The realm of commercial roofing and residential roofing is quite different. Even considering tiny properties the size of a typical house, a commercial project will still be different from residential work. Requiring unique materials combined with advanced knowledge, locating an expert commercial roofing company may not be that simple.
There are a few issues to really consider when picking a commercial roofing company. To begin with, it is a wise idea to do due diligence and make sure the company has a stellar reputation; this should go without saying, but oftentimes it is advice that gets looked over.
Does the company have a good Better Business Bureau rating? Do they have good reviews on Yelp and other such sites? Did you find any bad reviews, and if so, how did the company respond? And last but not least, are they licensed and insured?
Naturally, a commercial roofer should hold a roofing license in the state in which they work. But does the commercial roofing company also have a general contractor’s license? If so, it can be very beneficial.
Quite a few of the properties where commercial roofing projects take place will also have other issues that need to be looked into for the roof to be properly repaired, replaced, or installed.
If the roofing contractor only maintains a roofing license, then if other problems do crop up, you will need to bring in additional contractors. It is usually easier to work with a single company if possible when dealing with large commercial projects.
An often overlooked aspect of selecting a commercial roofer to hire is whether that company is big enough to handle the job. If the roofing company you are in talks with is large, you’d think they should have the workforce; however, are they spread too thin?
And vice versa, if the company is small, can they even handle it, to begin with. Commercial roofing tight deadlines need to be met, so ensure the roofing contractor gives a detailed timeline.
A final point will be to see if the contractor has completed similar jobs to yours, especially if it’s a large project that will span more than likely months to finish. You will feel much more at ease with hiring a commercial roofing company that has had successful projects that are like yours.