3 Qualities to Look for in Commercial Roofers

When it comes to hiring commercial roofers, researching roofing companies is no small task. You’ll need to find someone who does dependable, honest work that protects your business in the long-term. During both day-to-day operations and times of trouble, the quality and durability of your roof impacts your business operations, safety, and energy efficiency. For these reasons and many more, we here at Tichenor understand the importance of selecting a reliable commercial roofer.

In today’s blog post, we’re discussing three essential qualities you should search for when hiring commercial roofers.

1. Experience and Expertise

Commercial roofing projects are complex and require specialized knowledge that residential roofing doesn’t. As a result, choosing a roofer who has extensive experience in commercial roofing is critical–residential roofing alone just won’t cut it.

We recommend narrowing your search by by companies that have several years of experience roofing in the commercial sector. That way, you know you’re working with someone who’s already faced the unique challenges of working on commercial roofs and is familiar with a wide variety of materials that are preferential for commercial buildings.

Once you’ve identified roofers with a long history of success, you may want to narrow your search further by viewing their certifications. Depending on the type of work you want done, you may want to ask if they’re:

  • GAF Certified
  • National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Certified
  • Fully Insured
  • Trained in Any Other Manufacturer Certifications

In addition to these certifications being a solid litmus test for your roofers’ skills, many (if not most) also come with material benefits, such as extended warranties and quality guarantees.

2. Comprehensive Services and Solutions

In addition to being experienced, licensed, and insured, quality commercial roofers should also offer a wide variety of services and solutions. While it’s naturally and advantage for your roofer to be able to offer you all the services you need, a long list of services also demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and a job well-done. In other words, commercial roofers who can offer the whole package will be more likely to get the job done right. Here are some services to ask your potential roofers about:

  • Inspections and Consultations. It’s tough to imagine a roofer that doesn’t do inspections; that’s why it’s important to focus on the type and quality of these services. Here at Tichenor Inc., we always offer complimentary inspections and estimates to all of our clients, no strings attached.
  • Financing. In addition to making things financially easier, financing programs are also an indication of trust and reliability from roofers.
  • Emergency Services. Damage to your roof can happen at any time. Here in Southwest Michigan, there have been three tornadoes in only the past month. When you choose a roofer, we recommend you choose someone who offers emergency services. That way, you can call in someone who’s familiar with your roof when you need them most.

3. Strong Reputation and Positive Reviews

Last (but not least), strong reviews and a reputation for getting the job done right are critical when choosing roofing companies. Check out testimonials for a company on their website as well as through third party websites in order to get a balanced perspective on the type of roofers they are.

Don’t gamble on the safety, quality, and longevity of your roof. No matter who you are, you deserve a quality roof that’s done right the first time by industry professionals. To request a quote for your commercial roofing, click here to contact us today!

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