Thanks to their low slope, commercial roofs are notoriously leak-prone. That’s why it’s highly recommended that building owners craft a maintenance plan to keep track of their roof’s maintenance routine. Through routine inspections (which should be done at least twice a year), contractors can detect and fix roofing issues before they affect other parts of your building.
In addition to routine inspections, a vital part of a commercial roof maintenance plan is hiring a qualified roofer. Remember: you should always vet a contractor before hiring one.
To help you find a commercial roofer that can meet your needs, here are some vetting tips:
Focus Your Search on Commercial Roofers Near You
To quickly narrow down your options, limit your search to contractors near you. Since they’re familiar with the local climate and building codes, they can make better recommendations. Not to mention, they can arrive onsite faster in case you need emergency roof repairs.
Check Their Basic Qualifications
In general, you should look for a licensed contractor with workers and general liability insurance (which will protect you from legal liabilities in the event workplace injuries happen on your property). Keep in mind that licensing requirements from state to state. In Kentucky, roofing contractors don’t need a license to practice their trade. However, some trade organizations offer certifications.
Check a Contractor’s Online Reviews
A contractor’s online reviews give you a good idea of the level of service you can expect. Keep in mind a few negative reviews aren’t necessarily a red flag. Miscommunication happens sometimes, after all. Focus instead on how the roofers responded to online complaints. Did they take the time to respond to complaints? And, if so, was it done in a professional manner?
Ask the Contractor How Long They’ve Been in Business
The number of years a roofer has been in the industry gives you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Christian Brothers Roofing has more than two decades of experience in the roofing industry. We offer a wide range of professional roofing services as well as quality replacement windows. To get a free estimate, call us at (270) 715-1999, or fill out this form.