When you’re in the process of selecting a commercial roofing company to complete repair or installation work on your property, it’s imperative you go into the process with full knowledge on the company’s service history and their working process. Most business owners are inexperienced in dealing with commercial roofing firms and so they depend upon knowledgeable professionals to guide them in moving forward with the process. In this post, we’ll outline three questions to ask your commercial roofing company.
- Is Your Company Bonded and Insured?
The commercial roofing specialist you select should be bonded and insured against potential issues that can take place on your property. Companies with liability coverage can protect their workers against injuries and protect your investment in case any damage arises as a result of their on-site work. If the firm doesn’t carry any liability insurance, your business may be liable for any personal injuries that occur as a result of the roofing work on your property. You should also ensure the company has the proper license and that their license is up to date. This confirms the firm’s employees are trained to meet the latest regulatory requirements within the roofing field.
- Will You Remove the Old Roof as Part of Your Work?
When installing a new roofing system, some companies will simply place the new material over the old roof. However, this doesn’t provide you with critical insights into the structure of your business property. If the shingles have soft spots in them that might cause structural issues, you won’t find out about the problem unless the contractor pulls each of the old shingles from the roof. It’s important to find a company that will complete a thorough replacement job when placing a new roofing system on your property. Ask the company’s team leader ahead of time about the plan for the new installation and then discuss any concerns you might have about the old roof being left in place.
- Is There a Plan in Place for Bad Weather During the Roofing Project?
When running a business, you need your offices to be open and available to employees and customers throughout working hours. This means the commercial roofing company you choose should be able to protect the interior of the building during their repair work. They should use plastic sheeting and other protection systems to cover any exposed areas of the roof during inclement weather. Roofers without a plan in place can leave your business vulnerable to productivity losses, as the property can become unusable until the work is completed.
Through a process of careful research and clear communication, you can find a roofing firm that brings professionalism and quality services to your commercial property. To learn further questions to ask your roofing company, contact our office team directly at (707) 584-5900.