The job of a roofing contractor is more or less the same, be it for commercial office buildings or small residential buildings. Nevertheless, there is a huge difference in scale, which means that your local two-man roofing company may not be an ideal fit for meeting the roofing demand of a commercial building.
Read on for a short guide as to what to expect from commercial roofers.
The Contractor Should be Capable of Actually Handling the Job
As mentioned, small roofing companies with a small workforce are ideal for residential buildings and houses, but unless the roofing project for your office is being handled by commercial roofers, it is going to take forever. You need an industrial contractor that has the employee strength and access to resources which would be necessary to complete the inspections, repairs and installations, within the timeline that you need them to.
Expect Good Reputation and Work History from Your Roofers
Corporate Contractors, Inc. in the greater Beloit area is one of the biggest names in commercial construction, renovation and repairs there, but more importantly, they have been in the commercial roofing business for many years and have an excellent client feedback to rely on. Wherever you may be reading this, that’s the kind of roofer you should be expecting to handle your office’s roofing project. Not that reputation isn’t important while choosing roofers for residential projects of course, but handling a commercial building is, by definition, a much bigger project with a lot more at stake. You can’t take any chances there, so experience, reputation and capabilities of your commercial roofer are all things that a business owner must take into account.
They Should Provide a Clear Estimate
Office renovation projects need a proper budget estimate, and that applies to your roofing company as well. Give them the time they need to complete their inspections with absolute certainty, but once they are done, ask if the contractor is comfortable with a signed proposal. There will of course be room for negotiations after the inspection, but your roofing contractor should ideally be willing to settle on the agreed amount by signing off on the final quote. It protects your business from being overcharged later on.
Specific Needs: Can They Handle It?
Roofing is a broad term, which includes everything from metal fabrications and urgent roof replacements, to just a precautionary inspection or a simple snow removal project. Therefore, the commercial roofers should actually be capable of supplying you with exactly the kind of service that the company needs. Do a bit of research on your roofing contractor to see if they really have any experience in doing what you need them to do. In addition to these, the usual expectations such as a warranty period, a few free inspections, etc. should also be part of the agreement. Depending on your location and the businesses operating in the vicinity, it is possible that the company may not have too many good contractors to choose from. In the digital age however, that shouldn’t really be a problem. Search for contractors outside your immediate periphery and you may often find better options.