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What Questions Should I Ask My Roofer?

One of the best things you can do for your commercial property is to get regular commercial roofing maintenance.  Your property’s roof is the first line of defense against wind, sun, and other climate conditions.  Keeping up with maintenance ensures that the roof continues to protect your building, and your investment, for as long as possible

When you do get maintenance done, there are certain questions to ask a roofer that help ensure that the job is done safely and correctly.  Remember, all roofers are not the same.  It is important to seek high quality work for such an important area of your property. 

Commercial Roofing Questions to Ask Your Potential Roofer

To help you find the best roofer for your job, we’ve assembled four essential commercial roofing questions to ask before you sign a contract.

  1. Can You Show Me Proof That You Have A Proper License? 

Though this may seem obvious, it is important that you get proof that your roofing specialist is licensed to work on commercial properties.  Any lapses in licensing can cause significant problems later on, so it is worth double checking before they begin your project.

  1. Do You Have Proper Insurance?  What Kind Do You Have, And With Which Company?

Getting the details of the company’s insurance is absolutely essential.  If they do not have insurance and something happens, you may be liable for damage done to your property.  In some cases, you may even be liable for any injuries done to the workers or equipment.  Save yourself lots of time, money, and legal action by verifying insurance early on.  Obtaining a copy of their insurance certificate(s) enables you to contact the insurance companies listed to verify they have an active policy.

  1. May I Contact Your References?

You do not need to rely on testimonials on a roofer’s website to determine their reputation.  Most companies have a list of customers who are willing to act as references.  This is especially true when the company provides a service that represents a significant investment, such as commercial roofing maintenance.  Be courteous to the reference, since they are assisting you in evaluating the roofer.

  1. What Is The Project Timeline? 

It is important that you know when the work will be finished so you can inform your tenants.  Because many commercial businesses rely on a quiet atmosphere, they may be inconvenienced by the repairs.  If you can give them an accurate timeline, they may feel more at ease about the project.  They are also more likely to continue renting space in your building this way.

Ask your contractor their timeline, and any possible challenges that could alter the timeline. 

Trust SUNVEK With Your Commercial Roofing Maintenance Needs

Here at SUNVEK, we provide high quality roofing replacement and commercial roofing maintenance.  We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship, and guarantee high quality work on your project.

For more information about what we do, to schedule an appointment or to ask us your commercial roofing questions, contact us today. 

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