The longevity of your roof depends on your choice of roofing contractor. You want to make sure that your commercial roof is handled by professionals to avoid any installation issues. Aside from researching and reading customer reviews, ask prospective commercial roofing contractors these ten questions. These questions will help you better evaluate the roofing contractor and their suitability to your needs.
Ask These 8 Questions To Your Roofing Contractor
Do You Have Insurance?
The contractor should have both general liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance. The former covers any damages caused by the contractor to your property, while the latter ensures that the contractor company will cover workers’ medical expenses should they get injured while working on your property. These are legal requirements for all businesses, and lack of any of these insurances is symptomatic of a larger problem.
Are You Licensed?
The state of Texas has a licensing program for roofing contractors. Licensed contractors are naturally more trustworthy since they passed the standards. However, don’t just ask them if they are licensed, ask for proof.
How Will You Protect My Home While You Work?
Ask your contractor what safety measures and protection systems they will employ while they work on your roof. Great craftsmanship should extend to the contents of the building. You would want to work with someone who will be careful with your property.
Will Subcontractors Work On My Roof?
A common trend in the roofing industry is to hire subcontractors to do work. This lets contractors earn more profit by hiring cheaper labor. However, this may mean less than ideal output. It is possible that these subcontractors are not licensed.
Ask Them To Explain The Warranty
A lot of commercial roof owners do not fully understand, and thus underutilize, their roof warranty. A roof is a major investment that comes with substantial warranty. Make sure that your contractor explains every detail of the warranty so that you can make proper claims when the time comes.
How Much Will The Project Cost? Will You Provide A Written Estimate?
The budget is a major factor in the installation, repair, and re-roofing. Ideally, you have chosen a contractor that can work within your budget, but don’t forget to ask for a written estimate. A written estimate makes the budget official and ensures that the contractor doesn’t try to rip you off with “unexpected” expenses.
How Long Exactly Will The Project Last?
Ask for a timeline of the project so you know if this aligns with your schedule. Another reason to ask for a timeline is so you can keep an eye on whether they are working within schedule, and that your building is not left on the backburner.
Who Is My Contact Person? How Can I Reach Them?
Make sure you know who exactly you need to talk with in case you have questions, concerns, or complaints in the duration of the project. This will make the process easier on your part.
Do you have more questions? Don’t hesitate to ask Gulf-Tex Roofing And Services