7 Tips to Help Business Owners, Church Decision-Makers, and School Superintendents Choose the Right Roofing Contractor
Get local referrals. Getting a local, reliable referral can be priceless when it comes to choosing the right commercial roofing contractor for your business, church, or school. Referrals can lessen the chance of potential issues or scams. Ask around and get feedback from previous clients of commercial roofing companies.
Review past roofing projects. Check with a roofing company and ask if you can review past roofing projects they did. Assess some of their previous jobs’ overall quality. Be critical and thorough.
Check for proper licensing and insurance. Not all roofing companies are licensed or insured. If anything goes wrong on your job site, everything falls on you as the owner or decision-maker. That is a considerable risk. Review the roofing company’s website for details and call them to verify licensing and insurance. Look for things like “General Liability and Workers Comp policies” that protect you as the business owner, and “HAAG Certified Roof Inspectors.”
Concern yourself with safety. Roofing contractors without adequate safety training could be an ordeal waiting to happen. Coryell Roofing and Construction requires every employee to have the proper initial and ongoing safety training facilitated by our Fleet, Facilities & Safety Manager. Ensuring a safe work environment is a priority.
Better Business Bureau (BBB). Review what the BBB has to say about commercial roofing contractors you are considering. Coryell’s “…business practices are recognized as outstanding with the Better Business Bureau, and Xactimate certification makes sure we are speaking the same language as your insurance carrier.”
Familiarize yourself with material options. In many cases, the insurance company is paying for a new roof, making it a prime time to upgrade the quality of the current roof system. Not every option of material offered to you may be in your best interest. Speak with experts for guided recommendations.
Get job details in writing. Projects can hit bumps in the road, but there should always be a clear understanding and communication line regarding your job’s expectations—everything from materials used to the job timeline and pricing. Having a job’s details in writing allows both the commercial roofing contractor and you as the business owner, decision-maker, or superintendent to re-review at any time and have further discussions and expectations in the future, based on that foundation.