Is your commercial roof close to thirty years old and needing replacement? Or did a storm come through and cause some minor to moderate damage that needs to be fixed? You know this means you need to hire a commercial roofer, but how can you ensure you’re choosing the right one?
Choosing a commercial roofer can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, this brief guide offers a few simple tips for hiring the best option available to you. Continue reading to learn the most important things you should know about hiring a commercial roofer.
Ask other business owners whose opinion you trust if they’ve used a roofer before. Would they recommend the contractor they used? Why or why not?
Check Online Reviews
There are many websites dedicated to allowing previous customers to review the companies they’ve used. See what others are saying about the roofing contractors who work in your area.
The higher the ratings, the better. But don’t rely on ratings alone. Take the time to read what other customers have to say in their written reviews to understand better what to expect from your own experience.
Ensure Roofer Is Licensed
Licensing requirements vary by state and municipality. Ensure the commercial roofer you hope to hire meets the minimum licensing requirements for your area. If you’re unsure what the minimum requirements are, a quick internet search can help you figure it out.
Check for Liability Insurance and Workman’s Comp
Be sure the roofer you hire has both liability insurance and workman’s comp. Ensuring this will protect you if anything happens while the roofing company works on your commercial building.
Liability insurance covers the costs of any accidental damages that happen during your roofing project. If something goes wrong, the liability insurance will pay to fix it, so you don’t need to pay out-of-pocket.
Workman’s comp covers the contractors who work on your roof. If one of them becomes injured, workman’s comp covers their medical bills. If a company doesn’t have this insurance, you could be held liable for any injuries obtained on your property.
Ask if They Use Sustainable Roof Materials
Choosing a company that uses sustainable roofing materials is good business. It’s an investment in both your roof and the environment.
Sustainable materials often last longer and can be replaced easier. These two benefits combine for a higher return on investment (ROI) for your roof, as well as cheaper repairs moving forward.
Do You Have More Questions About Hiring a Commercial Roofer?
Once you know what to look for, hiring a commercial roofer is actually quite simple. The items above are among the most significant factors you should look for before signing that contract.
Do you have more questions about hiring a commercial roofer?
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