Hiring the Right Commercial Roofing Contractor

Hiring the Right Commercial Roofing Contractor

When your commercial property needs roof repairs or replacement, it is unwise to hire just any roofing contractor for the job. You need to consider a contractor who specializes in commercial roofing. Hiring the right commercial roofing contractor ensures efficient solutions to your roofing issues.

Today’s commercial roofing systems can be complex when considering roof membranes, coatings, and insulation materials. There are a significant number of unlicensed and uninsured contractors who are not certified roofers and pose an increased risk to your property.

Important questions to ask yourself when selecting a commercial roofing contractor:

Are they a certified commercial roofing company?
Commercial roofing systems call for the use of materials that require training and certification for installation. To ensuring a more effective roofing installation, a certified installer can offer a product warranty that will further reduce risk to your building. Hicks Roofing is a GAF Master commercial roofing contractor.

Are they licensed, insured, and bonded?
A commercial roofing company should have current liability insurance and be in good standing. A qualified roofing contractor will carry millions of dollars of general liability and workers compensation coverage in the name of the roofing contractor. This coverage should list the client as an "additional insured" before beginning any roofing work. Coverage should be investigated to insure there are no exclusions that prevent the contractor from performing work that is being recommended.

Are they able to provide references for previous work?
It is so important to always check references, especially for projects similar in size and scope to your project. Do they have proof of past success with solving the same problems that you are facing?

Selecting a commercial roofing contractor requires doing research. In addition to ensuring a more efficient roofing installation, a certified contractor can usually offer a stronger product warranty that will further reduce potential risk to your building.

If you have a commercial roofing project that you would like to discuss, call us at 770-432-1169 with details for a free estimate.