What to Know Before Hiring A Commercial Roofing Company
When your business, office or other commercial building needs a new roof, it’s your job to find the right commercial roofing company for the job – but how do you find one, what questions do you ask, and how do you know if you’ve landed on the best one for your needs?
How to Find a Commercial Roofing Company
One of the best ways to find a commercial roofing company is to ask colleagues and other business owners for referrals. People you know are often the best resources when it comes to finding skilled, qualified help.
If you don’t know anyone who’s had a roof replaced in Dallas, Plano, Frisco or McKinney, it’s time to start looking at online reviews. This isn’t so you can make a hiring decision – you’re not there yet.
It’s just so you can narrow your search down to a handful of professionals for in-person interviews.
What to Ask Before You Hire a Commercial Roofing Contractor
Invite a few – at least three – commercial roofing experts to your business for an estimate. While they’re there, take the opportunity to ask them each questions to see if they’re a good match for your company.
Here’s what to ask:
- Have you done a job of this scope before?
- How long has your company been in business?
- How long will this project take?
- What roofing materials do you think are right for this job?
- Do you have any memberships or special designations that make you well-qualified for the job?
Questions About Experience
Asking whether a commercial roofing company has done a job like yours before, how long they’ve been in business, and how long a project will take can help you determine whether you’re working with a well-established company you can trust. While it’s okay to work with a newer, less-established company, there are often more advantages to working with a company that’s been around a while and has the type of experience necessary to tackle your commercial roofing project.
Questions About Materials
An experienced commercial roofer will know what materials are right for your project, whether it’s a repair or a complete replacement. You need a pro who specializes in a variety of materials, including TPO, PVC, custom and pre-manufactured metal roofs, shingles, tile and more.
Questions About the Company
There’s more to a company’s qualifications than experience and longevity. Ask if the company holds any special designations or memberships that could make them more qualified to tackle your commercial roofing project. For example, Proficient Roofing is a Historically Underutilized Business and a member of the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association, the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas and the Texas Construction Association.
It’s also a Better Business Bureau-accredited business. Qualifications and memberships like these are all important to look for in a commercial roofing contractor; they show you that the company invests in its workers and in the community.
Do You Need to Hire a Commercial Roofing Contractor?
If you’ve got a big job or a small one, Proficient Roofing is here for you.
Call us at 972-454-4400 to set up a free roof inspection and consultation for your commercial roofing project – we’ve helped dozens of businesses in the DFW area, and we can help you too.