Managing a commercial property is all about keeping it in good shape while also minimizing your overheads. When it comes to property management, the roof tends to be one of the most cost-intensive parts to maintain. This is why it’s important to make sure you’re hiring the right roofing contractor. Here are some tips from our experts to help you choose the right roofers.
No matter how many potential roofers are available to hire, you should always start by narrowing down your list to local hires. Roofers outside your area will likely charge a premium for requiring them to work away from their location. Having a local roofer also ensures that you are working with people who are aware of local climate and building codes.
Check Their Credentials
Depending on the type of roof your company has, some roofers may be more qualified to work on it than others. Check your current roofing material’s brand, and see if a roofer is authorized by that brand manufacturer; this is essential during repairs or replacement where a certified roofer will have an easier time getting replacement materials.
Ask About Subcontractors
Some local roofers will hire subcontractors to work on-site instead of having their own crew. While this isn’t always a bad thing, be aware that the quality of work on a roofer’s previous projects may have been the work of a different subcontractor. Talk to the roofers about whether they work with subcontractors, and, if you can get some form of assurance on the quality of their work, decide if you’ll hire them. Or, pick a different contractor with an in-house crew.
Look for Genuine Customer Feedback
Since you’re hiring a local roofing company, you’ll be able to get in touch with the contractor’s previous clients. There’s even a good chance that some of these clients are people around your neighborhood. Take note of what part of the contractor’s services they found great and any criticisms that you can ask the contractor to explain on their part.
Looking for a team of roofing experts? We’re here for you. Pritchett Bros is the leading roofing contractor in Bloomington, IN, and other parts of Indiana. Call us at (812) 275-3185, or fill out this contact form to request a quote.