When you begin searching for a roofing contractor, you want to look for them before they know that you need help. You never want to sound desperate because some may take advantage of that. Be sure to get a new roof placed on your commercial building before things do start going bad because if you allow water to get in, your products can be ruined. You may even damage the wiring in the building and decrease the value. If you have to shut down your business you could lose a lot of money. Ask friends and other business owners who they choose for roofing replacement. Getting a good recommendation is vital to saving money and establishing trust.
Have a list of questions you want to ask commercial roofing contractors when you call them. You want to know how long they have been in business, where are they located, can they provide references, do they have specials, and can they give a free quote. Most of the commercial roofing contractors will offer free quotes for a chance to win a roofing job. Don’t accept the first fair offer you receive. Think about it, weigh your options and make your decision based on the offers of at least five roof contractors.
When you narrow your commercial roofing contractor selection down to five contractors, you will want to do a background check on all of them including their license verification to make sure that they are legitimate. Find out if there have been any changes in their status, are they new in the business, and have there been any accidents reported due to their work.
Accept two or three bids from commercial roofing contractors. These bids will not be the same so you must decide what may be the most important factor in getting the job done for your business. It could be expense, reputation, or a combination of things. As you look over the roof contractors bids, you will want to make sure they are very detailed in their bid description. This should cover a start date, end date, amount of time, amount of hours per day, will they work weekends, how much are materials costing, what materials will be used, and what type of warranty or guarantee do you get once the job is complete.
Remember you usually get what you paid for so if you are working within a strict budget, make sure that your standards are not raised so high that nothing is going to please you. Instead work with what commercial roof contractors are offering and complete the project as soon as possible. It will be beneficial to you and the contractor as well.