Our family owns a number of different commercial buildings in the small town that we live. Recently, one of the larger ones was having issues with the roofing system. It was an older building, one that we had owned for over twenty years.
The roof was continuing to have leaking problems. We had hired roofing contractors to repair the roof a number of times, however, we kept having the same problem. My family and I finally decided that the best solution would be to tear off the roof completely and have a new one installed.
I happened to be in charge of management duties for this property, so I was chosen as the one who would hire the company to do the work. I had never hired a commercial roofing contractor before, so I asked around and did some research online and discovered some of the important things to look for.
The first and most important thing I learned is that you need to find a professional roofing contractor that is licensed, bonded, and insured. That way, should anything go wrong while the company is working on your property, you are protected. Also, there are many unsavory contractors that claim to have these credentials, but in fact they do not. Always ask to see the documentation in person before you hire the roofers for the job.
Once you have determined that the companies are licensed, bonded, and insured, you will then want to check the reputation and reviews. Look online at sites like Angie’s List, Yelp, and Google Plus. There you can find real reviews from consumers who have worked with the roofing contractors in the past. They will provide you with invaluable information that you can not find anywhere else. Also, check the Better Business Bureau to find out more.
Once you have limited it down to qualified roofing contractors, you will then want to find the best price. The cheapest choice is not always the best option. Make sure you know exactly what work is going to be done. Ask to be provided with a written contract detailing the work. Ask the contractors to submit detailed proposals for the job. Then select the company that offers you an affordable rate and one that you are comfortable working with.