Choosing the right contractor for your industrial roofing project can be a daunting task. The last thing you want to do is choose someone who will not provide quality work, or worse yet, take off with all of your money without ever finishing the job. In this blog post, we have compiled a list of important questions that should help you navigate through the process and make an informed decision on which company to hire.
How does the company define what they do? Do they specialise in only one type of roofing or is that just a small part of their business? What types of roofs do they work on and are there any limits to this scope (i.e., flat, low slope)?
What kind of experience does the company have? Often, experience plays a key role in determining how well they can complete your project. If possible, ask about their previous work and what percentage was completed successfully without problems like water leakage or wind damage. It may sound difficult but it could save you from spending time and money later down the line.
If not much experience has been obtained yet with performing these types of jobs, ask for qualifications such as general contractor’s license, insurance certificates, etc.
The cost and budget of an industrial roofing project is an essential and often overlooked consideration. Contractors have a large range of pricing, from very inexpensive to expensive rates that can vary by several thousand pounds for the same project.
Cost should be balanced with quality when determining your budget limit. Be aware that cheaper contractors may cut costs in areas like safety training or materials used which could affect their performance on-site and final product quality.
There are a number of things to consider when hiring a contractor for your next industrial roof installation or repair project, but safety is at the top of every list.
When you’re looking for an industrial roofing contractor, be sure to ask if they have any experience in your industry. If someone has no idea what safety codes are applicable to your project or which type of materials will work best, then they definitely shouldn’t be working on it.
Seek out contractors who specialise in your industry and make sure they follow up with OSHA guidelines and other relevant safety regulations. Knowing this information can give you peace of mind as well as protect those around them from potential hazards!
Ask what materials should be used for your industrial roofing project and make sure the company has access to them.
Some contractors may only specialise in one type of material so they must have all necessary materials on hand for your particular job. Make sure you’re clear about what kind of roofing system is best suited for your needs, based on factors such as location or climate forecast!
Reusable materials are always better than disposable ones because any time spent cleaning up at the end will be well worth it when compared to the trade-off between higher costs and environmental friendliness. Green roofs can almost give a two for one deal by doing double duty: fighting storm runoff while also providing insulation from sun exposure which helps cut energy use (and cost!).
Choosing a roofing contractor is not an easy task. There are many considerations to make before you commit, including company testimonials, the portfolio of work they have completed and asking for references from other clients. But one step that should never be skipped: find out if your potential roofer has insurance coverage in case something goes wrong or needs additional fixing while on the job. If so, their license number will show up on your final invoice receipt once the project is complete. This provides peace of mind knowing any needed repairs would be covered by them instead of just being a headache for you to figure out how to deal with either way down the line!
Make sure you ask for references on request before you use any contractor for your roofing project. And if they’re not willing to provide references, steer clear – that’s a surefire sign you should look elsewhere for someone who will be more forthcoming with information about their work and reputation in the industry.
We hope you’ve found this article helpful and informative. If your business is in need of industrial roofing, give us a call today to speak with one of our experts about what we can do for you. Let us know if any other questions come up during your research or that we didn’t answer here – we’re happy to help!