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Hiring the Right Commercial Roofer

Resources // Renovation // August 31, 2020

There are a lot of commercial roofers out there, and it’s important you hire the right one. A quality roofer will ensure the job gets done right the first time, and that the roof will last for many years to come. The following are four tips that will help you hire the right roofer for your commercial project.

1. Commercial Experience

When you hire a roofer for your commercial building, you should ensure the company has experience with commercial customers. Commercial and residential projects can be quite different. They require different materials and different expertise. Just because a company does roofs, doesn’t mean they will get a commercial job done correctly.

2. Licensed and Insured

A good commercial roofer is going to be licensed in your state and insured as well. When something goes wrong with a roofing project, you don’t ever want to be the one left holding the bill. A roofer that is properly insured will have the coverage to protect your investment and their workers. You should also check to see that the company is approved with some top commercial roofing manufacturers. There is generally a document they will have that states they are qualified or approved.

3. Proper Equipment

Some commercial roofing projects can get quite large and complex. You’ll need to ensure the roofer you hire has the proper equipment to get the job done. For example, if your building is quite high, the roofer will need a crane the appropriate height to get the materials up there.

4. Competitive Pricing

You don’t want to go with the cheapest roofer, but you may not want to go with the most expensive either. Hire a commercial roofer that has competitive pricing. Figure out what type of materials they use and see if the price they are offering is reasonable for those materials and the time it will take to get the project done.

When choosing a commercial roofer, you’ll want to pay close attention to some specific things. To learn more, or to hire a roofer today, contact John F. Shea by calling 617-648-5757 or sending us an email!