Getting into the business of roofing without prior knowledge or capital is not a difficult task. Hence, you come across a lot of roofers and it becomes confusing as to decide which roofer is better than the other. Given below are a few tips that you could follow to choose the best commercial roof contractor.
For any business to run and have enough customers, it needs to provide you with good quality products and services. When you select a contractor, make sure he has been approved by the manufacturer of the product he is trying to offer to you. It is necessary to have someone train and monitor the roofing applicators. You can also ask about the implementation process and a written form of the quality processes. Surface preparation, correct temperatures and material quantity are the fundamental factors to any roof system and you must choose them carefully before it is installed by trained personnel.
Completion Record and Customer list
Always inquire about the contractor that you have shortlisted on. The contractor’s work can be judged based on what his previous customers have to say, and if they continue to hire his services. You can ask the customers about the after sale response, warranty issues, if the contractor stuck to his commitments and the quality of work. You can also check records for projects that have been completed on-time. It is always better to have quality roofing work done in a lesser time as the noise, odors, general disruption and fumes can be difficult to handle.
Make sure the company that you have chosen follows a certain code of conduct for sourcing his employees. Ask for trained and experienced employees. You would not want the crew being a nuisance to you or your neighbors by their rude behavior.
Guarantees & Warranties
You will come across a lot of contractors who omit clauses related to warranties and guarantees. Make sure to go through the contract carefully and do not miss out on the fine printed points as well. Anything which could be the cause of a leak should be mentioned in the contract. A roof that had a warranty from Manufacturer NDL is proven to be more reliable than a roof which does not have the mentioned warranty. The longer the contractor has been business will also help understand if he keeps his promises to his customers about guarantees and warranties.
It is a must for every contractor to have a license provided to them by the Contractors state Board of License. You can look up for the license details on the internet or call up the board directly. In case of any issue with your contractor, you can lodge a complaint with the board.
In order to save cost, most customers tend to go for contractors who offer a lower pricing. There could be a difference of 15% between the bids of two contractors. By going for someone who bids lower, you might be risking the quality of the products, liability claims, unqualified installers and a warranty which they might never honor. The contractor is bound to compromise on giving you the best services and product if they are offering services at lesser than the market price.