You may not think of it as a priority in commercial construction, but roofing will be a crucial part in any construction project. If you don’t have the right partner by your side, you risk turning your roof into both a hazard and a money pit that continually needs replaced or repaired. To help you prevent that situation, here are 4 steps you can take to finding the ideal commercial roofing installation professional for your needs.
1) Check For Certifications
Commercial roofs need to undergo regular inspections and maintenance in order to prevent your business from being shut down. To make sure you will continue to pass these inspections well into the future, you need to work with contractors who know what it takes to build a quality, long-lasting roof.
The best way for you to check whether a contractor you are in contact with falls under this category is to look for certifications. Check with your local state department on the contractor’s license, along with individual certifications by all employees. The more you can find, the better.
2) Insurance Matters
It should be a no-brainer, but bears extra mention: when choosing a roofing installation partner, you need to look for professionals who have insurance. If they don’t, and something happens, your business will suffer – big time.
Ultimately, an insured contractor will benefit everyone involved. Be sure to obtain a copy of your partner’s insurance documentation, which can help you stay on track and ensure that in the unlikely event something happens, you know the next steps to take.
3) Take Extra Quality Control Measures
Especially before signing the contract, you can take a few other steps to ensure that your partner has the qualifications and skills needed to satisfactorily complete the job. For example, checking how many years they have been in business gives you a better idea of whether you can rely on them to complete the project as desired.
Similarly, working with a local company can help make sure that they know the local state laws, permits, and regulations will be followed and taken care of. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for past clients who you can follow up with about the quality of work that the contractor has provided. Your roofing will be a crucial part of your construction, so you can never take enough quality control measures before deciding on a contractor.
4) Work With Your Construction Company
Last, but certainly not least, you can and should work with your general contractor when deciding on a roofing installation professional. In the worst case scenario, they have worked with the individuals before and can give you an honest opinion on the quality of work. In the best case scenario, they can actually perform the services themselves, minimizing the amount of people you have to work with on your construction project.
During the installation, your roofing professional will need to work closely with your general contractor. The more closely you involve your construction company in the process, the more likely you will be to find a company that can help you install the new roof efficiently and within the general construction timeline.
When building a commercial construction, you don’t want to have to live with the fear of having the roof crash in on you. Only working with reliable, expert roofing professionals can help you prevent that. The above four steps help you find a partner that will be perfect for your project, and ultimately improve the quality of your work. To learn more about what it takes to install a roof the right way, and to learn about the commercial roofing installation services we offer, contact us.