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Commercial roofing projects can be expensive, so it’s crucial to find the correct contractor for the job. If you own a commercial business premise that needs to be reroofed, there are likely to be many different roofing options available to you. Employing a professional roofing contractor who’s knowledgeable about which materials will work best for your project will save you both time and money in the long run.
It can, however, be challenging to find the right contractor for your commercial roofing project. This article will give you some helpful tips which will assist you in finding the right roofing contractor who will provide excellent service and value for money.
If you live in San Antonio, TX or the surrounding area and are searching for a roofing contractor for your commercial property, don’t hesitate to contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing.
Ensure that any commercial roofing contractor you consider hiring has adequate employee liability insurance. Before allowing the contractor to undertake any work, you should ask to see their insurance certificates. It may also be a good idea to phone the insurance company to check that the certificate is valid. This will allow you to ensure that your business premise is protected with the security of insurance coverage.
Find a local contractor
It’s a good idea to choose a local roofing contractor. Local companies will be aware of environmental factors such as climate and humidity. They will be able to advise you on the best type of material to use in your roofing project. A local contractor will also have established a reputation within your community; you’ll be able to view their work on other buildings and ask local people for references.
Find a company that has been around for a long time. Rather than one who has arrived in town worked for five years and then left before customers’ warranties start to run out. If you have friends, family, or business acquaintances that have hired a commercial roofing company in the past, you can ask them for recommendations.
It’s crucial to find a company that has relevant experience. Commercial roofing projects require different materials, various systems, and different skill sets to residential projects. You should look for a company that’s experienced in working on commercial projects and is knowledgeable and skilled in the specific type of roofing system you plan to have installed.
If you’re unsure about which type of roofing would be best for your project, you should find a contractor with a wide range of experience and ask them for advice. You can also ask the roofing contractor for examples of similar previous roof projects that they’ve worked on.
There are many different commercial flat roofs, as well as metal roof systems available, and each requires experience and expertise for each manufacturer’s product. It’s worth noting that not all commercial roofing systems are installed the same. Even if the roof looks similar, different techniques may be needed.
Remember, price isn’t everything
It would help if you didn’t choose a commercial roofing contractor based on price alone. While you may want to get good value for money, don’t cut corners. It’s better to pay for good quality workmanship rather than finding a cheap contractor. Remember that in the long run, you’ll get what you pay for, and you may find yourself having to pay for repairs or even have to reroof your business premises in five years.
Find a reputable roofing company that can provide a guarantee and covers any repairs that are needed in the future.
Avoid companies who say you have storm damage
Avoid companies or individuals who knock on your door saying that they are working in the area and notice that you have storm damage. These companies are likely to be canvassing and selling. If anyone tells you your roof has storm damage, it’s best to check it out yourself and get a reputable roofing company to fix any issues.
Ask for the job details in writing
Once you’ve found a commercial roofing contractor to do the work, you can ask for a quote and details of the job in writing. Don’t give the company any money straight up; ensure that the work has been completed to your satisfaction before you pay. It’s a good idea to discuss the terms of payment with the contractor before work commences.
It would help if you also asked for an estimation of how long the job will be likely to take. It’s also good to know how many workers will be involved in your roofing project. You should know who is on your business premises and when as well as whether they have roofing experience. If you need your business premises roofed quickly, you’ll want to find out what strategies the company has in place to complete the project on time.
When looking for a commercial roofing company, you should find a contractor who is able to provide good communication. Look for a company that is professional and can return your calls promptly. They should also send you any documentation or follow up information that you asked for in a timely manner.
Longhorn Commercial Roofing
If you live in San Antonio, TX, or the surrounding area and are searching for a roofing company for your commercial property, don’t hesitate to contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing. The company has been in business for over 40 years and have covered over 2.7 billion sq. feet on roof space.
Longhorn Commercial Roofing works with a wide variety of roofing materials and can work on flat and sloped roofs. If you need advice about what type of roofing would be best for your commercial building, contact the team today on 210-446-3982.