3 Critical Questions To Ask A Commercial Roofing Company
Do you own your own business? Are you also the owner of the building where your business is located? Although a lot of business owners simply lease their business premises, you're not alone if you own the building you operate out of. Although owning your location comes with a lot of benefits, there are some slight downsides. You'll have to handle whatever maintenance is necessary, whether by keeping an on-site maintenance crew or contracting out to a third-party company. One aspect of maintenance that should definitely be contracted out is caring for your building's roof. If you're confused about how to find the right company, some questions you need to be asking include the following.
How much commercial roofing do you do? Not every roofing company offers commercial roofing services. Even when they do, this may only make up a small fraction of their total business. Although residential roofing and commercial roofing is similar, they're different enough that you don't want a residential roofing company unless your offices are literally in an old converted house. For the most experienced roofers possible, try to find a company where at least half of their business comes from commercial roofing. If you choose a company that only does commercial roofing from time to time, then the results may not be what you were expecting.
How long have you been in business? As much as you might hope otherwise, it's not unheard of for unscrupulous roofing companies to open up seemingly overnight, do substandard work, and then shut down before anyone realizes what's happened. The owners will then open up a "new" company a few weeks or months later and start the process over again. When looking for commercial roofing services, always try to look for a company that has been around for at least a few years so that you have some assurance that they will continue to be around in the future.
Have you worked with this roofing material in the past? Some roofing materials are more common than others. In your area, metal roofing might be uncommon but your building has it. Or you might have a flat roof when nearly everyone else has a peaked roof. The less common your roofing material is around you, the more important it is that you look for a commercial roofing services company that is as familiar as possible with how to deal with the material in question.