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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Commercial Roofing Company

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Are you considering replacing the roof on your company’s building? Perhaps you’re dealing with a few issues and unsure of what the repair or replacement would look like.

No matter what the deal is, you’ll want to learn all that you can about hiring a commercial roofing company for your needs.

Not only that, but you’ll also want to learn about asking the right questions to find the right fit for what you want. Knowing these questions will help you filter down to the roofing contractor you want to hire.

See below for several questions you can ask a commercial roofing company to find your ideal fit.

1. How Long Have You Been in Business?

Commercial roofing isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires many different skill sets to get the job done right. There’s so much at stake whether your building is being leased out by a few different businesses or is only the home of your company.

Needless to say, you’ll want to hire a commercial roofing company with as much experience as possible.

Be sure to pair up with experienced and trial-tested commercial roofing services for your needs. That way, you’ll ensure that you receive a timely and efficient roof replacement.

Also, be sure to ask about the experience of those you’ll be working with. What good is hiring a roofing company with 25 years of experience if the contractor you’re working with only has 2 years of experience?

Hire a commercial roofing service with the experience and know-how you need to get the job done right.

2. Why Should I Hire You?

Even when you find a commercial roofing service that you can trust, there’s nothing wrong with making them pitch you a bit on their company. They expect it!

The answers that you receive from this question will tell you a great deal about what the company prioritizes. Their answers will focus on things like low prices, high-quality service, high-quality materials, customer satisfaction, warranties, and so on.

The key (as the client) is to not focus on one specific thing. Too many people focus on finding the lowest price (more on that in a moment) and deal with the repercussions for many years into the future.

Instead, you want to find a service that encompasses them all. Hiring a roofing contractor that focuses on getting the highest quality materials for your dollar and providing exceptional customer service will give you a higher ROI on your investment.

3. How Can You Fit My Budget?

First things first, if you haven’t already made a budget for your commercial roofing project, be sure to do so. This will ensure that you don’t pay more than necessary for your roofing needs. No one can hustle you if you have a budget to stick to.

Instead, the question goes from “how much will this cost?” to “how can you fit my budget?”. It gives you more momentum in finding a trusted roofing contractor. 

Remember, the idea here is not to simply hire the contractor that gives you the lowest bid. If you do, you might be sacrificing the quality of the materials they use or the service as a whole.

Roofing contractors of integrity will be happy to negotiate with you on price. They’ll talk you through each aspect of the installation and where they might be able to cut costs to come out under budget. 

There are also things such as commercial roofing fees that you’ll want to inquire about beforehand. Knowing what those are will help avoid a difficult conversation down the line.

4. What Roofing System Would You Recommend?

Looking for a way to gauge whether the roofing contractor really is an expert on the industry or not? Be sure to ask them what roofing system they would recommend for your particular building.

Even if you know next to nothing about commercial roofing, you can identify when a service is trying to compensate for their lack of knowledge. They’ll try using industry jargon to cover up the lack of information they have.

Several factors determine which roofing system your commercial building should use. Things like your year-round climate, the weather it produces, the size of the building, and your building type all play a role.

Take the time to ask your service which one they’d recommend for you and why. Their answers will point you towards which contractor is the best fit for your needs.

5. Do I Need a Replacement or a Repair

When commercial owners start to see issues with their roof, their automatic assumption is that they need a replacement on the entire thing. 

However, there might be a repair that a roofing contractor can perform to make the roof last several years longer. It never hurts to ask; worst-case scenario, they confirm what you already assumed.

Tell them the issues that you’re having and your roofing contractor can list out a few potential solutions. Then, they’ll take an inspection of your roof to confirm what service you’ll need them to perform.

Hire the Right Commercial Roofing Company for the Job!

Now that you’ve seen several questions to ask on your quest to find the right commercial roofing company, be sure to line yourself up with the perfect fit.

If you also have needs for a residential roof replacement, then be sure to view these 8 different roof replacement mistakes as well.

For more inquiries, please feel free to reach out via our contact us page and we’ll be happy to assist you further!

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Jake Freeman

Jake Freeman

Freeman Exteriors is a family owned and operated general contracting company. We specialize in roofing and commercial renovations. We serve Champaign County, Vermilion County, and surrounding areas. Our goal is to be the general contractor of choice through our pledge to maintain the highest quality of standards and workmanship. Give us a call today to begin your next project!

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