and foremost, start your search for a licensed commercial roofing company by making sure they have a well-established, reputable history, are fully licensed, bonded and insured and have a proven track record in successfully completing similar projects to yours. You can search Internet sites such as Angie’s List, Yelp, Better Business Bureau and Google Business among others. Friends and family can also provide you with references but whatever the case, do your homework and check those references!
- Interview Potential Commercial Contractors
Once you have narrowed down your list of several contractors, a quick phone call or in-person interview will help you narrow down the list further and help you make your selection. Be sure to ask these important questions:
- Can you furnish the project estimate? Once they provide the estimate, compare offerings and pricing. Get estimates from several companies so you can decide what the best option is for your company.
- Do you have experience in handling similar projects? This question will help you know whether they have the capacity in terms of equipment and manpower to handle your project.
- Do you offer service contracts? If so, what are the costs and terms?
- Do you offer warranties?
- What is the timeline for your project?
- Review The Contract Thoroughly
After your questions have been answered and you have selected a licensed, reputable commercial roofing company, it is important to take the time to thoroughly review the contract. The contract should include the scope of work, the length of time the project is expected to take, the payment schedule and other terms. Make sure you are comfortable with all the clauses and if you have questions or concerns, speak to a legal professional to help navigate you through any items in question before you sign.
Speaking of contracts…it is important to consider a roof service contract. A roof service contract can cover the costs of maintenance for your commercial properties to help ensure that your roofs are properly maintained and any items of concern, damage, etc. is promptly addressed. Costs will usually vary depending on number of properties covered, contract length, locations and number of service calls and inspections performed under the contract each year.
The safest and smartest way to choose a commercial roofing company is to contact an experienced, licensed roofing company like Stratus Roofing. We are proud to be your trusted residential roofing and commercial roofing partner since 2004. We have offices in the Orlando, Florida area, Dallas, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri to serve you. Find out how we can help you with your residential roofing and commercial roofing needs by contacting us today: www.stratusroofing.com contact an experienced, licensed roofing company like Stratus Roofing. We are proud to be your trusted residential roofing and commercial roofing partner since 2004. We have offices in the Orlando, Florida area and Kansas City, Missouri to serve you. Find out how we can help you with your residential roofing and commercial roofing needs by contacting us today: www.stratusroofing.com