How to Choose the Right Commercial Roofer?

Choosing the Right Commercial Roofing Contractor for Your Business

When you own a business, nothing can be more important than choosing the right roofing contractor. Your roof is a major investment that protects and preserves your establishment and the people within it. So if you need some commercial roofing, choosing the wrong contractor could lead to costly repairs, business disruptions, and potential liabilities. Which is why The Roof Repair Guys are here to help you and your commercial roof today.

Now what most people do when looking for a roofer is collect a bunch of estimates then simply go with the lowest bidder. While that may seem like the best course, there is actually a lot more one should take into consideration. A fully comprehensive look at your commercial roofing potentials is key to ensure you partner with the very best commercial roofer in your area.

It is important to partner with a professional who truly understands the unique demands of your commercial roofing project. Every roof is different and every roof application is different. You want your roofer to be able to adjust and adapt to the specific needs of your roof. Age, Slope, Environmental Exposure, and more all play a role in understanding your commercial property. An experienced roofer, like The Roof Repair Guys, will take the time to thoroughly assess all the elements before finding the best possible roofing solution. You do not want to be sold a roof, but have a roof matched for you and your business needs.

But as a commercial property owner, you want more than just experience and adaptability. It is important to hire a roofer that understands the latest trends and innovations in the industry so that you know your roof gets the very best work completed. Roofing is all about return of investment and getting you the most energy efficient, longest lasting and safest roof is always the key concern.

In the end, it’s all about investing your time and money into the best commercial roofer. One that will pay dividends in the long run with the highest gain in property investment with the least amount of disruption.

Evaluating your Commercial Roofer in 5 Easy Steps.

1. Experience and Reputation in Commercial Roofing

Years in Business

One of the first aspects one should consider when choosing a roofing contractor is longevity. How long has the business been working in your area, have they experienced all that your area brings? Answering this question should give you insight into the track record and survivability of the company through its own merits. What good is a warranty going to do you, if the company goes under. The Roof Repair Guys have been in business over 20 and that longevity is not something that comes about as a quick cash grab, but rather a longstanding desire to do quality commercial roofing. But on top of that, you know that an experienced roofer is equip with the knowledge to handle any challenges that may come your way.

Portfolio and References

You want to make sure that the commercial roofer you are looking for has extensive photos and references, either on their site or off. Request to see some photos or perhaps videos, showcasing their work. This client portfolio should be filled with projects that are similar to yours. This way you can be assured that the roofing contractor has the experience you specifically need.

Another great way to learn more about your potential contractor is to look at their reviews. Reviews are everywhere now and there’s no reason the a longstanding company would not have reviews. The Roof Repair Guys proudly sport a near 5 star rating on Google, across over 100 reviews. By checking out what other people are saying and why, then you can further grasp the efficiency and professionalism of your roofer.

 

 

Combining years in business, a portfolio of projects with images and client reviews, one could get a solid grasp on the commercial roofing contractor they are looking to hire. But this does more than just give you insight into how they work well in your community. By uncovering all these details in a positive light, you can be sure that the work done on your property will be of the highest quality. Again, highlighting the fact that a top quality roofer is an investment in the longevity and safety of your home, not just a patch job.

2. Licensed, Insured, and Certified: Why It Matters

When you are looking into potential contractors, it is imperative that they have the proper license and insurance in place. This should be easily available for you to review and shows at least the baseline responsibility of a contractor. These credentials show ,not only, that the company is legitimate, but also that you and the roofer are protected in case of an unforeseen event. You want the best work possible, of course, but you also want to have the most protection as the work is being done.

Proper Licensing

Most states and municipalities have special licenses that need to be carried in order for a roofer to perform work. These licenses can come with many requirements to ensure that those with them are performing work up to the standards set on by the industry. By hiring a licensed roofer, you can be sure that you are getting a tested and approved contractor, exactly for the work you need done.

Insurance Coverage

On top of proper licensing, you want to make sure that your roofer has the proper insurance coverage. Lifting, moving, climbing, and transporting materials all carry with them some inherent risk of physical or otherwise damage. By partnering with a contractor that has appropriate insurance you are protecting yourself from the liability should anything go wrong.

Manufacturer Certifications

Their are also specific manufacturer certifications for specialized contractors that you should take into consideration. Often times, roofing material manufacturers will have specific educational programs set up for roofers looking to use their work. By attending and completing these programs, a roofer can earn a certification. This is just another confirmation of the experience and quality of the roofer you are vetting.

3. Specialized Expertise for Your Roofing System

You might have noticed that not all roofs are the same, just like not all roofers are the same. So when you are looking for a commercial roofing contractor, you should look for specifics. Is your roof flat, is it metal, industrial or is it your most standard asphalt shingle? The Roof Repair Guys have experience with every type of material and application you could imagine. With 20 years in the business we have seen it all. But that being said, it’s important that your commercial roofer understands your specific roof needs.

Flat Roof Installations

If your roof is flat or has a very low slope (angle), then finding an experienced flat roofer will suite you better than a home shingle applicator. Flats roofs have very specific needs when it comes to drainage, waterproofing and ponding water. You want a skilled roofer who has the experience of flat roofing to tackle these issues appropriately. You also want your commercial roofer to be familiar with the materials, flashing, insulation and proper slope creation to be sure your roof is repaired or installed correctly.

Metal Roofing Proficiency

Metal roofing comes with its own set of positives and challenges when it comes to commercial roofing. It has become more popular over the years for its longevity, but that also implies that it is installed correctly. When choosing the right roofer you want one with extensive experience in metal roofing. Understanding each element of the roof as well as all the intersecting parts and affected areas is key. It’s not just your roof that you are talking about here but the layers that build up underneath it. You want a roofer that understands ventilation needs, thermal movement, fasteners, and proper seaming techniques.

Industrial Roofing Solutions

Larger facilities and industrial applications also require another added layer of challenges that you want your roofer to be experienced in handling. Reinforcing roofs for heavy equipment loads, protecting against chemical exposure, meeting rigorous safety codes, are just some of the obstacles that might face an industrial roofer. A tailored approach ensures an industrial roofing installation that performs reliably in these demanding environments.

4. Full-Service Offerings for Comprehensive Protection

One way to tell that you are hiring the right roofing contractor for your business is to see what services they offer. You want a company that not only does the work but offers full service from start to finish as well as a comprehensive protection plan for their work. You know that The Roof Repair Guys mean business because they offer to back their work up for decades. And with their experience and longevity you know they will be around to keep their word. Yes we do installations, new roofing, repairs and maintenance, keeping your entire roofs life under our protection.

New Roof Installation Expertise

A successful commercial roof begins with a meticulously executed installation by an experienced contractor. A reputable full-service provider, like The Roof Repair Guys, thoroughly evaluates your unique structural needs, energy efficiency goals, local building codes, and other crucial factors before recommending and installing the optimal roofing system.

During installation, they ensure proper flashing techniques, adequate drainage, correct insulation and waterproofing applications, and other vital steps. This uncompromising approach establishes a solid foundation for long-lasting roof performance and minimal maintenance requirements.

Repair and Restoration Capabilities

Even the best roofs can sustain damage or deterioration from harsh environments, wear-and-tear, or unforeseen events. When this occurs, a full-service contractor provides invaluable repair and restoration expertise – whether it’s a localized repair or large-scale restoration project like a complete roof coating renewal.

Top providers also offer emergency repair services to promptly address leaks or other urgent issues, minimizing additional damage and operational disruptions for your business.

Preventative Maintenance Programs

The thing is, your roof has a life. And, in order to perform optimally, your roof must be cared for throughout its life. This is where finding a roofer with appropriate maintenance programs is key. The world is full of natural and unnatural events that could affect the life of your commercial roof. By finding a company who is willing to work with you long term, you are finding a great company. Maintenance is almost as important as getting your repair, replacement, or new roof installed done right the first time. Maintenance usually includes, removing debris, making minor repairs, and ensuring proper ventilation. But it can go beyond that, depending on your roofing materials and system.

5. The Importance of Clear Communication and Attentive Service

On top of all the qualifications we mentioned above, you want to be sure that your commercial roofer has the right kind of open communication style and approach. Kind, knowledgeable, courteous and informative are qualities you should look for from your roofer.

Pricing Transparency

Your roofer should absolutely be transparent with their pricing. Yes roofing can have a lot of unforeseen costs, especially when dealing with the layers underneath a roof that may have been damaged. But it is your roofers job to properly estimate and illustrate their possibilities to you. By being up front with the costs and the honest potential for other problems, you can rest assured that your project is being handled carefully. When you are given a breakdown of all the services needed then you know exactly where your money is going and for what reason. This not only builds confidence you have for your roofer, but allows them to show you what they know before the final agreement is made. All of which comes free with The Roof Repair Guys free estimate.

Robust Project Management

Any commercial roofing project requires diligent project management and quality control measures to keep things on schedule and ensure work is performed to the highest standards. You should expect a contractor, like The Roof Repair Guys, to be committed to frequent progress updates, open communication channels, and transparent reporting on any potential challenges or delays that may arise.

This collaborative approach keeps you looped in as an involved, valued partner throughout the process. You’ll have confidence the work is being properly executed per your agreements and specifications.

Warranty and Service Guarantees

A contractor truly standing behind their workmanship will offer robust warranty and service guarantee policies. These demonstrate the provider’s confidence in delivering lasting, high-quality installations while giving you recourse and protection should any issues occur down the line.

Be sure to review the specifics, including what’s covered, the warranty period, and any limitations or exclusions. A reputable commercial roofer will be upfront about all guarantee details, further exemplifying their commitment to standing by their services and your satisfaction as a client.

Conclusion

By combining all of these resources you will be able to clearly identify and choose the right roofer for your commercial roofing solutions. The Roof Repair Guys take great pride in providing you with all the best quality standard found throughout NEPA and the surrounding areas. Please, go ahead and check our references thoroughly. If there are any questions or concerns, The Roof Repair Guys are always happy to help, simple give us a ring or send us a message. Have a wonderful day.