Keeping a solid, well-maintained roof over your place of business is important for the building and also the protection and comfort of the people inside. Here’s what you need to know.
They Have Options
Before you call anyone, take a look at their website. Do they offer the services or roofing materials you are looking for? Some types of commercial roofing include built-up roofing (BUR) membrane, thermoplastic and thermoset (TPO, PVC, EPDM), shingle, spray-on (SPF), and metal roofing Daytona Beach. Service might also include inspections, weatherization, repair and replacement, gutter install and removal, insulation or ventilation, the list could go on. Once you have a few roofers that can deliver what you need, it’s time to start vetting.
They Are Qualified
Roofing contractors would have several things to indicate their qualifications:
- Meet the criteria set by your state, county, or city
- Licensed, bonded, insured
- Experience backed by references
- Willingness to be transparent with estimates and assessment
Occasionally you may find an up-and-coming outfit that doesn’t have the long experience that some others might have; that could work in your favor in the form of reduced costs. However, they should meet the other qualifications before you select them.
They Can Answer Your Questions
You’ve done the research, it is time to make the calls. With your knowledge at hand, compile questions that will help you narrow your options down to the one perfect candidate. You may also want to weigh whether you would like an independent contractor or roofing company. There is a personal touch that comes with going small, and if they specialize in the service and materials you are looking for, then it could be a perfect fit. Larger enterprises won’t give you the one-on-one feel, but they’ll be quicker on larger projects and offer more materials and services in their portfolio.
Whomever you chose, be sure they meet all of your expectations of qualifications and service.